I'm not sure how far away this is for you, but Travis Propst, this month's featured rider, lives near Richmond. Read his article. He recently took 3rd place in Jr. Men's at the Reno tour stop. He does lessons and it might be worth looking into (if it's not too far - like I said, I'm not really sure). He is an awesome rider and a very cool person.
You can probably contact Glass and Powder Boardshop for information on how to get in touch with Travis. www.glassandpowder.com