Meet Jina Belcher

Hometown: Welch, WV

Born and raised in Welch, WV, Jina was instilled with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. After starting her own business at 16 years old, Jina was the first student to receive the McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship during their junior year of high school.

After graduating from Concord University in 2009 with a B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Planning & Promotions, Jina returned home to assist her family in expanding the only non-profit food pantry in McDowell County. While there, Jina served as Trust Systems Administrator for 7 years at MCNB Bank and Trust Company.

In 2010, Jina and her husband, JD, fueled their entrepreneurial drive by starting their first of two multimedia production companies. As their businesses grew in a declining economy, Jina followed the urge to leave the finance industry to fulfill her gut and help her community develop to its fullest potential.

Coalfield Development’s mission and vision perfectly align with Jina’s core values making it easy to jump on board the Coalfield team as the Director of Business Development. She looks forward to bolstering the drive in Central and Southern WV with new business and sustainable communities!

Fun Facts: Jina has an associates degree in culinary arts. She is also a certified Zumba instructor.

Personal Motto: ‘Stop talking, start doing’

Favorite Saying: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates

Personal Hero: Although it’s cliché, my mom is my hero. She’s the most selfless, caring person I know. She isn’t consumed with labels or level of importance; she treats everyone the same and has a huge heart for giving.

Contact Jina: jbelcher@coalfield-development.org