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The VOWA Mission

The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association is a coalition of writers, photographers, and video/film producers who inform through various media on the out-of-doors and its enjoyment.  Through this association, we strive to improve ourselves in our craft and increase our knowledge and understanding of the outdoors.

We pledge our support to the conservation of  natural resources and to the best precepts governing their consumption and recreational use.  Above all, we pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards in the exercise of our craft.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

 Robert Thomas (Richmond, VA)


Terry Lewis (Gloucester, VA)

1st Vice President

Lynda Richardson (Richmond, VA)

2nd Vice President

Marie Majarov (Winchester, VA)


Nancy Sorrells (Greenville, VA)


Milan Majarov (Winchester VA)


Members-at Large

Nicole Boyd (Moseley, VA)

Narshara Cade (Midlothian, VA)

David Coffman (Troy, VA)
Amanda Creasey (Chester, VA)

William Funk (Staunton, VA)

Jennifer Hensley (Grottoes, VA)

Chris McCotter (Bumpass, VA)

Tom Sadler (Verona, VA)

The Board of Directors meets three times a year.  An Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each spring; other social and educational gatherings are scheduled periodically. The membership enjoys implementing their mission, learning from one another, and sharing experiences in the outdoors.

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