Gabrielle Marisa Hunter is passionate about several things. There is health and wellness, her career, sports and, of course, parenthood.
A single mom to son G. Hunter Harris, age 12, Hunter called her son an "inspiration."
In 2011 Jana McCullough picked up a rather sweet hobby - beekeeping - which has allowed her to provide friends and family with delicious, local honey in both her native and adoptive states.
Connie Cooksey Minick's tale is one of both tragedy and triumph.
Minick unexpectedly lost her brother, Butch Cooksey, at a young age; however, she's found peace in her "calling" as a devoted wife, mother, and most recently, author.
Lebanon is her hometown. "I would never want to live anywhere else," she said.
Tara Loftis has always followed her calling - no matter which career path she's on.
From social work to education, Loftis has always wanted to save the world.
Heather Bridges Stafford was born in Schaumburg, Ill.; however, her family moved to Mt. Juliet when she was just 18 months old.
Meet Desiree Mosiman - General Manager of the Lebanon Outlet Marketplace.
The month of April was especially exciting for Wilson County Ginny Patterson. Patterson ran in her first-ever Boston Marathon on April 17th - and got engaged to her man, Dan Roszkowski the next day.
For the past 17 years, Angle, the Chief Nursing Officer at TriStar Summit Medical Center, has called Mt. Juliet home.
Bone is a graduate of Lebanon High School, Cumberland University, South Eastern Paralegal Institute and Nashville School of Law.
She currently works as the assistant executive director of the Tennessee District Public Defenders Office.
Lillian Brooke McKee holds degrees in early childhood education and dental hygiene - both of which she puts to use in her career as a dental hygienist at Pediatric Dentistry of Lebanon.
Beth Goolesby credited her mother and mother-in-law with instilling in her the value of putting your children's needs before your own.
For Goolesby, this includes her four adopted children, as well as the many special needs children who are served through Empower Me Day Camp, where she is assistant director. She truly has a heart for others.
Jeanette Elrod is living proof that achieving your dreams may not be easy, but it is possible.
Have you heard of PHOEBE Connections? It's a group in Wilson County that helps widows start over and, hopefully, smile again.
Ronda Martin currently serves as President of PHOEBE Connections, formerly known as PHOEBE Ministries.
Life prepared Heather Nicholson Sadler for her current role as marketing director for The Pavilion Senior Living Center.
Selecting a career path was easy for Heather Sewell Mitchell. After all, in true Southern, "Steel Magnolias" fashion, Mitchell practically grew up in a salon.
"My great aunt, Mary Abercrombie, owned Casa Bonita Salon in Lebanon, and I would sit and watch all of the women in there working. They always looked like they were having so much fun and enjoying their jobs. I wanted to be just like them," she remembered.
Thanks to what she called a series of events orchestrated by God, Kristi Lett moved from her native Powell, Tenn. and became a woman of Wilson County in 2006.
If you have dogs - or just love dogs - then there's a good chance you know this week's Woman of Wilson.
Houndstooth Grooming & Couture Owner Karen Caplenor has dedicated her career to caring for our four-legged friends.
Originally from Rockford, Ill., Caplenor did a six-year term in the military Air Defense in Germany. Her last year was spent in Texas, where she met and fell in love with a Wilson County native, Jere Mac Caplenor.
Lebanon's Josie Nem graduated college in December. Magna Cum Laude.
It was several years between high school to the point she is now, she said. "I was working fulltime and there was family illness," she explained. "But I finally got it."
There's a saying: Beauty is nothing without brains.
The accomplished Dr. Cristy Stumb has both. Add in her six years of military service in the Tennessee National Guard, and you have the complete package - beauty, brains, and brawn.
It was in 2009 that husband and wife, Drs. Chad and Tonia Porter, decided to share their professional lives together as well. Porter Family Dentistry in Lebanon was born.
Melissa Craighead is often complimented on her ability to make raising three small children look easy. She knows that mothering is a "tough, tough job" - but equally the most important and rewarding one she could ask for.
Growing up the daughter of a United States Air Force pilot, Traci Peel was privileged to live all over the country.
"I experienced different cultures and lifestyles," she explained. However, her dream was simple. Peel just wanted to be a singer and live on a golf course.
February will be an exciting month for Britney Wilkerson. She and her husband of six years, Wes, will welcome their second child.
You could say that education and working with youth is in Mary Ann Sparks' DNA.
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