Halesford Harbour, LLC, consists of a small group of local investors who all have strong ties to Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding community. We are businessmen and women who have a proven track record in successful marina, RV Park, recreational amenities and restaurant operations in the area.
Our vision for Halesford Harbour is to create a relaxing, scenic and enjoyable Resort that is affordable in today’s economy. It is our intent to make our guests feel so welcome that they will want to extend their stay in the area… maybe indefinitely!
Tom Buck (pictured right), General Manager of Halesford Harbour LLC, retired as a Navy Captain in the Supply Corps after a 23-year career. Tom, a native of Tidewater VA, followed up his Navy career as a successful Real Estate Broker, Developer, and former owner of Mitchell’s Point Marina at Smith Mountain Lake. Tom’s vision of what is currently SML’s newest and most modern RV Park is a proven showcase of success. Tom is an avid tennis player and boater.
Missy Dudley Buck (pictured left) has over 20 years experience in the recreation management industry, including State Park jobs in Virginia, New Hampshire and Alaska and locally with Botetourt County and 3 different area YMCAs. Missy was inducted in the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 for her standout basketball career from 1985-1989. Missy has a M.Ed. in Recreation Management from Springfield College (MA). A native of Clifton Forge, VA, Missy has been a resident of Smith Mountain Lake since 1996. Missy first camped at SML with her Grandparents in the early 70’s, and learned how to ski, swim and navigate the lake at an early age. Missy loves tennis and her “happy campers”. Missy has two daughters, Madison and Bree Heft.
Jim Shauberger comes to Halesford Harbour Inn after retiring from SML Regional Chamber of Commerce as Event Manager. Jim has 40 years experience in business, 30 of which was as owner of Jim’s Photo Shack & Scopes & Stuff. He has lived at SML since 2002. Like Tom & John, Jim was a U.S. Naval Officer on several ships and “saw the world”. He loves to swap stories with other vets. He has a BA in Math & Marketing from Oklahoma University and a MBA in Finance from Oklahoma University. Jim has been married to Kay for 42 years and has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys photography, fishing and traveling to Germany to see the grandchildren. He remains active at Trinity Ecumenical Church, the SML Chamber of Commerce, and various groups at Smith Mountain Lake.