Staff & Board of Directors

Executive Director: Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry was born and raised on farmland near Tappahannock, Virginia. She attended the University of Mary Washington, where she majored in Studio Art, concentrating in Sculpture. During her first year of college, she began volunteering at Downtown Greens. After college, she moved to France and got practical experience in biodynamic gardening practices, water saving techniques and composting through woofing. She spent 6 years overseas and began performing in, co-directing, and managing a nouveau-clown show as well as performing on stage with other theater troupes. Throughout the years she continued to visit Downtown Greens and volunteer whenever she came home to visit family. Just when she was considering moving back to the states the directorship position at Downtown Greens opened, and she has been serving in that position since July of 2013. In November of 2014, she co-founded Good Turn Earth Company, with the mission to rescue food waste from landfills and turn it into a premium organic soil conditioner. She has found her home in the outdoor oasis of Downtown Greens.

Board President: Larry Bramlette

Larry Bramlette, President of the Board of Directors is a retired US Army Colonel and currently works part-time as an engineering consultant for EOIR Technologies, Inc. He serves on the Spotsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals and volunteers around the corner at Hazel Hill Healthcare Project where his wife, Kathie just retired as the community nurse.

Board Vice-President: Kathy Vining

Kathy Vining came to the Fredericksburg area with her family in 1988.  Besides Downtown Greens, she is involved with several community organizations including Empower House and the Sacred Dance Ensemble of Fredericksburg.  Kathy is employed by Stafford County Schools and supports students with disabilities as the district’s Assistive Technology Coordinator.

Brad Smith

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Brad Smith has lived all over the world but now calls downtown Fredericksburg home. His grandmother instilled a practical and romantic appreciation for nature in him. He studied Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He is passionate about mental health, sustainability, veteran issues, youth advocacy, citizen diplomacy, writing, and food. He has volunteered with Downtown Greens for several years and is excited to serve on the board.

Lynn Ackermann

Lynn has been a supporter of and volunteer at Downtown Greens for many years. She joined the board and has served as treasurer for the past 2 years.  Lynn is a retired high school math teacher from Stafford and Spotsylvania schools.

Caitlin Daly

Caitlin is a social media and marketing guru, with a keen ability to attract new business partnerships and greater community support. When she’s not in the garden or working as the Executive Director of the Fredericksburg SPCA, Caitlin is usually spending time with her three dogs Rowan, Jena, and Poe. She enjoys reading, learning, and being outside. Wonder where she gets all the energy? It’s coffee. Lots and lots of coffee!

Jason Gallant

Jason Gallant, Contractor/Owner of Rappahannock Restoration, grew up in and around Fredericksburg. Today he lives on a small scale farm in nearby King George with his wife and children, turkeys, goats and peacock.

Lee Stone

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In 1979, while serving in the Coast Guard, I fell in love with Fredericksburg and decided if ever I was stationed in this area, Fredericksburg would be our home. In 1995, I received orders to Alexandria and never looked anywhere else to raise my family. My son Nathan became involved with Downtown Greens first and soon our whole family was serving in one capacity or another. Teaching young people how to help themselves; growing, cooking and selling nutritious food is a mission I believe pays lifetime dividends. I am honored to serve this great organization as a board member and look forward to being a part of its future growth.