Originally from Arkansas, Julie May has lived in Fredericksburg since 2003, moving here after completing her Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management degree at the University of South Carolina. Her professional background lies in protecting the environment, from the remediation of petroleum contaminated groundwater in South Carolina to working to reduce nutrient pollution in the Rappahannock River with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. She has worked for the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board since 2004 and is responsible for their community outreach and environmental education programs including coordinating Backyard Composting 101, r-board.org, and conducting landfill tours. Julie loves spending time with her son, college football (GO HOGS!), and just about anything outdoors.