People

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,…

CYSK: Nic & Brooke Parks

Entrepreneurs Nic and Brooke Parks team up at work and home. How did you meet?…

Officer Keisha Edwards, School Resource Officer, Columbia Police Department

1. What’s your background? I’m originally from Chicago. I moved to Missouri to attend college…

Matt Hayes, owner, BrightStar Care of Mid-Missouri

1. What’s your background? My wife and I were both hospital corpsmen in the U.S.…

Strong Woman: Rockie Alden

Community role model feels blessed with a second chance at life. Rockie Alden shares her…