Meet Our Team

Tidewater Trails Alliance Board of Directors

Chairman: Linwood “Tom” Howard – Project Manager; skilled in Sales & Communications. Represents Hampton, Virginia

Co-Chairman: Katherine “Kitty” Preston – Professor at College of William & Mary; Chair of the Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee. Represents Williamsburg, Virginia

Treasurer: F. Thomas “Tom” Carmine – CPA (retired) with a career in corporate finance. Represents Newport News, Virginia

Secretary: Beverly McLean – Communications & Technology; Marketing Director at Covington Travel;  Past Vice President of Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA). Represents Newport News, Virginia

Communications & Technology: Aaron Bull – Owner of Bull & Company MediaWorks; Past Vice-President of Tidewater Bicycle Association (TBA); Member of the Chesapeake Bike & Trails Advisory Committee; Facebook Administrator for South Hampton Roads Trail.   Represents Chesapeake, Virginia

Grant Writer: Dianne Cheek – Retired NASA Project Manager. Represents Surry County, Virginia.

Tregg Hartley – Project Manager at NASA, retired Navy; Past President of PBA; Certified Instructor for the League of American Cyclists; Member of the Hampton Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. Represents Hampton, Virginia

Cristin Emerick – Coordinator for Wharf Hill Runners; Citizen Activist for Park to Park Trail in Smithfield, Virginia. Represents Isle of Wight County, Virginia

Raleigh Martin – President of Great Circle Wealth Strategies; Member of PBA. Represents Chesapeake, Virginia

Benming “Benny” Zhang – Commercial Real Estate Attorney with Kaufman & Canoles; previous Williamsburg City Council member. Represents Williamsburg, Virginia

Richard “Rich” Thompson – Professor at College of William and Mary; Past Member of Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee. Represents Williamsburg, Virginia

Reed Nester – Member of the Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Council (HTBAC) and transportation planner.

Thomas Cosgrove – Legislative liaison for Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding and former member of the VCTF Board during it’s formative years.

Tidewater Trails Alliance Advisors to the Board

Steve Lambert – Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

Donald Whipple – City of Hampton Planner

Helen Gabriel – City of Suffolk Parks & Recreation

Carolyn Poissant – City of Newport News Planning Department

Jennifer Pope – Bike Norfolk

Liz Schleeper – Bike Norfolk

Kindra Greene – Executive Director of Elizabeth River Trail

Sara Sanford – East Coast Greenway

Cat Anthony – Executive Director of Virginia Capital Trail