Ashton Cole, of Bluemont, Virginia, is Director of Conservation and Stewardship for the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV). He has extensive land trust expertise and experience in stewarding conservation easements. He also manages LTV’s in-house geographic information system and conducts research, analysis, and mapping for rural village protection studies. Ashton was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia, and holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington. He enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, home brewing, and spending time with family and friends.