18 Feb Couples: Kristie and Todd Ross
HER Kristie Ross
Where did you grow up: Mayflower.
Education: Mayflower High School, University of Central Arkansas.
Job: Vice president of business development for Concord EFS, First Data and Clearent in the payment processing business.
Why did you choose your vocation: Love sales and people.
Parents: Chris and Pat Humes, Springhill.
Community activities: Board member for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club and Conway Symphony Orchestra; HAVEN steering committee.
Hobbies/special interests: Travel with my husband, Todd, and daughter and son-in-law, Sydnie and Sean Landers, and granddaughter-to-be.
How would you describe yourself: Loyal, happy, driven, open to growth and positive.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: I love to bass fish, a hobby I started as a child with my dad.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Hosting dinner parties with friends.
What is your motto: Make every day a holiday.
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: Community is so important. The people in the 501 are kind and generous.
HIM Todd Ross
Where did you grow up: Little Rock.
Education: McClellan High School, University of Central Arkansas.
Job: President and chief executive officer of Preferred Medical.
Why did you choose your vocation: Healthcare gives us the opportunity to help people and I love building things and growing businesses.
Community activities: Board member for the UCA Foundation, Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation and Baptist Hospital Foundation; University of Arkansas Athletic Vision Committee.
Hobbies/special interests: Most sports, including golf, snow and water skiing, boating, hunting and fishing.
How would you describe yourself: Driven, loyal, enthusiastic, optimistic and strong work ethic.
What is one thing people don’t know about you: When I have free time, I like to put a puzzle together, taking something that is a jumbled mess and putting it together to completion.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Going to the lake with friends and family, and college football.
What is your motto: Find a way to say YES.
What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: The quality of life and the relationships built with great friends.
Resident of: Conway.
Church activities: New Life Church.
How we met: In college at UCA.
The proposal: Hid the ring in a magazine and dropped to one knee to ask when she came across it.
Wedding bells: April 25, 1992, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock.
Children: Daughter Sydnie Landers, married to Sean Landers. They reside in Frisco, Texas.
Pets: Jessie and Jibby.
Family activities enjoyed together: Travel, sporting events, snow skiing, going to the lake and helping others.
More information: We love being involved in our community and our church. We love helping people and paying everything forward possible to watch and assist people in their growth, both personally and professionally.