Myriam was born in Bogota, Colombia, and came to the United States as a child. Growing up in Northern Virginia, she attended the Arlington County Public School system and was fortunate enough to be part of a diverse and vibrant community, which helped shape her into the person she is today.
During the 90s, Myriam was involved in starting and growing a family business, where she gained valuable skills and knowledge. She later transitioned to the nonprofit field, where she found her passion for helping others. Myriam then went on to work in support of the Department of Defense and the Department of State before leaving to start a family.
In 2019, Myriam's family moved to Stafford, and she found an opportunity to return to the workforce with Stafford Junction. She quickly fell in love with the organization, its mission, and the people they serve. With over 20 years of experience as an administrative professional, Myriam is excited to reignite her passion for nonprofit work as the Executive Director of this incredible organization. She is grateful for the chance to continue serving those in need in our community.
Rachel, who comes from a Navy family, considers Altoona, PA as her closest hometown. She takes joy in her three dogs, three cats, two nephews, and one niece, whom she adores. Rachel's educational background revolves around youth programs, having worked for several years as a leader and manager in YMCA Before and After-school Programs. She supervised 16 elementary school locations, with over 500 students under her care. Rachel possesses exceptional organizational skills, as well as experience in budgeting, accounting, and marketing. She holds both a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Pennsylvania State University.
Greg, a native of Fredericksburg who attended James Monroe High School and Virginia State University, where he earned a degree in Visual Communications. After serving as a multimedia illustrator in the U.S. Army stationed in Alabama, he returned to Virginia and settled in the Olde Forge Community. His friendship with Theresie, the organization's former director, led him to become involved with Stafford Junction in 2006. Since then, Greg has dedicated his time and skills to volunteering in various roles, including serving as a bus driver for the Helping Us Grow Strong program and as a Brain Builder site coordinator for Drew Middle School. He also interned for Summer Junction in 2010 and worked as a Healthy Living Pays program assistant. As a Field Manager, Greg plays a crucial role in connecting Stafford Junction with the Olde Forge Community and beyond, while building strong relationships with the local children.
Crystan graduated from North Stafford High School and is currently attending Germanna Community College, studying education K-8. After she earns her degree, she plans to transfer to Longwood University to get her master’s in special education. Crystan enjoys being able to work with the children at Stafford Junction. After being introduced to Stafford Junction, she always knew she would have a future here.
Crystan started volunteering as a tutor with Brain Builders, then Summer Junction, and was the Youth Program Intern. She enjoys being a part of the Stafford Junction Team and learning and connecting with the children and families in our programs.
Crystan teaches children at Fredericksburg Church of Christ and has a strong faith. She has been to 27 countries due to her father’s job. She also enjoys spending time with her pets, two cats, and two dogs.
A native of Stafford County, Gail graduated from Stafford Senior High School and James Madison University with a BS in Communication Arts/Data Processing. She enjoyed many years in Direct Marketing, from data entry to software engineer positions, but found her greatest joy as the office coordinator for community outreach. This led to volunteering and working for other Rappahannock area non-profit organizations and now Stafford Junction.
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