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Women’s Networking Luncheon resumes at Deep Creek Lake

From The Garrett County Republican

DEEP CREEK LAKE — After being sidelined by COVID-19 for several years and postponed last month because of weather, the monthly Women’s Networking Luncheon resumed Feb. 16 at Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub at Deep Creek Lake.

The public events are organized by the Women’s Association of Mountain Maryland and hosted by Terah Beitzel-Crawford and Dawn Beitzel.

Terah Crawford
Terah Beitzel-Crawford welcomes attendees to the Women’s Networking Luncheon.

Staff photo by Brenda Ruggiero

The featured speaker for the event was Kendall Ludwig, who spoke about her new venture, Jitterbug Movement Studio in downtown Oakland.

She started her presentation by having the audience participate in some stretching exercises.

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Kendall Ludwig speaks about Jitterbug Movement Studio.

Staff photo by Brenda Ruggiero

“Most of you know me … I am the president and principal designer of Curly Red, which is a full service creative firm,” she said. “So I do logos. We do print a lot of brochures, annual reports and then we do a lot of web work. We do social media. We just bought a building this past August in downtown Oakland, right across the street from the parking lot.”

Ludwig stated that when she found the building, she looked at the back area and thought it would be a great space for a movement studio.

“I’m a lifelong dancer, so I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old,” she said. “It’s always just been a hobby of mine … a lot of it’s been through musical theater.”

Ludwig said she took a lot of classes and realized early on that dancing would just be a hobby for her.

Kendall Ludwig outlines speaks for her passion for dance and the creation of Jitterbug Movement Studio in Oakland.

Staff photo by Brenda Ruggiero
“I’m clearly not built to be a ballerina,” she said. “But I embrace the curves. It’s fine. So I decided to do art as my career, but dance has been a lifelong love of mine.”

When she got to Garrett County, Ludwig said she looked around and really wished that there were more movement classes in the county, particularly for adults.

“So that was really what the idea was behind Jitterbug Movement Studio,” she said.

The studio was launched in October.

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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.