Home   /   Blog  /  Archive by category "SA Podcast"

Category: SA Podcast

SA Conversations: Josh & Becky Kirk, Owners, MayLynn’s Creamery

November 25, 2020

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Josh and Becky Kirk, owners of MayLynn’s Creamery here in Lynchburg. They lend insight to the journey that made them small business owners, and how they connect with the community through their creamery. We learned a lot about one of our favorite local businesses on this podcast. Be sure to check it out!

This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Kaitlyn Skarstein & Andrew Reynolds, SA Blog Writers

October 30, 2020

On this episode of the podcast we get to know some of the writers for the SA blog. Kaitlyn Skarstein and Andrew Reynolds have been writing on the blog for years, contributing pieces that discuss everything from grief to frisbee golf. We get the inside scoop on why they decided to contribute and what motivates them in their passions and active consumption of culture. We know you’ll enjoy listening to these conversations, so put on those headphones and press play!

This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: James Ford, Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Lynchburg Association

September 18, 2020

On this week’s podcast we chatted with LU Alum and Marketing Coordinator for Downtown Lynchburg Association, James Ford. We talked about his time as a student here at Liberty, his career and life move to Arkansas, and his return to Lynchburg. He offers insight into what is happening downtown and his role at the Downtown Lynchburg Association, as well as some of his favorite things to do around town. We had a blast learning more about our friend and are sure you’ll enjoy the listen!


This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Block Party Artist Interviews

August 26, 2020

As we approach one of our favorite events, Block Party, we had the opportunity to chat with three of the artists who will be performing. This podcast sheds light on GAWVI, Angie Rose, and NICE.’s upcoming performances as well as their lives as performing artists. We had a blast interviewing such talented acts for the podcast and know you’ll enjoy the listen!


This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Fall Event/Concert Preview

August 17, 2020

With the semester about to kick off, we sat down to chat about our Fall 2020 calendar. While continuing to make improvements to our mainstay events, we have also added some new events to our schedule like the SA Workshop series and the Homecoming Carnival. With nearly 40 events this semester, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! Give it a listen to find out specific details about our upcoming events, as well as what we are doing to ensure the safety of all our guests.


This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director), and Avery Watts (Special Events Coordinator). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Tom Hayman, Owner and Roaster, Grains of Sense

July 31, 2020

We recently had the chance to sit down with Tom Hayman, the founder and roaster at Grains of Sense Coffee Roastery. Over a cup of iced coffee, Drew and Tom discuss what brought Tom to set up shop in Lynchburg, social responsibility within the coffee industry, and much more. This episode is worth checking out, and pairs well with a cup of coffee!

This podcast features Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Joy Cover, President of Freedom 4/24

June 26, 2020

On our latest episode, we had the honor of talking with Joy Cover, the President of Freedom 4/24. In addition to discussing all that Freedom 4/24 does in the fight against human trafficking, we also learn how Joy ended up at the local non-profit. She also goes through a few different ways you can get involved with Freedom 4/24 to help put an end to human trafficking domestically and internationally. We loved the conversation and know you will too! Enjoy!

This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), and Drew Snavely (Special Events Coordinator). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Kelli Diaz, Recruitment Coordinator at CASA of Central Virginia

April 9, 2020

We had so much fun having Kelli Diaz, Recruitment Coordinator at CASA of Central Virginia, on the podcast! She has a heart for non-profit work and for her community in general. She began working in the non-profit world years ago, and she tells us about why she became involved in the organizations she has been with. We also discuss her favorite current TV shows, why she loves Lynchburg events so much, and more! (And by the way, she’s Erin’s mom, so that’s special!)

This podcast features Erin Diaz Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

Listen on Apple or Spotify Podcasts

SA Conversations: Geoff Kershner

March 12, 2020

Recently on the podcast, we chatted with Geoff Kershner, the Executive Director of the Academy Center of the Arts. We had great conversation with him about what made him become interested in crossing over his passion for the arts and his career. He has transformed the Academy into what it is today, which is something we discuss as well. Check it out!

This podcast features Erin Diaz Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Joel Coleman, Managing Photographer at Liberty

February 19, 2020

We recently had a conversation with our old friend, Joel Coleman, who works as Managing Photographer in the Marketing department at Liberty. If you’re unsure of what exactly a Managing Photographer does, you’re in luck! In this episode, Joel discusses what he does day in and day out, how he got his start in photography, and why he was fearful to turn his passion into his day job at first. We had a great time catching up with him about his current entertainment interests and hearing about the concerts he’s attended lately. Tune in to learn more about Joel Coleman!

This podcast features Erin Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.