Michael Todd Avery - Michael Todd Avery began his financial career in 1994 with Household Finance Corporation. In the early years he worked for various companies and climbed several corporate ladders, being led by the work ethic he acquired as a young man who grew up on a North Carolina tobacco farm. In 2002, Michael became the Chief Operating Officer for a national mortgage lender named Carteret Mortgage Corporation. In 2003, Thompson Financial ranked Carteret Mortgage as the largest privately owned mortgage company in America. Under Michael’s leadership, the company originated over 7 billion dollars in mortgage loans annually. Also in 2003, he was asked to serve on the Advisory Board for the Freddie Mac Foundation’s Loan Prospector Division. In 2008 during the mortgage industry recession, Michael took his love for helping individuals to United First Financial where he began to focus on personal debt relief and person financial planning for individuals and families. In 2009 he started his own insurance company called Hurricane Financial Corporation. That company still operates today under the d.b.a. Accelerated Wealth. In 2013 at the request of several insurance clients, Michael became an Investment Advisor Representative in order to manage their financial assets alongside their insurance. Today, Michael is the principal owner of RITE Financial Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in Lexington, KY. Owning an insurance company and an advisory firm allows Michael a full suite of choices when advising clients in the areas of insurance and financial planning. Among his industry achievements, Michael has been featured in Success from Home Magazine and has been published in Vanguard Magazine.
Sheila Harlan - Sheila Harlan is a lifelong resident of Madison County, KY. She has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Nurse Midwife. Sheila has over 20 years of experience as a Reiki Practitioner and 6 years as a licensed Massage Therapist.
Jill Moseley - Jill has been weaving baskets for nine years and teaching workshops for 4 years. She has taught adults, 4-H programs, elementary school children and church youth group workshops.
Lisa Oakes - Lisa teaches Computer Applications courses in the Applied Engineering and Technology department, as well as various business-related topics for the Workforce Development department at EKU. She received her BS in Business Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and her MA in Education from EKU. She has taught for a number of years in various settings, including public school, public university, career colleges, prison system, and Community Education.
Pat Rogers - Pat Rogers, RN, is a 1966 graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing. She became a certified Body Recall Beginning (Level 1) teacher in 2005 and then in 2007, she became certified as an Intermediate (Level 2) teacher and in 2013 became a Body Recall exemplary teacher. Pat is also certified in Special Populations and Smart Moves, a physical fitness program for children/youth.
C.B. Watson - C.B. Watson has taught tennis for Community Education for several years and has over 30 years of coaching experience.
Pat Williams - Pat Williams is a watercolor artist based in Richmond, KY. Her previous experience as a professional horticulturist and her great love for the natural world is reflected in her paintings. Her work can be seen in various exhibits supported by the Danville Community Arts Center and other venues throughout the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.