What do you love most about your community?
LV: “Smalltimore" sums it up. I really do enjoy being part of a small city. There’s so much support and camaraderie between businesses, community members and residents. You can get to know so many people doing so many different things here, because everyone is so easily connected, and so excited to work together and collaborate.
Where do you spend the most time when you’re not working or at home?
LV: Outside, ideally with my dog, George! Living across from Druid Hill Park means I can get into the woods every day; I'm incredibly grateful for such a large expanse of green space right in the middle of the city.
Where do you recommend a visitor go for an authentic Baltimore experience?
LV: As a more artistic, creative person who loves historic architecture and natural areas, I would recommend Station North, Mount Vernon and the rehabbed mill areas along the Jones Falls in Woodberry.
This interview has been condensed; portions of it have been edited for clarity.