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Member of Ascend West Virginia’s second class talks of travels


As a member of Ascend West Virginia’s second class, Benjamin Isenberg is one of Greenbrier County’s newest residents. However, the unconventional path which brought Ben and his family to the Mountain State was somewhat less beaten than most.

After spending more than a year traveling our nation’s roads in search of a place to call home, the Isenbergs’ soon got the feeling that they should have been in West Virginia yesterday.

“It was a real opportunity for us to take a look at the whole country and explore,” Isenberg said in a recent interview. “My wife and I are in our 40s with two kids, and we knew we could go anywhere. So we said ‘Hey, we’re just gonna travel this whole country and land wherever we want.’ It was pretty freeing.”

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