From tending an olive farm along the French Riviera to competing in men’s physique contests, the pursuits of Richmond’s businesspeople outside the workplace took our Downtime series to unexpected places in 2019.
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In the face of the daily temptations of his rotisserie-chicken-centric restaurant chain, owner Harold Vega drops weight and tones up for his pursuit outside of the kitchen: a subset of bodybuilding known as competitive men’s physique.
Soon after he got his law degree from the University of Richmond, Brian Pitney, now an attorney and shareholder at Sands Anderson, said he felt compelled to pick back up what he had dabbled with and left in high school art class: ceramics.
What do residential real estate and modern home design have in common with kayak fishing? Andrea Levine.
After a dozen years honing her advertising chops in Chicago, Richmond native Beth Borum’s return to her hometown is playing out with a touch of serendipity.
When Nigel Williams huddles with friends to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, the local financial professional and former Hokies defensive lineman will be doing so with a unique perspective – that of an NFL free agent.
Gary LeClair travels to France several times a year, working the land and living the rustic life in his Provencal farmhouse called Mas de Oliviers – French for “farmhouse of olive trees.”
Richmond’s businesspeople continued to surprise us this year with their various interests outside the office.
Tom and Katy Mustian have had as many as 70,000 lights adorn their house, with additional wooden displays such as their signature shark and a to-scale pink Cadillac.
If you want to see Christina Dick serious, get her on a balance beam.