Maggie Adams
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Laura Aguirre
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Elisa Amspacher
Date Joined: 06/01/2018

Elisa Amspacher graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing and is a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is married to Dr. Jonathan Amspacher. He is a Plastic Surgeon and Director of Mosaic Plastic Surgery in St Joseph.  They have been married for almost 20 years and have 2 children. Her hobbies and pastime include gardening, triathlons, and being active in charity work.  Elisa is involved in Women’s bible ministry, and she has previously been involved in mission work to South Africa. She would like to be involved in medical mission work overseas when her kids are grown.

Ellen Atieh
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Hallie Barnett
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Kalei Becerra
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Paige Bennett
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Natalie Byergo
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Jana Campbell
Date Joined: 06/01/2017

Jana Campbell is the Director of Employment at United Cerebral Palsy of NWMO.  Jana has a double major in business management and marketing, and graduated from Missouri Western State University. She is the blessed mama of 2 kiddos!  Jana joined Junior League to be involved in the community and to help make a difference!

Lauren Catron
Date Joined: 06/01/2015

Lauren (Rauth) Catron joined the Junior League of St. Joseph in 2015. She was born and raised in St. Joe and attended Bishop LeBlond Memorial High School. She went on to the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism. She worked in the news industry for several years in the Little Rock and Kansas City markets before returning home to St. Joe. She now works at Hillyard, Inc. as a marketing communication specialist. She is married to her husband Drew, and they recently welcomed their first child, Henry. They live in St. Joe with their two dogs, Sophie and Oshie. Lauren is currently on the presidential track and will hold the position of president during the 2019-2020 League year.

Veronica Charbonnet
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Laura Chavez
Date Joined: 06/01/2014
Cris Coffman
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Andrea Cole
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Amanda Connett
Date Joined: 06/01/2015

Amanda Connett was born and raised in St. Joseph, MO. She is a 2002 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School, a 2006 graduate of Missouri State University with a B.S. in Communication Science Disorders, and a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She currently works for Saint Joseph School District as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She was married to her husband Lucas in 2008. They have 2 children, Claire and Caroline and one more on the way! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and helping others through volunteering.

Gretchen Curley
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Abigail Dennis
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Susanne Eichenmueller
Date Joined: 06/01/2014
Dawn Ford
Date Joined: 06/01/2013
Mercedes Glidewell
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Brittany Hagenhoff
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Erica Hankins
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Stephanie Hartley
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Kelsey Isom
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Jessica Jackson
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Terra James
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Megan Kelling
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Pamela Kemp
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Heidi LaFave
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Whitney Lanning
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Laura Lawson
Date Joined: 06/01/2017

Ms. Laura Elizabeth Lawson was born and raised in Saint Joseph, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Missouri Western State University. She strives to make a meaningful difference while also creating new experiences, relationships and knowledge. Laura is passionate about impactful volunteering and sustainability and Junior League has given her a chance to make a difference.

MyChi Le
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Anna Lorenz
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Ashley Matthias
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Katie McCullough
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Nicole Messick
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Natalie Mikita
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Margaret Miller
Date Joined: 06/01/2014
Erica Moore
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Sydney Moore
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Erin Ousley
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Erica Patterson
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Marietta Reynolds
Date Joined: 06/01/2017

This is my 3rd year in Junior League. I am currently the Community Outreach Chairperson. I am a Kindergarten Teacher for the St. Joseph School District. This is my 13th year teaching Kindergarten. I have two sons who are 6 years old and 10 years old. I enjoy traveling, shopping, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Becky Rippe
Date Joined: 06/01/2017
Hilary Salanky
Date Joined: 06/01/2014
Tanja Schumacher
Date Joined: 06/01/2015
Crystal Scott
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Teresa Shirrell
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Mindy Speer
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Shaina Spooner
Date Joined: 06/01/2016

Shaina Spooner graduated with highest honors from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing and management and a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design. She works for the Western Institute of Missouri Western in marketing and design. She is currently working on her MBA. She is originally from Orlando, FL and is married to Jesse Spooner. He is a Chemical Engineer and Pilot Plant Manager of ICM in St Joseph. She has two teenage boys who love to keep her on her toes. Shaina’s hobbies and pastime include traveling, cooking, and charity work. Shaina is involved in many organizations and continues to try to make an impact in her community.

Abby Stanley
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Abby was born and raised in St Joseph, MO and is happy once again be a part of her hometown community after a brief hiatus. She graduated from Central High School in 2007. She attended the University of Missouri where she received an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Following graduation she pursued a career in nutrition and attended Northwest Missouri State University to obtain her degree in dietetics. In 2016 she completed her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, specialist certificate in Integrative and Functional Dietetics, and dietetic internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is passionate about helping others and has turned that passion into a career, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Revive Nutrition Solutions, LLC. She is getting married in February to her fiancé, Michael, and is hoping to welcome a puppy into their home soon. In her free time you will  find her enjoying a good home cooked meal, outside getting some Vitamin D, or curled up with a good book. She’s a summer girl at heart and is happiest when she is spending weekends with family and friends at Lake Viking or eating/drinking her way through Key West. She is a definite introvert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, but ‘fakes it until she makes it’ in this extroverted world.  Abby is excited to start her second year in the Junior League and to provide continued support to women and children in the community.
Cindy Steeby
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Breanna Sullivan
Date Joined: 06/01/2018

Breanna Sullivan grew up in a small town outside of Des Moines, Iowa with her parents and older brother. Once she gradated from high school, she went on to attend Iowa State University. After five years, three internships, one study abroad, many club involvements, and countless late nights, she graduated with her bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and minors in Speech Communication and Technical Sales Engineering. After graduation, Breanna moved to St. Joseph to start her career with Altec Industries as a Quality Engineer. Breanna recently changed positions at Altec and is now a Supplier Continuous Improvement Engineer. In this role, she travels to Altec’s suppliers to lead continuous improvement events. Breanna joined Junior League last year because she wanted to be more involved in her community. Junior League is a great way to volunteer! In Breanna’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with her husband, watching movies, and gardening. She has two cats (Ishmael and Friend) and a dog (Tucker), her favorite color is purple, and she loves to listen to alternative rock music.

Anitra Svendsen
Date Joined: 06/01/2014
Tiffany Thompson
Date Joined: 06/01/2014

Tiffany Thompson is a three time graduate of Northwest Missouri Statue University with a bachelors degree in Social Science Education, a masters in Educational Leadership and a specialist in Superintendency. She has been in education for sixteen years as a Social Studies Teacher, Elementary Principal and Instructional Coach with the St. Joseph School District and Riverside USD 114. Currently she is a Teacher Assistant at Renner Elementary School with the Park Hill School District. While a member of the Junior League of St. Joseph she has served as the Recording Secretary, Public Issues Chair, Arrangements Chair and Leadership St. Joseph Representative. She also served as a board member for the YWCA. Tiffany lives in Liberty, MO with her husband Matt and son Tristan!

Ashley Trainer
Date Joined: 06/01/2018
Ashley Vidal
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Erica Walker
Date Joined: 06/01/2019
Emily Wearing
Date Joined: 06/01/2016

Emily Wearing is a life-long resident of St. Joseph, born and raised. She is currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator and has served as the Ways and Means assistant chair and chair. She was excited to join the Junior League in 2016 to help make a difference in her community through volunteerism and indicatives. Emily attended Kansas State University from 2010-2014, where she received a bachelors of science in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis is broadcast journalism. She also received a minor in geography. Emily was lucky to land her first job out of college at KQTV in St. Joseph, where she worked as a reporter and anchor. During her time at the news station, Emily was able to cover a number of stories and produced a weekly segment called Salute the Badge to feature area emergency responders. She decided to leave the television business in October 2017 and now serves as the communications specialist for the city of St. Joseph. She creates social media posts for the city’s numerous platforms, takes pictures and video at events and helps produce the bi-weekly City Link publication. In her free time, she enjoy baking, visiting antique shops and cheering on the K-State Wildcats during football season. Emily is looking forward to see the continued work of the Junior League throughout the community in helping better the lives for women and children while inspiring solutions to help address concerns in the community.

Jenna Whittington
Date Joined: 06/01/2014

Jenna Whittington is a lifelong St. Joseph resident. She earned degrees from both MWSU and NWMSU. She’s been a middle school and/or high school teacher for 19 years. She’s currently a middle school librarian, and she loves it! Jenna joined Junior League to be a part of something bigger than herself which has taught her many things about her hometown. She enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter when they aren’t homesteading with their animals.

LaTonya Williams
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
Leah Williams
Date Joined: 06/01/2016
April Wood
Date Joined: 06/01/2019