Board of Directors

Alan Day

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Alan Day has served as the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Supervisor of Communications, PATC Wolf Trap District Manager, & led the Wolf Trap Trail Performers Crew that built the blue-blazed trail around Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

The trail received excellent support from the local community — of the 53 people that asked to be on the email list for work trips, 42 of them participated in at least one work trip.

Additionally, he serves as webmaster for the Bull Run Civil War Round Table & Friends of Fairfax Archaeology, has served on the Deepwood Board of Directors in Reston, & is a former Wood Badge-trained Boy Scout leader with two Eagle Scout sons.

Alan and his wife Janet have lived in Reston since 1971.

Alan was awarded a Career Intelligence Medal for exceptional achievement by the Central Intelligence Agency after he retired in 2003 with over 32 years of service. He then worked for SAIC as a US Government contractor, retiring in 2012.

He enjoys day hiking in the metro area, playing with computers, historical research, & reading.

Allen Hoffman
Board Member

Allen Hoffman is “semi-retired” from a 32-year career in airport planning, where he has provided consulting services for more than 70 large- and medium-hub airports across the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Allen focuses much of his time toward environmental stewardship and recently completed the Fairfax Master Naturalist program.  He also serves as a site leader for the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Invasive Management Area Program and works with a team of volunteers to monitor a Bluebird box “trail” near his home in the Clarks Crossing area of Vienna.  He also works with a local small business in the development and installation of landscape plans that incorporate Virginia native plants.

Allen is a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, where he serves as the current Trail Overseer for Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.  In this role he provides routine trail monitoring and maintenance duties as well as supporting the implementation of improvements to existing boardwalks, bridges and other trail infrastructure.

Allen is married to Julie and has lived in the Clarks Crossing neighborhood of Vienna since 2000, where they are raising their son who attends Marshall High School.  Allen enjoys hiking, backpacking, woodworking, reading and traveling.

Sara Holtz
Board Member

Sara enjoys volunteering and mobilizing groups of volunteers, particularly youth, to participate in community service projects. She volunteers with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and the BSA National Capital Area Council to teach Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and lead conservation service projects. In Fairfax County she serves as a site leader for the Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management Area program to remove invasive plants from public land, plants native trees with Fairfax ReLeaf, and labels storm drains with the Soil & Water Conservation District.
Sara is a doctor of public health focused on improving the lives of women and girls by preventing maternal, newborn, and child death and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries. She served in the Peace Corps in Togo and has degrees from Johns Hopkins, University of North Carolina, and William and Mary.
Sara spends her free time outdoors hiking, biking, running, taking photos, and traveling with her kids and parents.

Ronalda Meson
Vice Chair

Ms. Meson has been walking Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts’ nature trails over the past 15 years.  She has had the unique opportunity to observe and enjoy the year-round diversity of the forest, meadow, gardens and wildlife within the urban oasis of Wolf Trap National Park. Her day job keeps her busy working with global Fortune corporations in the field of technology finance.  One of her most rewarding experiences was working on a task force with the EPA to pass legislation to decrease the environmental impacts making and disposing of technology products.  Ronalda has an MAS from the Johns Hopkins University and a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Women’s Conservation Forum, Women In Technology and the Society for Information Management.  In her spare time, Ronalda volunteers with Friends of Wolf Trap and the National Park Service as a Roaming Ranger. She also enjoys Pilates and is a long-time vegan. One of her favorite quotes from Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts founder, Catherine Filene Shouse, is “We cannot keep our balance unless we get our feet on the ground occasionally and look up at the trees and feel the power of nature.”

Ms. Meson has been integral in the facilitating the Social Media strategy for FOWT, as well as other communications and website strategic initiatives.

Ted Reuss
Board Member

Mr. Reuss has lived in Vienna, Virginia for over 20 years with his family.  Mr. Reuss is active with Boy Scout Troop 55 in nearby Great Falls where he mentors Life rank scouts on their path to Eagle and assists the Troop with their website and social media.  Additionally, Mr. Reuss is one of the original leaders involved in the First Time Campers (FTC) program.  He can often be found at the Wolf Trap Farm Pond helping campers with the Fly Fishing activity during the FTC program.

Mr. Reuss is an advocate for getting youth interested and interacting with the great outdoors and with nature.  He is very active in community service and has been recognized for his outstanding service by Volunteer Fairfax and with two Gold Medals from the Presidential Community Service Award committee.

Mr. Reuss maintains the FOWT website and assists with Social Media activities.

Jan Rehacek
Board Member

Jan Rehacek (informally Honza) is a mathematician with professional interests in Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning and Number Theory. He was born in the Czech Republic (hometown) and originally came to the USA to pursue PhD in Mathematics. He graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta with a thesis on chaotic billiards (and if billiards are not chaotic enough, he can always take up their study in the Analytic Beer seminar).

After living in Ohio, Georgia, New Mexico and New Jersey, Mr. Rehacek settled in Virginia. He has been supporting the activities of FOWT since 2017 and the next year became a summer volunteer ranger for the Wolf Trap park. He creates articles and photo blogs about the park and knows almost all the wild animals living in it by first name.

He enjoys anything creative and loves most of the carbon based life forms.

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