About the Administrators
Hello and welcome! We are Brenda Valcke and Price Hall, the lucky couple who inherited the In the Vendée website (and its companion The Vendée Pages) from our friend, Mr. Brian Fox. As avid travellers and longtime expats, we thought long and hard about the future of the website, what it could become, and the skills we could employ to create something worth perusing. Having relocated to France from Georgia, in the U.S., we've lived in the Vendée for 3.5 years. In our former life we were senior systems-integration architect (him), and executive assistant/ budget manager in Information Technologies at the University of West Georgia. We have been working together since 2005! Before this, Brenda worked as hotel administrator/budget manager for a regional branch of Northwest Airlines. Since migrating to France, most days consist of web design, writing, and programming. Our roles demand lots of reading, research, problem solving, keeping up with technology and marketing. Okay, yes, we’re quite possibly the geekiest husband-and-wife-team in the Vendée! But our work is our passion and taking over this website couldn’t be more perfect. We explore the area with gusto and have amassed thousands of images over the years. Merging all the tools in our toolbox, we are re-launching In the Vendée.com as a digital magazine that brings travellers and local expat businesses together. We promise to approach this project with the same unbridled passion we bring to our 'normal' workday at webservices.dramatis.