Headshot_PlaceholderJim Draper

Jim is the founding partner of the firm Draper & McGinley, PA a public accounting firm serving clients primarily in Frederick and Hagerstown. He grew up on a working farm in eastern Washington County, graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College, where he was a member of the faculty for ten years. Jim has been an active participant in many Frederick based service and nonprofit
organizations, currently serves on the YMCA Board and is the Treasurer of two land trusts.

 
 
 

Headshot_PlaceholderAdam Griggs

Adam is an Aquatic Ecologist with the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. His current responsibilities include
performing research and analysis on the waters and aquatic life of the Potomac Basin. Formerly, Adam was the Potomac
Watershed Coordinator and concentrated on increasing stakeholder and citizen involvement in watershed protection, and
providing capacity-building support to Potomac non-profit citizen watershed organizations. Adam was born and raised in the
Monocacy Watershed and has been working in this area for his entire professional career. He has a B.S. in Biology from Coastal Carolina University and an M.S. in Environmental Biology from Hood College.

 

Headshot_PlaceholderBryan Seipp

Bryan is the Director of Restoration for the Potomac Conservancy where he is responsible for working with individual
landowners, organizations and governments to improve water quality by restoring stream buffers, building Low Impact Design
stormwater management facilities, and managing agriculture and forested properties. Additionally Bryan conducts annual
stewardship visits to many of the Conservancy’s easements and provides management advice to those landowners. Prior to
joining the Potomac Conservancy in 2003, Bryan worked for the Maryland DNR-Forest Service as a Watershed Forester in
Frederick and Washington Counties. Bryan has a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from Virginia Tech, is a licensed
professional forester in Maryland, is a member of the Society of American foresters, is a certified Tree Farm Inspector,
and certified SCUBA diver.
 
 
Headshot_PlaceholderMarty Martin

Marty was born in neighboring Loudoun County, Virginia, and grew up in the forties and fifties on dairy and beef farms. The Martin side of the family has farmed in Frederick County, Maryland, for four generations. Marty left the area to serve in the
military and later earned a B.S. in Geography from the University of South Florida. Marty has worked for the US Geological Survey, Southwest Florida Water Management District, National Park Service (Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway), the Maryland DNR, and abroad. In 1981, he bought a small farm in neighboring Jefferson County, West Virginia. Marty now works as a free-lance biologist and conducts a long-term study on the timber rattlesnake, ongoing since 1973. He is currently a co-editor on the Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Action Plan, a project coordinated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.