Jessica

About Jessica Dresen

I am the General Store Manager here at the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum. I graduated from Old Dominion University back in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Tourism Management.

Local Artist Spotlight: Leah Ann Cotorceanu

Throughout the museum’s gift shop, we have a variety of artwork made by local artists right here in Hampton Roads.  Paintings, jewelry, pottery, and sculptures are just a few of the items you can find on our shelves. One amazing artist we have on display is Leah Cotorceanu.  She mainly displays her jewelry in [...]

By |2019-02-03T14:34:10-04:00February 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Shopping in the Gift Shop: Last Minute Shopping

Christmas is just days away, and many people still haven’t finished their holiday shopping. Shopping during the holidays can be difficult and extremely stressful, especially if you’re tight on money. I happen to be one of those people that wait until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping. I dread going to department [...]

By |2018-12-21T11:01:07-04:00December 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Shopping in the Gift Shop: Home Gifts

Do you have someone in your life that loves to throw parties? What about someone who just got married or moved into a new place? If you answered “yes” to either of these, then we have a few great museum gift ideas for them this holiday season. We actually have quite a lot of home [...]

By |2018-12-20T16:26:12-04:00December 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Shopping in the Gift Shop: Kids

Christmas is most kids’ favorite holiday. They get a long break from school, and they get to celebrate with presents. But for many adults, kids can be the hardest to shop for. It’s difficult to keep up with which toys they have, and which are still popular. If you’re still searching for gifts for [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:01:15-04:00December 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Shopping in the Gift Shop: Hobbies

When I'm making my holiday shopping list, I always keep in mind what my loved ones like to do in their spare time. Items that support their favorite hobbies can make great gifts! My first gift idea comes from my own love of exercising. We have so many cool shirts and hats that would be [...]

By |2018-11-10T12:16:04-04:00November 16th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

Holiday Shopping in the Gift Shop

The holidays are just around the corner! Many people will probably buy their gifts online or in department stores, but I think some of the best places to shop are small businesses! These businesses work really hard to make names for themselves and often have nifty merchandise you wouldn’t find in other stores. At [...]

By |2018-11-13T12:51:22-04:00November 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Working at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

I started working in the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum store in June 2018, and boy do I enjoy it. I graduated from Old Dominion University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management. I’ve gone through a few different jobs within the tourism industry, but I’ve never fully enjoyed one until I [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:32:18-04:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|3 Comments