Punkin Lee (President): Punkin is the owner of Journeymen Saddlers and a Middleburg native.
Alex Fleming (Treasurer): Alex is a manager for the accounting firm Yount, Hyde & Barbour, where he has worked since 2009. He attended all nine years of The Hill School before graduating from Loudoun Valley High School and then Lynchburg College. He has always lived around the Middleburg area and currently resides just north of Warrenton with his wife, new son, and two dogs. He’s very excited to be a part of the MBPA board and hopes to make positive contributions in the coming years.
Bob Ball: Born and raised in The Plains, Bob graduated from Fauquier High School, spent one year at Massanutten Military Academy and played football at Marshall University. Bob joined the family business at Middleburg Millwork in 1980, eventually taking over the reins as president of the company. If you stop by Middleburg Millwork, you’ll likely run into Bob or one of his family members—wife Joyce, son Robby or daughters Cierra, Taylor and Ashley.
Pat Horvath: Pat has been in the hospitality business for more than 30 years, mostly with the catering and conference services divisions. Her work experience has taken her all over the West and East coasts. She has been involved in the planning of a wide range of events in the hospitality business from corporate conferences and philanthropic galas to destination weddings. Pat has stood on the executive and leadership committees of many leading hotels, from the Ritz Carlton to where she is today, the Salamander Resort & Spa. She has held the Director of Catering and Conference Services position for more than 10 years.
Melanie Mathewes: Melanie has served as the Executive Director of the National Sporting Library & Museum since 2013. Her museum career spans two decades and includes both teaching and museum experience, including serving as Executive Director of the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art and architectural history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and a master’s degree in museum studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Melanie, her husband, and their two daughters reside in Philomont.
Tone Moore: The co-founder of Popcorn Monkey, Tone has loved freshly popped popcorn since he went to his first baseball game as a youngster in the late 70s at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium to watch our beloved Cleveland Indians. Sitting in the upper deck just past third base, he couldn’t wait for a chance to shag a foul ball and for the popcorn guy to come our way. Tone never forgot the sweet aroma of that buttery popcorn and the special memories from that stadium. Along with his wife Mickey, Tone founded Popcorn Monkey in 2013 in the hopes of producing the best popcorn around.
Jamie Gaucher (Ex-Officio Board Member): Jamie serves on the board as part of his position as the Business and Economic Development Director for the Town of Middleburg.