About Us

Timothy J. Baroody
Deputy County Administrator and Director of Economic Development

Timothy J. BaroodyTim joined Stafford County in 2003 as the Director of Economic Development and Legislative Affairs.  On January 1, 2008, he was promoted to Deputy County Administrator, although he also continues to serve as the Director of Economic Development. His primary responsibilities are in the areas of economic development, tourism, legislative affairs, Quantico related matters, and Parks and Recreation.  Before joining Stafford, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for the late U.S. Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis and was a Legislative Aide to U.S. Congressman Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania.  Tim has a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in History from Frostburg State University in Maryland.  He is now pursuing his Masters of Public Administration at Virginia Tech.  Tim and his family reside in Stafford County.

Brad Johnson
Assistant Director

Brad JohnsonBrad joined the Stafford Economic Development Team in 2007 to lead the Board of Supervisors’ newly established redevelopment initiative in Boswell’s Corner, the Courthouse area, Falmouth Village and the Southern Gateway.  Brad’s background includes both private and public sector experience in the fields of economic development, transportation systems, regional planning and historic preservation.  Brad earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Michigan State University in 1978.

Rick Cobert
Business Development Administrator

Rick CobertRick Cobert, CEcD, is the Business Development Administrator. Rick joined us in November, 2012 following eleven years in Business Development with the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. Prior to that, Rick was a partner at H.E. Marshall, LTD, where he expanded a fine-dining restaurant, catering and retail market business. Additional experience includes business development with BNA and Kidder, Peabody & Co.,Inc. Rick holds a CEcD designation from the International Economic Development Council, a certification that recognizes mastery in the field. He earned a B.A. in Economics/Business at Randolph-Macon College.

M.C. Moncure
Marketing Manager

M.C. MoncureM.C. Moncure began working as the Tourism Manager for Stafford County in the fall of 2006.  She is responsible for marketing of Stafford’s many tourism assets – some in conjunction with Fredericksburg Regional Tourism – increasing the visibility and awareness of all County visitor offerings and, ultimately, moving Stafford towards becoming a tourism destination.  Earlier in her career, M.C. worked in the private sector in Stafford County and Fredericksburg, VA in real estate and radio marketing, as well as non-profit fundraising.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from Mary Washington College.

Kelly Copley
Research and Resource Analyst

Bethany MillerKelly joined the Economic Development and Tourism team in 2011 to assist with research and resource analysis. Her primary responsibilities include producing graphics, presentations and collateral designs; managing logistics and statistics as well as data tracking and analysis. After Kelly received her B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia University Institute of Technology she worked in the fuel additives industry; where she focused on statistics, analytics, pilot plant design, manufacturing scale-up and experimental modeling. She has been a long time resident of the region and has been teaching dance for over 20 years.

Sarah Kirkpatrick
Economic Development and Tourism Associate

Sarah KirkpatrickSarah joined the Economic Development and Tourism team in the summer of 2013. She is responsible for community outreach throughout Stafford and the region and will help establish Stafford as a tourism destination. Sarah will also maintain the department’s online and social media presence. Prior to working for Stafford County, Sarah worked for local and national nonprofit organizations. She earned a B.A. from Randolph-Macon College in 2010 and an M.P.S. in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University in 2012.  Sarah is a Stafford native and lives in her hometown with her husband and English Bulldog.