Coastal Virginia Magazine - January-February 2021

What's New at Nauticus in January and February

Nauticus and The Battleship Wisconsin will kick off 2021 with a new exhibit, educational events and a Black History Month celebration. Here’s what’s new and happening at Nauticus in January and February: Beginning Jan. 30: Planet or Plastic? Nauticus will…

Born Primitive Fitness Apparel is Work Hard Wear

Photos courtesy of Born Primitive Born Primitive is much more than a brand. When enthusiasts exercise in their “apparel of the driven,” they embody a work hard, no excuses mentality that has been a secret to success for this local…

Pet Issue Profiles

As anyone who has loved a dog, cat or other animal companion knows, our four-legged friends are so much more than that. During the pandemic, the special bond we share with our pets seemed all the more meaningful when the…

Pet Issue Profiles: Dave Piatak

Dave Piatak Aerospace Engineer with NASA Langley Research Center Pet: Alistair, 8, Labrador-Blue Heeler Is being a real rocket scientist as cool as it sounds? Well, yes, according Dave Piatak. “What’s there not…

Pet Issue Profiles: Nicholas S. Ilchyshyn

Nicholas S. Ilchyshyn Firefighter, Advanced EMT with Norfolk Fire-Rescue Pet: Dexter, 10, Husky-Akita-Cattle Dog and Scully, 8, Husky-Australian Shepherd “Wrestling with each other, wrestling with me, heck, they'd probably wrestle with Hulk Hogan if…

Pet Issue Profiles: Jen Lewis

Jen Lewis Radio/TV Personality with 92.9 The Wave Pet: Billy Baroo, 2, Petite Goldendoodle Coastal Virginia residents know Jen Lewis from her work in local radio and television for more than 20 years.…

Pet Issue Profiles: Ricky Rahne

Ricky Rahne Head Football Coach for Old Dominion University Pet: Kodiak, 3, Saint Bernard It’s a big move for a big dog. But Kodiak the Saint Bernard is finally getting adjusted to his new…

Pet Issue Profiles: Tina Banks-Gray

Tina Banks-Gray School Board Member with the City of Hampton Pet: Tigger, 17, Bichon Frise Since leaving a breeder in Missouri to “live his best life” in Hampton 17 long years ago, Tigger…

Pet Issue Profiles: Kara Friend

Kara Friend Breast Surgeon with Riverside Health System Pets: Emma, 4, Boxer Mix; Jon Snow, 2, Boxer Mix and Mina Barker, 7, Mixed Breed A house full of three fulltime pups—not to mention occasional fosters—is…

Pet Issue Profiles: Lian Mosher

Lian Mosher Yoga Teacher, Manager with Full Circle Yoga + Pilates Pets: Boba T. Fett, 6, Domestic Short Hair; Mango Sticky Rice, 3, Tabby and Kimbap, 6, Munchkin A self-described entrepreneurial spirit, Lian Mosher wears many professional hats—from certified yoga teacher and therapist…

Pet Issue Profiles: Laura Seay

Laura Seay Violist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Pets: Blue, 11, Dark Weimaraner and Dax, 3, German Shorthaired Pointer As a professional musician, Laura Seay has had the privilege of traveling the world to…

Pet Issue Profiles: Betsy DiJulio

Betsy DiJulio Art Teacher with Norfolk Academy Pets: Patsy, 6, Shepherd Black Mouth Cur and Urban, 6, Pit Bull-Catahoula Leopard Dog After the heartbreaking loss in rapid succession of her adored husband, Joe, her…

Pet Issue Profiles: Jon Wehner

Jon Wehner Winemaker, Owner of Chatham Vineyards Pet: Tucker, 3, Yellow Lab If the idea of living on a vineyard seems romantic to us humans, it must be paradise for a dog.…

Pet Issue Profiles: Terry O'Quinn

Terry O’Quinn Actor, Star of TV’s Lost Pet: Momo, 4, Tabby Terry O’Quinn may be an Emmy-winning actor, but it’s Momo the Tabby who prefers to take center stage at his home in…

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