Patrice Sadler, Executive Director

For 14 years prior to joining the staff in March of 2013, she was business manager for Williamsburg Estate Planning, a law practice owned and operated by her and her husband, John. The wide array of business management duties over those years, including personnel, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, taxes and insurance, workshops and advertising, parlayed well into the duties of the new part-time position with the Conservancy. While helping to run the law firm, she also interacted with the community as President of Network Peninsula (then Network Williamsburg) for two years and a PTA Board Secretary for three years. Patrice’s career began as a casualty underwriter in commercial insurance, and she held both company and agency positions spanning a decade, in Michigan and Virginia.

Patrice and John have resided in Williamsburg since 1993. They are the proud parents of two young men, one of whom graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020 and the other attends James Madison University.

Ann Heidt, Office Administrator

Ann Heidt joined the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy in January 2017, on a part-time basis as the Office Administrator. Prior to relocating to Virginia, Ann worked for over 15 years at the corporate headquarters of Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. and during her post as Director of Marketing Services, worked primarily in marketing operations and convention and meeting planning. She planned, managed and executed the National print and broadcast advertising programs as well as in-store promotional events and conceptualized and executed all the details of the Little Caesars Annual Franchise Convention for over 1200 attendees. After leaving the corporate world, Ann spent ten years volunteering in the non-profit sector, working with Habitat for Humanity on their construction crews rehabbing and building houses.

Ann and her husband, John, moved to Williamsburg in 2016 and are enjoying exploring the area and all that it has to offer. They have two grown daughters who currently reside in Chicago and Boston.