Great news to share:

I have resumed chess teaching and organizing on a weekly basis in the Shenandoah Valley. I am also completing a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Shenandoah University. Being part of the SU community has been amazing, and with the much support from faculty and friends, I am glad to present a nonprofit Strategic Plan for Chess in Shenandoah Valley 2024-2029.

Chess is more than a game. It has the potential to build community and changes lives.

The strategic plan describes how such potential may be achieved in the Shenandoah Valley region. The vision is thanks to the diverse input and contribution from players, volunteers, parents, leaders, and educators – near and far.

Good days are ahead. The Shenandoah Valley Chess website is being revamped. New clubs are forming in schools and nonprofits. I am preparing, along with others from the Virginia and US Chess Federation, to engage the Virginia Department of Education on a “Chess In Schools” initiative.

To learn more and to be involved, please contact me at or

Thank you.