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Spokesperson: Mike Burnop Mike Burnop

Virginia Tech Hall of Famer Mike Burnop is serving his 25th season in the broadcast booth as a network color analyst. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Tech and was a star tight end for the Hokies in the early 1970s. He still holds the Virginia Tech record for receptions in a season by a tight end with 46. On the air, Mike gives a unique insight into the Tech football program that has drawn praise from many, including former Roanoke Times columnist Jack Bogaczyk: "He doesn't pull any punches, but then he hasn't taken any cheap shots either. His postgame interviews with Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer have been enlightening and his in-game analysis and critiques on Virginia Tech's call-in postgame show have been pointed and crisp."

Management Partner:
Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality

Continually reinventing the art of hospitality service, Salamander Hospitality is the newest venture of entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson. Ms. Johnson founder Salamander Hospitality in 2005 with longtime hotel and resort executive Prem Devadas. Located in Middleburg, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company built upon a uniquely personalized approach to the hospitality business.

The company specializes in the management of independent luxury hotels, resorts and fine food establishments. The Woodlands Resort & Inn, a Salamander Resort, is one of only three properties in the U.S. to be awarded both the Mobil 5-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for both lodging and dining, and ranked #2 in the top 100 hotels in North America for the World’s Best Awards 2007 among the readers of Travel + Leisure.

The company’s passion is to continually reinvent the art of hospitality while providing exceptionally friendly, efficient and caring service to their customers. Doing so enables Salamander Hospitality to exceed the expectations of their guests.

Legal Counsel: Williams Mullen

Williams & Mullen was founded in 1909 by two Richmond, Virginia attorneys, Lewis C. Williams and James Mullen, who recognized that changes in laws affecting the finances of businesses and individuals would require people to retain knowledgeable legal counsel. Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal services to companies whose businesses range from regional and national to global. Attorneys in our offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and London bring their experience and expertise to the work of solving the myriad legal needs entrusted to us by a diverse group of clients.

Legal Counsel: Gunster Yoakley

Gunster Yoakley provides counsel to clients through more than 31 practice groups including corporate, litigation, real estate and trusts and estates. The firm's substantial and diversified practice serves an extensive client base of international, national and local businesses, institutions, local governments and prominent individuals. Whether involved in investing, acquiring, financing and developing land, planning, constructing, leasing and marketing a commercial or residential project or foreclosing or refinancing a property, our firm stands ready to counsel a broad range of client needs.

Developer & Builder:
Mark D. Kinser / Unlimited Construction, Inc.
Unlimited Construction

Owner/Developer Mark D. Kinser has extensive experience in real estate development, custom residential construction, and light commercial construction. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Mark is the President & CEO of Unlimited Construction, Inc., a Virginia corporation that has been proudly serving the New River Valley since 1987.

Mark was appointed by two different Governors to serve consecutive four-year terms on the Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Contractors in 2001and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2003. Mark formerly served as the representative of the Board on the State Corporation Commission Committee for Underground Utilities. Mark is widely recognized among construction professionals for his dedication to excellence and his extraordinary knowledge of the industry.

Engineer: Balzer and Associates, Inc. Balzar and Associates

Balzer and Associates, Inc. was founded in 1967 by Donald J. Balzer, Sr. as a Consulting Planning Firm. Since that time, the firm has expanded to include complete Architectural, Civil and Structural Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architectural services. This diversity enables Balzer and Associates, Inc. to coordinate and control the interconnected disciplines required to successfully complete projects of varied scope and complexity. With a staff of 200 professionals and support personnel, the firm offers a high level of enthusiasm, technical knowledge, and personal service to its many clients.

Architect: Entasis Design PLLCEntasis Design

Entasis Design's principals Eric Coulson and Todd Meckley have over 45 years of experience in architecture, planning, development and construction. Entasis captures the essence of the development with creative design in architecture through proper planning and problem solving before ever putting pen to paper.

The partners are not just Architects, but developers as well. Entasis sets itself apart by fully understanding the development process to minimize mistakes and maximize profit potential. The firm has earned a reputation for providing an unparalleled level of client service. Not only can Entasis Design ensure the highest and best use solution in site planning and pre-design, they can also extend that support to the architecture of the building and throughout the construction process.

Director of Marketing: James OliverHighlander Construction

James Oliver is President of Highlander Construction & Development, a Virginia Corporation that performs business, organizational, and marketing consulting for companies related to the construction industry. Highlander Construction & Development also specializes in land development, residential, and light commercial construction. James is licensed or registered as a Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the States of Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. James is also licensed as a real estate sales agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a graduate of Radford University and is happily married with one child. James and his family reside in Blacksburg and are avid fans and supporters of Virginia Tech athletics and the university.

Sales Consultant: Susan Brickhouse

Susan Brickhouse has over 20 years experience in residential real estate sales, specializing in new construction. Susan holds a brokers license in the State of North Carolina. Susan Brickhouse grew up in Roanoke and has been a resident of Christiansburg for eight years.
Now selling, pre-construction pricing available. Call 1-800-846-8324 Request sales information about The Colosseum here or call 1-800-846-8324 Developed by Alumni  
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