Besides having a passion for his industry, Ross also has one for his community. As a Lefcoe Leadership Graduate, Ross has been active in various community organizations including serving as a board member of Girls, Inc. and Churchland Swim Club among others where he had several leadership positions. He also served on the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Committee for the City of Portsmouth.
Ross was honored as the First Citizen of Portsmouth for 2017. Portsmouth’s First Citizens are individuals who embody the spirit of citizenship through service to the community. He is currently on the board of the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, Hampton Roads Workforce Council and is a Director with The Portsmouth Partnership.
When Ross is not at work, he is an outdoor enthusiast. He can be found anywhere that has mountains, valleys and a river view. He spends most of his free time whitewater kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, and snowboarding. He feels grateful to have kayaked the Grand Canyon and to have taught troubled youth how to canoe as part of a last chance court ordered camp for youth. His greatest accomplishments are his two daughters, Savannah and Hayley and his wife of 18 years, Tara, to whom he married in October 1999.
Do you have pets? Yes, a very handsome dog named Humble. He is considered by our team to be Cherry Carpet & Flooring’s Chief Greeter and Smile Creator. You can find him most days hanging around the office getting treats and head pats from everyone.