Couple of the Month: Amber and C.L. Brantley

Photo by Mike Kemp


Where did you grow up: 

Conway, mostly, with a three-year stint in Alaska.

Education:   Conway High School and Arkansas State University.

Employment:   Branch manager, Rain For Rent.

Parents:  Charles and Cindy Brantley of Conway.

Community activities: 

Volunteering (or sometimes voluntold) when needed at Greenbrier Wooster Elementary and Soaring Wings Ranch.

Church activities: 

Member of Crosspoint Baptist Church in Greenbrier, where I currently serve as treasurer.

Hobbies/special interests: 

Supporting our kids in the activities they participate in. Spending time with family and friends at our cabin north of Dover. Kayaking, hiking, fishing and riding ATV/UTVs. Working out at CrossFit Greenbrier.

How would you describe yourself: 

Follower of Christ; family-centered; friendship investor.

 What is your motto:

Reject Passivity; Accept Responsibility; Lead Courageously; Invest Eternally  – Credit to the Manhood study at

What do you enjoy most about 

living in the 501:  I  enjoy the geography and the people. Having traveled a lot for work, I can tell you we are blessed to live in an area and community that provides so many opportunities for families to get outdoors and spend time together. From community events like the farmers markets to Toad Suck and having beautiful lakes and rivers within a short drive in almost all directions, there is so much to do.


Where did you grow up: 


Education:  Education specialist from UCA, National Board-certified teacher.

Employment: Principal at Greenbrier Wooster Elementary School.

Parents: Rick and Debbie Reid of Greenbrier.

Community activities: Crosspoint Baptist Church in Greenbrier, where I teach preschool and we are small group leaders.

Hobbies/special interests: Reading, watching movies, and anything outdoors with family at our cabin.Supporting our kiddos in various activities. We love to travel and experience new things.

How would you 

describe yourself: Bubbly.

What is your motto: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: I love the people and the awesome community where we live!

Their STORY:

HOW WE MET:We technically met in 10th grade when Amber visited Second Baptist Church Conway for three weeks. Then the couple ran into each other again on the first day of college.

The proposal: On top of Sugar Loaf in Heber Springs.

Wedding bells: Aug. 4, 2007, at Faith Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

Children: Maddox, 11, and Adelyn, 8.

Pets: A miniature aussiepoo named Wooster Blue Brantley.