Associate Directors

Bruce Corna, Jr.

Named Associate Director in 2008.

Principal in Bruce Construction, LLC; botanic, LLC; and Pennsylvania Horticulture and Environmental, LLC. vice chairman, Westmoreland Land Trust; associated with the Green Building Alliance and the US Green Building Council.


Reid Crosby

Named Associate Director in 2015.

Woodworker, Blacksmith, Lumberman, Artist, small scale farmer.  Charter board member, Construction Junction; member, Western PA Woodworkers; member, Pittsburgh Area Blacksmiths Artists (PABA); member, Hempfield Citizens Zoning Review Board; Member, Hempfield Citizens Comprehensive Growth Planning Group; member, Westmoreland Beekeepers Association.

John Hardiman

Named Associate Director in 2017.

Owner of John Hardiman excavation; member, Loyalhanna  Watershed Association; member, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Karen Jurkovic

Named Associate Director in 2008.

Communications consultant, specializing in environmental communications. board member, Westmoreland Land Trust; member, Citizens Advisory Board, Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation; member, Botanical Society of Westmoreland County and Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club.

Larry Larese

Named Associate Director in 2012.

Retired. Board member, Westmoreland County Community College; board member, Westmoreland Land Trust; past director of Planning, Westmoreland County; past executive director, Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation; past board member, Smart Growth Partnership, past board member, Westmoreland Transit Authority; past Board member, Westmoreland-Fayette Private Industry Council.

John Lohr

Named Associate Director in 2015.

Retired, County Executive Director, Westmoreland/Fayette Farm Service Agency; Present PA Account Marketing Director, Dillard Financial Solutions, Inc.; member, Westmoreland County Farm Bureau; member, SCWA; past president, National Association of Farm Service Agency Office Employees (NASCOE); Ag Advisory Committee member, Westmoreland Conservation District; founder, Westmoreland Ag Land Preservation Program


Barbara D. McMillan

Named Associate Director in 2008.

Educational Psychologist. Westmoreland County 4-H leader; member, Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club; Penn State master gardener.

William Mihalco

Named Associate Director in 2015.

Retired, Environmental Engineer; board member, Turtle Creek Watershed Association; member, Penn Township Zoning Hearing Board; member, Allegheny County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Robert C. Pore

Named Associate Director in 2013.

Farmer. member, PASA; member, Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail-Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter; past vice president, Corporate Operations-Chambers Development; past director, Financial Affairs-Westmoreland County; past member, Sewickley Township Fair Board; past member, Sewickley Township Planning Commission.


Theresa Gay Rohall

Named Associate Director in 1994.

Executive Director, Compass Inn; former coordinator of Education, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. member, Citizens Advisory Board, Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation; Loyalhanna Watershed Association; Association of Nature Center Administrators; and Holy Trinity Parish and Folk Group

John Turack

Named Associate Director in 2004.

Economic and Community Development Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension and Smart Growth Partnership Educational Outreach; past elected supervisor, Washington Township; past Main Street Program manager, Blairsville; and past independent public relations consultant/freelance journalist.


Keith Walters

Named Associate Director in 1982; also served as Director from 1994-1999.

Farmer, Dairyman and Owner of a 90-acre dairy farm in New Alexandria, and Owner of Walters Electric Service. director, Westmoreland Dairy Promotion Board, Westmoreland Fair, and PA Holstein State; president, Westmoreland Farmers Picnic Committee; member, Pennsylvania Dairy Herd Improvement Association.