April 24, 2015

Bio — Brenda Allen

Brenda Allen

  Brenda Allen Brenda has worked in the medical, insurance, television, construction, real estate, beauty, and fashion industries. Her passions include art, antiques, writing, interior design, fashion, travel, activities on our beautiful lakes, and volunteering. She serves on the CARTI Committee as fashion show chairperson for Splash Into Spring. Brenda lives with husband Dennis on Read More

Bio — Ann Harned

Ann Harned

  Ann Harned Ann Harned is the business manager for Mountain Home Public Schools. She has many years of experience as a CPA in both private and public accounting sectors. She started first grade at MH in 1960, graduated in 1972, is married to a 1965 alum, and is the proud parent of three MHHS Read More

Marilyn Doran bio

Marilyn Doran with baby bear.

  Marilyn Doran Marilyn Doran has managed Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since its opening in 2005. It is located near the Kelley’s Slab Access in Yellville. She taught science at Flippin Middle School for 14 years previous to that. In 2005 she and her Read More

Frank Wallis bio

Frank Wallis

Frank Wallis Frank Wallis, 60, is a retired Arkansas journalist. Career stops included newspapers in Batesville, Little Rock, and Mountain Home. He’s an avid collector of old fishing tackle and a member of the National Fishing Lures Collectors Club.    

Donna Cordonnier bio

Donna Cordonnier

Donna Cordonnier Donna Cordonnier (pronounced Cor-don-yea!) designed hotels for Hilton Hotels and other companies for 20 years. In 1997 she moved to St. Louis and started a second career in real estate. Her experience in construction led to purchasing and remodeling older homes, specializing in kitchen and bath design. She was voted one of St. Read More

Christy Keirn bio

Christy Keirn

  Christy C. Keirn is the director of communications and institutional advancement at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She and her husband, Bud, live in Mountain Home, where they enjoy life in a log home full of books.      

Dawn Reithel bio

Dawn Reithel

  After a career in marketing, public relations, advertising, and sales promotion, Dawn Reithel moved to Arkansas in 1988 and started working for Beaman Realty in sales, while also writing for The Baxter Bulletin as a reporter and features columnist. She loves swimming, hiking, walking, yoga, and most especially, reading. She speaks to groups about Read More

Jessica Brown bio

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is a native of the Twin Lakes Area and currently lives in Cotter with husband Bill and their 4-year-old son. She is an avid wakeboarder, travel enthusiast, and book worm, and she loves spending as much time on the lake and the Buffalo River as possible! She is passionate about exercise, sport, and Read More

Joanne Bratton bio

Joanne Bratton

  Joanne Bratton is a writer who also enjoys making homegrown herbal products and upcycling anything that strikes her fancy. She lives in Mountain Home with her husband, Justin, two children, and two tortoiseshell cats.

Nicole Vaccarella Bio

Nicole Vaccarella

  Nicole Graham Vaccarella grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas and returned to Mountain Home with her husband, Dana.  She works as General Counsel at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  She enjoys gardening and is an avid reader.   Nicole and Dana have two young daughters, Samantha and Alea, and spend most of their time just trying Read More