Industry Represented: Furniture & Home Decor
Originally from a small town in Ohio, Michelle has been a Bedford County resident since 1989 and a Smith Mountain Lake resident since 2007.
Michelle has worked in retail since 1989. She started Antique Mall at Mayberry on April Fool’s Day in 2010. It started out as a 1500 sq ft store that sold only antiques and vintage items.
Over the years, the store has evolved. On April Fool’s Day 2017, Mayberry Furniture was born. The store moved into a 7500 sq ft space in the Downtown Moneta shopping center and reinvented itself, by selling mostly new furniture, home décor, art, and sterling silver jewelry, with some antiques and vintage items sprinkled in for good measure.
Michelle offers an interesting store where you can shop for unique gifts, local artisan treasures, antiques, and beautiful things for your home.
Sarah Bidwell, Esq
Industry Represented: Legal
Sarah Bidwell is an attorney and the owner of Wills on Wheels. Sarah serves the areas surrounding Smith Mountain Lake including Franklin, Bedford, Roanoke, and Henry Counties.
She first began working in the SML area as a receptionist for a law firm during the summer of 2013. After graduating from The College of William and Mary in 2014, Sarah went on to attend Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.
In May of 2017, she graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law and returned to the SML area to serve clients with a variety of legal issues including Corporate Formation; Family Law; and Civil Litigation. An avid traveler, Sarah visited all of the Virginia State Parks in 2021 and is always looking forward to visiting new places.
Industry Represented: Mortgage Loans
Kimberley has been in the mortgage industry for 30 years and specialize in helping people. Her passion is showing people how they can obtain a mortgage loan with the least amount of headache. She offers offer all types of mortgages, conventional, FHA, VA and USDA.
Kimberley has a bachelors in Real Estate and Land Development. She has worked in many different facets of the mortgage industry, processing, underwriting, closing and many other areas. She has worked on the inside and knows how to get a loan through the system, giving her an advantage over the competition.
From 2007 to 2010, Kimberley ran her own mortgage company. She now originates mortgages for Virginia Mountain Mortgage, allowing her to offer clients many more products as a division of Bank of Botetourt.
Industry Represented: Tax Preparation
Wanda is Franchisee owner of the local H&R Block office. She has over 45 years in accounting and taxes. Wanda grew up in the area, moved away and returned in 2013.
She enjoys helping her clients get all the tax deductions they are entitled to. She does individual and business returns from the simplest to the most complicated.
With her accounting degree and background she is able to help other small business owners be profitable and successful as well as take care of their bookkeeping and tax needs. Her office serves 1,200 clients and are in the Top 100 H&R Block Franchise for the 5th year.
Industry Represented: Massage
Elizabeth has been bringing Pain Relief and Stress Relief into people’s homes since 1994. Specializing in Myofascial Release, she hand tailors her sessions to meet your needs.
Come see what it feels like to feel good again. Offering Real Health Care with Real Results. Please see website for more information.
Wendy Furrow-Scott, WSET2, CSW
Wendy Furrow-Scott is a multifaceted professional in the world of wine. As the Director of Operations, Winemaker, and co-owner of Hickory Hill Vineyards, she has played an integral role in establishing Smith Mountain Lake’s first vineyard and winery. With decades of hands-on experience spanning the entire spectrum of winemaking, from tending to the vines to crafting exquisite wines, Wendy is a seasoned expert in her field.
Wendy‘s enthusiasm for wine knows no bounds, and she’s dedicated to sharing her passion with others. Whether you’re a wine novice looking to explore the world of wine or an expert seeking to deepen your knowledge, Wendy is your go-to source for all things wine-related. Her joy lies in engaging with wine enthusiasts at every level, conversing with them about the intricate nuances of wine, and imparting her wisdom.
In 2021, Wendy, already a WSET2, added a significant milestone in her wine education journey by obtaining the esteemed certification of Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators. These accomplishments reflect her unwavering commitment to enhancing her wine expertise and, in turn, enriching the wine experiences of others.
Wendy‘s pursuit of knowledge doesn’t stop here. She is currently immersed in her studies, diligently working towards the next level of certification as a Certified Wine Educator. This dedication underscores her determination to continually expand her wine education and, ultimately, elevate the wine appreciation of those she interacts with.
For Wendy Furrow-Scott, wine isn‘t just a beverage; it’s a lifelong passion and a journey she eagerly invites others to embark upon. So, whether you’re looking for a guided wine experience, seeking expert advice, or simply want to chat about wine, Wendy is your trusted companion on this delightful odyssey through the world of grapes and vintages.
Industry Represented: Real Estate Appraisals
Tara Holley is a Certified Residential Appraiser and owner of Holley Appraisals with 20 years of experience in the area. She is a native to Franklin County and services the needs of clients in not only Franklin County, but also in Bedford County, Roanoke County, Henry County and Patrick Counties.
Tara Has been declared an expert witness by the Circuit Courts of Franklin County and Bedford County. She is certified and approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, USDA, FHA and HUD.
Her experience includes all types of residential properties from condos and townhomes to manufactured and modular homes, tiny homes, custom and unique homes, green homes, planned homes and vacant land. She offers not only appraisal services, but also consultation services for real property valuation.
Tara is an active member in her community through Habitat for Humanity, the Franklin County YMCA and Help Save the next girl. She enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga and a host of outdoor activities.
Di Jarrard, ABR, GRI, REALTOR
Industry Represented: Real Estate
In 1988 Di moved with her family from Iowa to Roanoke. Instead of going through the ‘empty nest syndrome’ when the youngest graduated from high school, she built a home on Smith Mountain Lake.
After living at the lake, she knew she wanted to help others realize the beauty and tranquility this area has to offer. In 2004, she took an early retirement from a 25+ year career in the telecommunications industry to become a full time REALTOR.
Di loves what helping people fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a waterfront home/property or seeing a first time buyer realize the pride of home ownership. She specializes in residential real estate, homes in the city or county, lake front, lake access, homes and lots, condominiums and town homes in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas of SML, Franklin and Bedford Counties.
Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming, frustrating and even scary at times. With integrity and hard work, Di is dedicated to making this process as smooth a transition as possible and even fun sometimes!
In her leisure time, Di enjoys time with her 3 adult children and 11 grandchildren. She likes kayaking, swimming, gardening and living the lake life with friends and neighbors.
She strives to be your personal real estate agent for life!
Industry Represented: Restaurant/Catering
After studying computer programming and marketing in college, JoDee decided to chase her true desire of cooking and serving the community.
JoDee grew up among a family-owned restaurant rooted in 1919 and building a foundation on quality BBQ & Ribs. Uncle Tom’s BBQ created and mastered many exclusive recipes that remain in use today.
In 1991, JoDee relocated to Rocky Mount Virginia. Dedicating her life in the restaurant industry, she managed and operated the Brugh Tavern on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 2004-2009.
Alongside her brother Tommy, a new restaurant location was built in 1997 in her hometown of Rocky Mount. Ippy’s pays tribute to her father and Uncle Tom. The original recipes from 1919 remain as prime staples of Ippy’s success.
JoDee also offers catering for special events including parties, weddings and festivals.
In 2022, she opened a new restaurant in Rocky Mount. A themed speakeasy, Anastasias’ offers an exciting modern twist to the Prohibition Era. The restaurant features mouthwatering dishes and a bourbon bar and liquor selection that remains unmatched!
Category Represented: Travel Agent
Lisa is a graduate of RMH School of Nursing. In 1989 on a "hiatus" from her career she took a part-time job at World Travel American Express where she stayed until 2010 earning accolades in Customer Service awards, AMEX Family Travel Specialist, Sandals Certified Sandals Specialist among others.
In 2012 Lisa became an independent travel consultant and started her own business. Nurse by trade and travel agent by choice, Lisa prides herself on personalized customer service and a very high volume of repeat clientele and referrals.
Postcard Trips LLC is a full service travel agency offering individualized service and planning.
Industry Represented: Financial Services
Tracy Overstreet helps individuals and businesses in financial services. She opened her practice in 1991.
She provides businesses with employee benefits such as group health, life, vision and dental insurance. She also handles retirement plans such as Simple IRA’s, SEP plans, 401K’s and executive benefits, buy/sell agreements and funding options.
For individual clients,Tracy offers a review of all aspects of where their money goes. She educates clients on debt structure, what their homeowners and auto policies should look like, and employee benefits and how they work.
Tracy offers offer life, health, dental, long term care and vision insurances, all types of annuities, IRAs, Roth IRAs 529 plans and mutual funds.
Tracy co-founded PWR Roanoke and PWR Smith Mountain Lake, as she believes networking and professional growth are essential to success. She also co-founded the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
She has served the Roanoke Valley community for over 30 years in various capital campaign and non-profit boards.
Industry Represented: Insurance
Debbie is a Virginia native and grew up in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Her business career started in banking for over 20 years.
In 2008, she joined her mother-in-law Carol Simmons in the family insurance business. Simmons Insurance is a second generation insurance agency serving second and third generations of families.
Simmons Insurance is a captive agent for Rockingham Insurance. Rockingham was established in 1869. We are very proud to work, live and play in our community.
Simmons Insurance has two locations, 1211 Hardy Rd, Vinton, Virginia, and 1170 Celebration Ave, Moneta Virginia.
Simmons Insurance will insure home, auto, farm, rentals, renters insurance, classic cars, and recreational toys.
Industry Represented: Banking
51 Firstwatch Drive
Moneta, VA 24121
Lisa is a graduate of Franklin County High School, studied accounting at Virginia Western Community College and graduated from Virginia Banker’s School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Lisa has been with Bank of Botetourt since 2015. The Bank Botetourt opened in 1899 and currently has 13 offices.
She opens accounts, personal and commercial credit cards, do consumer, car loans, construction loans, and commercial loans. Lisa is a banker that likes to take care of consumer and commercial clients, whatever their need might be.
Before joining Bank of Botetourt, Lisa was the Branch Manager for American National Bank and Franklin Community Bank. She has been in banking 32 years with various positions.
Lisa and her husband live in Hardy. Their two children and two grandchildren live close by. Her Akita named Maui is her walking buddy.
Lisa’s favorite hobby is listening to music and riding her motorcycle. She enjoys watching college and NFL football.
Lisa likes to help others and looks forward to meeting new people and building new relationships.
Erin has lived, studied, worked, and played in the SML region most of her life.
While serving on the newspaper and yearbook staffs at Franklin County High School, she found an interest in working with local businesses on advertising. While attending Ferrum College, she enjoyed an internship as Park Guide at Booker T. Washington National Monument, sharing a love of history and our beautiful region with visitors from all over the world.
Erin began her professional career by joining the advertising team of The Roanoke Times / Laker Media where she found a passion for helping others build and grow their businesses through marketing. She later joined Harrington Testing as Marketing Coordinator and was part of the WSLS-10 team.
Erin has been blessed to serve in a dream position over the past 2 years, supporting the regional business community through the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. She loves being able to strengthen the social and economic environment and welcoming visitors to the unparalleled beauty of our region.
She enjoys volunteering as Marketing Coordinator for the Roanoke Hospitality House and as an aid station volunteer for the annual Blue Ridge Marathon. She and her family also enjoy visiting regional landmarks, attending community events, experiencing new dishes at locally owned restaurants, and exploring parks and trails throughout the region.
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