People

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:…

Karla Rose, Postmaster, United States Post Office, Columbia

1. What’s your background? I was a restaurant manager for about 15 years prior to…

John Ott, owner, Alley A Realty

1. What’s your background? My degree from MU is in journalism. I worked with Dave…

Strong Woman: Shatenita Horton

Community leader strives to be influential and make a difference. Age: 42 Years in Columbia:…

Transformations: From a Dark Past to a Bright Future

Teen mom Charline Johns leaves behind a violent relationship and starts over. Charline Johns, 28,…