Board of Directors

Jack Crosby

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Jack is retired from a long and varied career in technology.    The career included stints as a process engineer in the chemical industry, university professor of mathematics, mathematical modeler, software developer, technology consultant, manager of international computer technology consulting groups, and senior executive in information technology firms.

Jack was active as a leader in the Boy Scouts and served as Assistant Scoutmaster in two troops, one of which he helped found.  He also has had Wood Badge scout training.

He now helps survey butterflies in Wolf Trap National Park as a citizen scientist.

Jack and his wife, Stephany, live in nearby Wolf Trap Woods where they raised two sons.  The Crosby family has had the privilege of enjoying the natural resources of Wolf Trap National Park for several decades.  Jack has served on the Board of Directors of Wolf Trap Woods Homes Association.

His interests include tennis, digital photography, and learning Chinese language and culture.

Jack can be reached at treasurer@fowt.info


Alan Day

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

The trail has 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 was awarded the 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.

Alan can be reached at webmaster@fowt.info


John Lovaas

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John is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer who lives with his wife Fran Lovaas in Reston. He is a Fairfax Master Naturalist, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. He has served as President of the Reston Citizens Association, Vice President of the Reston Association, and on various other boards in the community. A Best of Reston Award winner, John produces and hosts a community television public affairs program and writes a regular column for the Connection Newspapers.


Mike Moran

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Mike has over 40 years of international experience in 35 countries; working in agricultural & economic development.

His special interests include environmental stewardship – the Sierra Club, the Potomac & Appalachian Trail Club, as frequent hike leader & trail overseer at Wolf Trap. Mr. Moran received the highest award – the PATC Hawksbill Award in 2013. He has taught seminars with the National Capital Area Garden Clubs’ Environmental Studies Program and as an avid gardener, he has a  backyard certification from the National Wildlife Federation.

Mike is a citizen marine scientist docent at Ocean Hall of the National Museum of Natural History and a project manager & docent for the Natural Resource Management Division of Fairfax County Park Authority.  He was also nominated for the prestigious Elly Doyle FCPA Service Award in 2006.

Mike enjoys extensive national & international mountain backpacking & trekking & biking. He has hiked in almost all the U.S. national parks, & much of the Appalachian Trail & Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mike is a founder & board member of Friends of Wolf Trap National Park and is directly involved in the overall habitat enhancement activities & natural resource management & development projects at Wolf Trap.

Mike is a married to Diane, and has lived in neighboring Shouse Village since 1976, raising three children there. Mike currently enjoys traveling, and being with his nine grandchildren.

Mike can be reached at vicechair@fowt.info