BCA Board of Directors
The Brownsburg Community Association is under the direction of a Board of Directors, consisting of ten members of the association. Board Members serve 3-year terms and are elected by BCA members at the annual meeting. Three Board Members are elected each year. Officers are elected by the Board of Directors in January, and current officers are:
John Siegfried, President
Vern Lochausen, Vice-President
Karen Parker, Treasurer
Coleen Cosgriff, Secretary
Board Meetings: BCA Board meetings are held at the Brownsburg Museum at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, and visitors are welcome to attend.
Board Members as of January 19, 2022
John Siegfried John and his wife Karen own Wade’s Mill, returning to America with his family after working and living abroad for many years. Since it was difficult as a foreigner to participate in community associations John and his wife Karen enjoyed getting to know their neighbors while participating in community events. John served as Board President from 2018 through 2019.
Vern Lochausen. Vern was born and raised in then rural Eastern Los Angeles County. A move to Pensacola Florida in his teens hooked him on Naval Aviation. After a 25 year career flying many places in larger airplanes, he retired as a wing commander and joined Boeing as a program manager. Retiring again, he now works part time as an aviation consultant to military and industry leaders. He and Colleen (another Westerner) moved here after attending many events at the Virginia Horse Center. They raise and train Spanish Arabian sport horses at VCL Flying Horse Farm. The Brownsburg Calendar helped them find the village and come to love this Valley.
Karen Parker joined the Board in 2020. She has lived in the Brownsburg area since 2002. Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Management and Organizational Development. She worked in business and finance until she retired in 2018. She and her husband Max Snarr enjoy gardening and caring for their home in Fairfield. Karen also serves on the Brownsburg Museum Calendar Committee. This is her third year serving as Treasurer.
Coleen Piranian Cosgriff. Coleen moved to Brownsburg from Lexington in 2021. She has always lived in Rockbridge County, except during her college studies. She earned an undergraduate degree in Studio Arts from Mary Baldwin University in 2003; in 2011, she graduated from Mary Baldwin with a Masters in Teaching. She has been teaching ever since and is currently a teacher in Rockbridge County. Coleen and her husband Jeremy, along with their 4 children, are loving their home here and look forward to being part of this community. This will be her first year serving on the board of the Brownsburg Community Association.
Julie Fox. Julie’s husband grew up in Fairfield, and they moved back to the area a few years ago after several years overseas. Julie serves on both the BCA Board and the Brownsburg Museum Advisory Committee in many capacities. She acts a liason between the BCA and the Museum, and she has served as Vice President of both organizations for the past four years. She also heads many special projects and serves or assists on most committees of both entities.
Jennifer Sasser. Jennifer is a tumbleweed blown in the wind. Born in Maryland, raised in Louisiana and Virginia, and finally settled in South Dakota until her husband’s job brought them back to Fairfield 2 years ago. She graduated from Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She currently works at Ironsides Animal Health as a bovine veterinarian across Virginia and West Virginia. This is her second year serving as a Board Member of the Brownsburg Community Association.
Marguerite Guilford. Marguerite grew up locally in the Brownsburg area. She then ventured out west for college and attended the University of Montana and received a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then moved to Portland, OR and earned a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. In 2014, Marguerite moved back to the area with her husband Peter and began a job with the University of Virginia where she currently works in the Office of Sponsored Research. They are kept busy by their active, 4 year old boy and girl twins.
Mike Strickler. Mike was born and raised in Rockingham County, Virginia near Harrisonburg, VA. He moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU for a M.S. degree in geology. While at LSU, Mike met his wife, Donna. After Mike spent 31 years in New Orleans and Houston working in the oil industry, Mike and Donna have returned home to the Shenandoah Valley to live on a small farm. He currently works part-time from home for a small Dallas, TX based company. Mike has been very active with Virginia Tech alumni chapters and the Virginia Tech College of Science where he serves on the Roundtable Advisory Board.
Kimberly Edwards. Kimberly is a native to Northern Rockbridge County, with many ties to the Brownsburg community since her youth. She graduated from Rockbridge County High School in 1997 and worked as a Deputy Clerk for Bruce Patterson in the Rockbridge County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for 12 years before becoming a stay at home mom to their three active boys. Kim and her husband, Brandon Edwards, moved back to the Brownsburg area in 2005 where they are close to her family.