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Dennis Jarvis, II
Executive Director
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In his mission as Executive Director, Dennis draws on the insight gained from more than two decades of experience in community and economic development in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, as well as higher education at Marshall University. A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, he graduated from Bluefield State College with a B.A. in history before completing his M.A. in political science from Marshall University. His first position in economic development was serving as deputy director of the Logan County Development Authority. Dennis is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at Oklahoma University and the Community Development Institute of West Virginia University, and he is a Certified Business Retention Specialist with Business Retention and Expansion International.

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Krista Hoffman
Business Retention Program and Special Projects Manager
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Krista knows business from all angles, inside and out, having served 20 years as President and Manager of her family’s manufacturing business before entering economic development. She also knows Jefferson County inside and out as a native who currently lives in the area with her husband David and son Jacob. And as she continually enhances her credentials—she is now a Certified Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator with Business Retention and Expansion International—Krista is always alert to new possibilities and opportunities for Jefferson County business. “Helping businesses here grow and prosper gives me great personal satisfaction,” she says.

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Anna Padilla
Administrative Assistant
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A graduate of Shepherd University with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history, Anna started her career in county government as the Commission Secretary/Grants Administrator with the Morgan County Commission. A native of Jefferson County, she now lives in the area with her husband Jay and their daughter Margot and says, “It’s gratifying to see Jefferson County really come into its own as a great place to do business, and to be part of the team that’s making it happen.”

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Ryan Snyder
Agriculture Development Program Coordinator
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The fourth generation to live and work his family’s Shepherdstown farm, Ryan grew up learning the business at home and as an active member of 4-H and FFA, eventually earning an American FFA degree. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management and minors in agriculture and natural resources law, economics, and environmental economics. In 2021, he competed as a member of the team which won the prestigious WV Collegiate Business Plan Contest by developing a business plan for a local meat processing facility. “New technology and innovation are nurturing agribusiness success here, and it’s great to be on the front lines helping,” he says.

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Chris Ross
Real Estate Professional
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Chris Ross has been living and working in the Eastern Panhandle for over 25 years. The proud husband of over 20 years and father of four, he graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1995. He loves to give back to my community including coaching youth football and baseball, donating money and time to several not-for-profit organizations, and has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Chris values his role in the continued development of West Virginia's leading region in growth and innovation.

Having been in Real Estate since September of 2008 and being nominated for Rookie of the Year, Realtor of the Year, Top 30 under 30 in the nation, and being a former founding partner of Touchstone Realty, Chris understands exactly what you need in a Realtor when considering an important purchase—be it a single family home, land, business acquisition, or luxury listing. He can provide you with an expert-level assistance in your search for real estate in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

"My simple buying process will assure easy transactions and smooth transitions. As an active member of the community, I can relate to my customers on a personal level. I understand the concerns, as well as the potential, within today’s market. I strive to deliver results that guarantee satisfaction for my clients. I have sold 100’s of homes within 40 days of listing them during my career, topping the local market by almost 300%. I focus on using the latest technology and analysis to help you secure your dream home, an investment property, or even a commercial endeavor. Almost no one knows the local market better and it allows me to help all of my clients throughout all of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia."

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Dennis Jarvis, II
Executive Director
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In his mission as Executive Director, Dennis draws on the insight gained from more than two decades of experience in community and economic development in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, as well as higher education at Marshall University. A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, he graduated from Bluefield State College with a B.A. in history before completing his M.A. in political science from Marshall University. His first position in economic development was serving as deputy director of the Logan County Development Authority. Dennis is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at Oklahoma University and the Community Development Institute of West Virginia University, and he is a Certified Business Retention Specialist with Business Retention and Expansion International.


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Krista Hoffman
Business Retention Program and Special Projects Manager
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Krista knows business from all angles, inside and out, having served 20 years as President and Manager of her family’s manufacturing business before entering economic development. She also knows Jefferson County inside and out as a native who currently lives in the area with her husband David and son Jacob. And as she continually enhances her credentials—she is now a Certified Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator with Business Retention and Expansion International—Krista is always alert to new possibilities and opportunities for Jefferson County business. “Helping businesses here grow and prosper gives me great personal satisfaction,” she says.


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Anna Padilla
Administrative Assistant
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A graduate of Shepherd University with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history, Anna started her career in county government as the Commission Secretary/Grants Administrator with the Morgan County Commission. A native of Jefferson County, she now lives in the area with her husband Jay and their daughter Margot and says, “It’s gratifying to see Jefferson County really come into its own as a great place to do business, and to be part of the team that’s making it happen.”


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Ryan Snyder
Agriculture Development Program Coordinator
304-728-3255
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The fourth generation to live and work his family’s Shepherdstown farm, Ryan grew up learning the business at home and as an active member of 4-H and FFA, eventually earning an American FFA degree. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management and minors in agriculture and natural resources law, economics, and environmental economics. In 2021, he competed as a member of the team which won the prestigious WV Collegiate Business Plan Contest by developing a business plan for a local meat processing facility. “New technology and innovation are nurturing agribusiness success here, and it’s great to be on the front lines helping,” he says.


Chris Ross photo
Chris Ross
Real Estate Professional
304-268-2774
304-579-7349
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Chris Ross has been living and working in the Eastern Panhandle for over 25 years. The proud husband of over 20 years and father of four, he graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1995. He loves to give back to my community including coaching youth football and baseball, donating money and time to several not-for-profit organizations, and has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Chris values his role in the continued development of West Virginia's leading region in growth and innovation.

Having been in Real Estate since September of 2008 and being nominated for Rookie of the Year, Realtor of the Year, Top 30 under 30 in the nation, and being a former founding partner of Touchstone Realty, Chris understands exactly what you need in a Realtor when considering an important purchase—be it a single family home, land, business acquisition, or luxury listing. He can provide you with an expert-level assistance in your search for real estate in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

"My simple buying process will assure easy transactions and smooth transitions. As an active member of the community, I can relate to my customers on a personal level. I understand the concerns, as well as the potential, within today’s market. I strive to deliver results that guarantee satisfaction for my clients. I have sold 100’s of homes within 40 days of listing them during my career, topping the local market by almost 300%. I focus on using the latest technology and analysis to help you secure your dream home, an investment property, or even a commercial endeavor. Almost no one knows the local market better and it allows me to help all of my clients throughout all of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia."



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