Altizer, Bettina C.

Bettina AltizerAltizer Law, P.C.
Industry Represented: Attorney
Phone: 540-345-2000
Address: The Altizer House
324 Washington Ave
Roanoke, VA 24016
The law firm of Altizer Law, P.C., is dedicated to the representation of injured persons and to protecting others from the people and companies who violate our laws and our safety rules. We focus our legal practice on the law of personal injury, which includes automobile wrecks, tractor trailer wrecks, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, and premises liability. We are Your Shield of Protection and Your Sword for Justice.

Bettina was a co-founder of PWR Roanoke and has been an active member since then.

Carroll, Annemarie

Inner Wisdom Yogatherapy & Psychotherapy
Industry Represented: Yoga and Psychotherapy
Phone: 540-798-8478
1420 3rd St.
Roanoke, VA 24016
Annemarie Carroll is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher who integrates traditional psychotherapy techniques with gentle yoga postures, mindfulness training, breathing techniques and meditation strategies to help clients with issues including: depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD/trauma, addictions, chronic pain, infertility, insomnia, grief and loss, life transitions and general wellness Services available include: -Long & Short-term Psychotherapy
-Open to the public yoga classes which emphasis mood regulation and balancing the nervous system.
-“Yoga Friends” Classes – Private yoga classes designed to meet the needs & schedules of you and your friends.
-“Relax & Rejuvenate” sessions – private restorative yoga sessions for general wellness
-Workshops & Retreats
-Continuing Education & Self-care Programming for Mental Health Professional

Davenport, Kimberley

Virginia Mountain Mortgage
Industry Represented: Senior Mortgage Planner
Phone: 540-591-5087
51 Firstwatch Drive
Moneta, VA 24121

I am Kimberley Davenport, a mortgage specialist with Virginia Mountain Mortgage.   I have been in the mortgage industry for 30 years and specialist in helping people. My passion is showing people how they can obtain a mortgage loan with the least amount of headache.  We can offer all types of mortgages, conventional, FHA, VA and USDA.

I received my bachelors in Real Estate and Land Urban Development, this I obtained while working full time in the industry.   I have worked in many different facets of the mortgage industry, processing, underwriting, closing and many other areas.   This has given me an advantage over my competition.
In 2007 to 2010 I ran my own mortgage company and learned a lot through that experience.  I now originate for Virginia Mountain Mortgage which allows me to offer my clients so many more products because we are a division of Bank of Botetourt.

Dix, Gypsy

Hermitage in Roanoke
Industry Represented: Senior Housing
Phone: 540-767-6800
1009 Old Country Club Road
Roanoke, VA 24017

Dixon, Diana

Pomegranate Restaurant & Gathering Place
Industry Represented: Restaurant
Phone: 540-966-6053
P.O.Box 654
Troutville, Virginia 24175
Diana’s background is in education with an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in biology and a master’s degree in science education and a doctorate in administration and curriculum and instruction from the University of VA. Her goal is to provide a place where people can enjoy great chef-prepared food in an interesting, comfortable environment with great music. She took early retirement in order to make this dream a reality. The restaurant has become a popular place for business and family events (especially weddings and reunions!)

Furrow-Scott, Wendy

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery
Industry Represented: Winery
Phone: 540-296-1393
1722 Hickory Cove Lane
Moneta, Virginia 24121
Roanoke natives Roger & Judy Furrow started in 1984 with 250 vines on the banks of Smith Mountain Lake. By 1992, they purchased a nearby farm for commercial grape production. In 2001, commercial wine production began.The Furrows, their daughter and her family, continue the vineyard dream. Visitors are encouraged to tour the vineyard and winery, where there is a tasting room, gift shop, picnic area, and nature trail.

Hartwell, Mitzi

Mitzi HartwellThe ReSolve Center, LLCIndustry: Mediation Services


Website: https://www,

Phone: 540-581-2695

The ReSolve Center provides mediation services. Our ideal client is anyone who wishes to resolve a personal or legal conflict or challenge outside the courtroom.

I joined PWR in May 2018 with an interest in personal networking. I am still a member to learn about PWR members’ individual and professional interests, skill sets and related business strategies in order to collaboratively enhance the Roanoke Valley service system.

My business is motivated by the desire to facilitate individuals to address and resolve issues that might otherwise be addressed through the litigation process. To serve as a catalyst and/or problem resolution facilitator in the community focused on helping others to assist themselves with related challenges. I do what I do because I believe in the power of empowering others with the tools needed to resolve related issues (if appropriate and retained). I have worked in conflict resolution since 2000 and in the formal mediation process since 2016.

Hayes, Denise

haeysRoanoke Valley SPCA
Industry Represented: Animal Welfare
Phone: 540-339-9500

The Roanoke Valley SPCA provides life-saving medical care and safe sheltering to homeless pets to ready them for adoption  along with prevention and intervention services.

My ideal customer is anyone who loves pets and wants to help.

I joined PWR in 2017 to network with other professional women for best practices, learning, and fun. I have remained a member because I have learned valuable tools and gained great allies for myself.

As the Chief Executive Officer for the Roanoke Valley SPCA I am responsible for the overall management of the organization.I am motivated in my business by seeing the joy on someone’s face when they are loved by a pet. I do what I do because I feel that I am able to give voice to pets in need.

I have been in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years and with the Roanoke Valley SPCA since 2013.

Rita Johnson, LMT, CLT

Thrive mind. body. massage

Industry Represented: Massage Therapy

Phone: 540-420-4840

Rita’s business provides massage therapy with complementary modalities. Her ideal client is someone who wishes to improve the quality of their physical or mental comfort through the use of therapeutic massage with complementary care modalities.

Rita joined PWR in June 2015 with the hope of meeting successful women who she could learn business skills from to grow her business. She says, “I continue to be a member of PWR because relationships that develop between members in this organization not only offer tons of information and trusted resources to help me continue to create a more successful business, but more importantly the relationships that have developed with these remarkable women are a source of inspiration and camaraderie in my life.”

I am motivated in my business by happy clients. The world is filled with amazing people who all share a common wish, to be free from discomfort and happy. Providing clients with the care and resources they need as individuals to help them live to their fullest potential in both body and mind feels like a practical way to make a difference for our community, one person at a time! I entered the field in 2011, and created Thrive mind.body.massage in June 2012.

Mini, Susan

Mini Susan 2015Sherwood Memorial Park
Industry Represented: Cemetery
Phone: 540-537-4647

Susan Mini is President/CEO of Sherwood Memorial Park, Inc., a non-profit cemetery located on over 110 acres in Salem, VA.

Our ideal customers are people caring for their loved ones through either pre-arranging their own final cemetery needs or taking care of a loved one’s needs at the time of a loss.

I joined PWR five years ago to expand my network of strong, powerful women to inspire and motivate me to be better every day. I am still a member because the friendships and bonds I have made through this wonderful group have empowered me so much personally. I find that the personal empowerment and motivation translates into being a better leader for my employees and in my career.

I started in the cemetery industry right out of college and thought that if I could sell cemetery plots I could sell anything! But I have stayed with the business because it has such an important impact on the families that we serve. We are helping people to make final decisions ahead of time to give peace of mind to themselves and their families, but then we are there for our families at the most difficult time of their lives as well. It is very gratifying to have a career that can help people so much and make an impact on lives. So, that is why I do what I do! But I also do what I do for MY beautiful family, which are the most important things in the world to me. I have been in this industry for over 20 years now ad plan to continue for many more.

Oliver, Lisa

Oliver LisaPostcard Trips, LLC
Category Represented: Travel Agent
Phone: 540-808-7238

I provide travel consulting and planning to someone who has not worked with an agency and with repeat clients and referrals.

I joined PWR in 2012 to gain business exposure. I have remained a member of the group for friendships and sisterhood. The referrals are secondary.

In my business I am motivated by new resorts, exciting destinations, and good, fun clients. I work in travel because I am passionate for travel and I want to help others make memories.

I started working at WorldTravel in 1989 assistant to the President. In 1993 I moved to a travel agent position and in 2010 I moved to outside sales agent with World Travel. In 2012 I started Postcard Trips, LLC. My accolades include: autistic travel specialist, certified Sandals specialist, Uniworld cruise specialist, Marriott Excellence Agent. In the past, I was an American Express family specialist and received the American Express customer service award.

Overstreet, Tracy

HD Vest Investment Services
Industry Represented: Financial Services
Phone: 540-815-4180
I my business I assist individuals and business owners in financial services, i.e., investments, land life, disability, and long term care insurance.
I joined PWR as a co-founder. My hope was to exchange ideas and network with passionate women. I have remained a member to further my personal and professional growth and to assist others.
I opened my practice in 1991. I conduct a comprehensive financial analysis and develops strategies to assist clients in reaching their financial goals. Tracy is licensed to sell Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Disability and Health insurances. She also has her securities license. I am motivated in this business by changing lives and helping clients achieve their financial goals. After 27 years in the industry, I do this because I love protecting clients and educating them.

Pierce, Dawn A M.A., CCR, CSR, RPR, CRR

Pierce Reporting Company
Industry Represented: Court Reporting Services
Phone: 540-344-5393
I joined PWR at the time of its inception. I joined for networking and solid core members.
Pierce Reporting Company provides Court Reporters and Litigation Support products for Law Firms/Attorneys. We have worked in all courts, including Federal and Local Gran Jury proceedings. We offer State of the Art Technology. Let us handle your medical and technical depositions/proceedings. We service the Western portion of Virginia. We are located in Downtown Roanoke and have conference rooms available.
Pierce Reporting preserves the spoken word to be used in future legal proceedings! The company enjoys providing services so Justice may be brought into action. Pierce Reporting Company has been in business over 30 years servicing Law Firms with their Litigation Support needs.

Pittard, Vickie

Spotted Fawn Marketing, LLC
Industry Represented: Marketing

After retiring from a previous career, Vickie began working as a freelance content producer and digital marketer. After working as a freelancer for 15 years, she founded Spotted Fawn Marketing, LLC, in January of 2016. The firm provides inbound marketing services (content, e-mail, social media) as well as SEO, Animated Video, and related services.

Vickie joined PWR to connect with other business women with similar goals and challenges. She has been a member for two years. She finds the group energizing, supportive, and inspiring.

Smith, Debbie

Debbie SmithFiftyCentLove Photographie



I’m a glamour portrait photographer who is reinventing glamour shots to provide the everyday woman with a magazine-style photoshoot experience that makes you feel like a celebrity

I help women rediscover sides of themselves that they’ve lost and maybe discover new sides, too. But most importantly, help the see the beauty that others see in them. I’ve found a passion for helping women in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond see themselves as beautiful, pretty, confident, elegant, empowered, and sexy in photographs.

I have been working in this industry for seven years.

I joined PWR in 2018 to connect with other like-minded women entrepreneurs.

Snider, Cindy

Cindy SniderVirginia Community Capital



Phone 50-250-0055

I work to help small businesses obtain small business loans for expansion and/or growth. My ideal clients are businesses with two years operating history.

I joined PWR in March 2018 for networking opportunities. I have discovered a great group of women. The round table discussions bring more in-depth conversations.

I have been working in lending for 25 years, and have been with VCC since July 2017. I love working with businesses to help them grow and providing them with needed capital.

Diane Speaks

Business: She’s International Boutique
Phone: 540-985-4885

What your business does: Brings unique luxury items from across the world back to Roanoke.
When did you join PWR? One year ago
Why did you join? I was invited as a guest and loved the idea of the female professionals of Roanoke to come together
Why are you still a member? I enjoy learning from all of the women and supporting one another

Bio: I am a retired flight attendant still traveling the world looking for unique items to bring to Roanoke. I am most motivated by helping women find clothes they love and that make them feel special. I am so blessed by the opportunity to share the treasures of my travels with others. I love that I can use my business as a vehicle to do good and give back to the community through service projects.

Swader, Tammy

Tammy SwaderLawrence Transportation

Industry represented: Transportation


Phone:  540-494-4931

Lawrence Transportation provides relocation and storage services, corporate relocation services, office and industrial moving, and warehousing. Our ideal customers are individuals, realtors, human resource directors, companies, hotel renovation projects.

I joined PWR in June 2-17. As a new person who recently moved to Roanoke, I wanted to surround myself with strong like-minded business women I could not only partner with but learn from. I have remained a member because the women I have met and gotten to know through PWR have provided me another family. The diverse group of ladies have passion and are driven to succeed and want others to succeed as well.

I have been assisting customers with their relocation needs since 1998, whether it’s around the corner or around the world. Having a strong background in customer service and sales in the relocation industry I know how to listen, understand and find the right solution to each of my clients’ unique situations. I am passionate about helping my customers navigate the relocation process by educating them and providing them with the excellent service they expect throughout the moving process. I am a multiple-time recipient of the prestigious Master Club Award for Excellence, which reflects my hard work and dedication to my customers and my profession.

Wallace, Caroline D.D.S.

Complete Dental Care
Industry Represented: Dentistry
Phone: 540-387-3844
My practice provides general dentistry to people in the community. My ideal patient is someone who values oral health.
I joined PWR about 15 year ago for the camaraderie and have remained a member for that camaraderie.
What motivates me in my dental practice is promoting good oral health: protecting the gateway to the body, promoting good health and educating people. I do this because I enjoy helping people smile while improving their overall health.
I received my Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. I have participated in numerous post-graduate programs over the years, studying the temporomandibular joint and sleep apnea. I am  permitted to deliver oral conscious sedation in her office to help anxious patients receive their necessary care in the most comfortable manner possible.

White, Kim

 Accounting Outside the Box, LLC
Industry Represented: Accounting / Bookkeeping
Phone: (540) 525-1031

My business provides accounting, bookkeeping, taxes and Quickbooks training services. My ideal client is a small business, preferably woman-owned, in need of accounting and tax services.

I joined PWR in 2009 to be part of a community. I have remained a member because PWR is a valuable resource for women.

In my business, I am motivated by the opportunity to help people. I do this work because I was given a gift and wanted to share it with others. I have been working in the industry since 1990. I opened Accounting Outside the Box 11 years ago.

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