Madelaine Spangler is a Midlothian native and a graduate of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School and College of William & Mary, where she received a BA in both International Relations and French & Francophone Studies. She currently works for Capital One as its TECH Intern Program Manager and lives in The Fan. Madelaine also serves as a member of the Richmond Junior League and on the alumni boards of her high school and college. In her spare time, she enjoys politics, travel, and spending as much time at the Outer Banks as possible.
Sage Robertson was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. Visiting his grandparents in Richmond for holidays and family occasions while growing up Sage imagined that one day he would move to the Richmond area and call it his home. After graduating from James Madison University in 2008, Sage pursued a career in Property and Casualty Insurance. In 2012, Sage’s insurance career led him to Midlothian where he lives and works today as an independent insurance agent with the Atkinson Insurance Agency. In his spare time, Sage enjoys outdoor activities, non-fiction reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Veronica Braun Nugent grew up in Harlingen, Texas and graduated from University of Texas in Austin in 1990 with a BA in Government. She then moved to Washington DC and worked for American Council of the Blind, a non-profit organization which lobbies on behalf of blindness and disability issues. While in Washington, Veronica became interested in ballroom dance and trained with a local studio. She began teaching ballroom in the Washington DC area in 1992. It was a part time job at first, then became full time. She relocated to the Richmond area in 1999 for a job offer with a local studio. In 2007, Veronica and her husband Lee Nugent opened Simply Ballroom in Chesterfield. We offer private lessons, group classes, and Friday night social dance parties. We also host the annual River City Ballroom Dance Competition which attracts competitors from all over Virginia and other states. In 2010 we started the Richmond Parkinsons Dance Project which offers free weekly dance classes to people with Parkinsons disease. The Parkinsons Dance Project became a 501c3 in 2015. The project was inspired by Veronica’s father Gustav Braun who was a long time Rotarian and Paul Harris fellow. He died in 2010 due to complications of Parkinsons disease.