Uncategorized S4E11: Bridging the Gap: Dr. Mercedes Abbet’s Journey to Transforming Community Health In this episode of Keeping it Real with Sharon, we have the honor of interviewing Dr. Mercedes Abbet, the Executive Director of the Sinclair Health Clinic in Winchester, VA. Dr. Abbet's inspiring journey began in Argentina, where she embarked on her medical career. Seeking new opportunities and driven by a desire for change, she moved […]
Uncategorized S4E10 Building Ambitions: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Business Visionary Join us in this inspiring episode of our podcast as we sit down with Alex Vidal, President of ERA Real Estate, a leader in global real estate located in 30 countries with over 40,000 agents. With no college degree, Alex's extraordinary journey to the top is a testament to the power of setting goals, maintaining […]
Uncategorized S4E9: Friday's Child: Shaping Futures Through Adoption In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Wendy Werner, the past executive director, and Courtney McCalley, the newly appointed executive director of Friday's Child Adoption Services. Together, they explore the multifaceted world of adoption, discussing various scenarios and educational approaches for children of all ages. Wendy and Courtney provide an insider’s view on the […]
Uncategorized S4E8:Leaping Towards Success: Mandy VanFossen's Journey with East Coast Gymnastics and Cheer In this inspiring episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of Mandy VanFossen, the dynamic owner of East Coast Gymnastics and Cheer, whose vision and resilience have turned challenges into opportunities for growth and success. Just a month after moving her business into a larger facility, the unexpected hit of COVID-19 posed an unforeseen challenge, […]
Uncategorized S4E7:Dressed to Empower:Transforming Prom Dreams into Reality with the Founders of Gowns for His Glory In this heartwarming episode of our podcast, we sit down with Dorcas Sturgill and Bethany Searfoss, the inspirational founders of Gowns for His Glory, an organization that's making prom dreams come true for young ladies in our community. Discover how these two remarkable women, from vastly different backgrounds, joined forces to address the need for […]
Uncategorized S4E6:Empowerment in Motion: The Journey of a Female Fitness Studio Mogul In this inspiring episode, we delve into the remarkable business journey of Milissa Marshall, a tenacious woman entrepreneur who embarked on her venture into the fitness industry when she bought Dazzling Diva Fitness just before the unforeseen challenges of COVID-19 in 2019. Despite the tumultuous times, Milissa's fitness studio not only survived but thrived, thanks […]
Uncategorized S4E5:From Chaos to Clarity: The Courageous Journey of Turning a Passion for Organization into a Business In this inspiring episode of our podcast, we sit down with Carrie Greynolds, the visionary founder of The Staging Fairy, who shares her remarkable journey from the structured world of teaching to the dynamic realm of entrepreneurship. Driven by her unwavering passion for organization, Carrie made the bold decision to leave her 9-5 job behind […]
Uncategorized S4E5:Safe Harbor: Conversations with the Heart of Henry and William Evans Home for Children In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Amy Rice, the Executive Director of the Henry and Williams Evans Home for Children; a beacon of hope and safety in our community. This residential group home serves as a critical asset, providing a nurturing environment for children in the foster system and those in need of […]
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Uncategorized S4E4: Reflections on a Journey of Life and Business with Sharon *This episode is an original episode of The Real Sphere Podcast by Samantha Tunador that can be found on Spotify.*In this enlightening episode of the podcast, Keeping it Real with Sharon, the tables are turned as Sharon Farinholt, typically the one leading the conversation, finds herself in the guest seat. Samantha Tunador, a well-known figure […]
Uncategorized S4E3: Forging Love and Art: A Conversation with the Dynamic Duo Behind VinTin Embark on an inspiring journey with Danny and Katie Trenary, the power couple fueling the flames of creativity in the world of blacksmith artistry. In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of VinTin, their unique business that transcends the boundaries of traditional blacksmithing, fabrication, and welding. Discover how their shared passion for craftsmanship […]
Uncategorized S4E2: How the American Dream Became a Delicious Reality: A Journey Through Generations in the Restaurant Business Step into the flavorful journey of the American Dream with Riccardo Stocco, the second-generation co-owner of Violino Ristorante Italiano. In this episode, we dive deep into the origins of this family-owned gem, tracing back to Riccardo's father's courageous immigration from Italy to the US with little more than a dream. Join us as we unravel […]
Uncategorized S4E1:Harmonies of Healing: Melodies that Mend, Exploring the Transformative Power of Music Therapy Listen today as we dive into the transformative world of music therapy. In this episode, we embark on a journey with a seasoned music therapist who orchestrates healing and growth through personalized, person-centered musical experiences. Join us as we explore the profound impact of music on health and well-being. Our guest, Allison Terrell,  shares insightful […]
Uncategorized S3E42: Unlocking Success: A Dive into the Mind of Ariel Pugh, Escape Room Extraordinaire Welcome to Keeping it Real with Sharon, where we explore the thrilling world of entrepreneurship and dive deep into the stories behind small businesses. In this episode, join me in a captivating conversation with Ariel Pugh, a visionary entrepreneur who has mastered the art of running an escape room—a place that is more than just […]
Uncategorized S3E41:Divine Reflections: Unwrapping the Spirit of Christmas with Pastor Bjorn Lundberg Welcome to a heartwarming episode where we dive deep into the enchanting world of Christmas and the holidays with the insightful guidance of Father Bjorn Lundberg, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Join us as we unwrap the cherished memories of our childhood, exploring the timeless traditions that have shaped our festive seasons. […]
Uncategorized S3E40: Courageous Courtside: How Two Visionaries Slam-Dunked a Pro League Basketball Team into Our Community In this inspiring episode of Keeping it Real, join us as we unravel the incredible journey of community visionaries Tina and Rodney Culbreath, the dynamic duo who not only brought a pro league basketball team to our neighborhood but are also leaving an indelible impact beyond the courts. Discover the passion and dedication that fueled […]
Uncategorized S3E39:Behind the Scenes: The Community Connector That Takes Action In this captivating episode of our podcast, we delve into the inspiring story of Kerri Mariano, a remarkable individual who has played a pivotal role in uniting her community to craft cinematic masterpieces. Discover how Kerri's passion and unwavering commitment to helping produce a  local film  led to the creation of a successful movie that […]
Uncategorized S3E38: Inside the Park: Exploring Community Connections with Your Local Parks and Rec Department  In this episode, Sharon sits down with two incredible guests, Andrew Keefauver and Becky McGraw, representing our dedicated Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey as we delve into the wealth of events and activities designed to engage individuals of all ages and abilities within our community. Andrew […]
Uncategorized S3E37:Finding Hope: Housing Homeless Families in Our Community In this heartfelt episode, we sit down with two remarkable individuals, Sherry Riley and Sandi Webster, both serving on the board of Family Promise of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Together, we dive deep into the critical issue of family homelessness in our community and explore the invaluable work being done by this incredible organization. Sherry and […]
Uncategorized S3E36: Dean's Dialogues: Exploring Business Excellence with Shenandoah University's School of Business Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of academia and business leadership. Our podcast delves deep into the vision and passion that drive Dean Astrid Sheil, the esteemed leader of Shenandoah University's School of Business. With a compelling dedication to fostering excellence in education, Dean Sheil's insights and initiatives have left an indelible […]
Uncategorized S3E35 Shaping Tomorrow: A Conversation with the Chairman of the Frederick County VA Planning Commission In this episode of "Shaping Tomorrow," we sit down with the Chairman of the Planning Commission for Frederick County, John Jewell, to delve into the captivating journey of community development and growth. Through an insightful conversation, we explore the challenges that the county has encountered and overcome, while also highlighting the remarkable progress made in […]