Celebrate Arkansas Magazine-16 to Watch

Awesome people.

That’s who we had the honor of photographing for this 18-page spread in the July issue of Celebrate Arkansas magazine.  Nominated by the magazine’s readership, these sixteen were chosen due to their  vision for and impact in shaping the future of our community.

Photographed over two days, we had twenty minutes with each person.  Our instructions from the awesome folks at Celebrate Arkansas were basically “photograph them kind of like a GQ cover and capture their entire essence in one image”.  NO. PROBLEM.

We actually spent about half our time chatting with the “models” about their work, their lifestyle and getting to know who they are as people.  They made it incredibly easy, and after our talks – we knew just how to photograph them.  We found two things they all had in common.  They were so honored to have been chosen… and they all had a firm handshake.

Here are the 16 to Watch in 2016.

Sgt. Maj. Lance Nutt.  President & Founder of Sheep Dog Impact AssistanceIMG_4882 copyDavid Echegoyen.  President of OneCountryIMG_4781 copyJenn Cozens.  Community and Education Manager for The Walmart MuseumIMG_4751 copyJohann Acuna.  Associate Worship Pastor/Arranger at Cross ChurchIMG_5052b copyKatie Kellerman.  Director of Sales at SC Johnson. Mentor Committee Lead for Network of Executive Women Northwest Arkansas Region.IMG_5089 copyIMG_5071 copySach Oliver.  Trial Attorney at Bailey & Oliver Law Firm.  Cowboy Auctioneer.IMG_4995 copyChristian Quie.  Sales Manager at General Mills, Inc.IMG_5049 copyMatthew Waller, PhD.  Dean & Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair – University of Arkansas.IMG_4948 copyAnnye DeGrand Fox.  Account Manager – Octagon.IMG_4976 copyJessica Boyd.  Executive Director – Community Venture FoundationIMG_4864 copyMegan Cuddy.  Director of Advancement – Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc.IMG_4841 copyJay Amargos. Executive Consultant and Head of Minority Small Business Inclusion Startup Junkie Consulting.IMG_4794 copyNathan Sadler.  Athletic Director – Arkansas Athletes OutreachIMG_4765 copyStefanie McCratic.  Founder & CEO – Acorn: The Influence CompanyIMG_5022 copyIMG_5008b copyRaj Suresh.  Comedian.IMG_4925 copyIMG_4915 copyJake Newell.  Owner/CEO – Newell DevelopmentIMG_5116 copyIMG_5112 copyCheck out the July issue of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine online, or pick up your copy at Walmart or Barnes & Noble today!

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