For more than three decades, Nancy combined the vastly different careers of journalism, history and public service. She holds a master’s degree in local, regional and state history from James Madison University and an undergraduate degree in history from Bridgewater College. She served eight years (2004-2011) as an elected member of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors and four years on the Augusta County Service Authority. During her time on the board, she worked to promote tourism, watershed protection and agricultural vitality within the county and was a founding member of the award-winning Fields of Gold Agritourism initiative. Since 2013, Nancy has worked with the Shenandoah Valley Network, first on the issue of fracking in the George Washington National Forest management plan and more recently as co-chair of Augusta County Alliance.