Tag Archives: 100th issue

Meet Sarah Scott

sarahSarah Scott is compassionate, driven to help others succeed, savvy in business and remarkably adaptable. Originally hailing from Chicago, she contemplated a teaching career but discovered her passion in Graphic Design. Beginning her business at the precipice of the recession (2009), Sarah drove ahead relentlessly and never looked back, building a successful company on the tenets of honesty, value and unparalleled quality. She is past President of her city’s Rotary Club, an avid athlete and a generous volunteer in her community. Sarah possesses the kind of unbridled joy that makes you love life itself.  

Nominated by Jenny Carter

Thank you for your participation this month! We want to take a moment to recognize all of the fantastic women in our area who we did not have the opportunity to mention– keep being the amazing and inspirational force that you are!

Meet Ginger Poole Avis

GingerPooleAvisMill Mountain Theatre brought Ginger Poole Avis to Roanoke in 2006, and eight years later Avis, Producing Artistic Director for the Theatre, has been married here, started a family here, and definitely considers Roanoke home.  In addition to teaching acting at Hollins University, Avis is a member of many local organizations, including the Roanoke Valley Garden Club, and serves on the Boards of the Virginia Theatre Association and Junior League of Roanoke Valley.  Ginger considers the Junior League of Roanoke Valley to be a connector for women, and through the League has met lifelong friends that share her passions and love for this community.

Nominated by Jennifer Bryant

Join us tomorrow as we recognize our final extraordinary local woman for the month of October!

Meet Betty Whittaker

bettywhittakerBetty Whittaker, a 31 year employee of American Red Cross, currently serves as the Regional Director of Volunteer Services for a 50 county, 24,000 square mile region of Virginia.  She has spent her career helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in face of all kinds of emergencies including the Flood of 1985, the Virginia Tech Shootings in April 2007 and the Pulaski Tornadoes in April 2011. Betty is fabulous in spirit, action and beauty. 

Nominated by C. Lee Clark

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

 

Meet Christine Poarch

christineSince the inception of her law practice in 2003, Salem native Christine Poarch has been dedicated to helping our diverse community. Her law practice helps people in our community with immigration issues, international adoptions and local DSS adoptions.

Nominated by the women of Poarch Law.

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Meet Stephanie Lohmann

StephanieLohmannStephanie Lohmann has had a profound impact on southwest Virginia through her work as program manager with Blue Ridge Literacy which helps adults in our region strengthen their literacy skills. She is an accomplished author and a recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize in 2011.

Nominated by Jeff Hodges

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Meet Cinda Malouin

cindaCinda Malouin craves adventure. She carries the message of healthy living and sustainable agriculture to children and families in the city, making sure to incorporate an education component (the “Power of Produce”) and cultural activities (such as pet adoption days and a cookbook swap) each week. At home, she raises Dwarf Nigerian Goats, chickens (Silkies, Barred Rocks, Red Stars, and Americanas), guinea hens and cocks, including five recently-born baby keets. 

Nominated by Jenny Carter

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

 

Meet Cindy Doyle

cindydoyleCindy Doyle has built a successful career as an artist and entrepreneur.  With a longstanding commitment to her community and a passion for revitalizing the downtown area, her restaurant “Stella, Bella and Lucy’s” has been both an idea and a dream. 

Nominated by Jenny Carter

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Meet Timika Terry-Cabbler

timikaTimika Terry-Cabbler is associate evangelist of New Life Christian Fellowship. She recently received her Master of Arts in Religion/Biblical Studies from Liberty University.  She’s a television producer and the publisher of the forthcoming www.urbanroanoke.com, as well as employed by Allstate.

When the local League of Older Americans lost funding to give air conditioners to the elderly, she immediately spearheaded a drive to help. What truly describes her heart, is my mother fell ill three days after we were married and she helped me care for her until her recent passing. She has NEVER sought attention, which makes this the perfect opportunity for me to inform the community of her contributions. 

Nominated by Scott Terry-Cabbler

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.