People

Mac Lemone, Operations Manager, Little Dixie Construction

What’s your professional background? After graduating from MU with a dual major in finance and…

Elizabeth Leiva, Firefighter, Columbia Fire Department

What’s your background? I started in the fire service doing wildland firefighting in the summer…

Strong Woman: Rebecca Walden

Following her family’s battles with cancer, Rebecca Walden draws strength from God and others. Age:…

Transformations: From Depression to Hope

Rachel Olson awakens from her emotional coma and learns to love herself. In the fall…

CYSK: John Gilbreth & Amanda Rainey

Pizza Tree owners John Gilbreth and Amanda Rainey grow their family and business. How did…

Jason Gruender, Owner, Liberty Insurance Solutions

1. What’s your background? Born and raised in Columbia, I graduated from Hickman High School…

Michelle Baumstark, Community Relations Director, Columbia Public Schools

1. What’s your background? I’ve been the director of community relations for Columbia Public Schools…

Dr. Sara L. Cochran, Entrepreneurial Programs Manager & Interim Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UM System

1. What’s your background? I hold a PhD in higher education with research focused on…

Transformations: From Heavy and Fazed to Light and Free

After shedding 175 pounds, Jennifer Mack helps others let it go. For years, Jennifer Mack…

CYSK: Christina Kelley & Michael Marcum

Christina Kelley and Michael Marcum share a love for art, downtown, and the True/False Film…

Strong Woman: Lisa Bartlett

Owner of Artlandish Gallery comes from a long line of strong women. Tell us a…

Jeff Guinn, owner, LGI Business Brokers

1. What’s your background? I attended the University of Central Missouri from 1975 to 1978.…