Highland Center Board of Directors
Windsor Betts, Chair
Windsor (Jones) Betts was born in Richmond, graduated from St. Catherine’s School in 1997, and was a part of the Richmond Ballet’s intensive training track for 10 years. In 2001 she graduated from Connecticut College with a double major in English and History and a minor in Dance.
She received her law degree from Campbell University in 2005. Windsor is a paralegal at McGuireWoods LLP working on the defense of product liability and environmental litigation matters as well as international arbitration.
Windsor channels her community involvement through the McGuireWoods Pro Bono program. She supports the firm’s global Pro Bono partner in the administration of more than 400 client matters annually, has direct control over several cases and pro bono partnerships, and serves on the firm’s Richmond Pro Bono Committee.
Windsor is a great, great granddaughter of Charles Pinckney Jones for whom The Charles Pinckney Jones Charitable Trust is named. The Trust was created by Mary Hille McCoy, Windsor’s first cousin twice removed. Windsor’s father, Skip Jones, has been a landowner in Highland County for approximately 50 years; 5 years ago he built a home on Jack Mountain near Monterey. One of Windsor’s favorite childhood memories is her father taking her to Monterey to see Halley’s Comet in 1986 when she was 7 years old.
Bonnie Baxley, Secretary
Originally from Richmond, Bonnie Worrell Baxley moved to the City of Alexandria after getting married, where she and her husband, Troy, raised their three children. They purchased their Highland farm in 1991 as a quiet getaway. In 2010 they renovated the farm and subsequently became fulltime residents of Highland.
Bonnie used her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees to create Educational Testing Consultants, Inc./ ETC Tutors, a successful testing and tutoring company serving the DC Metro area from 1981-2002.
Bonnie has volunteered with many organizations. One position was as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Lodgings, Inc. (CLI). CLI is a non-profit providing low-income and transitional housing for the homeless and educational programs for indigent children. In 2005, Bonnie took over CLI as interim Executive Director for no pay. She stayed 8 years, taking it from a $375,000 to a $1,500,00 fully-funded program budget, serving over 250 people a week. She did eventually get paid!
Bonnie has continued her volunteer endeavors here in Highland. She became the President of the Highland Medical Center Foundation and spearheaded the opening of the Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop to benefit the medical center. Bonnie also began a free tutoring program here in Highland where volunteer tutors are matched with local students.
Rick Moyers, Treasurer
Rick Moyers joined The Highland Center’s Board of Directors in 2019 and was elected treasurer in 2020.
A native of Highland County, Rick attended school in The Highland Center building, as did members of his family.
Prior to relocating to Fishersville in 2017 and becoming an independent consultant, Rick lived in the Washington, DC region and was vice president for programs at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
Rick holds a B.A. from Washington Adventist University and an M.A. from the University of Baltimore. His only child, a daughter, recently graduated from the University of Maryland and lives near DC. Rick also serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge and BoardSource, a national organization that seeks to strengthen nonprofit boards.
Dr. Carol S. Armstrong
Dr. Carol S. Armstrong is a native of the Shenandoah Valley, where she grew up on a dairy farm in Augusta County with her parents and three sisters, and has spent her career in teaching and education leadership.
Carol is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree in education; earned a master’s degree in Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University, and received a doctorate in 2002 in Education Leadership and Administration at the University of Virginia.
Carol has 38 years of experience in Virginia school divisions in many diverse capacities: as teacher, reading specialist, elementary and middle school principal, director of elementary education, technology, gifted programming, curriculum and development, preschool administration, and has served as a leader of principals in the assistant superintendent capacity and as Division Superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools. She retired in 2017 and resides in Monterey, joining the Board in 2018.
Mary Beth Gutshall
Mary Beth Gutshall is a native of White Sulphur Springs, WV and came to Highland County 29 years ago with her husband, Curtis Gutshall. She joined the board of The Highland Center in September of 2020.
Mary Beth humorously says that her job is “town know it all.” Mary Beth is certainly a font of local knowledge which she shares in her weekly ‘Odds and Ends’ column in The Recorder. She also spends her time working for the VPAS Meals on Wheels Program.
Doug Hirsh grew up spending his summers on his grandparents’ farm – Meadow Lane in Bath County. He attended boarding school in New Jersey (The Lawrenceville School) and continued his education at the University of Denver where he played 4 years of lacrosse.
In 1974, Doug moved back to Bath County to operate the Bacova Guild for his father. When they sold the business, he joined the Homestead Staff and was the last General Manager of the Cascades Inn.
Doug has 37 years in the hospitality business, working in both urban and rural locations, as well as in facilities that were both branded and worked well as independent properties.
Doug served on the Board of Supervisors for Warm Springs district from 1992-2000, on the Board of Managers for the Bath Community Hospital from 1980-2000, and has been a volunteer men’s lacrosse coach at Washington & Lee since 2011.
His wife, Sue Hirsh, has been with the Bath County school system for over 40 years and is currently serves as the superintendent.
Ronnie Moyers is a native of Highland County and manages the 600 acre mountain farm and sugar camp that has been in his family since 1957.
Ronnie is committed to forest management and sustainability. He is a proud member of the American Tree Farm System, and strives to ensure that the land and the wildlife are living a happy existence with his family. He hopes that by sustainably managing his property in the coming decades, he can continue to improve the farm's ecosystem and make it self-supporting so that it can continue to be passed on to future generations.
Ronnie has a deep dedication to the land, landscape, and community the makes up Highland County.