Board of Directors

Michelle Barklow
Burger King
Michelle grew up in Illinois then relocated to Florida with Star King Enterprises which brought her to Vinton 3 years ago . She is currently changing career paths and new opportunities. Michelle has quickly become a “Vintonite” and loves being involved in the community and its growth. Michelle is married to Brian and they have one son ,Devin.
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 Col-lege and Old Dominion University receiving an associates degree in electrical and electronic engineering technology and a bachelors in me-chanical engineering. He has worked as an engineer for local industries in the fields of medical device manufacturing, research and develop-ment and telecommunications. Andy is now an owner of Twin Creeks Brewing Company in Vinton, Virginia.
Keith Liles
Allstate Insurance
Keith grew up and still lives in Vinton. He is a graduate of William Byrd High School and attended Virginia Western Community College and is a manager with Allstate Insurance Company. Keith started with the Chamber in 2010. Keith is a member of Vinton Town Council and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Town of Vinton Planning Commission. He also serves on the TOV Economic Development Committee and the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization.
Sherri Fullen
a Hinton, WV native is married to Phillip Fullen her husband of 23 years and has two sons, Anthony, a Sophomore at Ferrum College and Alec a Junior at Franklin County High School.  Sheri is the Market Leader for the Vinton and Roanoke Main branches of BB&T where she specializes in retail and small business lending and development.  She attends Exalted Church in Roanoke and is a board member of Exalted Ministries Inc. Sheri is the lead singer for the Contemporary Christian group Exalted Christian Band.  She believes that community involvement is an important part in helping our communities be a better place to live and work.  “The Vinton Chamber of Commerce supports small business and economic growth which is the foundation of our nation.  I am honored to continue serving the Vinton community.  It is truly an exciting time to be a part of Vinton’s economic growth!”
Paige Stovall
Berkshire Health Care Center
is a lifelong resident of the Town of Vinton at the age of 27.   Page is the third generation Town of Vinton resident.    Page graduated from William Byrd High School in 2007,  Radford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2012.   Page is employed by Berkshire Health &Rehabilitation Center, and she is also an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields Skin Care. She loves spending time with her family and friends.   Page 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
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.
is a local veterinarian that has resided in the town of Vinton for the last 12 years. She grew up in Blue Ridge and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School. Sonia 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 recently opened her own clinic, Parkway Veterinary Hospital, located near William Byrd High School. Dr. Bolen and her husband Scott, a Vinton native, have eight year old 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 serving on the Board of Directors.
Richard Turner
Roanoke County Schools
Richard graduated from Northside High School in ‘78, undergrad at Virginia Tech ‘82, Masters Virginia Tech '87, Doctorate form Nova/.Southeastern University in ‘94. He taught at Fleming from ‘82-88 where he also coached. He supervised the Roanoke Co Adult & Marketing Education Dept for ‘88-’92.  He began as Assistant Principal at WBHS from ‘92-99 and was Principal from 1999-2016.  He currently serves as Marketing Specialist for Roanoke County Schools and BK Racing.  He also serves as the Program Coordinator for James Madison University's Educational Leadership Program held at the Roanoke Higher Ed Center.  Richard chairs the Roanoke Area Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society, he sits on the Board of Directors with the Va Assoc. of Secondary Schools Principals' and was State President in 2010. He also sits on the Board for Junior Achievement for the Roanoke Valley.  
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 Carr works for The Advancement Foundation, a non-profit celebrating 10 years in Vinton! She has grown up in the area, and even interned at the Vinton Chamber of Commerce the summer between her Sophomore and Junior year of college. With a business degree from Virginia Tech, Kathleen has been helping the community build an entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting small business efforts. She is honored to have been asked to serve on the Board of Directors and looks forward to being more involved in the Vinton community. You can often find Kathleen walking her dog Freckles or enjoying a beverage at Twin Creeks on the weekends.
Beth Abbot
Mountain View Cemetery Co., Inc.
grew up in Lancaster County, VA, where she met her husband, Todd.  They moved to Roanoke County in 2000.  Beth has been a Family Service Counselor at Mountain View Cemetery since 2013.  She is honored to help families plan for the most difficult times of their lives.  Beth is a member of Thrasher United Methodist Church, where she plays and sings with Humble Praise.  She is also a member of Vinton Historical Society.  Beth loves going to Vinton’s festivals and parades with her husband and their son, Jeremy. 
Tammy Shepherd
L. T. McGhee Real Estate
is a native of Vinton and a William Byrd High School graduate.  She has 4 children Autumn, Hunter, Dalton, & Macy and 1 grandson Gunner.  She has been involved with the William Byrd Booster Club as the Treasurer for the past 4 years and William Byrd Football Booster Club for the past 9 years and President the past 6 years.  Tammy is an Associate Broker at L.T. McGhee & Co. where she was office manager for 14 years and has been a full time Realtor for the past 16 years.  
Brad Grose
Dominion Electronics Inc
is the Owner/President of Dominion Electronics Inc in Vinton. He is currently serving his 4th term  as Mayor of Vinton, serves on the Roanoke Valley Allegheny Regional Commission Executive Board and the VACC Board of Directors, having served 2 terms as the Chamber President. Brad is a member of the Vinton  Lions Club, Vinton Vision Committee, and a Board member of the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership. Brad 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.  He is a Charter graduate of the Vinton Citizens Police Academy and Advanced Citizens Police Academy. Brad is also “Santa” for the Vinton Christmas Parade. 
Mary Beth Layman
Town Of Vinton
Special Programs Director
Special Programs Director, Town of Vinton. helps people have fun while visiting, living and working in Vinton. She is responsible for special events, Vinton Farmers' Market, Vinton Senior Center, "High Ground" Veterans Monument, and assist with downtown revitalization efforts and public relations. She is married to Randy and their sons are Aaron and Thomas. They share their home with their dogs Roscoe and Avery. Mary Beth enjoys dancing and good music.
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 11, Caleb 8 and Jackson 4.