Joan and her husband, Tony Dorrell, have been full-time Shenandoah County residents since 2003, when they moved to their 34-acre woodland retreat after retirement. (They purchased the property in 1990 and were ‘week-enders’ for many years.)Joan spent 30 years as a professional natural resource conservationist with the Federal Government, working for the Department of State, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. She has served as a director and associate director with Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District Board, is on the Woodstock Enhancement Committee, chairs the Woodstock Tree Board and serves on both the ag-forestral and water resources advisory committees for the county. She is also interested in agriculture, land use and natural resource conservation.