Couple of the Month: Maegan and Wes Dyson

Photo by Mike Kemp


Where did you grow up: Newport then Greers Ferry.

Education: I have a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. I also have a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accredited certification.

Job: Chief Development Officer, Conway Regional Health Foundation.

Family: Our children are Asher (age 11) and August (age 5). My parents are Nancy and Leon Nicholson of Fayetteville.

Community activities: I am currently in Leadership Arkansas and a member of the Conway Running Club, and I volunteer at Ruth Doyle Middle School for my son’s activities. In my role at Conway Regional, I get to work in and with the community of Central Arkansas through events and my day-to-day work.

Hobbies/special interests: Distance running (trying to run all six world major marathons), aerial hoop and hammock classes at Gemini Fitness, reading, listening to music, traveling and watching movies with my kids.

How would you describe yourself: Dedicated, fun, passionate about what I do, and ridiculously competitive (mostly with myself).

one thing people

don’t know about you: I grew up playing tennis and went to a state-level competition with my high school team.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: A long run followed by a book out by the pool.

What is your motto: Dreams mean nothing until you put goals and hard work behind them.

A song that makes you want to dance: Anything that came out  in the early 2000s!


Where did you grow up: Outside of Mayflower, off 89 towards Jacksonville “in the sticks.”

Education: I am a graduate of Mayflower High School and hold a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Insurance & Risk Management from the University of Central Arkansas. I also have a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Job: Account Executive at Williamson Insurance Agency.

Family: In addition to our children, my parents are Pat Dyson of Conway and the late John Dyson.

Community activities: I am the Chair of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame board and a UCA Alumni Association board member.

Hobbies/special interests: Watching my sons play sports, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gravitas, working out, duck hunting, traveling, grilling and following the UCA Bears!

How would you describe yourself: Fun-loving, passionate, loyal and disciplined.

one thing people 

don’t know about you: Growing up, we rode and competitively showed horses in every category, from barrels and poles to pleasure and equestrian.

Most enjoyed weekend activitY: Having friends and family over, grilling and watching the UCA Bears.

What is your motto: You already know what the right thing to do is, you just have to do it.

A song that makes you want to dance: I only dance when my wife asks me to.

Their STORY:

We met as freshmen on the large coed cheer team at UCA. My parents called him my “unboyfriend,” but we were friends for about a year before we started dating. We continued to date through college, and Wes proposed on a Greers Ferry Lake bank (the one I grew up on) in front of a huge group of my family. 

We got married in Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs with an intimate group of family and friends. We have been married 16 years and love to travel, work out, run, hike, and do fun things with our kids. We like to take our kids to places that will be great memories of adventure for them. We are known to still partner for stunts long enough to take a cool picture (in a stadium, on the beach, in front of the Grand Canyon) or just to change the light bulbs in our kitchen!