Jeslyn Stiles

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Jeslyn Stiles

April 9, 2019 by Andrea Dono

Jeslyn Stiles is a James Madison University School of Art, Design, and Art History alumni who graduated with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. She worked as a digital and content marketer in Northern Virginia from 2015-2019, where she discovered a passion for the American small business community. In 2019, she returned to the Harrisonburg area to join the HDR team and pursue her Master of Business Administration at JMU. more

Erin Smith

March 26, 2018 by Kim Kirk

Erin served as the Interim Events Coordinator during the summer of 2016 and continued to volunteer with HDR while pursuing a Master’s degree and working downtown. She has professional experience in youth programming, event management, community engagement and program evaluation. She holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management from James Madison University. more

Lauren Huber

March 26, 2018 by Kim Kirk

Lauren joined HDR in August 2014 with a diverse background in office management, fund raising, and community service.  She graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. After many years of working in the ski industry in West Virginia and California, Lauren chose to raise her family in Harrisonburg because of the vibrant downtown and the close proximity to outdoor recreation. more

Andrea Dono

March 26, 2018 by Kim Kirk

Andrea has extensive experience in Main Street revitalization and community-based economic development. For 10 years, she worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Center where she helped lead and inspire a nationwide downtown revitalization movement. She specialized in researching and analyzing revitalization best practices and trends and providing technical assistance and resources to Main Street programs throughout the U.S. more