About The Publisher: Shannon O'Donnell

Hello, I am Shannon O'Donnell. I have taken over NRV Macaroni Kid for Jennifer Chasse. We will all miss her and wish her the best. Thank you Jennifer for doing an amazing job with Macaroni Kid NRV for 10 years! You can still follow her blog on Facebook. I look forward to being the new Publisher by helping you keep your family active and supporting local businesses. You may email me at mackidnewrivervalley@macaronikid.com. Be sure to follow NRV Macaroni Kid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Sign up for our weekly email newsletters full of articles, local events and more.  

A little About Me:

I am a Blacksburg native. I married my high school sweetheart 20 years ago. We have two children and an Australian Shepherd. We love spending time at the river, lake, and hiking in the area. I was a substitute teacher for 5 years between Montgomery County and Pulaski County Public Schools. I became a homeschool mom in 2020. 

I also coordinated the Price's Fork Craft & Vendor Show the first 3 years. 

I love to support small businesses and I cannot wait to meet you all! We will hopefully be able to have a few live events this year!