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TYLER

DANIEL
BRUCH

BOWERSOCK
3 8 YE AR S OLD
Owner/Physical Therapist, University PT

3 2 Y E A R S OLD
Police Officer, Sergeant of Regional DUI Task
Force, Roanoke County Police Department

"THE ROANOKE REGION CONTINUES TO
T R A N S F O R M I N T O A N O U T D O O R P L AY G R O U N D . . . "

"I ENJOY HELPING ASSIST MEMBERS OF OUR
COMMUNITY IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE."

Tyler Bowersock has been a leading orthopedic, sports medicine physical therapist in the region for the last decade. He was the first person in his family to
graduate college and, after moving to Roanoke in 2006, he launched University
PT in 2010, eventually building his business to three locations with a staff of 25
employees. He further expanded into the health and fitness world by opening
RunAbout Sports with his wife. "Nearly every day we are working to rehab patients who have suffered through various injuries or coaching people on how to
improve their fitness, which can have transformational effects on people's lives,"
Bowersock says. "I have witnessed people needing assistance to walk through
our doors who literally work back up to running. I've seen others who were previously sedentary make such lifestyle changes, they work up to doing marathons.
... to sit back and think we could have had an impact on that is pretty cool."

Since Daniel Bruch was a kid, he knew he wanted to be a police officer. After
majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and graduating
from Lynchburg College, Bruch has worked for the Roanoke County Police
Department since 2010, adding multiple roles to his responsibilities,
including but not limited to, the Community Policing Coordinator, the Traffic
Enforcement Unit, the Bicycle Response Team Squad Leader, creating Roanoke
County's first Youth Police Academy and facilitating the Citizen's Public Safety
Academy. "Each position has been a learning experience and has taught me a
different skill set to help me better serve our community," Bruch says. "I enjoy
getting to know the citizens who make this community great, as well as letting
them get to know me, not just as a police officer but as a normal citizen just like
them. ... These relationships have helped me become a better police officer."

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G RA D UAT E OF LEA D ERSHIP ROA NOK E VA LLEY
RCP D 'S 2 0 1 4 T RA F F IC OF F ICER OF T HE YEA R
RCP D 'S 2 0 1 1 ROOK IE OF T HE YEA R

JENNIFER
CROOK

JESSIE
COFFMAN

3 3 Y E A R S OLD
Attorney, OPN Law, PLC

3 7 YE AR S OLD
Director of Philanthropy, United Way of
Roanoke Valley

"MY PASSION IS GIVING MY TIME IN SERVICE
TO OTHERS."

" I A M S O P R O U D O F T H E G R E AT E V E N T S W E
H A V E B E E N A B L E T O AT T R A C T . . . "

Jessie Coffman, a native of Botetourt County and graduate of Hollins
University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, is no stranger to
volunteerism, as she spent summers splitting her time as a teen candy striper at
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and volunteering at the Science Museum
of Western Virginia. Even her college application essay was on the importance
of volunteering and its impact on her life. At UWRV, Coffman utilizes staff and
volunteer resources to enhance philanthropic opportunities, as well as organizes
and implements special events for the organization. She is co-organizer and
speaker coordinator for the Women's March held in Roanoke in 2018, as well
as the co-founder of Cook Your Culture, an organization that brings people
of all backgrounds together to share meals and stories. "I love how much you
can learn about and from our neighbors just by showing up to the wealth of
community events in our region," she says.

Jennifer Crook is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Washington and Lee
School of Law, serves as lead counsel for criminal, civil and administrative trials
in state and federal court and is a Guardian ad Litem for incapacitated adults. As
an adjunct professor at the Washington and Lee School of Law, she is facilitating
a program for a medical legal partnership that provides a unique service to
the community for cancer patients. When not in the courtroom, she serves as
secretary for the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley and is a board member
for the West End Center for Youth, where she is also the race director for the
annual Spooky Spring. She developed the idea for the "Love Where You Live"
Trifecta Race Series, featuring three 5K races that benefit local nonprofits. Crook
loves the various programs and events in our region, believing it enriches the
area by making it a more welcoming place. "I enjoy being a part of a community
that prioritizes a healthy work-life balance and rewards spending time outdoors,
including on our great greenways and blueways," she says.

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