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Canoeing in the Shenandoah Valley

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 41: Continuing the Family Business: A Conversation with Nadia Dames

23:53

Born and raised in the Valley, Nadia Dames followed in her father's footsteps and now leads the family aviation instrument business in the Town of Day

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Episode 40: Learning Outside the Box – A Conversation with Andrei Dacko

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In this episode of SV Life, we talk with JuiceWorks 3D Founder, Andrei Dacko. Listen in as Andrei shares how his experience as a young student and for

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Episode 39: Valley Connections- A Conversation with Dick Halterman

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In this episode, we talk with Dick Halterman, lifelong Valley native, business owner and member of the Augusta County Economic Development Authority.

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Episode 38: Dynamic Plans – A Conversation with Eric Terry

33:50

In this episode, we talk with Eric Terry of Dynamic Aviation. Eric joined Dynamic Aviation in 2023 as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Li

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Episode 37: Firefighter & Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Josh Grim

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Professional firefighter and entrepreneur Josh Grim holds tight to his West Virginia roots while embracing life in the Valley. Listen in as Josh share

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Episode 36: Building Community – A Conversation with Thomas Rea

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In this episode, Jay talks with Thomas Rea, Valley native and Executive Vice President & Regional Commercial Executive for Bank of the James.

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Episode 35: Explore More – A Conversation with Lisa Shull

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In this episode, we talk with Lisa Shull, Executive Director of the Explore More Discovery Museum in Downtown Harrisonburg. Now celebrating it's twen

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Episode 34: On Air with Matt Bingay – WMRA Executive Director & General Manager

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In this episode of the Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast, we chat with Matt Bingay, Executive Director and General Manager of WMRA, the Shenandoah Valley

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Episode 33: It’s Electric: A Conversation with Greg Rogers, SVEC CEO

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Born and raised in the Valley, Greg Rogers is the CEO of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. Studying electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, Gre

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Episode 32: Engineering Connection: A Conversation with Jacquelyn Nagel

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In this episode, Jay talks with guest and JMU Engineering Professor and Assistant Department Head Jacquelyn Nagel. Listen in to learn about the path J

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Episode 31: Full Circle: A Conversation with Todd Livick

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Todd Livick is a Valley Native who returned to the Valley after time serving in the U.S. Army and living in Northern Virginia. Todd, whose great-great

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Episode 30: From Board Member to Executive Director: A Conversation with Courtney Thompson, Greater Augusta Regional Chamber

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Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley and a graduate of JMU, Courtney Thompson of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce has spent her en

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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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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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Josh Grim

While still honoring his West Virginia roots, Josh and his family have made a life in the Valley.

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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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