Meet the 2017 Stars
Donna Costello is a graduate of Mannington High School and attended Fairmont State University. Currently serving her 4th term as Mayor for the "Heart of Marion County", the Town of Farmington, Donna is a member of the Marion County Development Authority and volunteers at the CROSS-Soup Kitchen in Mannington. She is married to Nick and they have one daughter, Nikki of Boulder Colorado. A huge fan of Dancing with the Stars, Donna is excited to be a part of this year’s event.
Paul Cross is a lifelong resident of Marion County, graduating from Rivesville High School. He spent five years in the United States Navy, and has been in the banking industry for 29 years. He is a single father with two grandchildren. He lives in Bellview and enjoys bike riding, target shooting and music. He currently is employed by the Fairmont Federal Credit Union.
Tony Haller is the Account Director for Lumos Networks. He is a graduate of Fairmont State University and currently resides in Marion County. Tony is married with two small children and is active with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Fairmont Rotary.
Tiffany Walker Samuels was born and raised in Fairmont WV. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University after graduating from Fairmont Senior High School. Tiffany is currently the Director of Development for WVU Reed College of Media and the owner of Eye Candy Beauty Supply in Fairmont WV. She was the former Executive Director of the United Way of Marion County. Tiffany has four children, Justice, Jazmin, Jenesis & Jeremiah.
Pat Snively is an Associate Athletics Director and Head Swimming Coach at Fairmont State University. He holds a degree in Architecture from Fairmont State, a master’s in Physical Education from WVU, and an MBA from Fairmont State. Pat has coached youth swimming programs for over twenty years, enjoyed volunteer work with the American Cancer Society and other non-profits, and partnered with the Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of WV to provide swimming lessons to children with autism. He is a graduate of Leadership Marion and is a member of the Fairmont Parks Commission. Pat’s wife Amy works at Fairmont State as an Academic Coach in the office of Disability Services.
Julie Sole, originally from Weirton, WV, moved to Fairmont in 1993 to attend Fairmont State College. After graduating with a degree in Sociology/Human Services, she has worked in the Social Service field in Marion County for the past 17 years. As the Executive Director of the Disability Action Center, she truly has found her calling. Julie is actively involved with several community organizations including Leadership Marion, Homestead Farm Center, Rotary Club of Fairmont, and the Fairmont State Alumni Association. She is married to Bobby Sole and they have two children, Lucy age 7 and Mason age 4.
Gregory DeVito is the current Director of Choral Ensembles at Fairmont Senior High School. A 2007 graduate of West Liberty University, Greg is happy to be back in Fairmont working in the community he grew up in. In addition to the five choral classes he teaches at FSHS, he also teaches Music Theory. When not working, Greg enjoys singing with Vocal Tapestry and occasionally joining the Town and Gown Players at Fairmont State University in Community Theater productions.
Jacci Maier is the Assistant Marketing Director and Spokesperson for the Freedom Automotive Group. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, she resides in Grafton, West Virginia with her four children. Jackie is a huge supporter of Relay for Life, and loves organizing community and school events to raise money for them. She is a member of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Women’s Network.
Ray Logue was born in Fairmont and a 2000 graduate of Fairmont State University, Ray Logue earned a double major in Finance and Business Management. Upon finishing his degrees, Ray went to work in the banking industry, closing his first mortgage loan in 2001. He joined MVB in 2009, servicing his native Marion County as a Mortgage Loan Officer. He currently is a Vice President and Senior Loan Officer with MVB. He is a graduate of both Leadership Marion and Leadership WV along with Leadership Mon. Ray stays busy with his wife Diana, their daughter Caroline who is 11 and their young son Cannon who is only 1 year old.
Dr. Rebecca Giorcelli, Professor of Business & Information Systems Management, serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Advising and Assessment at the FSU School of Business. Prior to her arrival at FSU, Rebecca gained over 10 years of experience in research and development in the field through positions held at NIOSH and ISR, Inc. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from WVU. She enjoys teaching a variety of fitness classes, and her favorite pastime is travelling and spending time with her two sons, Trey and Tyler.
Greg Mundy was appointed the City Manager for the City of Fairmont in October of 2015, and now serves on various boards including the United Way of Marion County, the Salvation Army Fairmont Advisory Council, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with various community programs and services including the WV City Manager’s Association, Make Marion County Shine, and St. Peter the Fisherman Church.
Theresa Witt is a Farmington native, Theresa is a registered nurse currently employed at UHC. She went back to school in 2005 to obtain her RN and has served on numerous boards including the West Virginia Center for Nursing Board of Directors. She’s a wife, a mother and a grandmother and enjoys all the beauty that West Virginia brings.