Meet Shannon Jones, the dynamic new executive director of Theater Squared. Armed with a BFA in stage management from the University of Central Florida, Shannon has extensive experience in the arts. Her journey to Northwest Arkansas, initially hesitant, was persuaded by Theater Squared’ artistic director, Bob Ford. Since her arrival in 2014, Shannon has significantly influenced the local arts community, managing over 350 performances annually and leading the Schools Tour program. Her commitment to the arts and community engagement highlights her role as a transformative figure in Northwest Arkansas’s cultural landscape.”
Raised above her parents’ restaurant in New Orleans, Maudie Schmitt grew up enveloped by the vibrant culinary culture, which sparked her lifelong passion for cooking. Despite a career in education, she nurtured this passion through catering, leading to the opening of Cafe Rue Orleans in Northwest Arkansas. Today, it stands as a testament to her dedication to authentic cuisine and the enduring love of food.
Dr. Bri Biehl-Jackson’s story unfolds from a personal crisis at 19, when a back injury led her to the transformative world of chiropractic care. Her skeptical first encounter soon morphed into a passionate career, as one chiropractic adjustment significantly eased her pain. Now running her practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dr. Biehl-Jackson is an ardent advocate, using her journey to heal and inspire others with alternative back pain treatments.
Join Randy Wilburn in a motivational episode of the ‘I am Northwest Arkansas’ podcast, where he delves into the journey and achievements of the podcast, and its influence on the local community.