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’s 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.

Paige Stovall
Berkshire Health Care 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 in 2012.   Stovall is employed by Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center and serves as the Business Development Coordinator. 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 has been working for Leisure Media 360 since 2010.
She is the Sales Director for The Roanoker, Valley Life, bride-book and special projects like the Vinton Magazine.
Julie enjoys working with local businesses to help them grow and achieve their marketing goals!
Julie is a graduate of William Byrd High School and Radford University. She currently lives in Vinton with her husband, Noah Magnifico.
Sonia Bolen
Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

Sonia 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.

Richard Turner
Roanoke County Schools

Richard graduated from Northside High School in 1978, received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1982, his Master’s from Virginia Tech in 1987, and his Doctorate from Nova/Southeastern University in 1994. 
Turner taught and coached basketball and soccer at William Fleming High School from 1982-1988 and supervised the Roanoke County Adult and Marketing Education program from 1988-92. He served as Assistant Principal at William Byrd High School (92-99) and Principal from 1999 until 2016. 
Turner also served Roanoke County Schools as a Marketing Specialist and developed the current Apprenticeship Program in 2016-17.  He serves as the Roanoke Program Coordinator for JMU's Educational Leadership Program at the Roanoke Higher Education Center (2016-present) where he supervises student teachers and teaches graduate classes for JMU. 

John Conner
New York Life Insurance - Anthony Conner

John is a financial services professional for The Conner Group. In 2013, John began his career as an agent with the New York Life Insurance Company working aside his dad, Anthony Conner. John graduated from Roanoke College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. He is a member of New York Life's Premier President's Council, member of the Million Dollar Round Table, board member for the Vinton Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the National Age in Place Western and Central Virginia Chapter. He enjoys spending his free time with friends, family, and traveling as much as possible. He actively volunteers in his community and gives back whenever 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.

Beth Abbot
Mountain View Cemetery Co., Inc.

Beth of Elwood Staffing. She grew up in Lancaster County, Virginia, where she met her husband, Todd. They moved to Roanoke County in 2000.  Abbott is the Business Development Manager at Elwood Staffing. She is a member of Thrasher United Methodist Church, where she plays and sings with the Humble Praise group.  She is also a member of the Vinton Historical Society and the Dogwood Festival Committee.  She loves going to Vinton’s festivals and parades with her husband and their son, Jeremy.

Chris Duncan
Vinton Computer

Chris graduated from Patrick Henry HS in 1996 and served in the US Army as a medic until 2001. He is a graduate of JMU with a BS in Computer Information Systems. Chris founded Vinton Computer in 2010, Brambleton Computer in 2013 and purchased The Woodland Place venue in 2016. He is married to Jamie and together they have three children Emily 12, Caleb 9 and Jackson 5.

Chasity Barbour
Town Of Vinton

Chasity is the Community Programs and Facilities Director for the Town of Vinton.  She has been employed with the town for four and a half years as the Facilities Manager of the Vinton War Memorial. She is also fully involved with the Leaders of the Roanoke Valley as an advisor this year.

Barbour has two daughters, Skylour Stultz, 19, who attends West Virginia University, and Kaidence Stores, age 9, who attends Hermon L. Horn Elementary and cheers for Fame All-stars.  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
Twin Creeks Brewing Company

Jason is a Human Resources professional and Vice President, and Human Resources Officer for the Bank of Botetourt.  He began his banking career in 2004 and has been working in Human Resources since 2007.  
Bishop is a graduate of Roanoke College with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and currently holds two professional human resources certifications--Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) from the Society for Human Resources Management.  He grew up in Botetourt County and resides there with his wife Shannon who is from Vinton.  In addition to his banking career, Bishop is also an owner of Twin Creeks Brewing Company in Vinton.

Norman Mall
Macado's Vinton
Norman grew up in the Town of Vinton. He graduated from William Byrd High School in 1983. Mall 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 three 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 received his Bachelor 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 and the Virginia Local Government Managers Association.

Houston Wallace
Food Lion
Store Manager

Houston started his career at Food Lion as a cashier while still in high school. He has been in multiple roles while with the company including Assistant Customer Service Manager, Produce Manager, Evening Manager and an Assistant Store Manager in the Martinsville and Greensboro areas. Wallace has been at the Vinton location since April of 2018 when he took on the role as Store Manager. He currently lives in Martinsville.

Brad Grose
Dominion Electronics Inc

Brad serves as an ex officio member of the board. He is the Owner/President of Dominion Electronics Inc. in Vinton. He is 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 the 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. He has received the Virginia Municipal League “Certified Local Government Official-Gold Award" and a commendation from the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly for Public Service. 


Angie C. Lewis
Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Angie Chewning 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 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 Sowers (Executive Assistant) worked for the Vinton Chamber of Commerce several years ago and returned in 2010 to temporarily bridge the gap between Executive Directors, and then was 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, Christiaaan, 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.
She is Secretary/Treasurer of the Arnold R. Burton Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to two William Byrd High School students each year.