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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 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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Episode 11: Curating a Local Experience: A Conversation with Jon Henry

37:26

An entrepreneur, farmer and artist, Jon combined his background as a curator and history of family farming to create a charming shop local experience

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Episode 10 – When Passion Takes Flight: A Conversation with Kala Dougan

40:42

Kala Dougan's enthusiasm for aviation began at a young age, and now she introduces young people to aviation through NEXTGEN Aviators

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Episode 9 – Calling a Rural Community Home: A Conversation with Chris Swecker & Bruce Folks

36:52

Highland County's impressive resources and passion for supporting local is attracting entrepreneurs, telecommuters and young families. Discover why

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Episode 8 – Celebrating the Moment through Art: A Conversation with William & Moon Snyder

33:29

William & Moon Snyder share the inspiration behind The Oliver Art House, a nurturing environment to explore arts in the Shenandoah Valley

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Episode 7 – A Fulfilling Career in Manufacturing: A Conversation with Brent Secrist

31:52

Brent Secrist, Plant Superintendent, talks about his Modine manufacturing career path and what he loves most about his Shenandoah Valley life

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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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