Officers

Chair – Janet Tinkham

Janet Tinkham
Janet Tinkham

Janet was introduced to caving in 1982 through the George Mason University Outing Club and in 1991 became one of the founding members of the Front Royal Grotto.   In addition to serving as FRG Chair, Janet serves on the board of the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias, is Chair of the Virginia Region Land Owner Award Committee and a member of Tri-State Grotto.

Janet and her husband Rex have a son, daughter, four grandchildren,   a dog and 2 cats.

Vice-Chair – Rob Lee

(Bio coming soon)

Jeff Jahn
Jeff Jahn

Secretary – Jeff Jahn

Jeff joined Front Royal Grotto in 2003. He is an NSS member, a MAKC life member, and also a member of the following grottos; Nittany, Franklin County, Tristate, and Pittsburgh. He coordinates activities for the Page County Survey team in VA and is actively involved in the survey of Sarah Furnace Cave in PA. He enjoys leading trips and especially when sharing the experience with first time cavers.

Jeff is married and has a son and daughter, and two grandchildren. His daughter and grandchildren share his love of caving.

Jeff retired in 2013.

Jeff Boland
Jeff Boland

Treasurer – Mark Boland

Mark started caving in 1988 in the Northern Virginia Community College Outdoor Adventures class. He joined Front Royal Grotto in 1999 and is an NSS member. He’s active in a variety of outdoor activities such as cycling, backpacking and flat water kayaking.