DeMarko Coleman and Teresa Wright connect over a bagel sandwich. Photos by Keith Borgmeyer The unlikely friendship between DeMarko Coleman and Teresa Wright started...
How did you meet?
Michele: We met at Hickman High School during our junior year.
How long have you been together?
M: We started dating on November 4, 1992. This year, we’ve been together 26 years and will be married 21 years on September 13!
What is unique about your relationship?
Brandon: In our relationship, it’s not about give or take. As owners of Midway Electric, we’re in this together, and knowing that she’s just as committed to the success of our businesses and is willing to work equally as hard is worth a lot. Working together and living together isn’t for everyone, but we’ve enjoyed it.
How would you describe your relationship?
M: Wild and crazy!
B: An adventure.
What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to together?
M: It was a major bucket list item for us to see all 50 states by the time we turned 40. It was a several-year process — not all 50 states in one year. If I had to pick one trip, I would have to say Anchorage, Alaska.
What does your family like to do outside of work?
B: Work on our property and enjoy relaxing with family and friends.
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbia?
M: That’s another tough question! I’m a picky eater, so for a burger, it’s Booches; for pizza, it’s Shakespeare’s; and for a full-blown meal, it’s Murry’s!
B: I’ll second what she said.
What are the best aspects about your partner?
B: Her dedication, passion, and commitment to the things she’s involved in. She is always willing to give so much to help others, and I love that about her. She’s also a really good public speaker — I could never speak in front of 500-plus people. She makes it look easy!
What does the future hold for the two of you?
M: I just really hope for health and happiness as we grow old together. We’re lifers and we’ve got a lot of living left to do!
B: Health for sure, enjoying life together, and hopefully more travel adventures.