Melinda serves as Area Manager for HHHunt’s Apartment Living Division and oversees properties in Blacksburg, VA and Glen Allen, VA including Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments. Melinda began her career in the multifamily industry in 1997. She maintains the National Apartment Association designations of National Apartment Leasing Professional, Certified Apartment Manager, and Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor, and has served the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce in a leadership and advisory capacity for more than a decade. Melinda was honored in 2017 with the New River Valley Apartment Council’s Industry Achievement Award for her contributions to the multifamily housing industry.
Mendy Sink has a long history with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments. She joined HHHunt in 1999 and is now the Associate Property Manager. She is an alumna of Virginia Tech and has called Blacksburg home for decades. Mendy is certified through the National Apartment Association as a Certified Apartment Manager and National Apartment Leasing Professional, and she also serves on the Virginia Apartment Management Association and New River Valley Apartment Council Advisory Committee. Mendy loves working with team members to ensure residents are proud to call the community home. She and her husband have two daughters, and the family owns a catering business and farm operation in the New River Valley.
Rebecca Darling joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartment Homes in 2008 and is the Assistant Community Manager. Originally from Smith Mountain Lake, VA, Rebecca’s favorite part of working at Foxridge and Hethwood is interacting with residents whether in person, through social media, or by organizing various events for residents and prospective residents. In her free time, she enjoys reading (her favorite novels are from the “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Maas), swimming, and diving. In fact, Rebecca and her husband both love to travel and dive, and try not to visit the same place twice!
Missy Bingman is an Administrative Assistant who started her career with HHHunt in 2006. Born and raised in Blacksburg, VA Missy enjoys the fast-paced working environment at Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments and learns something new every day. Her favorite cuisine is Mexican (the spicier the better), and in her free time, she enjoys watching HGTV and getting ideas for home improvement projects. Missy and her husband love to go on cruises, especially to Florida.
Janice Steele joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartment Homes as a Leasing Consultant in 2008 and now serves as Office/Renewal Coordinator. Originally from St. James, Barbados, Janice is a two-time recipient of the New River Valley Apartment Council’s Leasing Consultant of the Year, and she loves meeting new people and growing relationships with residents. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her daughter, and cooking Caribbean dishes and trying out new recipes.
Alivia Tripp, an Asheville, NC native, joined the Foxridge and Hethwood Team in 2020 as a Leasing Consultant. She is passionate about the apartment living industry and helping individuals find their home. Alivia enjoys going to concerts and the outdoors, and spends her free time crafting and home gardening.
Jessica Bartlett joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments as a Leasing Consultant in 2020. A Fredericksburg, VA native, Jessica serves on HHHunt’s Diversity Council and is pursuing her Certified Apartment Leasing Professional designation through the National Apartment Association. She loves reading (her favorite book is “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy) and eating Korean BBQ. She is a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo – all her siblings are second degrees or higher! Outside work, Jessica enjoys going to breweries, thrifting, and hiking.
Hannah Blankenship started her career with HHHunt in 2020. Originally from Pearisburg, VA in Giles County, Hannah loves being able to collaborate with other team members. Previously Hannah taught in Radford and Giles Public Schools. She is a fan of fantasy (the novel “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson and “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy are at the top of her favorites list) and enjoys arts and crafts, especially knitting and cross stitch. Hannah shares her home with an orange tabby cat and hopes to travel the world in the future.
Yeji McGruther, originally from St. Louis, MO, joined HHHunt in 2018 as a Leasing Consultant. Her favorite part of the job is that no two days are the same at Foxridge and Hethwood. Yeji previously spent almost 10 years working for a newspaper. She loves reading books, particularly nonfiction and fiction books about shipwrecks, watching Korean soap operas, and playing video games with her husband. Yeji supports the St. Louis Cardinals and has been known to butt heads with Chicago Cubs fans.
Gracie Slusser majored in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. While most of her professional background is in country clubs and hotels, she embarked on a career in apartment living at Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2021 as a Leasing Consultant. Gracie, who was born and raised in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg/ VA area, loves spending time with her family, including a Golden Retriever named Rosie, and dining on Mexican cuisine.
Originally from Lenoir, North Carolina, Jan Soots joined HHHunt as a Leasing Consultant in June 2021. After two decades working in health care she is excited to be part of the multifamily industry. In her free time, Jan loves to bake and listen to '90s music. She also is a lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox.
Jordan Bower, Maintenance Supervisor with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments, joined the team in 2011 while completing his HVAC education. He found he enjoyed working with HHHunt so much, he decided to stay after he finished his schooling. Originally from Elliston, VA Jordan started his career as a welding apprentice before transitioning to HVAC. Jordan’s passion outside work is farming. With the help of his two boys he runs Bryerhill Farms, where he raises dozens of beef cattle, sheep, pigs, and the occasional goat. His favorite film is “Of Mice and Men,” and his favorite food is a medium rare steak.
Michael Price is the Custodial Supervisor for Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments. Originally from Christiansburg, VA he joined HHHunt in 2013. Michael has experience in the landscaping industry and has a Universal EPA Certificate in addition to having completed the HVAC program at New River Community College. He and his wife, Theresa, have a daughter, and they share their home with a dog and a cat. Michael loves outdoor activities, and his favorite books are “Band of Brothers” by Stephen Ambrose and “11/22/63” by Stephen King.
William Rhoades has been with HHHunt since 1995 and serves as Grounds Supervisor at Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments. Born and raised in Blacksburg, VA he finds teaching new team members one of the most fulfilling parts of his career. An avid fisherman and hunter, William has a soft spot for a good T-bone steak, and his ambition is to catch a record-setting Muskie.
Joshua Christian is from Narrows, VA and is a Lead Maintenance Technician with the Foxridge and Hethwood Team. He started his HHHunt career in 2017 but has been in the maintenance industry for most of his professional career, and enjoys interacting with residents and helping people. Joshua is a man of many interests, with hobbies ranging from home remodeling to enjoying literature (his favorite books are Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” and Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad Poor Dad”). He is married with three children, and dreams of one day hang gliding in Dubai.
Michael Harris, Maintenance Technician, has been with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments since 2013 and enjoys the opportunity being a team member provides him to meet new people. Originally from Hillside, NJ, he loves to golf and work in his yard. His favorite book is “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, and his favorite film is “The Godfather.” Michael plans to some day visit his ancestral home in Ireland.
Douglas Hosey joined HHHunt in 2009, and has worked in appliance repair since 1994. A native of Riner, VA, he is a father of two girls, has a granddaughter, and a dog named Waylon. Douglas likes to watch comedy and action movies, and he enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing, and being at home in the country.
Robert Metzler is a Blacksburg, VA native. He joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2020, after beginning his maintenance career in the mid-1990s. He and his wife, Betty, have been married since 1990, and they have four children and three grandchildren. His favorite film is “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story,” and he has two antique cars that he enjoys taking to cruise-ins.
Cody Rhoades, a native of Blacksburg, VA, joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2012 and is a Maintenance Technician. When asked what he likes best about his job, Cody stated it’s that “he gets to do new things every day”. Cody loves eating bacon cheeseburgers and spending time with his fiancée and bloodhound. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing, and his favorite films are “Major Payne” and “Smokey and the Bandit.”
Travis Bandy has been with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments since 2020. Hailing from Shawsville, VA he has been working in the maintenance industry since 2001. In his spare time, Travis enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors with his wife, son and three dogs (two black and tans and a black lab), as well as savoring a fine steak.
Douglas Bryant joined the Foxridge and Hethwood Team in 2011, and says the best part of his job is constantly learning something new and being able to grow. A Blacksburg, VA native, Douglas is married and has a child and three dogs. In his free time, he enjoys bow hunting, fishing and watching “Godzilla” movies. His favorite novel is “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls.
Ronnie Songer has been with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments for more than a decade. While he started his career with HHHunt on the grounds team, he is now a painter and has almost three decades of experience in the industry. A Newport, VA native, Ronnie enjoys hunting and eating dishes made with venison. He and his wife have a son.
Ronald Smith, a Giles, VA native, celebrated 40 years with HHHunt in 2021. His career here has touched many departments, from grounds to maintenance, to his current position as Painter. Throughout his career with Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments he has had the opportunity to meet hundreds of people, each with a different perspective. Outside work, Ronald enjoys cooking, appreciating nature, and reading mystery novel or watching mystery movies.
Scott Bittinger, originally from Pilot, VA, joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2018. Scott is a member of our Grounds Team and appreciates that his career allows him to work outside. In his free time, Scott enjoys hunting and fishing with his dogs.
David Dickerson is a member of the Foxridge and Hethwood Grounds Team. He is a transplant from New Orleans, LA and has worked in grounds maintenance his entire life, with the last three decades spent with HHHunt! Outside work, David collects diecast cars and constructs miniature buildings, and he enjoys a good steak.
Ernest Kirk, Groundskeeper, joined the Foxridge and Hethwood Team in 2008. Originally from Seth, WV, he loves working outside and in his free time, can be found outside fishing and hunting. Ernest is married with a daughter, and he has a taste for Mexican food.
Luke Plumley, originally from Shady Spring, WV, joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2015 as Groundskeeper. When asked about his favorite aspect of his job with HHHunt, Luke stated it’s the family atmosphere of the community. Luke and his wife have a daughter, and outside of work, he enjoys hunting, playing games on his PlayStation 5, and enjoying a good steak.
Tim Price has worked with HHHunt for more than two decades and loves his work and working outside. A Blacksburg, VA native, Tim enjoys hunting, fishing, and demolition racing. His favorite books and films are “The Dark Elf” trilogy by R.A. Salvatore and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, respectively. Tim is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jill Burley, Custodian, joined HHHunt in 1997. A transplant from Cleveland, OH, Jill’s favorite thing about her career is meeting new people. Outside work, she enjoys reading the Bible and watching action movies, her favorite genre. Jill is married and has one child.
Antionette Hodge first joined the Foxridge and Hethwood Team part time in 1987, then joined the team full time in 1993. As a Custodian she loves meeting new residents and collaborating with her teammates. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her granddaughters), watching professional wrestling, and eating Mexican food. Her favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Antionette is a huge Hokies fan and is a staunch supporter of the Dallas Cowboys. She dreams of one day visiting Paris and Bora Bora.
Darla Richards, a Blacksburg, VA native, joined Foxridge and Hethwood Apartments in 2008. As a member of the Custodial Team, she enjoys getting to meet new people. In her free time, Darla loves to be outdoors, whether fishing, swimming, camping, walking her dogs, or playing with her grandchildren. She shares her home with three dogs and a cat. Darla’s favorite film is “Sweet Home Alabama,” and she is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts.
Kimberly Williams, originally from Giles County, VA, has been a Foxridge and Hethwood team member for three decades. As a Custodian, she gets to meet new people as part of her job, and Foxridge has been like a home away from home for her. Kimberly loves animals and has a cockatiel, however, she does not like snakes. She has three grandchildren with whom she loves spending time. In her free time, she likes watching “The Walking Dead” to gather ideas for saving people if an apocalypse occurs. Kimberly is a fan of Virginia Tech football and is looking forward to going to her first Hokies game with her friends.