Because we are an all volunteer board, we are always looking for new people to join our team. Not only does it look great on your resume, but you can make lifelong friendships via your involvement.
Our fundraising can always use great new ideas and talent, so please don’t hesitate! Meet up with our activities committee, come to some events, and if you enjoy it, take one of our open board positions!
Your board involvement comes with many benefits, namely free entry into ALL of our Square Society events, along with special board member pricing for your date!
Handle all accounting, checking accounts, audits, and more. Organization is a must!
Help plan our ongoing activities! This is one of the most fun positions!
Handle volunteer management. Help us recruit new volunteers, and manage the schedule for each event.
Public Relations Committee
Assist in various areas of marketing such as Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, and website development!
Welcome new members and get involved with recruiting new members! Also help with finding membership specials around town.
Help plan and run our largest event! This annual beer festival takes a lot of work but is a ton of fun!
Meet Our team
Born in Richmond, raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (EAGLES!!), I relocated to the Star City to study English Literature at Hollins University where I earned my BA and MAT degrees. I am currently employed with Roanoke County Schools as a kindergarten teacher as well as Northside High School’s Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor head track coach. I am an avid runner having completed more than 80 marathons, including conquering 26.2 in all fifty states. My passion for running lured me to join the Square Society initially, however, my experience collaborating with professionals throughout the valley whilst attending various events sealed the deal with this extraordinary organization. I look forward to seeing you out and about!
Vice President, Microfestivus
I’m Jenna and I’m the Volunteer Coordinator for Square Society. After growing up in the Roanoke Valley, I moved to NYC and then DC after college. Last year I relocated back to Roanoke. I enjoy sarcastic comments, inappropriate jokes, and Harry Potter. I joined Square Society after the 2017 Membership Drive and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with The Square Society. The Square Society appealed to me because I wanted to network and socialize with other outgoing people and get involved with Downtown Roanoke.
My name is Sara Dill! I was born and raised in Roanoke. I went to college at Virginia Tech and am a die-hard Hokie fan! After school I moved north for four years and just recently moved back to Roanoke. I joined the Square Society board as a way to meet new people in the area. I think being a member of the society is a great way to socialize, explore and form new friendships. Being a part of the activities committee has enhanced my social calendar and made me get out to experience new things.
Barry Wirt, Jr
Microfestivus, Public Relations
Barry is a graduate of the University of Virginia and owns and manages a national life insurance agency, Premier Life Strategies. He is actively involved in various charitable organizations, including founding the Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum (Kidsquare). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (Center in the Square), which is the recipient of all of Square Society’s donations. In his free time, he enjoys golf and hanging out with his amazing wife, Maygon, his newborn daughter Blake, and their two dogs, Elsa and Gidget.
Hi, I’m Alicia! I grew up in Roanoke and adore everything about the star city. I went to Liberty university where I received my bachelors in accounting and really enjoy working in that field. I love snowboarding and I volunteer my time during the winter season as a mountain guide at snowshoe. I like checking out events in the downtown area and that’s what gravitated me towards joining the board. I hardly ever missed a square event and wanted to help raise more money. If you see me out and about or at an event, come say hey!
Hi, I’m Kayla! I grew up in Lynchburg and studied dietetics at JMU – go Dukes! I moved to Roanoke in 2012 to further my career as a dietitian. I’m proud to say Star City is my home as I’ve met so many wonderful people here over the years, including my husband! We’ve enjoyed attending many Square Society events over the years, which prompted me to join this successful organization. Hope you’re able to catch some of our events, and we look forward to meeting you!
When I’m not in the office or at a Square Society event, you can find me on the trails with my mountain bike or relaxing by the lake with my pup. I also love to travel and have been to over 16 countries. I joined the Square Society after I move back to Roanoke to meet new people. Now I’m on the board so I can help put on some awesome events that gives back to our community!
A native of the Roanoke Valley, Brian is a graduate of Salem High School and 2005 graduate of Roanoke College, with a BA in History and Elementary Education. He has spent his career teaching in Roanoke City Schools for over 12 years in various elementary levels. He has served on the Square Society Board of Directors as co-chairs of the Cocktail Crawl and Black and White Masquerade Ball. In his spare time, he enjoys music, running, and enjoying all that our beautiful region has to offer.
Activities, Public Relations
My name is Joey and I’m a graduate student living in downtown Roanoke. After spending a few years working as a firefighter/paramedic in Pittsburgh, I came to Roanoke to attend physician assistant school. I quickly found the Square Society and loved how active they were in Roanoke, so I joined up. Hope to see you at our events!
Trevor McKinley is our graphics specialist and you can find him at night slinging drinks at Fork in the Market.
Steve Brandtner is one of our Membership Chairs and you can always find him at our events with his name tag on! He’s the life of the Square Society party and if you see him out and about, make sure to say hey!
Chip Hairston is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College who resides in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. He is a pharmaceutical sales representative and enjoys golfing, traveling, and being a board member of the Square Society.
My name is Eric Wise and I was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. After living in Richmond, VA for a few years I decided to move back to Roanoke. Since, I have worked and volunteered with various local non for profits in the area. Serving on the board for the Square Society helps me engage with new people in the community and continue to give back to our local businesses.
Originally from Ypsilanti, MI, Sarah relocated to Roanoke to get her BA at Hollins, and then back to MI to get her MFA. Now she’s back in Roanoke once again, ready to volunteer for the arts. In her spare time, Sarah likes to travel (14 countries and counting), do yoga, and bike the greenway with her wolfdog. You can often find Sarah singing karaoke at Fork. She is excited to give back to the community once again and help organize volunteers for various events around Roanoke.