Born and raised in Christiansburg, Jennifer Poff Cooper graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing, married an Alabama native she met in college and moved to Huntsville, Ala., for 16 years. After her grandfather and uncle passed away, there was no one interested in residing in and maintaining the family home place of a nearly a century. It is adjacent to Sinkland Farms, which was once part of the family farm, between Riner and Christiansburg. “The idea of selling it broke my heart,” she recalls. So, in 2007, she, her husband, Lee, and two children relocated to the New River Valley. Home for her. Hokie home for Lee. New adventure for the kids.
Jennifer has been a stay-at-home mom for 21 years and obtained her master’s degree from Hollins University in 2013. She freelances for New River Valley Magazine and other regional publications from what was once her grandfather’s home office, overlooking rolling hills and a beautiful pond. [As we go to print, her home is scheduled to be photographed for an upcoming NRV Homes profile in a future issue of NRV Magazine.]
She is willing to take any assignment and is versatile in capturing the essence of her subject or topic. Her writing style is comfortable, comprehensive and informative, and her features are some of the most popular in every issue. Jennifer enjoys volunteer work with Blacksburg United Methodist Church, the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program and Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. She has two rescue dogs, miniature poodles with a little Civil War theme going on for names: Grant and Shiloh.