Meet The Staff: Adam Bray
Meet our Administrative Assistant for Citizens' Advisory Committee
based out of the Virginia Office
Adam grew up on the outskirts of historic Fredericksburg, VA where he and his friends would explore the woods behind his house and follow the creek all the way to the Rappahannock River – pretty close to the spot where George Washington was fabled to have thrown a silver dollar across to the other side.
During his college years at the University of Mary Washington, Adam became passionate about a wide array of social and environmental causes and decided to pursue a career working with nonprofits. Since graduating with a B.A. in Sociology, he has had the opportunity to work for several nonprofits in a variety of capacities – everything from organizing community leaders to pass Virginia’s restaurant smoking ban to a communications specialist for the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program. He also earned a Masters of Theology Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and started a youth-run music and arts nonprofit in his hometown called Fredericksburg All Ages.
Adam joined the Alliance in May 2017 as the part-time Administrative Assistant for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. In this capacity, Adam assists the Committee Coordinator in providing organizational support and meeting coordination for CAC members as they meet with government officials, technical experts and stakeholders across the watershed. In addition to his work at the Alliance, Adam continues to serve part-time as the Director of Administration for JustPeace in DC where he has worked since 2009. As a recent Richmond transplant, Adam and his spouse have enjoyed settling into their new home and exploring the trails along the James River Park System that are just a short walk from their front door. In their free time, they love to travel and explore, see live music (Adam has proudly seen Bruce Springsteen perform over 20 times), garden and cook, and stay home with their hefty orange cat, Smalls.