Board of Directors

Leading Us In the Right Direction

The Board of Directors and Staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters are a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to ignite the power and promise of youth.

Michael Gillies, President

Michael is a 2nd generation REALTOR and operates The Gillies Team, the residential real estate company started by his family 15 years ago.  Michael has been awarded the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award for career achievement and is a multiple-time recipient of RE/MAX’s top annual sales award, The Diamond Club recognizing him as one of the top REALTORS in Virginia.  

Michael received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia where he experienced the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for the first time as a Big Brother in the Charlottesville community.  He began his career as a wholesale mortgage banker prior to joining the family business.  Michael lives in Stafford with his wife Kristel and two children, Britton & Clara.  Outside of work Michael enjoys boating with his fa1mily and coaching youth baseball. 

Natasha Holloway, 1st Vice President

Natasha Holloway manages the Employee Engagement Program at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division where she administers the Command’s conflict resolution, professional coaching, and veteran integration programs.  Prior to launching the EEP, she worked as a personnel attorney and in the human resources field, and has been a certified mediator for ten years.  Natasha has been involved with non-profits for much of her life, and previously served on the Board of the Fredericksburg Area Service League. 

Natasha received her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Antioch College and her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in New York.  She enjoys traveling and particularly loves returning to her favorite city (outside of Fredericksburg), New Orleans, where she joined a Mardi Gras Krewe in 2019.  She lives in Fredericksburg with her son Hudson and her husband Byrd (and their 4 chickens, 2 sharks, 2 dogs, and 1 corn snake). 

Fred Wheeler, 2nd Vice President


Brooke Lomax, Secretary

Brooke was born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA, and is currently residing in Stafford with her husband Chris and daughter Rylee. She attended the University of Mary Washington, earning a Bachelors degree is Sociology and Masters in Elementary Education. Following that with an Educational Leadership degree from George Mason University. Brooke has a passion for teaching and giving back to the community. Among many educational and leadership experiences, she's taught first grade for 4 years and English language classes for three years. Currently helping with a family business in the role of human resources. In her free time, Brooke enjoys volunteering, going for walks, and reading. Fun fact! Brooke interned with BBBS in college and has been a Big Sister for four years.

Sandra Erickson, Executive Director

Sandra Erickson is a passionate nonprofit professional who started with Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg in June 2022. With 15 years of experience marketing organizations, Sandra is skilled in strategic planning, conducting community outreach, and creating innovative solutions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kiwanis of Fredericksburg and the AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni Engagement Program.

Previously, Sandra worked at the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. as Director of Operations. She also served with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps as Community Relations Specialist, among other positions. One of her proudest achievements is having earned the President’s Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award for having volunteered over 4,000 hours with nonprofit organizations nationwide.

Sandra recently earned a certificate in Digital Brand Management. She has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration, with a concentration in Development, from Louisiana State University Shreveport. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo with a double major in Media Study and History.


Joshua Cole, Pastor

Margo Frazier, Atlantic Union Bank

McKenzie Goodman, FredNats

Tory Goodman, FredNats

Jens Green, J Green Insurance

Debra Harber, University of Mary Washington - Retired

Magnolia Martin, Coldwell Banker Elite

Daniel Pierson, Mary Washington Healthcare

Shavonne Shorter, University of Mary Washington