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:
Coleen Cosgriff, President
Marguerite Guilford, Vice-President
John Siegfried, Treasurer
Vern Lochhausen, 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, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.