People

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…

Transformations: From Human Doer to Human Being

Charity Goodwin overcomes perfectionism to embrace love for herself and others. For as long as…

CYSK: Sarah Lockwood & Rebecca Burkholder

Sarah Lockwood and Rebecca Burkholder make love look effortless. How did you meet? Rebecca: We…

Clyde Bentley, Associate Professor of Journalism Emeritus, University of Missouri

1. What’s your background? I grew up in a blue-collar family in Redding, CA, where…

Jay Lindner, Owner, Lindner Properties

1. What’s the hottest development market in Columbia right now? It’s hard to narrow this…