While earning her BA in English at Old Dominion University, Virginia worked as a Parts Professional at Advance Auto Parts and as an auto mechanic doing jobs on the side. In 2014, with degree in hand, she accepted a position as an Employment Specialist at local nonprofit, ForKids. Just over two years later, her need to be outdoors took over and she became an Environmental Educator and Program Co-Manager with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. While with CBF she worked to open students’ eyes to the importance of the environment and channeled their inspiration through earth-friendly art.  With a background in communications and a lifelong interest and involvement with the arts, Virginia now serves as Program and Office Manager with d’Art Center where she organizes classes, workshops, and partnerships with various agencies in Hampton Roads.  

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Tricia D. Hudson serves as the President and Owner of Strategic Solutions by Tricia, LLC. She provides fundraising counsel to a variety of non-profit clients. Tricia assists her clients in developing fundraising capacity, strategic plans, assessing campaign readiness, board development and marketing campaigns.  

She has been a Development Professional since 1996 and has served the nonprofit sector and higher education during that time. During her career, she has raised over $45 million dollars in support of various organizations and served on a number of boards in the Hampton Roads community.  

Tricia is a Past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served as the National Philanthropy Day Event Chairman.  She is currently a Founding Member of the Old Dominion University Women’s Initiative Network, a member of the George Mason University Alumni Association and Town Point Club.  During Tricia’s fundraising career she has been affiliated with Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan College, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Tricia received her B.A. in Government & Politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  

However, she is most proud of the relationships she has formed over the years in order to make her community a better place to live and work.

Virginia Parsons - Office and Programs Coordinator 

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Amanda Bradley - Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager

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Amanda is a Norfolk native, and her background consists of management, art, freelancing, communications, and working with non-profits.  Amanda is a photographer and graphic artist. She earned her BFA in Photography and Print Media in 2013 at Old Dominion University. Her photography focuses mostly on photo manipulation work, and has appeared in the PFAC Genesis show, the Amalgamation art exhibit, and several student art shows at ODU. After obtaining her BFA, Amanda started her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Bradley Depictions. Her design work has appeared in many local advertisements, events, and business logos, as well as commercials.  Amanda's true passion lies in poster design and typography.