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The Shenandoah Valley has an incomparable quality of life and the proof is in our people. Meet Shenandoah Valley residents who are living, working and thriving in Virginia’s iconic valley and discover why we’re proud to call this region home.

Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast

Episode 23- From Wall Street to the Shenandoah Valley: A conversation with Mark Toorock

33:28

Mark Toorock has made an interesting transition in his career, from being involved in securities on Wall Street to conducting the production....

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Episode 22- From California to Home: A conversation with April Anderson

45:34

April Anderson sought a career in the rapidly expanding craft beer brewing industry and landed at the right place at the right time with the right...

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Episode 21 – Efficient & Thrifty: A conversation with Scott Asbell

36:18

Scott Asbell, SVP’s producer for the Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast series. talks about his serial entrepreneurial background and approach to life...

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Episode 20 – Reducing the Barriers to Innovation: A conversation with Hannah Cooper

28:34

Hannah Cooper with the Staunton Innovation Hub, an adventurist in her personal life, explains how so many of her personal traits are analogous to ...

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Episode 19 – Shenandoah Valley Life: How Aimee Roberts with Nest Realty is telling the story of our great quality of life in the Valley

33:30

Aimee Roberts with Nest Realty is in charge of a very polished publication that reaches a target audience of decision makers. Aimee and Nest have par

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Episode 18 – Flying High in the Valley: A conversation with Greg Campbell and Heather Ream about the Shenandoah Regional Airport

37:32

Greg Campbell has been at the Shenandoah Regional Airport (SHD) since 1988, worked at the airport through college at Bridgewater and has a tireless...

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Episode 17 – Welcome to the Video Sanctuary: A Conversation with Andy VanHook

28:12

Andy VanHook may be the face most associated with Appeal Production, but he and his partners have become a force in video production in the...

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Episode 16 – Better Living Through Flowers Part 2: A Conversation with Stephanie Auville & Jessica Hall

25:18

We continue the discussion with sisters Jessica Hall and Stephanie Auville about their passion for flowers, their very creative social media following

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Episode 15 – Better Living Through Flowers Part 1: A Conversation with Stephanie Auville & Jessica Hall

25:02

Sisters Jessica Hall and Stephanie Auville have teamed up to literally grow their companies in the Shenandoah Valley

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Episode 14: Turning Dreams into Reality: A Conversation with Debbie Irwin

29:28

Debbie Irwin is the Executive Director of the Shenandoah Community Capital Fund, an entrepreneurial support organization

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Episode 13: Technology Thrives: A Conversation with Ryan Gundling

29:36

With a mission to serve the greater good, Ryan Gundling cofounded Ryzing Technologies after a local business plan competition

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Episode 12: Initially Inspired Growth: A Conversation with Jennifer Ledford

31:06

From a home-based business, to a growing up year, to taking it back to basics, Jennifer Ledford’s “Idea Factory” has progressed many times

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Ambassador Spotlights

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Sarah Elson

Read why the Director of Business Relations at Massanutten Resort chose to live and work in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Chiedo John

James Madison University brought Chiedo to the Shenandoah Valley. The strong feeling of community made him decide to stay.

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Grace Blanchard

Discover the “little things” in the Shenandoah Valley that convinced this recent college graduate to return home to start her professional career.

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Alison Denbigh

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Alison Denbigh

Alison's entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit finds itself at home in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Nicky Swayne

Having lived all over the world, the CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council proudly calls the Shenandoah Valley home.

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Chris Swecker

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Chris Swecker

A Shenandoah Valley native, Chris recognized his home as a top choice for quality of life, affordability, opportunity and safety for his family.

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