Board of Directors

Andy Bishop
Twin Creeks Brewing Company

Andy grew up in Botetourt County and is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High School. He graduated from Virginia Western Community College and Old Dominion University receiving an Associate degree in electrical and electronic engineering technology and a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He has worked as an engineer for local industries in the fields of medical device manufacturing, research and development, and telecommunications. Bishop is now an owner of Twin Creeks Brewing Company in Vinton and Twin Creeks Brewpub in Roanoke County at Explore Park.

Paige Stovall
Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center

Page is a lifelong (and third generation) resident of the Town of Vinton.  She graduated from William Byrd High School, then Radford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.   Stovall is employed by Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center and serves as the Business Development Coordinator and Customer Service Liaison. She is also an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields Skin Care.

Stovall loves spending time with her family and friends.   She is grateful for the opportunity to have been asked to serve on the Vinton Chamber of Commerce, and she looks forward to that appointment with regards to serving the Vinton community. 

 

Julie Mayer Magnifico
Leisure Media 360
Julie is a media and advertising professional who enjoys working with local businesses to help them grow and achieve their marketing goals. A Vinton native, Julie is a graduate of William Byrd High School and Radford University. 
Sonia Bolen
Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

Dr. Bolen is a local veterinarian who has resided in the Town of Vinton for 15 years. She grew up in Blue Ridge and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School and Virginia Tech. Bolen then went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

She was employed at Vinton Veterinary Hospital during her college career and became an Associate Veterinarian there in 2000. She opened her own clinic, Parkway Veterinary Hospital, located near William Byrd High School, in 2015. Dr. Bolen and her husband Scott, a Vinton native, have twins and are active in the Vinton community. She and her staff have participated and volunteered in several events hosted by the Chamber and the Town of Vinton. Dr. Bolen looks forward to continuing her seat on the Board of Directors.

Richard Turner
Dr. Richard Turner

Dr. Richard Turner has served as the Roanoke Program Coordinator for James Madison University’s Educational Leadership Program at the Roanoke Higher Education Center since 2016. He supervises student teachers and teaches graduate classes for JMU.
He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Fritz Sports and Event Enterprises, which specializes in NASCAR sponsorship opportunities. He works for NASCAR and worked for BK Racing from 2013-2017.
Turner graduated from Northside High School in 1978, completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech in 1982, earned his Master’s at Virginia Tech in 1987, and his Doctorate from Nova/Southeastern University in 1994.  
He served as Assistant Principal at William Byrd High School (92-99) and as Principal from 1999 until 2016.  He also served Roanoke County Schools as a Marketing Specialist and developed the current Apprenticeship Program in 2016-17.
 

 

John Conner
The Conner Group

John is a financial services professional and partner with The Conner Group--a local financial services firm based in downtown Vinton. In 2013, Conner began his career as an agent with the New York Life Insurance Company and as a financial services professional with NYLIFE Securities LLC, working alongside his dad—Anthony Conner.

Conner graduated from Roanoke College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. He is currently on the board for the Vinton Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member with the Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. He resides in Roanoke and enjoys spending his free time with friends, family, and traveling as much as possible. 

Kathleen Carr
Advancement Foundation

Kathleen joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She works at The Advancement Foundation non-profit here in Vinton and enjoys supporting small businesses in the community. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a business degree and cheers on the Hokies in Lane Stadium as much as she can. You can often find her walking her dog Freckles or enjoying a beer at Twin Creeks while listening to live music.

Christopher Duncan
Vinton & Brambleton Computer

Christopher graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1996 and served in the United States Army as a medic until 2001. He is a graduate of JMU with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Duncan founded Vinton Computer in 2010 and Brambleton Computer in 2013. He is married to Jamie with children: Emily 13, Caleb 10, Jackson 6 and Daisy (the bulldog).

Chasity Barbour
Town Of Vinton

Chasity is the Director of Community Programs and Facilities for the Town of Vinton. She also serves as the Lead Advisor for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) program. Barbour is also Vice President of the Vinton Dogwood Committee.

Barbour has two daughters, Skylour Stultz, a sophomore at West Virginia University, and Kaidence Stores, a fifth grader at Hermon L. Horn Elementary. Last, but not least, is her “better half, Sean Stores, who supports his girls with anything! He is employed at Yokohama Tire and is a Union Officer. In our spare time we love camping, ATVS, and motorcycles.

Jason Bishop
Bank of Botetourt

Jason is a Vice President and Human Resources Officer for the Bank of Botetourt where he serves as head of the Human Resources Department.  Over the past sixteen years Jason has been involved in all aspects of payroll, employee benefits, and employee onboarding and training.

He is a graduate of Roanoke College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and currently holds two Human Resources professional designations, the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and the Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

In addition, Bishop is co-owner of Twin Creeks Brewing Company in Vinton and Twin Creeks Brewpub at Explore Park, which have been in business since 2016 and 2019 respectively.  When he does have spare time, Bishop enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Shannon, and their four cats.

Norman Mall
Macado's Vinton
Norman grew up in the Town of Vinton. He graduated from William Byrd High School in 1983. He enjoys spending time with his “kids” Ginger and Junior (brother and sister Golden Retrievers) and volunteering for Vinton community events. Mall “likes to see the direction Vinton is moving in and is excited to help be a part of it.”
Pete Peters
Town Of Vinton
Assistant Town Manager and Economic Development Director

Pete has served as Assistant Town Manager and Economic Development Director for the Town of Vinton for four years. Prior to that he worked for 10 years as Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism for Botetourt County, for two years as Director of Athletic Programs and Facilities at Roanoke Catholic School, and for seven years with the Roanoke City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Peters graduated from William Byrd High School in 1993. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from Ferrum College and his Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech.
He is a Professional Member of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Managers Association (VLGMA).


 

 

Brad Grose
Dominion Electronics Inc

Vinton Mayer Brad Grose serves is the Owner/President of Dominion Electronics Inc. in Vinton and currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of Vinton. He is serving his second term as chairman of the Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission Executive Board and has served two terms as VACC President. 

Grose is a member of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club, the Vinton Vision Committee, and a board member of the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership. 

Grose is a Charter graduate of the Vinton Citizens Police Academy and Advanced Citizens Police Academy. He is also “Santa” for the Vinton Christmas Parade.  He has been married to his wife, Debby, for 41 years and has two children: Melissa (Randy) and Amanda (Marcus), two grandchildren (Jacob and Justin) and several pets.

 

Angie Chewning
Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Angie became Executive Director of the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2010. In the time since, she has continued to spread the word and to promote business growth in the Vinton area.

Chewning has three children—Cydney, Drake, and Abbie--and one grandchild, Kellen. She serves on the American Cancer Society Leadership Council, the Roanoke Regional Partnership Board, the Urban Development Advisory Committee. and the Blue Ridge Hospitality Association. She served as Chair of the Vinton Relay for Life from 2012-2016, and as board member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army. She has served as a member of the Town of Vinton Revitalization Committee and the Preventive Council Committee.

 

Kathryn Sowers
Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce
Kathryn worked for the Vinton Chamber of Commerce several years ago and returned in 2010 to temporarily bridge the gap between Executive Directors and was then invited to be the part-time Executive Assistant and Financial Coordinator.
Sowers is a native of Vinton. She has one son—Todd--and three grandchildren, Christiaan, Austin, and Hannah.
Volunteering is an important part of her life. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Vinton-Roanoke County “High Ground” Veteran’s Monument on the grounds of the Vinton War Memorial.
Sowers serves on the Board of Directors for General Federation of Women’s Club International, Southeastern Region, state of Virginia and Blue Ridge District. She is Secretary/Treasurer of the Arnold R. Burton Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to two William Byrd High School students each year. She is also very involved in her church—Vinton Baptist--and the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association.
Anthony Conner
The Conner Group

Anthony is a financial services professional celebrating 36 years in the financial services industry.  He assists both business owners and individuals in developing a foundation for investments and life insurance probabilities.

Conner is a qualifying 15-year veteran of The Million Dollar Rountable*, and he has achieved the New York Life Council Meetings every year since his eligibility (2017). In 2014, he was named Agent of the Year for the Roanoke General Office of New York Life.

Conner and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 34 years and have three children, and two grandchildren.

Colby Sarver
Food Lion
Store Manager
Colby is the Store Manager at the Vinton Food Lion. He has lived in Collinsville his entire life and graduated from Martinsville High School and Patrick Henry Community College.

He has been employed by Food Lion for seven years and has worked as a Market manager, evening manager, and assistant manager, before becoming store manager. He and his wife Tristan have a dog Lanister, a cat Nala, and a baby girl on the way. In his free time, Sarver enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and working out.
Tim Greenway
Mountain View Real Estate
Tim is the Owner and Broker of Vinton's own Mountain View Real Estate, LLC. He is a lifelong resident of the town of Vinton and a William Byrd High School graduate--Class of 1982. He continues to be a huge supporter of his alma mater and can be seen at many of the sporting events cheering on the Terriers.
 
Greenway graduated from Radford University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  The degree led him to work as the controller for Cycle Systems, Inc, a local recycling firm, for over 18 years. 

Then another dream and another path in life presented itself in building houses--which he has engaged in for the past 25 years. In 2002 he received his real estate license, and his broker’s license in 2017 and opened Mountain View Real Estate LLC, where he proudly boasts 11 real estate agents/colleagues in serving the entire Roanoke Valley.
 
Michelle Barklow
The Salad Factory
Michelle grew up in Illinois, then relocated to Florida with Star King Enterprises, which brought her to Vinton several years ago. She and her husband, Brian, own The Salad Factory in downtown Roanoke.  Barklow has quickly become a “Vintonite” and loves being involved in the community and its growth. She and her husband have one son, Devin.