Estie Thomas

Senior Conservation Specialist

Tappahannock Office

Estie works to preserve open space in the eastern part of the state and all along the coastal plain. Her projects are increasingly public-access oriented, and she has helped to protect and improve recreational opportunities at the Captain Sinclair Recreational Area on Mobjack Bay in Gloucester County and preserve an important trail component in Petersburg along the Appomattox River. Estie earned a bachelor’s from Mary Washington College before completing a master’s in urban and regional planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining VOF, she worked as a natural resource planner at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where she helped secure the first land parcel to be set aside for the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.  She lives in eastern Virginia with two dogs, four cats, and three horses and enjoys sailing and kayaking.