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Parker Agelasto

Executive Director

Parker has an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business, a Master of Arts in Art History, also from UVA, and a BA from Bates College. He serves on the board of Virginia’s United Land Trusts.

Parker has been with CRLC since September 2015. He has developed collaborative relationships with elected officials and planning staffs across the region to better coordinate strategic land conservation. His experience with land conservation is also personal; his family owns a 200 acre property in Nelson County along the Rockfish River (a tributary of the James River) that is protected under a conservation easement.

Parker lives in the City of Richmond with his wife and two children.

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Jane Myers

Director of Land Conservation

Jane Myers has a MS in Forestry from Clemson University and a BA from Davidson College. Her interest in and love for the outdoors began when she spent her early 20s as an outdoor instructor for a wilderness school in north Georgia and as a summer camp staff director in the mountains of North Carolina before returning to school for her master’s degree.

Jane is married and has twin teenagers. She and her husband make their home on 14 acres in Hanover County where they enjoy time with their children, three dogs, and their large vegetable garden.

Jane has been working for CRLC since 2009 and has helped develop CRLC’s land conservation program from its inception.

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Michael Lipford

Michael Lipford

Director of Conservation Partnerships

Michael joined CRLC in 2023, after a 36-year career with The Nature Conservancy, where he began as an ecologist and served as Virginia State Director for 25 years. He is thrilled to be working with CRLC to conserve local lands in his home region.  He holds a B.S in Biology from Virginia Tech and an M.S in Biology from James Madison University, focusing his studies on river and forest ecology.  A native of southeast Virginia, he has always had a passion for the outdoors, and enjoys gardening, bee keeping, birding and hunting. He and his wife have restored an historic home in Henrico County where they raised their three daughters.

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Ashley Moulton

Land Stewardship Manager

Ashley Moulton joined Capital Region Land Conservancy in March 2021. She brings 7 years of experience in ecological restoration and natural resource management in Virginia. She completed both her BS and MS in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on Plant Ecology and a minor in Urban and Regional Studies. Recently she completed a certificate in Ecological Restoration from the University of Minnesota.

Ashley has had a lifelong interest in plants and the natural areas they reside in.

Currently Ashley serves on the board of the Virginia Native Plant Society and owns her own local-ecotype Native Plant Nursery in the heart of the City of Richmond. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her partner and dog exploring natural areas either by foot, bike or canoe. Her favorite places to explore are wetlands, swamps, marshes, bogs, and seeps.

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Christina E. Newton

Community Engagement Manager
Christina has an extensive background in the non-profit sector with a focus in public and media relations, event planning, programming, volunteer management, administration, and development. With a career in the fields of arts and humanities, she is no stranger to supporting Richmond as being founder and director of the nonprofit Curated Culture and its First Fridays Art Walk plus curator and coordinator of numerous contemporary art exhibitions. Since 2012, she has served in increasing roles of responsibility at the Virginia Association of Museums, WNRN public radio, and Historic Germanna, and continues to consult.Christina is a volunteer with performing arts presenter, Jam, Inc., and has served on the VPM Community Advisory Board, Orange County Tourism Advisory Committee, Edgar Allan Poe Museum Board of Directors, City of Richmond Community & Economic Development Strategies Committee, and served as chair of the Downtown Arts & Cultural District Task Force.

Christina has loved Richmond since moving to the city to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study Art History. When not at home with her husband and three cats, you can find her seeing live music or on a trail.

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