30 Jun Couple of the Month: Kassi and Kaleb Posey
Where did you grow up: Northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro area.
Education: Bachelor of Science in strategic communication at Arkansas State University.
Job Title: Owner of Kassi’s Cookies.
Parents: Glenn and Kristi Loyd of Marked Tree (Poinsett County).
Fun Fact: I’ve been singing in church since I was 2. Praise and worship is such a huge part of who I am.
Hobbies/special interests: Spending quality time and making memories with my family and friends is always at the top of my to-do list, but I also love branching out and trying unique foods/restaurants I’ve never had before.
What is one thing people don’t know About you: I can out-eat any grown man at a crawfish boil.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: I love taking my goldendoodle puppy, Poppy, to the Conway dog park as well as shopping/eating local in Conway.
What is your motto: Anything is possible with hard work, determination and a good attitude.
What do you enjoy most
about living in the 501: My grandma and my mom are both from Little Rock, and my great uncle, David Kinley, is a former Mayor of Conway. He played a major part in making Conway the city it is today. I’d say my favorite part about living in the 501 is the family history and heritage I have here.
Where did you grow up:I was born and raised in the Ouachita Mountains of Western Arkansas, in the town of Mena (Polk County).
Education: I earned my B.B.A. in management of information systems and my Master of Business Administration with a concentration in information systems at the University of Central Arkansas.
Job Title: Co-owner of Kassi’s Cookies, LLC and solution architect at Cheetah Digital. President of the Mayflower Area Chamber of Commerce.
Parents: Jason and Amanda Posey of Mena
Community activities: Through my role in Chamber, I spend a lot of time coming up with new ideas and activities for the community. We have started a lot of new initiatives that highlight the city of Mayflower and everything the community has to offer.
Church activities: I always look for the opportunity to serve wherever I am. I help teach youth on Wednesday nights, help run livestream, and do whatever I can to help further the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Hobbies/special interests: I just picked up golf less than a year ago … I’m not very good at it, and that infuriates me, so I play constantly. I’ve also always had an interest in general aviation. I want to start working on my private pilot’s license soon.
What is your motto: Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it. We can’t always control the things that happen in our lives, but we can absolutely control how we react to those things. I choose to make the best out of every situation and always look for the positive in people and our community!
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501:
I love the opportunity that exists in Central Arkansas. There are so many things for people to do and so many different avenues for individuals to explore and grow in! It is a beautiful part of Arkansas and a great place to raise a family!
how we met:
Our pastor introduced us.
At sunset on a romantic bridge nestled in the Hot Springs National Park with photos of our journey strung across the bridge.
Jan. 11, 2020, at Oak Hill Farms in Sheridan (Grant County).
Children: None yet but hopefully soon!
Pets: A goldendoodle puppy, Poppy.
Kaleb golfs, and Kassi drives the cart.