People

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.…

Strong Woman: Jan Beckett

Former nurse gives back through the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees. What is your background?…

Transformations: From Foster Care to a Forever Family

Tiffany Lester finds community at Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home. When describing her childhood, Tiffany…

CYSK: Elton & Nancy Fay

Elton and Nancy Fay value their independence and their togetherness. How did you meet? Elton:…