Tag: fast-15

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Brandon Wall

A fourth-grade assignment sparked Brandon Wall’s interest in design and led him into a career in construction. The assignment was to draw the floor plan and elevations of his house,…

by Paul Gatling -

Fast 15: Steve Sparks

As a fourth-year pharmacy student, while completing a two-month internship with Wal-Mart Stores, Steve Sparks was part of a team that developed the process the company uses to give immunization…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Lisa Smith

Growing up in Colorado, Lisa Smith learned life, like farming, has good and bad seasons. Her father, a dryland farmer, taught the Dove Creek native how to persevere and to…

by Jennifer Joyner -

Fast 15: John Post

Throughout his youth, John Post pictured himself an author. “I tell people all the time. I thought I’d be selling my best-selling novel by now, sitting on a beach and…

by Paul Gatling -

Fast 15: Allyson Peek

One month after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Allyson Peek was faced with a critical decision about her future. Banking, or chicken? Peek spent the last…

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Fast 15: Rebecca Kingree

Before she started at DaySpring Cards, Rebecca Kingree was looking for a place to better integrate her faith and work, and the Christian greeting card company was “founded on some…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Nik Kennett

The psychology behind why consumers behave the way they do led Nik Kennett into a marketing career. “I’ve always been a people person,” he said. While his day job is…

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Fast 15: Phil Keil

Phil Keil’s passions are centered on providing value and giving back, whether through volunteer efforts or his day-to-day work. Developing a diverse skill set — through a range of experience…

by Jennifer Joyner -

Fast 15: Spencer Jones

Conway native Spencer Jones aspired since he was a child to pursue a career in the medical field. His father is a now-semi-retired nurse anesthetist, and healthcare was often a…

by Jennifer Joyner -

Fast 15: Akaylah Jones

Akaylah Jones’ mother taught her opportunity comes through service to others. “If you give of yourself willingly to others, God is going to return that to you,” Jones said. She…

by Paul Gatling -

Fast 15: Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson says her competitiveness is one of her best attributes. It comes from playing sports growing up in southwest Missouri. Whatever the sport, she always wanted to win. Having…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Griffin Hanna

After graduating from the University of Denver, Griffin Hanna started working as a financial analyst for telecommunications company Starz. But after two years, he decided he didn’t want to be…

by Jennifer Joyner -

Fast 15: Geoff Hamby

Geoff Hamby has never shied away from speaking in front of a crowd. “I’ve always liked it, and I’ve always been good at it,” he said. Just two weeks after…

by Jennifer Joyner -

Fast 15: Spruce Feinstein

When Spruce Feinstein joined the digital agency RevUnit in October, he reunited with his former bosses, Moxy Ox co-founders David Baker and Joe Payne. Feinstein was their first employee back…

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Fast 15: Karomy Bridwell

Karomy Bridwell gets excited by a good challenge. “Something that people don’t think I could do, I like doing,” she said. That mindset has served her well in a male-dominated…

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Fast 15: Jessica Boyd

Jessica Boyd is on a mission to make a difference, and nothing, not even a breast cancer diagnosis at age 25, has slowed her down. Boyd was diagnosed in December…

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Fast 15: Claire Meadors

When Claire Meadors joined Saatchi & Saatchi X in January 2015, she knew immediately it was where she was meant to be. The company culture is Meadors’ favorite aspect of…

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Fast 15: Zane Ludwick

When Zane Ludwick graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in finance, he already had five years’ worth of real-world banking experience under his belt. The early…