Local Voices


At Local Voice Virginia Beach, we believe our community grows stronger when we understand more about our neighbors, their lives, their professions and their passions.  Local Voices is our way of sharing those community connections on the radio, online and everywhere in between. Click below to start getting to know our Local Voices. 

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Meet Jen Fedorowicz, owner of Shine Yoga; a local yoga studio offering a variety of classes and reiki sessions. Click Here to Learn More.


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Meet Alison Anderson, owner of A. Dodson’s; a lifestyle retail store that gives back to the community. Click Here to Learn More

Meet Dr. Len Futerman of Advanced Sedation Dentistry; from routine cleanings and extractions to full smile restoration, they are Hampton Roads’ only dental anesthesiologists. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Kema Geroux, general manager and Tina Knight in marketing and business relations for the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium; a park featuring climbing and zip lining through the treetops on 15 trails. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet owner of Garden Gazebo, Pam Katrancha and President of Alliance Francaise,  Justine Smith; find out what they have to say about Bastille Day in Ghent. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Steve Cauffiel and Deborah Rogers owners of American Do-It-Yourself Garage; they provide the space and tools for you to work on your car, motorcycle or ATV at an affordable rate. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Jacob Payne, owner of Back Bay Pest & Mosquito; a local full-service pest control company specializing in pest control, termite control, mosquito, rodent exclusion, moisture control, insulation, and structural repairs. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Sally Roesler, owner of Beadniks; a local retail shop where you can find beads from around the world and create your own unique piece of jewelry. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Tony Walker and Chris Martini from Bella Monte Restaurant & Enoteca; offering fresh menu items, take-out Pantry & Catering as well as a retail wine store with over 300 selections & 16 self-serve tasting stations. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Charles Thain, Owner and Executive Chef of Blue Seafood & Spirits; a local restaurant that focuses on high quality and fresh food. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Scotty Fenton, owner of Boon’s Car Saloon; a family owned and operated, full-service preventative maintenance and automotive repair center. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Erik Neil, director of the Chrysler Museum of Art; a free admission, kid and family-friendly museum with a collection of 30,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet owner Bo Zinno and Marketing Director, Jenn Lamb of Coastal Limousines; they have a wide variety of limos, buses and Hummers to get you where you need to go safely and comfortably around Hampton Roads. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Jennifer Harris, owner of Cottage LunaSea; a local specialty shop for custom furniture finishes, specialty paints, home décor and gifts. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Kevin Erskine, owner of Coelacanth Brewing Company; a family-owned and independent brewery offering a variety of ales and lagers in the heart of Ghent. Click Here to Learn More 


Meet Tami Sullivan, Sales Manager of Closet Factory of Hampton Roads; the leaders in designing custom built storage systems. Click Here to Learn More

Meet Alvin Williams, executive chef/owner of Cobalt Grille; a restaurant that focuses on fresh ingredients from locally owned businesses. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Jeramy Biggie, owner of Commonwealth Brewing Co.; a local, family owned, full production brewery in Chic’s Beach located in a fully renovated Fire and Rescue station near the Chesapeake Bay. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Anne Smith, owner of Corner Gallery; an art gallery in Norfolk that features a select group of emerging and established artists. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Marta Corbitt, owner of Concierge Travel; a local, full service travel agent and personal assistant that focuses on unique vacation budgets and needs. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Steve Rose, Founder and President of Culturefix; an organization that promotes and enhances the power of the arts, culture, and creativity for the Greater Williamsburg community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Ryan Lynn, general manager of The Dirty Buffalo; a local family-owner and operated restaurant specializing in authentic Buffalo style chicken wings. Click Here to Learn More.



Meet Mary Campana, Executive Director of EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program; one of the largest accredited equine riding programs in the country benefiting the special needs community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Nancy Moore, Director of Operations and Development for The First Tee of Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, a program of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.  The youth development organization combines the game of golf with character values, healthy habits, and life skills. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet owner Mark Carrier and Sarah Keck, studio manager of Fit36; a high intensity interval training center in Norfolk that offers 36 minute circuit classes with certified personal trainers. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Marcia Brodie, director of marketing for Beth Shalom Village, a local rehab and skilled nursing facility and Nina Turner, administrator of Generations Home Healthcare, a home health care provider that is a subsidiary of Beth Shalom Village. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Jacki Welch, owner and Mimi Wood-Johnson, manager of The Green Cat Juice Bar & Market; a local family owner and operated business offering a gluten free, plant based menu as well as a variety of unique gifts. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Dave Adams, director of beer education for Green Flash Brewing Co.; a brewery that just opened a tasting room and beer garden in Virginia Beach for locals to enjoy up to 30 Green Flash beers on tap. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Ben Arment and Wes Gow , co-founders of Guitar Champions; a unique way to learn the guitar while building character, encouraging confidence and fostering community. Click Here to Learn More 

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Meet Joe Cuellar, the General Manager of Hall Acura Virginia Beach: the only “Dealership of Distinction” Acura award winner 4 years in a row in Hampton Roads. Click Here to Learn More


Meet President/CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Stephens and Senior Vice President of Programs and Communications, Priscilla Monti. Click Here to Learn More

Meet Michael Berlucchi, President of Hampton Roads Pride; uniting the local LGBT community and supporting equality for all. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Matt Smith, owner of Hampton Roads Sports Academy; a premier baseball training academy that offers a variety of training services. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet D. Nachnani, owner of Coastal Edge and Harygul’s Halloween Super Store in Pembroke Mall; visit Harygul’s for your own curated Halloween experience this fall. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Don Meador, director of sales and Mary Elizabeth Collins, general manager of Holiday Inn; a hotel in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area offering a selection of guest rooms and suites for all types of travelers, as well as beautiful ballrooms for weddings and events. Click Here to Learn More 



Meet Howard “Hoddy” Hanna, III, Chairman/CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate: a family owned real estate company with over 200 offices across 8 states.” Click Here to Learn More

Meet Hugh Copeland, founder of The Hurrah Players; a family friendly theater company that is known for the quality and affordability of its  productions and commitment to the local community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Dwayne Appleton, owner of Java Surf Café  & Espresso Bar; a local café and coffee shop with multiple locations around Hampton Roads. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Brooke Briggs, President of the Virginia Beach Jaycees; a leadership training and community involvement organization that provides opportunities for young people to create positive changes in the community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Kris Weaver, President and Owner of Kris Weaver Real Estate and Broker for Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty; a real estate agency in Hampton Roads with a knowledgeable team of agents that focuses on online marketing. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Andrea DiCarlo, owner of La Bella Ghent; a traditional Italian restaurant in Norfolk with signature family recipes using fresh ingredients and careful preparation. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Stephen Marsh, chef and owner of LeGrand Kitchen in Norfolk; a restaurant that works directly with farmers to create a  consistently changing menu based on seasonal availability. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet owner Chris Kyrus, Executive Chef Jim Reis, and Tod Hayes from Lynnhaven Fish House; a local restaurant serving fresh seafood with a view from the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Maya Holihan, owner and CEO of House of Maya Bridal Salons; offering six wedding salons throughout Hampton Roads, each creating a unique experience for every bride no matter their budget. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Ann Hupp from Mettle Events, Beth Reitz from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, and Susan O’Connell from Wildlife Response, talking about Mettle Events 11th Annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet John Stein, Thomas VanDiver and Laurie Baggett from The Neighborhood Harvest; a local greenhouse farm that grows pesticide and GMO free greens, lettuce, and herbs that are harvested and delivered to your door the next day. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Esther Diskin, Director of Communications at Norfolk Academy; a co-educational day school in Norfolk where students develop their full potential in a nurturing community, offering challenges in academics, athletics, and arts. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Walt Ruff, director of communications for the Norfolk Admirals; a professional hockey team based in Norfolk and a member of the ECHL. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Jessica Worst, owner of NY State of Mind Boutique; a local boutique that offers style and comfort at customer friendly prices. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Kevin O’Connor, owner of O’Connor Brewing Company; a local craft brewery located in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood, whose goal is to provide an original craft beer experience while supporting the local community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Dave Twardzik, member of the ODU Basketball Hall of Fame and former NBA player. He is currently a part of the ODU sports radio team and calls all of the men’s basketball games. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Todd Kletz, owner of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning; providing residential heating and air conditioning service to Hampton Roads since 1979. Click Here to Learn More 



Meet Tolan and Abby Dyer, owners of OrangeTheory Fitness. Click Here to Learn More


Meet Tracie Williams, owner of Pinot’s Palette; a local paint and sip studio that provides the canvas and a local artist to guide you step-by-step through a featured painting. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Karl Dornemann and  Mike Farrell from Prime Eats Productions; a company that helps conceive, build, and design local restaurants in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Scott Medina, co-founder of The Professionals Under 40 Network; Hampton Roads first under 40 network made by millennials whose mission is to inspire the next generation of talented and community oriented professionals. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Belinda Rafferty and Nikke Hopkins, owners of Red Mushroom Brewing Company; a kombucha microbrewery and bottled brew distribution company in Norfolk. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Terri Stickle, Rose & Womble Foundation President and Bea CoBell the Foundation’s Turkey Brigade Chairperson; Rose & Womble has distributed Thanksgiving baskets to families in need for the past 23 years and the number of families they help continues to grow every year. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Julie Keller, owner of Schakolad Chocolate Factory; offering fresh, hand made on-site, European style chocolates and truffles. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Eric Lonning, owner and general manager of School of Rock Virginia Beach; a performance-based music school offering guitar, drum, piano, bass and vocal lessons. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Jim Schneider, owner of Schneider Custom Builders; a local custom home builder company and a remodeling company that excels at any home repair from kitchen renovations to additions. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Bob Lee, owner of Second Chance Thrift and Amanda Dunlap from the Virginia Beach SPCA; Second Chance Thrift is a local thrift store that works in collaboration with and offers a portion of their proceeds to the local SPCA. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Tashia Smith, creator and founder of Sensory Abled Kids LLC; a sensory friendly center for children with special needs to learn and grow. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Dr. Ted Lambert from Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine and Sentara; a non-profit health system serving Virginia and North Carolina, with 12 hospitals, outpatient care centers, imaging centers and more. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Kim Keene and Bridget Varney, owners of Starving Artist Cafe; a local cafe that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers painting classes in the evenings. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Patrick Edwards and Anne Galante, owners of The Stockpot; a healthy comfort food restaurant near the Virginia Beach oceanfront that offers a unique variety of breakfast, soup, and salad menu items. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Natalie East, owner of The Store for Stores; a wholesaler of materials, displays, and supplies for retail stores and homeowners. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Trish Clark from Sugar Plum Bakery; a non-profit organization providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Click Here to Learn More 



Meet Joe Johnson, owner of The Bee & The Biscuit; a newly renovated cottage restaurant that features locally sourced honey and produce. Click Here to Learn More

Meet Maureen Moore from Thrive Proactive Health; the region’s premier therapy clinic offering clients unique solutions to optimize their health and mental performance. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Brian Beaulieu, Executive Regional Director at Tidewater Physical Therapy and Dennis McEwen, Corporate Sales Manager of the Norfolk Admirals; Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. serves all of Hampton Roads as well as partners with the Norfolk Admirals to treat the team. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Chelsea Mandello, founder of Troopster; a company that offers a wide variety of care packages to send to deployed service members. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Sam Sacks, manager of Tye Dye It Yourself; a local business that teaches you how to create unique tie dye designs on your own items to take home. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Ann Cornetta, owner of Urban Castaways; a consignment shop specializing in home decor, furniture, lighting, rugs, original art, both vintage and estate jewelry, and collectibles. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Vanessa Lane, director of operations of ViewItDoIt; a video broadcasting system where people can interact with your event from anywhere using their computer or mobile device. If you want to share live video from your wedding, party, 5k run, or other event, they can help. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet volunteers Bobby Hill and Ellen McBride from the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad; one of ten all-volunteer rescue squads in the city providing free, pre-hospital emergency services. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Director Aimee Taylor and board member Rebekah Jones of the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association; a local organization with over 150 participating restaurants that offer a rich and diverse culinary experience. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Executive/Artistic Assistant Anne-Carolyn Bird and Matthew Burns, a performer for the Virginia Opera; The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia in recognition of the organization’s contribution to the world of opera. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Brad Tuggle, director of marketing and Betsy DiLellio, starring in the season opener for Virginia Stage Company; a theater destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet JoAnn Falletta, Music Director at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; the orchestra presents Hampton Roads each year with a series of Classics, Pops, and Family concerts in Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Studio Manager Ashley Sanford and Cerologist Allegra Staicer from Waxing The City; a studio in Virginia Beach providing waxing services with custom-formulated waxes that not only provide gentle hair removal, but also soothe the skin. Click Here to Learn More.


Meet Stefania Porter and her husband and chef, Massimo Spurio from When In Rome; an authentic Italian restaurant with fresh, made from scratch ingredients. Click Here to Learn More 

Meet Beau Stephenson, owner of WoodFellas; a woodcraft company that specializes in rustic wood walls and servicing each customer to their individualized needs. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Thomas Wilder and Neil McCanon, co-founders of Young Veterans Brewing Co.; a local brewery that is owned and operated by veterans that have a passion for entrepreneurship and producing quality craft beer. Click Here to Learn More.

Meet Jeff Rhoades, owner of Your Pie; a down-the-line pizza restaurant that allows the customer to create and customize their pizza, salad, or panini. Click Here to Learn More.

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Meet Founder and Director, Michael Zeiders and Marketing and Patron Manager, James Bryan of Zeiders American Dream Theater; a local theater that offers a full range of performing arts. Click Here to Learn More