Lynne Wheeler
Lynne pic July 2014
Lynne was born and raised in Indian Head, Charles County, and is a graduate of University of MD, B.S. Medical Technology. Her career entailed working as a Technical Supervisor in hospital clinical laboratories in La Plata, MD and Boca Raton, Florida, a Territory Manager for Fisher Scientific, and final years with Grainger Industrial Supply.  Lynne’s hobbies are gardening with perennials and native plants, birding, reading, dogs, nature, and good wine. She resides in Chicamuxen with her husband John Wheeler, an Indian Head business owner.

Vice President
Margarita Rochow


A Missouri native, Margarita moved to Baltimore to study International Relations at Johns Hopkins. In Southern Maryland since 1987, she now shares the natural world with students at the Elms Environmental Education Center, part of the St. Mary’s County Public School system. She loves to travel, observing animals in the air, under the water, and on land.


Julie Daniel


Julie grew up in Anne Arundel County and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. She worked at the National Weather Service for about 10 years before deciding to become a stay-at-home to mom.  Julie’s interest in birdwatching was piqued by her former boss at the weather service. She has enjoyed adding birds to her life list while traveling and instilling a love of nature in her children.  Julie lives in Bryantown with her husband Will and her three children.

Will Daniel
Will grew up in Anne Arundel County. He has lived in Charles County since 1993. Will is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a BS in Civil Engineering. He is a Director at Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage. Will has worked on some noteworthy projects including Yankee Stadium, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Martin Luther King Memorial and a $900 million Hospital for the U.S. Army in Virginia.


Past President

Michael Patterson



Southern Maryland Audubon Society © 2014 -- Osprey photo by Bill Townsend