Chris moved to Roanoke from Richmond in 2013 when he married his wife Elizabeth (a SC native); they bought their house on Lincoln Ave in the fall of 2014.  Chris is a native of Hanover Co, just outside of Richmond, and a twice-over engineering graduate of Virginia Tech.  Chris works for Industrial Turnaround Corporation, an engineering design/build company that focuses on serving the heavy industrial sector.  Chris and his wife have one young daughter and two Boston Terriers.  He enjoys cooking, gardening, paddling, fishing, hiking, and learning how to barely play as many musical instruments as possible.



Vice President / President Elect

Kate is originally from Bedford and moved to Westover in 2015 after an 8 year stint in San Diego. She lives there with her husband Stephen, daughter Noelle and bulldog Beres. Kate works as a graphic designer and stays busy enjoying all Roanoke has to offer with her family.




Emily Casey moved to Roanoke in 2017 with her husband and son.  She studied at Roanoke College and worked in Antique & Estate Auctions before becoming a stay-at-home mom.




I have lived on the corner of Carter and Laburnum for the past 2 years, moving here from Kansas City. I have lived in 16 cities - all of which were chosen FOR me. Roanoke is the first city I picked on my own and I love it. I have 4 adult children and 2 adult stepchildren. In our front yard, we have 4 flags - THE Ohio State, VT, UVA and University of Kansas, and as such have no money due to our children's educations. I love to walk, mow my grass, read, take day trips to the mountains and drink wine. I have a crazy dog named Boston and 2 parakeets. My time is spent volunteering, with my book club or working.

In addition to the Board members, the RCNA also has several members at large and committee leaders.



Ann Hackworth

Newsletter Editor

Ann is a retired layout editor from The Roanoke Times. Since 1988, she has lived in 3 different houses on Carter Road. She and her husband, Bill, have two cats and four grandchildren, and enjoy travel, cooking and walking/cycling Roanoke's greenways.


Nathan Harper

Special Events

Carl Cress

Building Liasion

Bill Hackworth

Greenway Clean-Up

Bill retired as City Attorney for Roanoke at the end of 2011. He has lived in Raleigh Court since 1999. He maintains the Dan Wright Trailhead of the Murray Run Greenway for the neighborhood association and currently serves as president of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.