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Take It from Me with Celebrated Restaurateur Zoë Robinson

By |November 2nd, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Glamorous. Rock-Star Restaurateur. Problem-Solver. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline When you list the top restaurateurs in St. Louis, Zoë Robinson’s name rises like a Grand Marnier soufflé. As owner of the acclaimed Clayton restaurants, I Fratellini, [...]

Take It from Me with the Snow Foundation’s Stephanie Gebel

By |October 16th, 2018|COMMUNITY, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Confident Competitor. Spiritual. Go-Getter. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline Stephanie Snow Gebel will be the first to tell you, “I grew up in a locker room—” and mean it.  Her father, Jack Snow, was a wide [...]

Take It from Me with Sociologist and Diversity Leader Cecilia Nadal

By |September 10th, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Sociologist. Cultural Diversity Leader. Activist. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline It is no wonder that Cecilia Nadal has dedicated her life’s life work to encouraging cultural diversity. If you were to list all the ethnicities on [...]

Take It from Me: Endangered Wolf Center’s Virginia Busch

By |August 6th, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Animal Conservationist. Independent. Good-Hearted. Virginia Busch with Daisy, a fennec fox  photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline Lions and tigers and wolves, oh my! These are among the animals Virginia “Ginny” Busch wants to save, freely admitting, “I [...]

Take It from Me: Lifelong Educator Suzie Nall

By |July 16th, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Energetic.  Traiblazing Educator. Children’s Advocate. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline Suzie Nall’s career almost sounds like a Zen riddle: How does somebody teach teachers to be effective at teaching? This question has consumed Nall, who is [...]

Take It from Me: STL County Library’s Barb Turkington

By |June 7th, 2018|COMMUNITY, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Proud Veteran. Adaptable Risk-Taker. Focused. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline As a little girl, Barbara Turkington idolized her father; in fact, it’s an adoration that still endures. One of seven children, she credits her father, James [...]

Take It from Me: The Designing Block’s Susan Block

By |May 9th, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Creatively Dramatic. Artistic Designer. Compassionate. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline Susan Block is somebody who sets style trends, not someone who follows them. Whether she’s designing home interiors, creating remarkable centerpieces for charity events or discovering [...]

Take It from Me: Webster University’s Beth Stroble

By |April 10th, 2018|COMMUNITY, NEWS, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Hard-Working. Passionate Learner. Leader. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline Whether Beth Stroble is talking about her childhood or her career, the word “hard-working” creeps into the conversation. Her focus and drive have led to many achievements, [...]

Take It from Me: Saint Louis Art Museum’s Renee Franklin

By |March 13th, 2018|COMMUNITY, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Patiently Persistent.  Analytical. A Little Bit Stubborn.   photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline For Renee Franklin, growing up in a small segregated town in Maryland shaped her worldview and her career. She was the only person [...]

Take It from Me: Hispanic Arts Council’s Virginia Braxs

By |February 13th, 2018|COMMUNITY, TAKE IT FROM ME|

Educator. Risk Taker. Compasionate Mentor. photo by Justin Barr By Diane Kline When Virginia Braxs left Argentina in 1988 to earn her master’s degree in Spanish literature at Washington University, little did she know she would be planting [...]

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