Steve Silverberg – Lewisberg, WV.
Term ending December 2022
After retiring from a career as a Firefighter in San Diego, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Steve Silverberg has been the owner of Lost World Caverns, in Lewisburg, West Virginia, for the past 21 years. Along with the one of the most beautiful caverns in the eastern U.S., the operation boasts the largest Rock, Fossil, and Gift Shop in that part of the country. The 15 acre property is surrounded by several thousand acres of beautiful pasture land. Our Llamas, horses, goats, and dogs are all here to greet the 30,000+ guests that visit each year.
Over the years, I have been active on many not for profit boards, including the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Llama & Alpaca Assn. (PLAA), for the past 4 years. I have a clear understanding of how non-profit boards should operate and the legal obligations that apply.
I have been a participant and volunteer with GALA every year since 2013, which was the year I got my first llamas. I believe that GALA has become the premier camelid organization in the industry. With an emphasis on educating llama owners, GALA gives us an opportunity to network with other owners, trainers, veterinarians, fiber experts and amazing vendors. I am honored and excited to be considered for a position on the GALA board. I believe that a strong board is made up of individuals with varied strengths, backgrounds and talents, who together, work to benefit the overall organization. Working with this board is an opportunity to give back the community that has always been there for me!
Steve can be reached at: okeechobee_steve at hotmail.com