Hometown Guests

The smartest people come to visit us on hometown radio to share their work and passions.

Click a guest’s name below to hear their full Live and Local interview, or click their Smartest People segment to check out all the cool stuff they know…


A. Dodson’s Apparel, Home & Gifts – Alison DodsonAlison’s Smartest People
A-1 American – Greg Evans and Ray McPhersonGreg and Ray’s Smartest People
AAA – Georjeane BlummlingGeorjeane’s Smartest People
AccessAIDs – Dining out for Life – Stacie Walls-Beegle
Adios Adventure Travel – Jacquie Whitt and Vidal JaquehuaJacquie and Vidal’s Smartest People
Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium- Kema and Nick Geroux and Monique BryantKema, Nick and Monique’s Smartest People
Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium – Iron Monkey – Kema Geroux
Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium- Girls on the Run – Tina Knight
American Theatre- Richard Parison
Artisan’s Bakery and Cafe – Georg and Karen SeyrlehnerGeorg and Karen’s Smartest People
Atlantic Shores Retirement Community – Eden Jones and Eric Doarnberger - Eden and Eric’s Smartest People
Atlas Grill and Bar -Josh GregoryJosh’s Smartest People

B&T Kitchens and Baths – Kevin RileyKevin’s Smartest People
B&T Kitchens and Baths/Williamsburg Winery – Jennifer Wooldridge and Michael KimballJennifer and Michael’s Smartest People
Baker’s Crust - John Stein
Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen – John and Diane Stein
Bank @lantec – Susan RalstonSusan’s Smartest People
Bank of Hampton Roads – Robin Gregory, Wendy Bungy and James HintonRobin, Wendy and James’ Smartest People
Bartlett Tree Experts-Jason HeizerJason’s Smartest People
Beach Eye Care - Dr. David Tang
Beach Eye Care – Dr. G. Peyton NeatrourPeyton’s Smartest People
Beach Pet Hospital – Dr. Sean Back
BikeBeat – David Wilson
Birdland Music - Barry Friedman
Birdland Music – Record Store Day – Barry Friedman
Bloom The Art of Flowers – Patrice Dupuis
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports – Greg WhitleyGreg’s Smartest People
Bud’s Heating and Air – Kevin Kramer and Suzanne HiggsKevin and Suzanne’s Smartest People
Busch Gardens – Carl Lum
Busch Gardens – ‘Twas That Night – Phil Raybourn

Cafe Stella – Stella Pomianek
Captain Groovy’s – David WattsDavid’s Smartest People
CareALot Pet Supply - Brian Stanton and Mike BrownenBrian and Mike’s Smartest People
CarLotz -Aaron Montgomery - Aaron’s Smartest People
Cedar Point Country Club – Cameron Robinett
CertaPro Painters – Mark Stephens - Mark’s Smartest People
Changes City Spa & Changes Hair Salon – Norma DoreyNorma’s Smartest People
Chantel Ray Real Estate-Chantel Ray
Chartway Federal Credit Union – Ron BurniskeRon’s Smartest People
Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Christy EverettChristy’s Smartest People
Chesapean Outdoors – Matt RedfordMatt’s Smartest People
Children’s Museum of Va – Bunny Hop – Martha-Frances Forston and Steven Korving - Martha-Frances and Steven’s Smartest People
Chrysler Museum-Bill Hennessey
CI Travel- DeAnne PetritzDeAnne’s Smartest People
Clothes the Gap – Michael and Rachel Frieder and Jerika White
Coastal Virginia Magazine – Randy Thompson and Natalie GilesRandy and Natalie’s Smartest People
Coastal Virginia Home and Garden Show - Steve Thomas
Coastal Virginia Magazine Best of – Natalie Giles and Brittany Lockard
Conte’s Bikes – David ConteDavid’s Smartest People
Cozy Pure – Cheryl Hahn and Hans BurtonCheryl and Hans’ Smartest People
757 Crave – Rohn Sitjar
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro – Laura Wood Habr
Cullipher Farm Market – Mike and Dillon Cullipher Mike and Dillon’s Smartest People

Dancing Tomato - Laura Parker
Dai Roberts Group- Dai Roberts
Dan Ryan’s for Men - Dan Ryan Jr.
Dave and Busters – Tina Perron and Orrion Harris
Doumar’s – Thad Doumar
Downtown Norfolk Council – Mary MillerMary’s Smartest People
Decker Law Firm – Pete Decker IIIPete’s Smartest People
Decorum Furniture Claus Ihlemann and Robert Roman
Duck Donuts – Hunter and Zachary Davis

ECPI - David Preece and Terry Balmer – David and Terry’s Smartest People
Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club -Dan O’Boyle and Ginny Smith - Dan’s Smartest People
Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club - Katie Murphy and Ginny Smith – Katie’s Smartest People

Farm Fresh Supermarkets- Mark Merrill and Susan MayoMark and Susan’s Smartest People
FireBrew Bar and Grill – Dean Gonsior
FitBox 365/Fitness Together – Mark CarrierMark’s Smartest People
Flood Mitigation Hampton Roads – Mike Vernon - Mike’s Smartest People
Flour Child Bakery - Cathy Baker and Cassie Baker Walker
FM Restaurant – Alan Parker and Tucker BoothAlan and Tucker’s Smartest People
For Kids – Thaler McCormick
Founder’s Inn – Melissa Georges, Mike Watterson, Pennie Watson
Freemason Abbey – Laurie Maddox and Simon Atkins IIILaurie and Simon’s Smartest People

Garden Gazebo - Pam Katrancha
Grand Slam Sports- Matt SmithMatt’s Smartest People
Great Neck Pools – Stu Stuart
Greenwich Kitchen Center – Heather Brewer and Jim Query
The Groove Record Shop – Paul LevinePaul’s Smartest People

Hampton Arts – Jeff Stern - Jeff’s Smartest People
Hampton Roads Transit – Tom HoldenTom’s Smartest People
Hermitage Museum – Jennifer LucyJennifer’s Smartest People
Hermitage Museum - Alanna Kibiloski
Hi Ho Silver (April 2014) – Leslie Sink
Hi Ho Silver (December 2014) – Leslie Sink
Historic St. Lukes – Todd Ballance 
Honor and Remember – George Lutz
Hope House Foundation – Lynne SeagleLynne’s Smartest People

iFly Virginia Beach – Bob Pizzini and Renee Ainslie-RodriguezBob and Renee’s Smartest People
Independent Lighting – Chris Carpenter and Ken WardChris and Ken’s Smartest People

Jake’s Place – Donna Lemoin
JandA Racing - Jerry and Amy Frostick
Java Surf Cafe – Dwayne Appleton
J.E.S. Foundation Repair – Eric Lackey and George Frates  – Eric and George’s Smartest People
Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios - Jim WhiteJim’s Smartest People
Jody’s Popcorn – Jody WagnerJody’s Smartest People
Josef’s Hair Salon - Josef Llvento  – Josef’s Smartest People

King’s Daughters – Lisa Coleman
Korving and Co – Arie and Stephen KorvingArie and Stephen’s Smartest People

Langley Federal Credit Union – Randy SaltzmanRandy’s Smartest People
Langley Federal Credit Union – New Hilltop Branch – Randy Saltzman
Lawrence Land, Attorney - Lawrence Land 
Leaping Lizard Cafe – Bill PrinceBill’s Smartest People
Lynnhaven Fish House – Chris Kyrus, Jim Reis, and Rick Moyer

Madison Jewelers – Phil Ralph
Mathnasium – Daryl Gage and Michael TateDaryl and Michael’s Smartest People
Mermaid Winery – Jennifer Eichert
Merry Maids- Jim Comstock - Jim’s Smartest People
Mettle Events – Ann Hupp and Pete Kovalcik
Mission BBQ – Meredith Lippert and Amy PeaseMeredith and Amy’s Smartest People
Moes – Chip Kimnach and Todd Tillery
Mosquito Joe-2014 - Kevin Wilson - Kevin’s Smartest People
Mosquito Joe – 2015 – Kevin Wilson - Kevin’s Smartest People
Muscarelle Museum – Dr. Aaron De Groft
Music Go Round – Alain and Bari VillafrancaAlain and Bari’s Smartest People
My Name Is Lentil – Lentil, Lindsay Condefer and Lindsey Parker

Neptune Festival – King Neptune XLI Tom Barton III
New Horizons – Pete Mercier
Nikki Reed Real Estate – Nikki ReedNikki’s Smartest People
No Frill Grill & Norfolk SPCA – Jerry Meltsner and Rob Blizard
Norfolk Academy – Esther Diskin and Jay Lasley
Norfolk Collegiate -Scott Kennedy - Scott’s Smartest People
Norfolk Idea Center – Jim Schneider
Norfolk Zoo-Winfield Danielson III
nTelos Pavilion – Alvin Mitchell Whitley

O’Connor Brewing- Kevin O’Connor
Oast and Taylor PLC – Sandra SmithSandra’s Smartest People
ODU Basketball – Karen BarefootKaren’s Smartest People
Old Point National Bank -Rob Shuford
Order Up – Whitney Louk

Panavoir Food Truck – Evan HarrellEvan’s Smartest People
Pendulum Fine Meats – Dylan WakefieldDylan’s Smartest People
Pleasure House Brewing – Drew Stephenson, Tim O’Brien, Kevin LoosDrew, Tim and Kevin’s Smartest People
Pool Scouts – Michael Wagner
Portsmouth Trailer Supply – Earlene Coyner

Quality Advantage – John Campbell

Retail Alliance - Joy Burton and Claus Ihlemann
Reel It Out Film Festival – Connor NortonConnor’s Smartest People
Regent University Law School-Dean Jeffrey Brauch
Retail Alliance – Bonny SchuleBonny’s Smartest People
Riverview Village – Patrice Dupois, Mary Lou Higouchi, Mike Prodan and Patricia Bajnoczy
Rock Gym – Cara Dozier
Rose and Womble Real Estate – Ramona Rice and Bea CobellRamona and Bea’s Smartest People
Rose and Womble Real Estate – Jen Barkan
Russell’s HVAC 2014- Buddy Smith
Russell’s HVAC 2015 – Buddy SmithBuddy’s Smartest People
RWA Restoration – Andrea and Jason Castle

SailTime – Wayne and Kristen Diviney
Salon Vivace – Charles Ieni and Andrea Garcia
Sandler Center - Allison Folke
Sea Level Music Festival – Skye Zentz and Mary Ann Toboz
Sentara - Dr. Steven Wohlgemuth
Sisters Unique – Joy WyningsJoy’s Smartest People
Smartmouth Brewing-Porter Hardy - Porter’s Smartest People
Southern Bank – Jim Newsom
Southside Boys and Girls Club - Gregg Shivers
Spirit of Norfolk – Tina Swan
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center – Todd Rauchenberger
St. George Brewing – Andy RathmanAndy’s Smartest People
STIHL – Roger Phelps and Mike Slingerland - Roger and Mike’s Smartest People
Stockpot – Anne Galante and Patrick Edwards
Suds and Buds – Lisa Chamber
Sugar Plum Bakery – Trish Clark 
Supply Room Companies – Yancey Jones
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Sharon Laderberg and Lisa Chacon

Table 7 Antiques – Leigh GreerLeigh’s Smartest People
Taylor’s Do It Center - Joe Taylor
The Space Above Yoga Center- Kim Austin-Peterman & Lisa Vaughan-Meer - Kim and Lisa’s Smartest People
The Royal Chocolate – Brenda Tusing - Brenda’s Smartest People
Thomas Nelson Community College – John Dever
Thomas Nelson Community College – UVA Partnership – Dr. Lonnie Schaffer
Tidewater Physical Therapy - Brian BeaulieuBrian’s Smartest People
Tidewater Physical Therapy – Brian Beaulieu and TJ Stites
Tidewater Physical Therapy & Norfolk Admirals – Dennis McEwen and Brian Beaulieu
Tinto Wine and Cheese – Peter BrinkmanPeter’s Smartest People
Todd Jurich’s Bistro – Todd Jurich
Top Golf – Michael Matley and Rachael Kashishian 
Town Center Dance and Fitness – Shelley Lomogda
TowneBank – J. Morgan DavisMorgan’s Smartest People
Traditions Catering – Rev Guill - Rev’s Smartest People
Tubby’s Tavern – Rodney JonesRodney’s Smartest People
Tula Adventure Sports – Isa Cohen

USNA Alumni Association – Dick Enderly

VDOT – Paula MillerPaula’s Smartest People
VA Stage Company - Brad Tuggle and Josh Cooper
Veer Magazine – Jeff Maisey - Jeff’s Smartest People
Vinyl Daze – Martin SneadMartin’s Smartest People
Virginia Aquarium -Cynthia Spanoulis and Colin WalkerCynthia and Colin’s Smartest People
Virginia Arts Festival – Spring 2016 - Rob Cross and Cynthia Carter-West
Virginia Arts Festival – Bluebeard’s Castle – Charles Robert Austin
Virginia Arts Festival – Music of the Rolling Stones – Brent Havens and Cynthia Carter-WestBrent’s Smartest People
Virginia Beach Rescue – 2014 – Dale Drescher
Virginia Beach Rescue – Spring 2015 – Jay Kerr and Emily MillsJay and Emily’s Smartest People
Virginia Beach Rescue – Fall 2015 – Stephanie McKinney and Ben Cohen
Virginia Eye Consultants – Dr. Stephen Scooper and Carolyn Yaden- Stephen’s Smartest People
Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine – Dr. Patrick O’Connell - Patrick’s Smartest People
Virginia Natural Gas – Duane Bourne and Bob Summerhill
Virginia Opera- 2014/15 Season- Russell AllenRussell’s Smartest People
Virginia Opera – Salome – Russell AllenRussell’s Smartest People
Virginia Opera- Sweeney Todd – Alan Albert
Virginia Symphony Orchestra -Eric BorensteinEric’s Smartest People
Virginia Symphony Orchestra- Frankenstein – Michael Shipiro
Visit Norfolk – Tony DiFilippoTony’s Smartest People

Waverton& Associates-John Wright
World Class Travel – Terri Steele - Terri’s Smartest People
Williamsburg Winery – Matthew Meyer and Michael Kimball
Williamsburg Winery – Adagio – Michael Kimball and Kenny Bumbaco
Wright Law- TJ Wright - TJ’s Smartest People
Wynne Ford/Volvo – Brian Wynne

Yankee Candle Village – Carrie Hill
Yorgo’s Bageldashery  – Greg Peterman
York County Tourism – Gail WhittakerGail’s Smartest People
YNot Italian - Luke and Natalie Grimple
Your Pie - Jeff Rhoades