Dorie Stolley (she/her) is Director of Community Engagement and Volunteerism for Virginia State Parks, a division of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. She works to support dedicated and talented volunteers of all ages who serve in the parks. She. Previously, Dorie was a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitoring birds and protecting their habitats, among other projects. She also ran her own business for ten years – Three Birds Consulting – which specialized in communication, education, and outreach for environmental organizations.
Dorie holds an M.Sc. in wildlife biology from Utah State University and an M.A. in communication and media arts from Johns Hopkins University. She earned her B.A. in biology and environmental education from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is a member of the Virginia Master Naturalists. Dorie has lived and worked all over the country, including Maine, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, and Washington.
In her free time, Dorie loves to watch birds, kayak, hike, cross-country ski, and visit state parks. In the early morning, you might find her strolling along the beautiful James River in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and their friendly dog, delighting in glimpses of the city’s wildlife, including bald eagles, coyotes, and beavers.