Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

I have lived my whole life in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and developed a love for the outdoors at a very young age. While playing in my yard as a pre-teen, I noticed that water bubbled out of the ground when I lifted certain rocks, and a stream channel started there. When I got out my map, I learned that water in this channel eventually made it to the Patapsco River, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean! I was so proud to brag to my friends that the Chesapeake Bay started in my backyard.

I eventually found my way to Randolph Macon College and received a degree in Biology, which led to work in a laboratory, as a consultant, and as a wetlands scientist for Luck Companies in Richmond. I lead their environmental programs and inspire fellow associates and our neighbors to seek ways to make environmental improvements and minimize our impacts. I have worked with the Alliance on several projects in the Richmond area, including the installation of rain gardens, improvement to stream channels, and cleanups around the metropolitan area. I’m looking forward to having an impact beyond the reach of our Luck Stone quarries, and meeting fellow stewards throughout the Bay region.