Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed

RappFLOW Board of Directors 2015

Beverly Hunter, RappFLOW President

Bev Hunterphone: 540-937-4744

email beverly@bevhunter.com

web http://bevhunter.com

  • Specialist in Geospatial Information Systems and spatial analysis
  • Lives in the Rappahannock River watershed near Amissville VA
  • Member, Old Rag Master Naturalists
  • Member, Rappahannock County Water Quality Advisory Committee
  • Member, Stewardship of Creation Committee, Virginia Diocese
  • Member, Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection
  • Graduate, Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute

Author of over 25 books and 200 technical reports and book chapters on learning and teaching with technologies such as telecommunications networks, simulations, geospatial technologies, and intelligent tutoring systems.


Mark Malik, Vice President

  • Native to central Wisconsin
  • MS & BS from University of Wisconsin
  • 30 years planning, design and construction, National Park Service
  • 2 years working for Shenandoah National Park
  • Retired 24 years in Rappahannock Co.
  • Volunteer with conservation organizations and projects
  • Member, Old Rag Master Naturalists
  • Lives along Keyser Run 2 miles to Shenandoah National Park

Phone: 540-987-3155
172 Keyser Run Road
Washington, Va 22747


Forrest Marquisee, RappFLOW Secretary

344 Keyser Run Road
Washington, Va 22747
email: Jmarquis@mail.umw.edu

Received degrees in Environmental Science and Music from The University of Mary Washington in 2010.

Rachel Bynum

Rachel Bynum co-owns and runs Waterpenny Farm, a 10-acre ecological vegetable farm in Sperryville, with her husband Eric Plaksin.  They moved to Rappahannock County and started Waterpenny Farm in 2000. www.waterpennyfarm.com

She has been a resenter on sustainable farming and beginning farming at many conferences and workshops, including the Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA) Future Harvest, Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF),  and Virginia Cooperative Extension Field Days. [read more...]

53 Waterpenny Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740

Ben Estes

Ben Estes is a senior at Rappahannock County High School.  Ben’s interests include basketball and soccer where he participates on the Varsity Teams. Ben also enjoys outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Ben is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council Association, Senior Committee, Art Club, 4H, Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection, Washington Youth Summit on the Environment Advisory Board, and Trinity Episcopal Church. Ben became involved in RappFlow a year ago. Ben has been involved in the Avon Hall pond restoration project. After graduating from high school, Ben plans to attend Virginia Military Institute and study Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Helen Hutcheson

Helen Hutcheson is currently a student at the University of Mary Washington with major in Environmental Science. She started working with RappFlow in the summer of 2013. Helen is a lifelong resident of Rappahannock County.





Carolyn Thornton

  • Coordinator for the RappFLOW annual all-schools Watersheds Field ay
  • Member Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
  • Volunteer, Rappahannock Food Pantry

Phone: 540-987-8435

258 Thornton Gap Church Road
Sperryville, VA 22740





Past Board Members

Todd Benson
Mary Katherine Ishee
Jonathan Marquisee
Sam Quinn
Monira Rifaat
Jeff Smith
Dan Spethmann
BJ Valentine
Virginia Valentine
Mitzi Young