573 Magazine Nov 2016 - Page 75

I am 33 years old and live in Marquand. I am a student at the University Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) finishing up my last year of my masters program for social work. I am doing my practicum at Southeast Missouri Mental Health working in a field that I am extremely passionate about. I am engaged to Rennard Roark. We have a dog named Coach who we refer to as our fur son. I would also tell you that I have friends that I am so close to we refer to each other as family. The rest of my family live in Illinois in suburbs outside of Chicago, where I originally lived before I moved to Marquand 19 years ago. We enjoy spending time together, movie nights, and we absolutely love going to the river and float trips.