Gayle Will work hard to protect our future
“My dad’s family moved to the north end of Virginia Beach from Norfolk in 1933. My dad taught me how to think analytically like an engineer. As a professional harpsichordist, I learned to think creatively. This combination allows me to think outside the box and find new solutions.”
TWo roads to the future: which will we choose?
Hampton Roads has the second highest sea level rise in the nation. Recurrent flooding is already a regular occurrence in Norfolk. The road we are on now leads to so much beach erosion that tourists will stop coming and military bases might move. Without tourism and the military, our economy will tank.
The risk of catastrophic flooding will decrease the value of our homes while increasing insurance premiums. Our vibrant city will be devastated.
We can choose another road. We can foster American ingenuity to develop innovative solutions and become a hub of green technology, creating jobs and boosting our economy while safeguarding our future.
The new road we can choose will also increase public school funding so all our children can reach their full potential and be tomorrow’s innovative problem solvers. The road we are on now spends so little on public schools that we cannot attract and keep great teachers to inspire our children.
The new road we can choose will lift us all up together. The road we are on now protects the economic prosperity of a few.
Two roads: which one we choose will make all the difference.
Gayle created, directed and managed Capriole, an internationally acclaimed baroque music ensemble that was Ensemble in Residence at William and Mary and ODU, 1989-2000. She created the Colonial Williamsburg Baroque Music Festival in 1995 and the Williamsburg BoyChoir in 1998.
Buildings and landscaping provides immediate opportunities to minimize flood damage. Gayle was certified as a Class A Contractor, LEED Accredited Professional, and Certified Green Professional. In 2014 she built the first net zero energy home in Virginia Beach.
Small Business Entrepreneur
In 2010 Gayle founded EcoBuilders of Virginia, a small business that specialized in highly effective energy efficiency retrofits for existing homes.
In 2016 she led Neighbors for a Safer Beach to create signs clarifying VB laws for dogs on residential beaches to make both dog owners and non-dog people feel safer on the beach. In 2019 she was a principal organizer in the fight to find other options instead of the 100% leash law proposed by Animal Control.