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Behind the Scenes in Tidewater

66 EpisodesProduced by Joshua GriffinWebsite

We go behind the scenes with some of the best businesses, philanthropy, community involvement, and news in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Each episode includes some behind-the-scenes wisdom, stories, and even a discount sometimes!Hosts Erica Hinkle and Joshua Griffin bring the questions and fresh p… read more

66 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Coaching kids for the right reasons! Devon Kay; Head Coach of Hampton Roads Whalers a 14U Hockey Team in Chesapeake VA

September 15th, 2021

41:06

Devon Kay; Head Coach of Hampton Roads Whalers a 14U Hockey Team in Chesapeake VA

Whaler Nation, initiated in 1999 and formed as GHRTHA (Greater Hampton Roads Travel Hockey Association), was designed to provide a …

Making folks feel Good! Kati Lambert; Licensed Massage Therapist; Owner of Hampton Migraine Massage

September 3rd, 2021

37:05

We specialize in alleviating chronic pain and finding solutions that work. From the moment you step foot in the door, our aim is enabling your body's …

You can save a life! Organ donation with Susan Radosta; an Organ Transplant recipient that has been featured in the Williamsburg Nextdoor Magazine and Virginia Gazette.

August 6th, 2021

41:03

Susan Radosta; an Organ Transplant recipient that has been featured in the Williamsburg Nextdoor Magazine and Virginia Gazette.

Susan shares some of …

Jo Campbell, Care Coordinator for a Virginia Medicaid managed Care Organization, Norfolk; Resources folks don't know about that's available to them!

July 18th, 2021

30:34

Jo Campbell is an experienced nurse with a demonstrated 10+ year history working in the mental health care industry serving both the adolescent and …

Jeff Walker. Former USAF B-52 navigator and JAG, award-winning and international bestselling historical fiction author, Williamsburg

May 19th, 2021

38:35

From Jeff's website: I was raised in a dying one-industry town smack in the middle of Flyover Country. I came up a Chicago Cubs fan, subsisting on a diet of Hostess fruit pies and Pepsi in glass bottles. I checked out …

Jason and Brandi McNeely, Heroic Apparel, Toano; Active duty military, corporate America, and a 4 year old and new business!

May 3rd, 2021

26:56

Jason and Brandi McNeely, active duty military, owners of Heroic Apparel in Toano VA 

Heroic Apparel was born out of a desire to create something …

Kevin Clark Jones, Athletic Director at Hampton Christian Academy, General Manager at Silver Hand Meadery, co-Owner of Mangata Coffee and Tea, Hampton

April 20th, 2021

31:33

Kevin Clark Jones is a busy man... He's Athletic Director at Hampton Christian Academy, General Manager at Silver Hand Meadery,and  co-Owner of Mangata Coffee and Tea.

Hampton Christian Academy exists as a …

CJ McDonald, Under the Stars Lavender Farm, Gloucester, Pivoting to grow an amazing business!

April 5th, 2021

28:15

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Under the Stars Farm was born out of the desire to bridge a gap, find a solution and create …

April Fools Erica!

April 1st, 2021

1:30

Listen to the joke we played on Erika today! Tidewater’s first swingers club?!

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Jean Howard, CA&J Farm, Mathews, This farm is amazing and inviting!

March 31st, 2021

32:53

An Herb Farm Sharing the Joy of Natural Good Health to the Beat of the Drums!

Jean is a trained Community Herbalist & Drum Circle Facilitator, working with our Farm Team to promote Natural Wellness Education through …

Liz Lyon, R.I.S.P., Urbanna, Helping Kids overcome!

March 20th, 2021

28:48

Liz Lyon has an MS in psychology, is a qualified child mental health provider, and has a BS in exercise physiology with concentration in community …

Harley Barker, Serial entrepreneur, Gloucester

March 15th, 2021

47:27

This may be the most explosive show yet!  Harley shares how he went from rock bottom to the top of the mountain.  After being shot twice, Harley survived and picked up the pieces to go on to being a serial entrepreneur, …

Alexa Rae, Williamsburg, Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with CMS Mortgage Solutions

March 7th, 2021

29:21

Local expert, author and Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer, Alexa Rae!

From https://alexagetmeamortgage.com/

Alexa is known for her elite customer service and transparency. She prides herself on taking extra time to ensure …

Danielle Cavazos and Megan Buhmann, Tidewater Music Therapy, Yorktown. Helping others, they've found their calling

January 27th, 2021

27:13

Danielle and Megan, certified music therapists, share their passion, history, and wisdom about music therapy and how it can help others reach their goals in life.  They go behind the scenes and so much more.  They're …

Saving the world and addressing racism all in one show!

January 24th, 2021

34:06

Erica and Joshua share their hobbies and why they make a difference in their lives.  Going "Behind the Scenes" with this episode and sharing why their hobbies help others.

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Eric Thomas, Rival Digital, Virginia Beach, Finding a niche in marketing

January 16th, 2021

24:15

Today we go behind the scenes with Eric Thomas. Eric is president of Rival Digital. Explains explains how his company helps HVAC businesses in more than one way. Check it out!

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Deidre McClellan, Notable Jewels, Virginia Beach, Out of the box thinking for small business in Tidewater

January 11th, 2021

13:31

Deidra makes jewelry for people that love original and unique accessories. Her jewelry reflects different moods and styles. She creates for you. Finally, she goes behind the scenes sharing a unique way her customers can …

Robert Pegram, S&A Exterior Services, Yorktown, Finding unique services in growth

December 31st, 2020

23:43

Robert Pegram, owner of S&A Exterior Services talks about the growth his company is experiencing and shares some of the unique services his company is offering.

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Ebony Nickens, Home Care Associates, Gloucester, Top notch care for loved ones

December 18th, 2020

19:06

Today’s guess was Ebony Nickens. She is owner and partner at Home Care Associates. They offer top-notch care for your loved ones and she talks about what makes them different. Check it out!

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We’re back! After a long break, we do some catching up and share some of our holiday favorites.

November 19th, 2020

1:05:48

Erica and Josh took a break for a little while and this episode is our first episode back from our break. We do some catching up and share some …

Aaron and Justine McFarland, Tupelo Farm and Garden, Urbanna, This couple rocks!

May 15th, 2020

49:08

Aaron and Justine McFarland, co-owners of Tupelo Farm and Garden in Urbanna, Virginia y’all about their unique farm and how they’re bringing back the things we have been missing. Even lightning bugs! They focus on the …

Jason Bulgin, CJC services, Gloucester, finding rare gems is just another day at work

April 22nd, 2020

53:16

Jason Bulgin owner of CJC servicesin Gloucester Virginia goes behind the scenes with his business and talks about some of the cool things he has come …

Bonus episode! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes! Part 2 of 2

April 1st, 2020

52:23

Tiger documentaries, the new loan program, and a rant about toilet paper. You’ve got to listen to this episode! Part 2 of 2

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Bonus Episode! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes! Part 1 of 2

April 1st, 2020

40:28

Tiger documentaries, the new loan program, and a rant about toilet paper. You’ve got to listen to this episode! Part 1 of 2

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Part 2 of 2. Bonus episode! What to do when quarantined.

March 22nd, 2020

38:50

Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined. Erica and Josh go behind the scenes with some ideas of what to do on a day you find yourself quarantined.

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Part 1 of 2. Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined.

March 22nd, 2020

39:39

Bonus episode! What to do when you’re quarantined. Erica and Josh go behind the scenes with some ideas of what to do on a day you find yourself quarantined.

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Candice Greathouse, Greathouse Home Services, Hampton, Exterior cleaning with top notch hospitality!

March 10th, 2020

31:51

Candice Greathouse, co-owner of Greathouse Home Services in Hampton goes behind the scenes with her and husband’s family owned business. She shares how they’ve become the best at exterior cleaning homes with top notch …

Mason Murawski, Murawski Photography, Yorktown, Memories in life can be captured!

March 3rd, 2020

56:15

Mason Murawski, owner of Murawski Photography in Yorktown shares how he’s honed craft getting better and better while collaborating with those he …

Reenie and Maria Moss Fraser, Vital Wellness and Fitness and Knead to Heal, Yorktown

February 29th, 2020

37:44

Reenie and Maria Moss Fraser owners of Vital Wellness and Fitness and Knead to Heal. Partners in business and in life! Reenie is a massage therapist and a medical massage practitioner and Maria is a certified personal …

Caitlin Pistone Brannon, Ricks Cheese Steak Shop, Williamsburg, she does it all! Check it out!

February 25th, 2020

51:35

Caitlin Pistone Brannon, head server, blogger, actress, and singer. Featured in the Good Neighbor magazine.
At Ricks Cheese Steak Shop, it’s a family affair with everyone doing their part. Check out this episode and find …

Bonus episode! Steps to starting a business part two

February 22nd, 2020

1:00:55

Part 2! Josh and Erica go behind the scenes on how to start a business. So many folks don’t understand how easy it can be as long as you know the …

John Polson, Realtor, investor, and serial entrepreneur goes behind the scenes with the up and downs

February 19th, 2020

50:03

John Polson, Realtor, investor, and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur goes behind the scenes with the ups and downs in real estate and just …

Dawn Brotherton, Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC, shares the ins and outs of publishing a book

February 18th, 2020

48:45

Dawn Brotherton, owner and founder of Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC shares the ins and outs of publishing a book. We learned a lot on this one! And she has a new book coming out on audio!

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Kristine James, Hampton Roads Paranormal Society, Hayes, spooky stories and proof of ghosts!

February 17th, 2020

54:45

Kristine James, founder of Hampton Roads Paranormal Society in Hayes, Virginia. She tells some spooky stories, and we get to hear proof of ghosts! No charge!

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Sonya Byrd, Elite Assistants, Williamsburg Virginia, more than just an answering service

February 10th, 2020

40:29

Sonya Byrd owner of Elite Assistants in Williamsburg, Virginia shares how her business is more than just an phone answering service. Her clients and joy services that go above and beyond helping them grow and stay on …

Bonus episode! Steps to starting a business part one

February 1st, 2020

1:26:25

Josh and Erica go behind the scenes on how to start a business. So many folks don’t understand how easy it can be as long as you know the steps. …

Georgina Boman, Virginia’s River Realm, Weems, how to get people to visit a small town

January 30th, 2020

46:13

Georgina Boman, the Events and Marketing Coordinator with Virginia’s River Realm, shares all the things that they are doing to showcase the amazing area around the Rappahannock River. So many great restaurants and …

Bonus episode: Josh and Erica’s favorite podcasts

January 29th, 2020

1:10:05

Josh and Erica have a chat and discuss their favorite podcasts that they listen to. …

Li Cara, Unleash Your Light, Williamsburg, good energy and the good life

January 28th, 2020

46:28

Li Cara, Author and host of the book and show of the same name, “Unleash Your Light” goes behind the scenes with some of her thoughts. She shares how her struggles turned from darkness to a light filled, amazing, and …

Adam Bridwell, Southeast Virginia Paranormal Investigations, Gloucester, Investigating the unknown

January 26th, 2020

45:40

Adam Bridwell, investigator with Southeast Virginia Paranormal Investigations goes behind the scenes with the unknown, the scary, and the paranormal. He shares some detailed stories of some of his experiences!

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Bonus episode. Tidewater activities

January 25th, 2020

1:01:14

Erica and Josh share some of the activities you can do in the Tidewater area!

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Tiffany Boyle, Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue

January 23rd, 2020

39:56

Tiffany Boyle, Newport News commissioner of the revenue goes behind the scenes sharing the ends and outs of a challenging position and how she is succeeding!

With a background in the public and private sector as both an …

Leslie Walsh, YMCA, Kilmarnock, “We want you here!”

January 22nd, 2020

47:26

Leslie Walsh, Membership Experience Director at the Northern Neck YMCA goes Behind the Scenes with the Y. She shares some new things coming out and even a discount for new members. Listen until the end!

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Welby Whiting Fairlie, International Student Exchange, Williamsburg, lifelong connections

January 18th, 2020

55:11

Welby Whiting Fairlie is a Regional Manager for International Student Exchange. After traveling to some amazing places early in life, she found her calling by making connections that can sometimes grow being a lifelong …

Tabitha, Nevermore Paranormal Events, Port Haywood, ghost stories and spooky events

January 15th, 2020

38:52

Tabitha is owner of Nevermore Paranormal events. She goes behind the scenes on some spooky stories and paranormal events! This might be the scariest episode yet!

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Season finale! Joshua Griffin, Griffin Air, Hartfield, HVAC, Plumbing, and ductwork cleaning

January 14th, 2020

43:59

This is the season 1 finale! To cap an amazing season, we go Behind the Scenes with Joshua’s business, Griffin Air! He goes behind the scenes on what Griffin Air is offering that no one is else is. Stay tuned to the end …

Chastity Corbett, founder and CEO of Social Butterflies Foundation, helping others

January 13th, 2020

49:03

Chastity Corbett, founder and CEO of Social Butterflies Foundation shares her story and how her nonprofit is helping others and their struggle with lupus and fibromyalgia. What an awesome lady and inspiration!

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Bonus episode! Go behind the scenes with Behind the Scenes! Josh and Erica brainstorm episode ideas

January 8th, 2020

1:12:22

We were talking about future episodes and decided to turn on the recorder. Have an idea for an episode? Please let us know at Tidewaterpodcast@gmail.com.

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Lemander Haley, Haley’s Roofing and Construction, Newport News, Woman owned business rocking it!

January 6th, 2020

34:18

Check out this episode! What an awesome lady! Lemander Haley goes behind the scenes with her business Haley’s Roofing and Construction LLC. She …

Bonus episode! Josh and Erica‘s hidden gems only locals know about in the Tidewater Area.

January 4th, 2020

1:15:22

Erica and Josh go behind the scenes in this bonus episode and sharing some of their favorite hidden gyms, areas that only locals know about. You have to check out this episode. You may not agree with that spots they …

Nicole Sealey, Seal Estate Service, Norfolk, “The stager that slays!”

January 1st, 2020

34:50

Nicole Sealey owner of Seal Estate Services in Norfolk, Virginia shares why she’s the “The stager that slays!” She goes Behind the Scenes with her …

Wesley Bowen, The Office Bar and Grille, Gloucester, Great food and live entertainment each night

December 27th, 2019

31:21

Wesley Bowen owner of The Office Bar and Grille in Gloucester Virginia goes behind the scenes with his business sharing how he’s been so successful …

Clarise Hicks, Psalms in Service LLC, Newport News, Multi talented and tons of services

December 26th, 2019

31:36

Clarise Hicks CEO of Psalms in Service LLC in Newport News shares about her full entertainment business including multiple services. She has learned …

Matt Chambers, Squared Away Entertainment, Williamsburg, DJ, trivia events, digital photo booth

December 21st, 2019

32:51

Matt Chambers owner of Squared Away Entertainment goes behind the scenes with his business. He offers DJ services, trivia events, and a digital photo booth for all kinds of awesome events. He shares how the military …

Pete and Cindy Walker, Williamsburg gymnastics, Williamsburg, gymnastics, fun, and becoming a ninja!

December 20th, 2019

34:40

Pete and Cindy Walker, owners of Williamsburg gymnastics go behind the scenes with their business sharing stories about being married, earning a business, and coaching gymnastics. Gymnastics helps other athletes to! And …

Michael Merritt, Siren Skate Shop, Norfolk, skate boards, roller derby, scooters, bike repair!

December 20th, 2019

19:55

Michael Merritt owner of Siren Skate Shop goes behind the scenes with his business in Norfolk Virginia. He shares that his shop is expanding and …

Toni Cary, BellaLu Jewelry, Williamsburg, custom jewelry isn’t customary here

December 18th, 2019

23:05

Toni Cary shares why she got into making custom jewelry. She is known for creating connections with customers and having her jewelry tell a story. She goes behind the scenes and shares a new and exciting launch coming …

Cole Malise, Friday’s Marine, Saluda, Quality boat repairs are what this Suzuki dealer is known for!

December 18th, 2019

22:23

Cole Malise, owner of Friday’s Marine shares some behind-the-scenes tips and wisdom on boat repairs. Despite starting his business young, Cole has …

Ryan Hudson, Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar, Deltaville, this restaurant is an experience!

December 16th, 2019

39:06

Behind the scenes with Ryan Hudson, a managing partner and owner of Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar in Deltaville, Virginia. Ryan shares multiple stories …

Erica Hinkle, Erika Hinkle Events LLC, Gloucester, she can relieve stress on a special day

December 15th, 2019

38:43

Erica Hinkle talks about how she can relieve stress on a special day or during your event. Her proven approach allows a solution for every scenario. …

Kayla Lilly, RNK Woodworking, Saluda, custom woodworking, shining in a male-dominated industry

December 14th, 2019

28:38

We interviewed Kayla Lilly, owner of RNK woodworking. After starting over when moving to a new area, Kayla found a new passion. She talks about all …

Joseph Ash, Baeplex, Williamsburg, leadership through martial arts. Programs for all.

December 13th, 2019

29:43

Nationally recognized martial arts professional, author, speaker, and owner of Baeplex, Joseph Ash explains there’s more to teaching martial arts than just had a punch. Kids learn leadership skills and self-confidence …

Whitney Law, Start Small Think Big Marketing, Mathews, Marketing is more than just numbers

December 12th, 2019

24:58

Whitney Law, Owner of Start Small Think Big Marketing goes through some behind the scenes of how she helps other businesses win in marketing. Finding …

Karen Lawson, Creative Chameleon, Gloucester, architectural photography, drone pilot, 3-D imaging

December 11th, 2019

39:06

Karen Lawson owns Creative Chameleon in Gloucester Virginia. Aside from helping out the community doing all sorts of volunteering in philanthropy, …

Kim Meyer, Sole Luna Yoga, Williamsburg. Anyone can learn yoga. Huge benefits.

December 9th, 2019

20:26

Today we sat down with Kim Meyer, owner of Sole Luna Yoga in Williamsburg Virginia. She has specialized yoga classes for smaller groups, beginners, …

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