VAB Board

Michael (Mike) D. Ball is the Senior Managing Director with BB&T Scott & Stringfellow.  His expertise is as the Financial Advisor and Regional Manager and a CPWA (Certified Private Wealth Advisor).  Mike is a Member of the IMCA (Investment Management Consultants Association). Mike graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Radford University and continued his education with the Securities Industry Institute from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mike enjoys tennis, cycling, skiing, hiking and river sports – a perfect fit at Verdun Adventure Bound!  He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Jenelle, son Charlie and faithful companion dog, Rocco Ball.

Kendal Blaser is a physical therapist and owner of Blaser Therapy, a private physical therapy office.  She has been practicing since 1985 and opened her own office in Warrenton in 1996.  A native to Baltimore, Maryland, Kendal graduated from Frostburg State University with a BS in Philosophy and later from Old Dominion University with a BS in Physical Therapy.

Kendal has been active in community service and youth development for over twenty years, specifically youth development when she began assisting with her son’s recreational sports teams and later when she was one of the founding members of the Fauquier County Youth Lacrosse League.  During her involvement with the league, she acted as Women’s Commissioner and Coach of the girl’s team.

Kendal has traveled with Dr. Snyder on medical mission trips to China and Haiti.  Kendal has been actively involved with Verdun Adventure Bound both as a board member and volunteer for over 10 years. She also serves on the Fauquier Free Clinic Board and is very active in both organizations’ fundraising events.

Mrs. Blaser has been married since 1986 to Tom Blaser and is the proud mother of their two sons, Sam and Tyler.

Jeff Hollis is a certified public accountant and has managed medical practices since 1990. He is currently the CEO of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Warrenton, Virginia. Jeff has served on Verdun’s board since 1997 and has served as the secretary and now the position of Treasurer. Jeff is excited about the growth at Verdun. He has witnessed the evolution of the organization it is today, and is proud to be a part of it.

Shelly Norden is an English/journalism teacher at Kettle Run High School in Nokesville, VA. She is the adviser of the award winning yearbook, newspaper and morning broadcast. This year she was named Teacher of the Year for Kettle Run and Teacher of the Year for VFW Post 9835.
In addition to teaching, she is one of four teachers in the state to serve on the VHSL Publications Committee, the governing organization for all public school publications and broadcasts. Prior to teaching, Shelly worked as an assignment editor and later producer for WPEC and Fox 29 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Shelly graduated with a BA in Communications from George Mason University.
This is her second year on the Board of Directors for Verdun. Prior to being on the board, Shelly spent two summers helping run summer camps for Verdun.
She currently resides in Broad Run, VA with her husband Chris, three Jack Russell Terriers, and an African Gray Parrot.

David M. Snyder “Doc” grew up in a military household as the son of a Navy Admiral.  His father’s service required the family to regularly move from one military base to another.  Doc changed schools several times, but always attended parochial schools.  He graduated from Georgetown University Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  His interests in medicine lead him to the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated in 1967.

Doc enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years where he served as a physician in Trauma Surgery and Ortho-Trauma Surgery in Vietnam and at the Bremerton Naval Hospital as an E.R. Physician & Orthopedic Surgery.  He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency, M.C.V. Richmond in 1975.

Doc is the co-founder of the Blue Ridge Orthopedic Association in Warrenton in 1978 and remained there until his retirement in 2011. He has served as the Virginia Hospice Association President and to this day, Doc continues to serve as an Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Missionaries, Thomasique, Haiti.