Stanley Moreira

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Love the Richmond Region as much as we do?

Why do you love Richmond?

I was born and raised in RVA. To be honest, I hated it as a teenager. But as time passed, I learned that the onus was on me to become a little more adventurous. Once you take a step outside of your comfort zone, RVA affords you so many possibilities.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond?

People watch! I love to do so many things in RVA, but whilst doing all of them, I find myself people watching. Let's eat out on the patio and enjoy the surrounding. Let's go for a run, and check out everyone else that's working out. Let's go grab a beer flight, and watch people who had one too many. It's awesome.

What do you do here?

By day, I work in downtown Richmond, as a Senior Business Systems Analyst, but by night I'm a Group Exercise Instructor. I also sit on the Junior Board for ROSMY.

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Heritage.

What would you tell somebody who has never been to Richmond before?

Richmond can be whatever you want it to be. RVA can be about the water; go whitewater rafting, hang out at pony pasture, stroll down the canal. It can be about the beer; visit one of the many brewers. It can be about the art; visit our awesome museums, enjoy the amazing street art, join the festivities of First Friday. It can be whatever you want it to be.

What's your favorite store?

Orange. Where else can you shop like a true Richmonder?

How do you spend your free time?

I love to check out the latest and greatest in food. RVA has such an interesting and growing food scene. New restaurants open up every month and there is so much to explore in the eating and drinking field.

What's your favorite neighborhood?

Church Hill. It has the best view of the city. How can you resist it?

How do you describe your community?

RVA is a community that is passionate. In any RVA attribute, we strive to do it well. We have festivals that fill your calendar. We have athletic events that push your limits. We have vineyards that keep you exploring the state. We are passionate about what we do.