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Mark Long

Jon Baker introduced Mark on Sept. 26.  His co-sponsor is Gary Whitaker.

Mark grew up in Orange County, Calif.  He joined the Marines after high school, then returned and
joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, where he retired as a captain in 2015.   His college degree is in finance.

Mark and his wife, Shelly, moved to Springfield in 2015
to be near Shelly’s parents.  They have two children and one grandchild.  His son lives in Springfield and is married.  His daughter lives in Kansas City and plans to wed in May.

Mark and Shelly started a Garage Experts franchise in Springfield in 2018.  The company installs epoxy floor systems as well as cabinetry for garages in commercial, residential and industrial buildings.

Mark's hobbies include biking, running, travel, racquetball and spending time at their lake house.
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Mike Sharp

Mike was introduced on September 12. He was sponsored into the club by Scott Meier and Bill Squires.

Mike moved his family to Springfield three years ago. He is a Partner and CFP with Heim Young and Associates.

Prior to coming to Springfield, Mike served as an officer in the Air Force, a consultant with Arthur Anderson, and worked at Intuit where he supported the TurboTax and QuickBooks offerings.

Mike received his undergraduate degree at the Air Force Academy and his MBA from the University of Arizona. In their free time, Mike and his wife Jessica share the duties of shuttling their 4 children to various sporting activities, church events and family outings. 
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Brandi O'Reilly

Brandi was introduced on August 29. She was sponsored into the club by Jessica Pearson and Abby Akin.

Brandi was born and raised in Springfield. She studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Southwest Missouri State, graduating in 2005. She went on to receive her doctorate in Physical Therapy form Missouri State University in 2008.

Brandi is the founder and board president of Dynamic Strides Therapy, a full outpatient therapy facility that increases access to therapy services for children in our community.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Ryan, and their three children. She also enjoys spending time at the lake or doing yoga.
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Sara Schacher

Sarah was introduced on August 22. She was sponsored into the club by David Peck and Dave Bosso.

Sarah has lived in the Springfield area for 17 years. She is the VP of Administration for Jordan Valley Community Health Center, where she provides leadership for departments such as HR, IT, Patient Registration, Scheduling and Marketing.

Sarah lives in Springfield with her husband, Luke. She volunteers in many different aspects of our community, such as participation in MSU Alumni Activities and facilitating at the Center for Dispute Resolution. She is also an event volunteer for the Lost and Found Grief Center.
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Adam Reichart

Adam was introduced on May 30. His sponsors are Luke Westerman and Bill Squires.

Adam is a Springfield native and, aside from a five-year stint between Des Moines, Iowa, and Houston, Texas, Adam has lived in the Springfield area for more than 30 years.

He received his bachelor's degree from Drury University and his masters from Iowa State University. After several years doing sales and consulting in the healthcare industry, Adam made a transition to banking.  He is a middle market commercial lender with US Bank.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with family and is an avid runner and swimmer.
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Jessica Pearson

Abby Akin introduced Jessica on April 18. Her co-sponsor is Angela Smith.

Jessica works for Green Circle Projects as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Project Manager.  Some of Jessica's other endeavors include: spearheading efforts to draft a petition to form the Galloway Community Improvement District, serving as a development representative on the City of Springfield's Galloway Stakeholder Committee, sitting on the Board of Directors for Springfield Botanical Gardens and serving as vice president of TrailSpring's Board of Directors.

Jessica is a Springfield native who graduated from Parkview High School and Drury University.  At Drury, she majored in Advertising and PR with a minor in Business Administration and Global Studies.  She was also captain of the Drury Lady Panthers Volleyball Team.

Outside work, Jessica has a beautiful family. Her husband Joel Pearson, daughter Dylan and son Cyrus share Jessica's enthusiasm for outdoor adventures. You can usually find their family on road, gravel or mountain bikes, or hiking, running, doing yoga, going on float trips or rock climbing.   If that's not enough, Jessica regularly volunteers overnight with Safe to Sleep at the shelter.
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Stephanie Garland

Brian McDonough introduced Stephanie on April 11.  Her co-sponsor is Ashley Walden.

Stephanie is a native of Houston, Texas.  She graduated with honors from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.  She spent about a decade in broadcast news, most of it on-air as a reporter, multi-media journalist and anchor, including at KSPR in Springfield.  She won numerous news awards.

Since late 2017, Stephanie has been the Better Business Bureau's regional director.  She is responsible for overseeing the BBB’s area list of about 1,650 accredited businesses.  She is also the organizer for the annual BBB Shred Day, which is the largest event of its kind in the state, and the area BBB Torch Awards.  She implemented the BBB's free In Pursuit of Ethics programs into 30 local schools, and that number is growing.

Stephanie has five weekly columns in newspapers.  She also does three weekly radio interviews and two weekly television interviews.  She spoke to almost 2,500 people last year.

Stephanie is married to Logan Staggs, who served five years in the U.S. Army.  They live on the west side of Springfield.  She is heavily involved in East Grand Church of Christ, serving on several committees and participating in church choir.
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Margo Spilde

Tammy Young introduced her on March 28.  Her co-sponsor is Kyle Hesemann.

Margo owns MTS Ventures (Keller Williams), which she started in 2010.  She has spent 20 years learning the fundamentals of the traditional financial system, real estate, and exploring alternative investments in real estate and banking.   Her passion is helping families, especially families of physicians, to live the best and most fulfilling lives possible.  She teaches about money and real estate, and coaches new real estate investors.

Margo partnered with Community Foundation of the Ozarks in the early 2010s to start the Spilde Family Foundation.  She serves on CFO’s Innovative Grant Committee and The Northwest Project Committee.  She also helped set up a second nonprofit foundation that focuses on raising access and awareness of mental health services.  That foundation recently organized a drive that collected more than 130 blankets, pajamas, socks, and stuffed animals for children who are inpatients at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.  Margo has also volunteered with March of Dimes, Wilder Elementary School PTA, Junior League of Springfield, and K9s for Camo.

Margo earned a bachelor’s degree at University of North Dakota.  She has been married more than 20 years to Troy, a pediatric surgeon at Mercy Hospital for the last 10 years.  They have three smart and active children, ages 9 to 15.