About Us

Friends of Wintergreen is a Virginia nonstock, 501c (3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to protecting and enhancing the value, beauty, integrity, and sustainability of Wintergreen, Route 151, and neighboring communities.

Board of Directors

Jon Ansell, Chairman
John Claman
Bob Kemp
David Schwiesow
Marti Szczur

Advisory Board

Hank Thiess, General Manager, Wintergreen Resort
Larry Luessen, Director, Wintergreen Property Owners Association
George Hodson, Nelson 151


Email: friendsofwintergreen@gmail.com
Mail: RR1 Box 842, Nellysford VA 22958


Our Partnership With “think-cell”

think-cell is an add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, which integrates seamlessly with these applications to help you visualize complex charts like Marimekko, Gantt and waterfall within minutes. think-cell also provides a set of tools to structure and maintain agendas within Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Free licenses of think-cell are available to board members and approved volunteers for use on Friends of Wintergreen projects. Please contact friendsofwintergreen@gmail.com to obtain the license key.

Dominion Resources has proposed an ACP pipeline route through Wintergreen that is an offense to our community and our neighbors, a threat to our properties, businesses and safety, and an insult to the environment. We support the need for more clean energy but not at reckless expense to our community and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our approach is simple: collaborate and, if needed, fiercely challenge Dominion and federal regulators to produce a more responsible route preferably using more co-location — a route that will not disrupt the Wintergreen community and smother local economic development, a route that minimizes environmental destruction and reduces safety hazards.

As we see it, Dominion has a simple choice to make: Maximize its profit at the expense of local communities or step up and be a responsible corporate citizen by using more route co-location.

We also work closely with like-minded organizations, each of which brings unique talent, resources, and expertise to attain this shared goal. Learn more about them here.