October 7, 2015

Bio — Allyssa Killian

Alyssa Killian

Alyssa is interning at Marvelous! this fall as a graphic design student in her last semester at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She designed the Women in Medicine Directory in this issue, shot the challenging living room and bedroom window photos at the Brown home, and helped with several ads. She is a woman to watch Read More

Gabriela Schaar Ford — bio

Gabriela Scaar Ford

Gabriela Schaar Ford was born and raised in Mexico City. After falling in love with Tom Ford, who introduced her to Mountain Home, she relocated to the beautiful Ozarks, where she became an active volunteer in the community. She is passionate about lifelong learning and is currently completing her master’s degree in education. She owns Read More

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman — Bio

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman

Pamela Emenger-Hoffman grew up in Long Beach, California. She retired as President/CEO of the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce in November 2014 and moved to Bull Shoals. Recently married to her best friend, Johnnie Hoffman, they have five children and one grandchild. Pamela enjoys volunteer work, hiking, reading, yoga, genealogy research, and spending time with Read More

Patten Traver — Bio

Patten Traver

Patten Traver lives with his two daughters in Mountain Home. He is co-owner of Scuba Doo Dive Shop.      

Susan Varno — Bio

Susan Varno

Susan Varno and her husband, Richard, moved to Dolph from the Chicago area in 1999. She became interested in local history when she wrote the book Trimble Campground Church, The First 150 Years. With encouragement from Gloria Gushue Sanders and CORE, Susan has researched and written over 40 historical signs for Calico Rock’s Main Street, Read More

Bio — Gail Clark

Gail Clark

GAIL CLARK Gail Clark moved with her family to north central Arkansas in 1997 and has been serving the community in the financial services industry ever since, the past six years with Edward Jones. She has a passion for life and bringing happiness to everyone she meets. She tries to start each day by searching Read More

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.