Terri Burson is an artist who works with craft companies including Cricut and Scrapbook. Burson’s work was most recently highlighted in the fall 2020 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today and the 2020 winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker. Some of her hand drawn images were made into stamps an…

Dalton and Tiffany Jones own The Honey Shack, a local shop selling a variety of gifts, including honey from bees they keep. As small business owners, Dalton uses his background in technology and graphic design, and Tiffany uses her creativity and artistic eye. Currently, The Honey Shack inve…

Shane Spears is the systems librarian at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County. He was an avid reader as a child and has grown to enjoy audiobooks as an adult. In his position as systems librarian, Spears is able to combine his love of technology with his love of libraries into a career.

Makahl Robinson, a marketing student at Gadsden State, is a TikTok star. The Anniston native has nearly 80,000 followers on the viral video app. Robinson’s content focuses mostly on cooking—one video of him making a Rotel dip has more than 7,000,000 views. If you would like to see Robinson’s…

Pam McKenzie has been working as a volunteer handling seating reservations for the annual Knox production of “The Nutcracker” for 24 years. This year, due to capacity restrictions in place because of COVID-19, there will be a performance this Saturday at 2 p.m. in addition to the traditional…

Gary “Pete” Cobb is the commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 98 in Anniston and senior vice commander of American Legion Post 57 in Jacksonville. He was drafted into the Army when he was 19 years old and graduated basic training the day he turned 20. 

Anthony Humphries is the president and chief executive officer of NobleBank & Trust, a local bank recently celebrating its 15th anniversary. Humphries previously served as Alabama’s superintendent of banks for two-and-a-half years in Gov. Bob Riley’s administration. 

Judge Brian Howell, a staff judge advocate in the Alabama Army Guard and presiding circuit judge in the seventh circuit, runs the local Veterans Treatment Court program. Veterans Treatment Court is a diversion program with mentors for honorably discharged veterans. 

Zachary Horn is a drone photographer involved with local drone photography company Flightspeed Productions. He became involved in photography through his professional photographer sister, Stefanie McGuffey. 

Micah Kennedy is one of the lucky few “green thumbs” who are successful at growing rare super hot hybrid chili peppers. In addition to his penchant for peppers, Kennedy is a talented musician and co-founder of local music duo The Felonious Monx. 

Cindy Brannan volunteers as one of about 40 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in the Cheaha region, serving as a voice for children in the foster care system in Calhoun and St. Clair Counties who have suffered abuse or neglect. CASA serves roughly 250 of the 500 children currently nee…

Julie Brown is a local yoga instructor and podcaster. She emphasizes that yoga can help with the mindfulness of connection to one’s own personal religion, but yoga is not a religion. For information on her upcoming fitness events, visit YogiJulz.com. 

Skyler Bass is the city clerk for the City of Anniston. As the city clerk, she maintains city records, works with all city departments, oversees local elections and more. A first-generation college graduate, Bass joined the city after earning a master’s degree in public administration. 

David Summers is an instructor at The Music Box, a local music school offering a variety of music lessons. Summers currently teaches guitar and banjo lessons. If you are interested in virtual or in-person instruction, contact The Music Box at themusicbox1985@gmail.com for more information. 

Hunter Gentry is the director of Historic Main Street Oxford, where he serves as a sort of liaison between the city and the community. Gentry also serves as president of The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties as a board member of the Berman Foundation. Historic Main Street Oxford is planni…

Maryann Gendron is a mortgage originator working at F&M Bank. She started her F&M Bank career as a customer service representative in 2009 before taking on her current role in 2013. In addition to her work in banking, Gendron is involved in the community through her work with United …

Brittany Franks is the clinic manager at HOPE Women’s Services, a part of Sav-A-Life Inc. “HOPE Women’s Services is in our community to help women with material needs, prenatal classes and to have someone encourage them in their pregnancy,” Franks said. She and her husband, Jonathan, are exp…

Lesa Lace is a local activist, U.S. Army veteran and dancer. After her military career ended, she focused on her passion for art and entertainment and co-founded Les Eccentric Dance House in Anniston, which offers dance classes for all ages 6 and up.

Aaron Perkins is an Army veteran and cybersecurity expert who started the podcast, “Courage to Fight Again”. The goal of Perkins’ podcast is to encourage veterans in their post-military life. His book, “RESOLVE: A Step-By-Step Guide for Veterans Seeking to Rediscover Purpose, Meaning, & …

Dr. Mohamad Eloubeidi is a physician specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology who also serves on the Regional Medical Center Foundation Board. Dr. Eloubeidi attended undergraduate school and medical school at the American University of Beirut. His residency in medicine and gastroenter…

Michele Miller, Ms. Wheelchair Alabama USA 2020, recently competed in Ms. Wheelchair USA 2020, a national pageant organized by the nonprofit Dane Foundation. The foundation addresses the needs of individuals with disabilities. Miller’s platform includes the desire to have a boundless playgro…

Tofunmi Olayinka was born in Nigeria and is now a graduate student at Jacksonville State University. She is the founder of Concert for Charity International, an organization that hosts fundraising concerts for charities that work with children. Concert for Charity International will host a Z…

Angie Persch owns Rockin’ P Rescue, a nonprofit dog rescue based in Jacksonville. In addition to her rescue, Persch served as the director of the Calhoun County Humane Society for eight years. To donate, volunteer or see more of the rescue’s adoptable dogs, visit rockinprescue.org.