Meet Our Staff/Board for 2021
Shannon holds a PhD degree in Education with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. Shannon has been involved in the areas of health and wellness for over twenty years. She has taught classes in the areas of health and fitness at many local colleges and is also a certified yoga instructor and has a background teaching dance specializing in ballroom styles. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the center and supervision of the programs, staff and instructors. Shannon has dedicated her life to teaching and education and she believes the arts help shape our individuality and identity thus transcending our divisions and celebrating our differences.
Shannon Hardwicke, Executive Director
Resa Mattson is our program coordinator. She has been a part of the June Bug family since 2019 when she volunteered here for her ACCE scholarship. She volunteered over 80 hours to complete her scholarship and earn 2 years of free community college. She has been accepted into Radford University and is majoring in Business while minoring in Theatre. Resa is heavily involved in the local theatre guild and loves being supportive for the students at the JBC. Resa teaches our Improv program as well as the Acting Up program.
Resa Mattson, Program Coordinator & Instructor
Loretta holds a degree in business from ECPI and is also assistant director, she is responsible for making sure funds are allocated to the correct program and used appropriately, balancing the finances monthly, payroll, assisting with grant writing and also day-to-day operations.
Loretta Gibson, Bookkeeper
Emily Gruver, President & Instructor
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in both Communications (Media Production) and Theatre. Before working at The June Bug Center, she worked as a video producer at Citizens Cooperative and a News Producer at WDBJ7. She is also co-founder of The Floyd Community Theatre Guild, which is part of The June Bug Center and has directed many of the young actors' productions such as Frozen, Big Bad Musical, Oz the Musical, and many others.
Tonya Hall, Secretary
Carol Volker, Treasurer
Carol’s first encounter with The June Bug Center was over ten years ago, when her daughter attended a JBC dance class. A fan ever since, Carol joined the board in 2018. Carol has over twenty years of administrative and fiscal experience working in educational, non-profit institutions, and she is currently a research administrator at Virginia Tech.