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A. J. Richards

Board of Directors - Member

A. J. Richards is Celebrity Chef and co-owner of BS Grillin’ Company.  A. J. is a graduate of St. Mary’s Women's College, the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Dentistry Dental Assisting program, and the University of Phoenix.  She has hosted one TV cooking segment and three radio segments, and she is currently on hiatus from the Simply Sims show on ESPN Radio Tallahassee, where she was featured as the celebrity chef. She is the author of 4 cookbooks on Amazon and all made the “Hot Ten List”. She is the CEO of BS Grillin’ Company with products in more than 1,000 retail stores in three states. She is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and enjoys working with young children and single moms.

A. J. married Desi Richards in 1990 and moved to Lynchburg, VA. They have two wonderful adult children, Ashleigh and Zander.  Ashleigh is an honor graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a degree in Interior Design. Zander is a graduate of Central Virginia Community College and is heading off to Florida to continue his studies in Cyber Security. The Richards have opened their home to several young adults who needed help turning their lives around.

A. J. homeschooled her children through middle and high school, and taught part-time at Alliance Christian Academy.  She has served on numerous committees at church and has been very involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 30 years. Zander and Desi are both Eagle Scouts and Ashleigh is a Gold Girl Scout. A. J. continues to serve her church and community as the hands and feet of Jesus.