Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry Represented: Chamber of Commerce
Born in Roanoke, I have loved living in the Roanoke Valley for most of my life. My father built the first house I lived in on Round Hill with the best view of Roanoke and the surrounding mountains. Almost 30 years later I moved into my childhood best friend’s house 3 doors away.
I have an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from CVCC and a BA from Roanoke College where I interned with the production department at WDBJ7, and with much persistence, was hired as a production specialist. I worked in many capacities for 28 years at WDBJ, most notably as Creative Services Manager, winning a Regional ADDY (Advertising Federation Award) for Best Promotional TV commercial. In 2007 I started ADS, Andonia Digital Services, doing freelance copywriting.
In February 2009 a previous TV client of mine, Vicki Gardner, Executive Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce offered me the position of Marketing and Communications Manager; a great opportunity for me to combine past experience with my passion for everything “digital,” including the exploding world of social media.