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Meet Our Board of Directors

  • Conrad Heer
    President and Board Member
    Conrad first started coming to Colvin Run Dances in 2002. The Colvin Run school house brought back warm childhood memories of an old school house near his home town that was no longer used as a school, but was used for social events in the community. In addition to the charm of Colvin Run School, he enjoyed the people and found them to be outgoing, friendly and sincere. As the old saying goes, “You ‘bump’ into the nicest people on the dance floor.”
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  • Bill Rosenbluth
    Vice President and Board Member
    Bill has lived in Reston, VA for 45 years. He and his wife Jean have been coming to Association dances for over 20 years. For many of those years, Bill has helped the organization by serving as an officer and by contributing to building maintenance and security. Bill and Jean also help the Association with photography. Many of Bill and Jean’s photos and period graphics are used in Association wall decorations. Bill and Jean regard their Association friends as a part of their extended family and very much enjoy participating in Association activities.
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  • Jean Rosenbluth
    Treasurer and Board Member
    Jean and her husband, Bill, came to the Colvin Run Schoolhouse in 1985 looking for a place to dance with good ballroom music. Not only did they find a charming, historic building with a beautiful sprung oak dance floor, with bands playing great music, they found some wonderful people who were very welcoming and friendly. In a very short time, Jean was volunteering as an officer in the Colvin Run Citizens Association, which owns, maintains and preserves the Colvin Run Dance Hall. Since that time, Jean has served in various offices, including Secretary, Vice President, President and Treasurer for the past 20 years, as well as on the Board of Directors.
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  • Laura Bromberg
    Secretary
    I hail from Providence, R.I. but transplanted to the Washington, D.C. area in 1979. This is where I met my lovely husband, Rob Martin. We have two wonderful adult sons, Ethan and Brett. In fact, we recently celebrated Brett’s marriage to Crystal with a private party at Colvin Run Dance Hall. It was a very happy event for us, and was extra-special because it was at Colvin Run.
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  • Brenda Hunt
    Board Member
    I am an Occupational Therapist, hail from Seattle, WA and moved to Alexandria in 1978. I found Colvin Run Dance Hall in 2000, which was recommended by some other students in my dance class. I have been dancing regularly at Colvin Run ever since.
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  • Ed Cottrell
    Board Member
    Ed is a native of Northern Virginia, having grown up in Falls Church. He was employed in the criminal justice field for his entire career, retiring in 2007, following 27 years of service with the US Department of Justice.
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  • Lewis ( Joe ) Manning
    Board Member
    Joe taught High School Math for four years and retired from Federal Aviation Administration after forty years. Divorced with four grown daughters. Joe has been taking Jitterbug dance lessons for seven years and ballroom for a year and a half. He enjoys dancing, sailing, hunting, jogging, traveling and tinkering around his house and with his old car .
  • Kathleen Milks
    Board Member

    Kathleen was a resident of Great Falls for 44 years and a member of the Great Falls Citizens Association and the Great Falls Business & Professional Association. As a member of the GFCA she worked on land and zoning issues. Kathleen worked as the Business Development Manager, Asia, for The Association For Manufacturing Technology, from which she retired in 2016. She has five sons who grew up in Great Falls, have completed their educations, and are pursuing their careers and raising their families.  She has 7 grandchildren.  In addition to her love of Ballroom, West Coast Swing and Tango Dancing, she enjoys horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and traveling.

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  • Tom White
    Board Member
    Tom and his wife, Susan, first came to the Colvin Run Dance Hall in 2006 in search of a venue to dance social ballroom. They quickly fell in love with the rich history and charm of the old dance hall. 'I still enjoy watching a first-time visitor walk in the door; look at the wood panel barrel vaulted hall and say, ‘WOW’! says Tom. 'The WOW factor is universal for everyone that walks in the door -- this place affects people that way.' Susan adds, 'We were immediately struck by how friendly and welcoming the people were towards us.
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  • Donna Reid
    Board Member

    Late in 2016 while my feet were dancing in the rain and my heart was trying to find itself again, I met a wonderful couple who invited me to dance at Colvin Run.  Despite a lack of much formal training, they assured me I was good enough to dance at their historic dance hall.   Jean and Bill Rosenbluth were the oracles.  

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  • Scott Taylor
    Board Member
    I have lived in the Washington Metro area on and off my whole life. I spent most of my formative years growing up overseas in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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  • Chao-Yi Yang

    Originally from Taiwan, Chao-yi relocated to America with her high school sweetheart to advance her education. In her 50s, she discovered her love for ballroom and swing dancing. She particularly enjoys Waltz, Rumba, and West Coast Swing, but really just enjoys a good rhythm that she can use to express the music and keep her body fit. Colvin Run’s friendly people, quality dance floors, and dedication in preserving this historical site keep her coming back. As a board member, she is enthused to have the opportunity to contribute to building a dancing sanctuary that supports a stronger community and healthier society. When she is not making her way across the dance floor, you can find her spending time with her family (especially her grandson), cooking, baking, and tending to her orchids and bonsais.

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