May 2018

The world is yours to explore

by Audrey Cannon

It was a long winter here in Richmond, and I cannot wait for the warm weather this month. Like many other employees, I love to get outdoors and run before or after work (and even sometimes on my lunch break). The spring temperatures will make it a lot more enjoyable.

 

I’m also excited for May because it’s time for one of my favorite events of the year: Dominion Energy Riverrock! It’s known as the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival, and includes rock climbing, competitive dog jumping, live music, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, a well-loved 5K mud run—and much more.

 

I feel fortunate that our company sponsors this incredible four-day long celebration of the James River—and that it takes place a stone’s throw from my cubicle.

 

In this month’s issue of You magazine, read the story of Riverrock’s creation as we celebrate its 10th anniversary.

 

Employees are enjoying the outdoors not just here in Richmond, but all over the company.

 

Meet Colby Batty, a Utah employee who has been hunting since he was 4 years old. For more than a decade, Colby has had a part-time job guiding elk and deer hunts.

 

Lee Kuykendall also got outdoors this spring when he won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Masters professional golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. You won’t believe how Lee, who is getting married this month, won the trip.

 

An employee in South Carolina has been honing her skills at yet another sport: fencing. I got to watch her compete last month because the USA Fencing National Championships Tournament happened to take place in Richmond. Read about Susan Hazel’s passion for the sport and how her fiancé, a SCANA Corporation employee, also is a fencer.

 

Finally, you’ll get goosebumps when you read about the weathered note Pennsylvania employees found in the yard at Boom Station. Corey Patterson, compressor station operator, tracked down the owner of the note, which had been set free tied to balloons in memory of a New York resident’s deceased twin.