Isabel Thornton is the Executive Director of Restoration Housing, which she founded in 2014 out of a passion for historic preservation and affordable housing. She received a BA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia and an MHP and MPL in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.
She serves on the Housing Stability Committee for Family Promise of Greater Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Interagency Council on Homelessness. She is also a board member with the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Carilion Medical Center, and the Roanoke Women’s Foundation.
Isabel lives on a farm in Botetourt County with her husband and two children.