SPE's Executive Director from 2007 to 2015, Virginia's career choices reflect her passion for art and management. She worked in a number of Cleveland area galleries and then went on be an award-winning teacher of photography and art at Hawken School and has been involved with student advocacy in educational contexts ever since. Virginia has been making and exhibiting photographs since the early 1980s after discovering her passion for photography while shooting portfolio slides of her own painting along with sculptural work of jewelry, glass and metal artists. She tends to work in series and her work often channels her training as a painter. Virginia is on the Advisory Board for the Young Photographers Alliance, the Academy of the World Photography Organization and recently completed her term as president of the board of Cleveland Museum of Art’s affiliate group, The Friends of Photography. She recently joined the board of the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and serves on its gallery committee.