Staff Directory

Joshua Adams
Department: Perkins Technology Center

Education:

B.S., Computer Sciences, - University of Phoenix 
A.S.,  Business Administration and Mathematics - J Sargeant Reynolds Community College


Started at FUMA: 2012

Voicemail: 434-842-4220
Email: adamsj@fuma.org

Joshua is a Network Assistant in the Perkins Technology Center and assists staff and faculty in troubleshooting technological problems. Prior to coming to Fork Union, he was a full time father and student. Joshua holds an Associate of Sciences degree in Business Administration and Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences. Joshua resides in Richmond with his fiance and daughter.

MAJ Frank Arritt
Department: Upper School Faculty

US Government, World History and Economics
PG Football

Education:

BS, Arkansas State University


Started at FUMA: 2005
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4278
Email: arrittfl@fuma.org

MAJ Arritt has been working at FUMA since 2005 and teaches US Government, World History, and Economics. In addition to teaching, MAJ Arritt is an assistant coach for the PG football team, where he coaches the offensive line. He grew up in West Virginia and came to FUMA as a Post-Graduate to play football during  the 1998-1999 season. MAJ Arritt is a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University, where he played football. He is also the nephew of the legendary PG Basketball coach and teacher Fletcher Arritt, who retired from Fork Union in 2012 after 42 years of service. MAJ Arritt resides in Fork Union with his wife, Megan.

Mrs. Laurie Baker
Department: Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Education:

B.B.A., James Madison University


Started at FUMA: 2010

Voicemail: 434/842-4331
Email: bakerl@fuma.org

Mrs. Baker works in the Business Office as the Director of Human Resources. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from JMU, with a concentration in Hotel Restaurant Management. After working for hotels and restaurants, and owning a restaurant with her husband, she is happy to be at FUMA helping all our employees with their human resource, payroll and benefits!

Barber Shop
Department: Auxiliary Services

Voicemail: 434-842-4303

MAJ James Benson
Department: Chaplain's Office

Upper School Chaplain

Education:

Assoc. of Arts, University of Florida 
B.S., Florida International University
Master of Divinity, Baptist Theological Seminary-Richmond


Started at FUMA: 2005

Voicemail: 434-842-4213
Email: bensonj@fuma.org

Prior to being named Upper School Chaplain, MAJ Benson taught Spanish in the Middle School while serving as pastor of a church in Buckingham County. He has a background in computer work and is fluent in Spanish, having grown up in El Salvador. MAJ Benson coaches the competitive rifle team at FUMA, assists with the postgraduate basketball program, and has helped coach the track team.  MAJ Benson resides on campus with his wife and two children.

LTC Tripp Billingsley
Department: Admissions

Director of Admissions

Education:

Master of Arts, Sports Administration
Ohio State University, 1984

BA, History
Randolph-Macon College, 1981


Started at FUMA: 1990
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4205
Email: billingsleyt@fuma.org

LTC Billingsley serves as the Academy's Director of Admissions. He served previously as TAC Officer in the Upper School Commandant's Department for over 19 years, in addition to coaching football. He has 11 years of collegiate football coaching experience and as a prior FUMA cadet is familiar with the mission of the Academy as a college-preparatory school for young men. 

LTC Bill Blanchetti
Department: Middle School

Middle School Commandant
Summer School Administrator/Assistant

Education:

B.A., History - Jamestown State College


Started at FUMA: 1985

Voicemail: 434-842-4262
Email: blanchetti@fuma.org

MAJ Bill Blanchetti is the Middle School Commandant. He is also a Summer School administrator and works with the Admissions Department during breaks in the school year. MAJ Blanchetti began his FUMA career in 1985 as a history teacher in the Middle School. He also taught previously at the Blue Ridge School in St. George, VA. MAJ Blanchetti is a graduate of Jamestown State College in North Dakota, where he received a B.A. in History. He lives within walking distance to the Middle School. MAJ Blanchetti has four children. Two of his sons are graduates of FUMA.

CPT Brian Bodine
Department: Upper School Faculty

Mathematics
Assistant Football & NCAA Compliance Officer

Education:

B.S., Trenton State College; B.B.A. & M.B.A., James Madison University


Started at FUMA: 2004

Voicemail: 434-842-4434
Email: bodineb@fuma.org

CPT Bodine resides in Scottsville, Virginia with his wife, Gail. His son, Russell, is a graduate of FUMA Class of 2010. He also has one daughter. In his spare time CPT Bodine enjoys farming, hunting and fishing.

Book Issue Room
Department: Auxiliary Services

Voicemail: 434-842-4304

Mrs. Sonia Brandon
Department: Upper School Faculty

Spanish

Education:

B.S., Foreign Languages & International Business; M.A., Foreign Language - Mississippi State University


Started at FUMA: 2010

Voicemail: 434-842-4419
Email: brandon@fuma.org

Mrs. Brandon teaches Spanish 1 and 2, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3.