The Piggins and Banks Board is charged with helping us further our mission of saving pigs by supporting our endeavors, promoting our goals in the community, and assisting with fundraising. As we have grown substantially over the past 2 years since our formation in 2020, we felt it necessary to grow our board membership with a new member to help further our reach in the local (and national) community.
John E. Owens is our newest board member, and one of our earliest supporters since we officially became a nonprofit. A long-time friend of Alex Burton, our first supporter that passed away this past year, John was the first member of the general public to tour our sanctuary when we opened our gates for tours in early 2021. He also has been a sponsor of Onyx since our pig sponsorship program began.
John is a resident of Stephens City, Virginia and has worked for 18 years at Laurel Ridge Community College’s Fauquier campus as a library specialist and archivist. He also served on the Board for their Educational Foundation from 2011 – 2013. John is an active member of the American Association of State and Local History and the Cauliflower Alley Club. A lifelong animal lover, he has two rescue dogs from Puerto Rico, one from Texas, and a cat that was found roaming the woods of Culpeper county.
Please join us in welcoming John to the Piggins and Banks team!