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Behind the Scenes in Tidewater

Behind the Scenes in Tidewater

By Joshua Griffin
We go behind the scenes with some of the best businesses, philanthropy, community involvement, and news in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

Each episode includes some behind-the-scenes wisdom, stories, and even a discount sometimes!

Hosts Erica Hinkle and Joshua Griffin bring the questions and fresh perspective. Their quirky back and forth will keep you entertained.

Have a question for one of the hosts? Feel free to message on Facebook anytime.
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Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, Chief Executive Officer April Martinez
GMHS was formed in 1912 to address community concerns regarding cruelty and abuse of animals in the Middle Peninsula. Primarily concentrating on livestock in the early years, GMHS' focus shifted to advocating on behalf of "companion" animals as the area became less rural and populations grew in the 1970s, which is when the first physical shelter was built. In July 2009, GMHS moved into the state-of-the art shelter facility Middle Peninsula citizens and homeless animals now enjoy.    April Martinez is the CEO and shares with us from the heart about the good they are doing! For more information on Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, visit https://www.gmhumanesociety.org/
30:44
May 11, 2022
Peggy Lammers Murder Mystery. Unsolved and Local Homicide remains unsolved. Part 4
This episode is about a local unsolved homicide that police say is still an active investigation and not a cold case. On July 11, 2017, Margaret “Peggy” Thornton Lammers was found deceased inside her family’s vacation home on Stove Point in Deltaville, Virginia. A resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Lammers, who was a married mother of three adult children, was settling the estate of her parents in the Richmond and Middlesex County (Virginia) areas. Lammers departed Richmond for the Deltaville home on July 8, 2017. Her last known contact was the afternoon of July 10, 2017. After receiving a request for a welfare check, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Deltaville home, where Lammers was found deceased, as a result of blunt force trauma. The FBI is asking for cooperation from the public regarding any information pertaining to Lammers’ death, people she was known to communicate with, or activity occurring near the residence. In this episode, we go through statements from the original detective and Peggy's sister, Anne. Have any information that can help solve this case, please contact the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department at (804) 758-2779. Episode
28:52
March 08, 2022
Peggy Lammers Murder Mystery. Unsolved and Local Homicide remains unsolved. Part 3
This episode is about a local unsolved homicide that police say is still an active investigation and not a cold case. On July 11, 2017, Margaret “Peggy” Thornton Lammers was found deceased inside her family’s vacation home on Stove Point in Deltaville, Virginia. A resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Lammers, who was a married mother of three adult children, was settling the estate of her parents in the Richmond and Middlesex County (Virginia) areas. Lammers departed Richmond for the Deltaville home on July 8, 2017. Her last known contact was the afternoon of July 10, 2017. After receiving a request for a welfare check, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Deltaville home, where Lammers was found deceased, as a result of blunt force trauma. The FBI is asking for cooperation from the public regarding any information pertaining to Lammers’ death, people she was known to communicate with, or activity occurring near the residence. In this episode, we go through more clues reported by the police and AJ Lammers's letter to the local paper. Have any information that can help solve this case, please contact the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department at (804) 758-2779. Episode
32:02
March 01, 2022
Peggy Lammers Murder Mystery. Unsolved and Local Homicide remains unsolved. Part 2
This episode is about a local unsolved homicide that police say is still an active investigation and not a cold case. On July 11, 2017, Margaret “Peggy” Thornton Lammers was found deceased inside her family’s vacation home on Stove Point in Deltaville, Virginia. A resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Lammers, who was a married mother of three adult children, was settling the estate of her parents in the Richmond and Middlesex County (Virginia) areas. Lammers departed Richmond for the Deltaville home on July 8, 2017. Her last known contact was the afternoon of July 10, 2017. After receiving a request for a welfare check, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Deltaville home, where Lammers was found deceased, as a result of blunt force trauma. The FBI is asking for cooperation from the public regarding any information pertaining to Lammers’ death, people she was known to communicate with, or activity occurring near the residence. In this episode, we go through some of the clues reported by the police. Have any information that can help solve this case, please contact the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department at (804) 758-2779.
31:05
February 22, 2022
Peggy Lammers Murder Mystery. Unsolved and Local Homicide remains unsolved. Part 1
This episode is about a local unsolved homicide that police say is still an active investigation and not a cold case. On July 11, 2017, Margaret “Peggy” Thornton Lammers was found deceased inside her family’s vacation home on Stove Point in Deltaville, Virginia. A resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Lammers, who was a married mother of three adult children, was settling the estate of her parents in the Richmond and Middlesex County (Virginia) areas. Lammers departed Richmond for the Deltaville home on July 8, 2017. Her last known contact was the afternoon of July 10, 2017. After receiving a request for a welfare check, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Deltaville home, where Lammers was found deceased, as a result of blunt force trauma. The FBI is asking for cooperation from the public regarding any information pertaining to Lammers’ death, people she was known to communicate with, or activity occurring near the residence. In this episode, we go through Peggy's story and the timeline of events surrounding her death. Have any information that can help solve this case, please contact the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department at (804) 758-2779.
24:19
February 16, 2022
Amazing Financial Advice! Jared Miller; Financial Advisor with Mass Mutual of Commonwealth
Jared Miller;  Financial Advisor with Mass Mutual of Commonwealth MassMutual is a mutual company. That means we don’t have shareholders. Instead, our members and participating policy owners are often described as sharing in our ownership. This generally means that, if you’re insured under one of MassMutual’s individual, participating whole life insurance policies, for example, you are a member entitled to vote for our Board of Directors. And if you own that participating policy, you may be eligible to share in any dividends we may declare. As a mutual company, we operate for the benefit of our members and participating policyowners. We manage the company with a focus on their long-term interests and are not subject to the expectations of Wall Street analysts or stockholders. Throughout our history, this focus on the long-term has helped us provide financial and retirement security to millions of people. And while they're not guaranteed, we've consistently paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners since the 1860s. Our success is reflected in our financial strength ratings1, which are among the highest of any company in any industry. "I am prepared to assist clients with their financial plans and help them meet their long-term financial goals. I work closely with my clients and can also work with you. I will assist you as you: Define your personal financial goals Develop a financial strategy that can help you achieve these goals Suggest suitable products and solutions based on your own tolerance for risk and your time-frame Implement your strategy with products and services that help meet your needs." cell: 804-998-3175  email: jaredmiller@financialguide.com
32:55
September 27, 2021
Coaching kids for the right reasons! Devon Kay; Head Coach of Hampton Roads Whalers a 14U Hockey Team in Chesapeake VA
Devon Kay; Head Coach of Hampton Roads Whalers a 14U Hockey Team in Chesapeake VA Whaler Nation, initiated in 1999 and formed as GHRTHA (Greater Hampton Roads Travel Hockey Association), was designed to provide a destination travel hockey program for the area’s finest players. The name “Whalers” is a reflection of our home region on the Atlantic Ocean. From its start, the Whaler Nation was the most traveled program in the league, firmly establishing a strong commitment to building a high-quality hockey program with high expectations for player success. Those fundamental principles continue to drive the Whaler Nation today, and are keystones of the Organization’s growth and achievements. Coach Kay shares why he's excited to see the sport grow locally and how he coaches kids on more than just a game. For more information about the Hampton Roads Whalers, visit: https://www.whalernation.com
51:05
September 15, 2021
Making folks feel Good! Kati Lambert; Licensed Massage Therapist; Owner of Hampton Migraine Massage
We specialize in alleviating chronic pain and finding solutions that work. From the moment you step foot in the door, our aim is enabling your body's natural wellness. We work closely with you to customize a plan through massage and wellness education. Offering relief from Chronic Migraine Pain. I know what it's like to put life on hold due to chronic migraines. Get back to living by learning how to kick those migraine attacks aside! https://www.vagaro.com/hamptonmigrainemassage/services (757) 627-7243 relief@hamptonmigrainemassage.com
36:16
September 03, 2021
You can save a life! Organ donation with Susan Radosta; an Organ Transplant recipient that has been featured in the Williamsburg Nextdoor Magazine and Virginia Gazette.
Susan Radosta; an Organ Transplant recipient that has been featured in the Williamsburg Nextdoor Magazine and Virginia Gazette. Susan shares some of her story and how there's a gigantic need for more folks willing to donate organs to help others. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant.  For more information, visit: https://unos.org/
40:14
August 06, 2021
Resources folks don't know about that's available to them! Jo Campbell, Care Coordinator for a Virginia Medicaid managed Care Organization, Norfolk
Jo Campbell is an experienced nurse with a demonstrated 10+ year history working in the mental health care industry serving both the adolescent and adult population. Skilled in Medication Administration, Medication Aide and CPR Trainer, Supervisory Management, Case Management, Substance Abuse Prevention, Team Leadership, and Interviewing. Strong professional focused in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training from Riverside School of Health Careers.   She's currently a Care Coordinator for a Virginia Medicaid-managed Care Organization.  Virginia Medicaid has low-cost and no-cost health coverage programs. There are programs for children, pregnant women and adults, including those with disabilities. For more information, visit https://coverva.dorg/
29:45
July 18, 2021
Jeff Walker. Former USAF B-52 navigator and JAG, award-winning and international bestselling historical fiction author, Williamsburg
From Jeff's website: I was raised in a dying one-industry town smack in the middle of Flyover Country. I came up a Chicago Cubs fan, subsisting on a diet of Hostess fruit pies and Pepsi in glass bottles. I checked out every book in our public library about anywhere other than there. For college, I fled as a refugee to New Orleans where I did a lot of growing up. Luck shone a steadying light my junior year in Scotland, where I learned to drink stout and met my wife. Three children arrived in five years but I proved myself unable to stick to a job. I caromed from stockbroker to bomber navigator to attorney to international consultant to law professor, picking up an assortment of degrees from Syracuse, Georgetown and Harvard along the way. I’ve lived in three foreign countries, been to another 70, and still feel I haven’t seen much. All this in no way—or maybe in every way—qualifies me to write books. I’m writing a trilogy set around the First World War and I’m percolating another seven or eight novels and a dozen short stories, so I don’t fear boredom. I live in Virginia with my wife where I do a little teaching and law on the side. https://jeffreykwalker.com/
37:46
May 19, 2021
Jason and Brandi McNeely, Heroic Apparel, Toano; Active duty military, corporate America, and a 4 year old and new business!
Jason and Brandi McNeely, active duty military, owners of Heroic Apparel in Toano VA  Heroic Apparel was born out of a desire to create something that would honor America’s heroes, big and small. I’ve always been a t-shirt kind of guy. To me, a great shirt is like your favorite blanket. It just FEELS good.  So I decided to marry up my love of the perfect shirt with my desire to create a brand that would unite people from all different backgrounds and all walks of life. In many ways, each of us is a hero to someone and Heroic Apparel strives to bring that to life.  This is just the beginning for us.  Our first launch tells the story of our love for America, our military and first responders, and our family.  But as we grow, we will start to incorporate shirts and apparel that honors ALL heroes.  We aren’t here to talk politics or to push an agenda, we just want to make great apparel that represents and honors all Americans. Inside each of us lies a hero. Whether you serve in the military, serve your community, or serve your family, we see you and we appreciate you. ABOUT US "I’m Jason and I guess you could say I am the brains behind the operation, but don’t tell my wife that!  I joined the US Navy in 2007 and continue to serve on active duty today.  My wife, Brandi, maintains a full time career while also helping me build this brand and run day to day operations of the business.  Our daughter, Kherington, helps us by fetching shipping labels and packing slips.  Occasionally, she provides artwork for the packing slips, so don’t be surprised if you are the lucky winner of a Kherington original!"  https://www.heroicapparelusa.com/
26:50
May 03, 2021
Kevin Clark Jones, Athletic Director at Hampton Christian Academy, General Manager at Silver Hand Meadery, co-Owner of Mangata Coffee and Tea, Hampton
Kevin Clark Jones is a busy man... He's Athletic Director at Hampton Christian Academy, General Manager at Silver Hand Meadery,and  co-Owner of Mangata Coffee and Tea. Hampton Christian Academy exists as a coeducational, college preparatory school that encompasses pre-school through twelfth grade. The mission of Hampton Christian Academy is to provide our students with a Christ-centered, quality, academic education in a Biblically-directed learning environment that prepares them for leadership and Christian service in the community and in the world.  For more info, visit https://www.hamptonchristianacademy.org/ At Silver Hand Meadery, it's our passion to rediscover and reimagine, not just mead, but everything. Though mead is an old drink, we are not attempting to recreate what it once was. Our rediscovery of mead seeks to reimagine and reinvent mead, to bring it into current times, and make it relevant for today.  We carry this principle of rediscovering and reimagining into the meadery in other ways. From the brick and corrugated metal on the walls, to the use of old barn wood and old doors to create our bar tops and tables, we want to use old things of beauty and give them a new purpose. Our mission is simple: To create exceptional meads and unique experiences so that our guests can savor what is good together. https://www.silverhandmeadery.com/ Mangata Coffee and Tea... We love to make coffee for the community that loves to drink it. We will be opening our physical location in early 2021. Keep in touch with us here for updates while we get ready to open. For now, please shop our online store!   https://www.mangatacoffee.com/ For more info on our show, visit www.behindthescenesintidewater.com 
30:44
April 20, 2021
Pivoting to grow an amazing business! CJ McDonald, Under the Stars Lavender Farm, Gloucester
Listen for a special discount! From underthestarsfarm.com Under the Stars Farm was born out of the desire to bridge a gap, find a solution and create an experience for others. I had been traveling 180k miles a year for my corporate job. My relationships at home were okay, but strained. I was ready to start a new career and instead God called me to focus on my family. After spending 18 months planning my retirement from a 22 year career in Corporate America, we transplanted to Virginia because a surgeon made a life altering mistake that took the use of my husband’s right dominant hand. My husband and I flew around the United States in search of a doctor who could repair the damage. After 12 months, 4 surgeries and a move cross country, my prayers changed. Instead of strictly praying for Billy’s hand to heal, I prayed for peace in our situation and circumstances. As my prayers changed, God bridged the gap between our circumstance and my childhood dream. OUR MISSION My parents taught me at a young age to use my God given talents and to bless others in ways only I could. Our mission here at Under the Stars Farm is to utilize the blessing of this farm and the surrounding land by providing a place were we can help others create moments & memories that last a lifetime. As a little girl, I wanted nothing more than to live on a farm surrounded by animals, and the people I love. I dreamed of a home where our land could support our family, and serve the community. The unforeseen changes in our family led us to a Gloucester, Virginia. This farmhouse built 1842 is where we now call home.
27:26
April 05, 2021
April Fools Erica!
Listen to the joke we played on Erika today! Tidewater’s first swingers club?!
01:31
April 01, 2021
Jean Howard, CA&J Farm, Mathews, This farm is amazing and inviting!
An Herb Farm Sharing the Joy of Natural Good Health to the Beat of the Drums! Jean is a trained Community Herbalist & Drum Circle Facilitator, working with our Farm Team to promote Natural Wellness Education through Music and Programs on, off farm and Virtual.  We are an Off-grid capable Solar, Educational, Medicinal Herb and Organic Egg Farm, with a Yellow Barn Healthy Life Store…an on-site natural health food store.  We also grow and sell Medicinal & Culinary Herbs, Pollinator Plants, Elderberry Plants and Medicinal Hemp.  Try our Special Farm Salad Mix and our Cut Flower Bouquets too! We offer frequent Drum Circles led by our Inspired Drum Team, Group Herbal & Music Programs on, off farm & virtual, an annual Herbalist Course, Farm Tours with Chickens, Ducks, Dogs & the Rainbow Rabbit Colony, the Dragonfly Labyrinth, the Woodland Peace Path, See our Official Peace Pole, the Peppermint Outdoor Performance Stage, Bee Hives, Events, Music Festivals & more!  A joyful, safe place, we are a destination.  So much knowledge for our Farm to Share!  Moving Forward…always learning, always caring! Our Mission Statement: Sharing Natural Wellness Education, healing music and Positive Vibes anyway we can to Everyone!  Sing a Song of Wellness and Well YOU Will Be! 804-815-2839    www.cajfarm.com  cajfarm@gmail.com
32:04
March 31, 2021
Liz Lyon, R.I.S.P., Urbanna, Helping Kids overcome!
Liz Lyon has an MS in psychology, is a qualified child mental health provider, and has a BS in exercise physiology with concentration in community health. She's the early intervention director of the Rural Infant Services Program (RISP). The Rural Infant Services Program (RISP) provides support for children from birth to three years of age who may have developmental delays. Much of a child's future takes shape in the first years of life. This is a unique "window of opportunity" and is a time of discovery and a time to learn the basic skills that will last a lifetime. But not all children grow and learn at the same pace. Some children need extra help to learn new skills or other ways to master basic skills. Liz shares her passion! Early intervention services for infants and toddlers have proven to be a very worthy investment in the future, with considerable long-term benefits. Longitudinal studies of early intervention programs have documented the long lasting effects and cost benefits of early intervention, which stretch from preschool to adulthood.
27:60
March 20, 2021
Harley Barker, Serial entrepreneur, Gloucester
This may be the most explosive show yet!  Harley shares how he went from rock bottom to the top of the mountain.  After being shot twice, Harley survived and picked up the pieces to go on to being a serial entrepreneur, business owner of a DJ company, and taking over an insurance agency!  
46:38
March 15, 2021
Alexa Rae, Williamsburg, Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with CMS Mortgage Solutions
Local expert, author and Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer, Alexa Rae! From https://alexagetmeamortgage.com/ Alexa is known for her elite customer service and transparency. She prides herself on taking extra time to ensure that her customers are matched with the best possible loan program, and that they understand each step of the lending process. Her excellent communication skills facilitate the smoothest loan process possible, from application, to approval, to closing. She genuinely enjoys getting to know her customers and going the extra mile for every one of them
28:32
March 07, 2021
Danielle Cavazos and Megan Buhmann, Tidewater Music Therapy, Yorktown. Helping others, they've found their calling
Danielle and Megan, certified music therapists, share their passion, history, and wisdom about music therapy and how it can help others reach their goals in life.  They go behind the scenes and so much more.  They're making a difference and even go to some of the local schools spreading the goodness in music! https://tidewatermusictherapy.com/
26:24
January 27, 2021
Saving the world and addressing racism all in one show!
Erica and Joshua share their hobbies and why they make a difference in their lives.  Going "Behind the Scenes" with this episode and sharing why their hobbies help others.
33:13
January 24, 2021
Eric Thomas, Rival Digital, Virginia Beach, Finding a niche in marketing
Today we go behind the scenes with Eric Thomas. Eric is president of Rival Digital. Explains explains how his company helps HVAC businesses in more than one way. Check it out!
23:26
January 16, 2021
Deidre McClellan, Notable Jewels, Virginia Beach, Out of the box thinking for small business in Tidewater
Deidra makes jewelry for people that love original and unique accessories. Her jewelry reflects different moods and styles. She creates for you. Finally, she goes behind the scenes sharing a unique way her customers can purchase one of a kind jewelry as apart of a special program.  Stay tuned until the end for a coupon code for our listeners.  Visit Deidra's website at www.notablejewels.com 
12:41
January 11, 2021
Robert Pegram, S&A Exterior Services, Yorktown, Finding unique services in growth
Robert Pegram, owner of S&A Exterior Services talks about the growth his company is experiencing and shares some of the unique services his company is offering.
22:54
December 31, 2020
Ebony Nickens, Home Care Associates, Gloucester, Top notch care for loved ones
Today’s guess was Ebony Nickens. She is owner and partner at Home Care Associates. They offer top-notch care for your loved ones and she talks about what makes them different. Check it out!
18:17
December 18, 2020
We’re back! After a long break, we do some catching up and share some of our holiday favorites.
Erica and Josh took a break for a little while and this episode is our first episode back from our break. We do some catching up and share some things our families do around the holidays.
01:05:07
November 19, 2020
Aaron and Justine McFarland, Tupelo Farm and Garden, Urbanna, This couple rocks!
Aaron and Justine McFarland, co-owners of Tupelo Farm and Garden in Urbanna, Virginia y’all about their unique farm and how they’re bringing back the things we have been missing. Even lightning bugs! They focus on the customer experience and really connect to make the customer happy!
48:19
May 15, 2020
Jason Bulgin, CJC services, Gloucester, finding rare gems is just another day at work
Jason Bulgin owner of CJC servicesin Gloucester Virginia goes behind the scenes with his business and talks about some of the cool things he has come across.
52:28
April 22, 2020
Bonus episode! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes! Part 2 of 2
Tiger documentaries, the new loan program, and a rant about toilet paper. You’ve got to listen to this episode! Part 2 of 2
51:34
April 01, 2020
Bonus Episode! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes! Part 1 of 2
Tiger documentaries, the new loan program, and a rant about toilet paper. You’ve got to listen to this episode! Part 1 of 2
39:40
April 01, 2020
Part 2 of 2. Bonus episode! What to do when quarantined.
Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined. Erica and Josh go behind the scenes with some ideas of what to do on a day you find yourself quarantined.
38:01
March 22, 2020
Part 1 of 2. Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined.
Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined. Erica and Josh go behind the scenes with some ideas of what to do on a day you find yourself quarantined.
38:50
March 22, 2020
Candice Greathouse, Greathouse Home Services, Hampton, Exterior cleaning with top notch hospitality!
Candice Greathouse, co-owner of Greathouse Home Services in Hampton goes behind the scenes with her and husband’s family owned business. She shares how they’ve become the best at exterior cleaning homes with top notch hospitality! Stay tuned to the end for a discount only for our listeners!
31:02
March 10, 2020
Mason Murawski, Murawski Photography, Yorktown, Memories in life can be captured!
Mason Murawski, owner of Murawski Photography in Yorktown shares how he’s honed craft getting better and better while collaborating with those he admires! Such a cool episode!
55:26
March 03, 2020
Reenie and Maria Moss Fraser, Vital Wellness and Fitness and Knead to Heal, Yorktown
Reenie and Maria Moss Fraser owners of Vital Wellness and Fitness and Knead to Heal. Partners in business and in life! Reenie is a massage therapist and a medical massage practitioner and Maria is a certified personal trainer. They explain how their business has come full circle and offer a discount at the end!
36:55
February 29, 2020
Caitlin Pistone Brannon, Ricks Cheese Steak Shop, Williamsburg, she does it all! Check it out!
Caitlin Pistone Brannon, head server, blogger, actress, and singer. Featured in the Good Neighbor magazine. At Ricks Cheese Steak Shop, it’s a family affair with everyone doing their part. Check out this episode and find out what makes them so amazing!
50:46
February 25, 2020
Bonus episode! Steps to starting a business part two
Part 2! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes on how to start a business. So many folks don’t understand how easy it can be as long as you know the steps. Check it out!
01:00:06
February 22, 2020
John Polson, Realtor, investor, and serial entrepreneur goes behind the scenes with the up and downs
John Polson, Realtor, investor, and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur goes behind the scenes with the ups and downs in real estate and just business in general. He drops some wisdom for people that are looking to start their own business as well. Stay tuned to the end for an awesome discount!
49:14
February 19, 2020
Dawn Brotherton, Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC, shares the ins and outs of publishing a book
Dawn Brotherton, owner and founder of Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC shares the ins and outs of publishing a book. We learned a lot on this one! And she has a new book coming out on audio!
47:56
February 18, 2020
Kristine James, Hampton Roads Paranormal Society, Hayes, spooky stories and proof of ghosts!
Kristine James, founder of Hampton Roads Paranormal Society in Hayes, Virginia. She tells some spooky stories, and we get to hear proof of ghosts! No charge!
53:56
February 17, 2020
Sonya Byrd, Elite Assistants, Williamsburg Virginia, more than just an answering service
Sonya Byrd owner of Elite Assistants in Williamsburg, Virginia shares how her business is more than just an phone answering service. Her clients and joy services that go above and beyond helping them grow and stay on top of things. It’s all about customer experience. Her attention to detail and willingness to be flexible have made her stand out above the rest.
39:40
February 10, 2020
Bonus episode! Steps to starting a business part one
Josh and Erica go behind the scenes on how to start a business. So many folks don’t understand how easy it can be as long as you know the steps. Check it out!
01:25:36
February 01, 2020
Georgina Boman, Virginia’s River Realm, Weems, how to get people to visit a small town
Georgina Boman, the Events and Marketing Coordinator with Virginia’s River Realm, shares all the things that they are doing to showcase the amazing area around the Rappahannock River. So many great restaurants and awesome things to do.
45:24
January 30, 2020
Bonus episode: Josh and Erica’s favorite podcasts
Josh and Erica have a chat and discuss their favorite podcasts that they listen to. Jesse Cole, Chuck Balsamo, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Jenna Kutcher, Tonya Dalton, Danielle Pasternak and Daniel Moyer, Tenderfoot TV & Black Mountain Media are mentioned!
01:09:17
January 29, 2020
Li Cara, Unleash Your Light, Williamsburg, good energy and the good life
Li Cara, Author and host of the book and show of the same name, “Unleash Your Light” goes behind the scenes with some of her thoughts. She shares how her struggles turned from darkness to a light filled, amazing, and positive life that anyone can have. Read her book and watch her show to find out how. Listen to the end for a discount for only our listeners!
45:39
January 28, 2020
Adam Bridwell, Southeast Virginia Paranormal Investigations, Gloucester, Investigating the unknown
Adam Bridwell, investigator with Southeast Virginia Paranormal Investigations goes behind the scenes with the unknown, the scary, and the paranormal. He shares some detailed stories of some of his experiences!
44:51
January 26, 2020
Bonus episode. Tidewater activities
Erica and Josh share some of the activities you can do in the Tidewater area!
01:00:25
January 25, 2020
Tiffany Boyle, Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue
Tiffany Boyle, Newport News commissioner of the revenue goes behind the scenes sharing the ends and outs of a challenging position and how she is succeeding! With a background in the public and private sector as both an employee and entrepreneur, Commissioner of the Revenue Tiffany Boyle, brings a new approach as well as an extensive array of experiences.  She has been a resident of Newport News, Virginia for over 20 years where she’s held many roles to impact and help her Newport News Community. As Commissioner, Tiffany oversees a budget exceeding $2.5 million along with over 40 professionals providing numerous functions such as assessment of taxes, correction of assessments, defending the assessment, as well as discovery.
39:07
January 23, 2020
Leslie Walsh, YMCA, Kilmarnock, “We want you here!”
Leslie Walsh, Membership Experience Director at the Northern Neck YMCA goes Behind the Scenes with the Y. She shares some new things coming out and even a discount for new members. Listen until the end!
46:37
January 22, 2020
Welby Whiting Fairlie, International Student Exchange, Williamsburg, lifelong connections
Welby Whiting Fairlie is a Regional Manager for International Student Exchange. After traveling to some amazing places early in life, she found her calling by making connections that can sometimes grow being a lifelong bond. Want to be the change in someone’s life or just show them some cool new things, check out this episode!
54:22
January 18, 2020
Tabitha, Nevermore Paranormal Events, Port Haywood, ghost stories and spooky events
Tabitha is owner of Nevermore Paranormal events. She goes behind the scenes on some spooky stories and paranormal events! This might be the scariest episode yet!
38:04
January 15, 2020
Season finale! Joshua Griffin, Griffin Air, Hartfield, HVAC, Plumbing, and ductwork cleaning
This is the season 1 finale! To cap an amazing season, we go Behind the Scenes with Joshua’s business, Griffin Air! He goes behind the scenes on what Griffin Air is offering that no one is else is. Stay tuned to the end for a special discount. About Griffin Air LLC Griffin Air LLC is based in Hartfield, VA.  Joshua and his team service all areas within 45 miles. They provide heating, cooling, plumbing, and duct cleaning - sales, service, installation, and maintenance services. We go the extra mile to make that sure you are happy.  We also provide transparent and upfront pricing (No funny business or hidden fees!).  We are accountable! If we say we're going to be there, then we are there. Have a question or concern; you can call and speak to the owner directly! Finally, we like to educate the homeowner. We will put any recommendations, work performed, and concerns in simple and easy to understand terms. We will take pictures of what we are working on so you can see what we see! We appreciate the opportunity to EARN your business! About Joshua Griffin After growing up in the Shenandoah Valley, Joshua Griffin married his best friend Kendall Walton who grew up in Urbanna, VA.  After visiting Kendall's hometown one time, Joshua knew the Middle Peninsula area was home for their family.  Joshua has a background in heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing; learning these trades in the construction and property management fields all across Virginia and Maryland.  He started Griffin Air in 2013 after seeing a need for good service in the area.
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January 14, 2020
Chastity Corbett, founder and CEO of Social Butterflies Foundation, helping others
Chastity Corbett, founder and CEO of Social Butterflies Foundation shares her story and how her nonprofit is helping others and their struggle with lupus and fibromyalgia. What an awesome lady and inspiration!
48:14
January 13, 2020
Bonus episode! Go behind the scenes with Behind the Scenes! Josh and Erica brainstorm episode ideas
We were talking about future episodes and decided to turn on the recorder. Have an idea for an episode? Please let us know at Tidewaterpodcast@gmail.com.
01:11:33
January 08, 2020
Lemander Haley, Haley’s Roofing and Construction, Newport News, Woman owned business rocking it!
Check out this episode! What an awesome lady! Lemander Haley goes behind the scenes with her business Haley’s Roofing and Construction LLC. She shares some really cool services, how she has streamlined her business, and all the services that her business offers. Stay tuned to the end for a discount only for Behind the Scenes listeners!
33:30
January 06, 2020
Bonus episode! Josh and Erica‘s hidden gems only locals know about in the Tidewater Area.
Erica and Josh go behind the scenes in this bonus episode and sharing some of their favorite hidden gyms, areas that only locals know about. You have to check out this episode. You may not agree with that spots they packed. Let us know!
01:14:33
January 04, 2020
Nicole Sealey, Seal Estate Service, Norfolk, “The stager that slays!”
Nicole Sealey owner of Seal Estate Services in Norfolk, Virginia shares why she’s the “The stager that slays!” She goes Behind the Scenes with her business sharing tips and tricks. Staging is more than just staging. . . It’s marketing.
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January 01, 2020
Wesley Bowen, The Office Bar and Grille, Gloucester, Great food and live entertainment each night
Wesley Bowen owner of The Office Bar and Grille in Gloucester Virginia goes behind the scenes with his business sharing how he’s been so successful in the last several years. Everyone is treated like family from the employees to the customers, and the food is amazing. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear his behind the scenes info
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December 27, 2019
Clarise Hicks, Psalms in Service LLC, Newport News, Multi talented and tons of services
Clarise Hicks CEO of Psalms in Service LLC in Newport News shares about her full entertainment business including multiple services. She has learned to fill the gap when others fall short and need help. Her behind the scenes section shares more than just her business. Stay tuned to the end for an offer for only behind-the-scenes listeners.
30:47
December 26, 2019
Matt Chambers, Squared Away Entertainment, Williamsburg, DJ, trivia events, digital photo booth
Matt Chambers owner of Squared Away Entertainment goes behind the scenes with his business. He offers DJ services, trivia events, and a digital photo booth for all kinds of awesome events. He shares how the military values he still has gives him passion for doing things right.
32:02
December 21, 2019
Pete and Cindy Walker, Williamsburg gymnastics, Williamsburg, gymnastics, fun, and becoming a ninja!
Pete and Cindy Walker, owners of Williamsburg gymnastics go behind the scenes with their business sharing stories about being married, earning a business, and coaching gymnastics. Gymnastics helps other athletes to! And they share a surprising part of their business that is helping ninjas! Stay tuned to the end for a discount! Visit https://www.williamsburggymnastics.com/ for more info.
33:51
December 20, 2019
Michael Merritt, Siren Skate Shop, Norfolk, skate boards, roller derby, scooters, bike repair!
Michael Merritt owner of Siren Skate Shop goes behind the scenes with his business in Norfolk Virginia. He shares that his shop is expanding and offering more services. His shop offers short and long skateboards, roller derby equipment, scooters, and bicycle repair!
19:07
December 20, 2019
Toni Cary, BellaLu Jewelry, Williamsburg, custom jewelry isn’t customary here
Toni Cary shares why she got into making custom jewelry. She is known for creating connections with customers and having her jewelry tell a story. She goes behind the scenes and shares a new and exciting launch coming soon and gives a discount to only behind the scenes listeners!
22:19
December 18, 2019
Cole Malise, Friday’s Marine, Saluda, Quality boat repairs are what this Suzuki dealer is known for!
Cole Malise, owner of Friday’s Marine shares some behind-the-scenes tips and wisdom on boat repairs. Despite starting his business young, Cole has the know how to keep boats running strong for long.
21:34
December 18, 2019
Ryan Hudson, Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar, Deltaville, this restaurant is an experience!
Behind the scenes with Ryan Hudson, a managing partner and owner of Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar in Deltaville, Virginia. Ryan shares multiple stories and details of his restaurant and bar that makes it so unique that it’s an experience.
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December 16, 2019
Erica Hinkle, Erika Hinkle Events LLC, Gloucester, she can relieve stress on a special day
Erica Hinkle talks about how she can relieve stress on a special day or during your event. Her proven approach allows a solution for every scenario. Whether it’s your wedding day or another event, Erica works hard to keep it special.
37:54
December 15, 2019
Kayla Lilly, RNK Woodworking, Saluda, custom woodworking, shining in a male-dominated industry
We interviewed Kayla Lilly, owner of RNK woodworking. After starting over when moving to a new area, Kayla found a new passion. She talks about all the cool things that she can make and how she surprises people when they find out she is the one making her products!
27:49
December 14, 2019
Joseph Ash, Baeplex, Williamsburg, leadership through martial arts. Programs for all.
Nationally recognized martial arts professional, author, speaker, and owner of Baeplex, Joseph Ash explains there’s more to teaching martial arts than just had a punch. Kids learn leadership skills and self-confidence at Baeplex. They also offer programs for all including one specialized for senior citizens.
28:55
December 13, 2019
Whitney Law, Start Small Think Big Marketing, Mathews, Marketing is more than just numbers
Whitney Law, Owner of Start Small Think Big Marketing goes through some behind the scenes of how she helps other businesses win in marketing. Finding your why, creating a culture, and understanding marketing is more than just numbers is just some of her expertise. Discount mentioned in the episode: https://www.startsmallthinkbigmarketing.com/post/behind-the-scenes
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December 12, 2019
Karen Lawson, Creative Chameleon, Gloucester, architectural photography, drone pilot, 3-D imaging
Karen Lawson owns Creative Chameleon in Gloucester Virginia. Aside from helping out the community doing all sorts of volunteering in philanthropy, Karen is one of the most creative people in the area. She specializes in architectural photography and 3-D imaging. She is also a licensed and insured drone pilot. She shares all about her specialties as well as some insight on selling houses.
38:17
December 11, 2019
Kim Meyer, Sole Luna Yoga, Williamsburg. Anyone can learn yoga. Huge benefits.
Today we sat down with Kim Meyer, owner of Sole Luna Yoga in Williamsburg Virginia. She has specialized yoga classes for smaller groups, beginners, folks suffering from PTSD, and really anyone. She talks about the benefits of yoga and how her business is different from others.
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December 09, 2019