Eternity Edwards
Current HALO resident

I feel my best when I work hard to provide for myself and my son; when reaching goals I’ve set to achieve stability, strength, and perfection, even if it’s hard; when making sacrifices to better my life for me and my family. That’s when I feel best — just making the best decisions possible to impact change.

Phil Stiles
Program manager for special events, JC Parks & Recreation

I feel my best after I finish a workout. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something important. I’ve been participating in the group exercise classes at The Linc for almost three years. Not only do I get a great physical workout, but the socialization and motivation I get from class participants is an added benefit. For anyone making a healthy New Year’s resolution, I encourage you to attend a group exercise class.

Dr. Tyler Slaughter, DDS
Riverbend Dentistry

I feel my best 25 feet up in a tree stand, sitting in the pitch black, waiting for the woods to wake up. It means the work in and out of the office has been done. The winter scouting, the summer prep, waking up, and the hike in — it is all for this moment where I can sit back, relax, and watch the woods come alive. Or after a really good workout. It’s all about feeling like you accomplished something!

Grace Jenkins
Student, Helias Catholic High School

I feel my best when I am performing in front of a crowd. Dance has been a passion of mine since I was 4 years old. I love being able to express myself through my movements and emotions. With performing comes an abundance of nerves, but once the music starts, I feel at home. Every time I finish a performance, I say to myself, “I want to do that again.”

Mike Bernskoetter
State Senator

I feel best when I’m with my family. Being surrounded by my kids and grandkids, whether it’s at home, at church, or out having fun, brings me a lot of fulfillment. I’ll always be grateful to my wife for the joy I feel when we have our family around us.

Keena Lynch
Assistant athletic director, Lincoln University

I feel my best achieving goals and helping others. Checking off daily tasks and achieving short-term and long-term goals is important to me. As an administrator, it is important to always have growth and to help our student-athletes. Success or failure can oftentimes be measured in the difference that one makes, and having success makes me feel my best. I utilize my talents to help others, and through experience, I desire to get better and learn more.

Sally Moore
Business development, Capital Region Medical Center

I feel my best when my family is happy, my friends are happy, I’m helping others, I’ve just finished a great workout, or I have a real good glass of wine in my hand!

Wade Middaugh
CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City

I feel best when I am serving the communities I live and work in. We are all so fortunate to live in Mid-Missouri, and there is no better feeling than when you can give back to your community and help out your neighbors. We are all adapting to our new normal, and it makes everything a little easier if we join together to overcome obstacles in our community.

Karis Valentine
Home-school student and entrepreneur

I feel my best when I am out in nature, exploring and creating. I love to capture things I see through photography and drawing. There is something about being on the land that makes me happy. I find great pleasure in being outside, listening to the songs of the birds, and feeling the cool breeze.

Alan Mudd

I feel best when I am helping others serve the needy in our community.

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