Our Team

Board of Directors

Tom Stutz

Tom Stutz

Board Member, Chair

Tom Stutz is the founder of Friends of Battle Park. As an avid naturalist, he cares deeply for the preservation of Battle Park’s unique ecosystem. He designs and orchestrates the Nature Walks and other educational programs that Friends of Battle Park offers throughout the year. As one who is regularly in the park observing nature, his photography can be enjoyed through our website and Facbook page. He currently serves on the board and holds the position of chair. Tom Stutz is a naturalist with a B.A. in Forest Management from NCSU.

Phillip Barton

Phillip Barton

Board Memeber, vice chair, treasurer. Webmaster.

Phillip Barton cares deeply for the environment and lifting up the community. He began working with Friends of Battle Park to participates in activism that promotes the ecological diversity of Battle Park and to encourage education through natural exploration. He currently serves on the board, holding the positions of vice chair and treasurer. He also manages our website and other online resources. Phillip Barton has a B.A. in Christian Studies, an B.S. in Psychology, from Bluefield College, and an MDiv from BTSR. He is currently the pastor at Dortches Baptist Church.

Mark Frohman

Mark Frohman

Board Member, secretary.

Mark Frohman has consulted with for-profit and nonprofit organizations ranging from start-ups, small and family-run businesses to international companies and members of the Fortune 500. After receiving his PhD, Mark worked in several executive positions in industry before founding Frohman Consulting Corp in 1985. He has served as an Associate Editor of Industry Week magazine and currently writes a business management column. Mark Frohman is a member of the board and holds the position of secretary.

Other Team Members

Laura Todd

Laura Todd

Communications Consultant

Laura Todd has been an advocate for Friends of Battle Park from its inception. Her editorial which appeared in the Rocky Mount Telegram was our organization’s first mention. With the accompaniment of her father John Todd on guitar, Laura’s musical talents are featured in our montage video, singing “Give a Little Love to Your Park.”