Kristi is currently an event coordinator at the Columbia Country Club, but she has always had a passion for magazines and journalism. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2012 with an emphasis in magazine editing. As a previous full-time employee of The Business Times Company, Kristi has enjoyed being able to still be a part of the team as part of the Advisory Board as well as the magazine's copy editor. She loves having the opportunity to work with the magazine's staff and the other ladies on the Advisory Board while staying updated on current happenings in Columbia. Like Michele, she is a Columbia transplant but after attending college here and returning to be with her now fiancé, Ryan, she feels Columbia is home.

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August/September 2015

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Me Time

Between kids, work and all of life’s responsibilities, these women deserved a little pampering, Columbia Home style. Stephanie Rosskopf “I love an adventure,” says Stephanie, who went into the makeover with a completely open mind. Some would say Stephanie’s lifestyle is already adventurous. This mother had three kids in a two-year span; her first child […]

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There’s No Place Like Home

How a city with continually revolving doors has become a permanent locale for three area women Columbia. To some, it’s a town that holds four wonderful years of collegiate memories. For others, it’s a pit stop between Kansas City and St. Louis. But to these three women, Columbia is home. It’s a town that represents […]

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Meant to Meet

Amanda and Jeff Pope’s paths were nearly intertwined since grade school, but it took more than a decade until they met face to face. This month, they celebrate their first anniversary as husband and wife. Amanda and Jeff Pope will celebrate their one-year anniversary this month after they tied the knot Sept. 28 last year. […]

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Around Towns – Michele Towns’ Home Tour

Walk into Michele Towns’ home, and you’ll immediately feel a sense of creativity. Our Chicing It Up star collects a little bit of this and a little bit of that from everywhere including garage sales, estate sales and clearance closing sales. By adding Annie Sloan paint, elbow grease and a punch of Michele, her bargain […]

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