The Characters:

Becky McCray

Twitter: @BeckyMcCray
Location: Alva, Oklahoma
Small town liquor store owner and cattle rancher. I share rural ideas for all business, as a speaker and in the book @smalltownrules.

Kurt Mantonya

Twitter: @HappyTrailsKurt
Location: Lincoln, NE
Senior Associate, Heartland Center for Leadership Development. Applied anthropologist with experience helping rural America identify and expand leadership


Twitter: @debworks
Location: Webster City, Iowa
Traveler, connector, marketer

Joe Cheray

Twitter: @wildheart4vr
Location: Topeka, Kansas
I am a proud single mother to a son with cerebral palsy. It is hard work and I wouldn't change it for anything. I also run my biz Wildheart Social Media.

Sheila Scarborough

Twitter: @SheilaS
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Writer and speaker. Love tourism, travel, the social web & NHRA drag racing. @TourismCurrents cofounder and #awcchat founder. US Navy veteran. Caffeinated.

Shellie Couch

Twitter: @Taegus
Location: ÜT: 38.105005,-97.782135
Positively grateful for an ever abundant life!

Patsy Terrell

Twitter: @patsyterrell

Jay Ehret

Twitter: @JayEhret

Cody Heitschmidt

Twitter: @codyks

Jeff Keni Pulver

Twitter: @jeffpulver

Douglas E Stewart

Twitter: @dscweb

Gigi Belmonico

Twitter: @GigiBelmonico

Gloria Bell

Twitter: @gloriabell

Cheryl Lawson

Twitter: @Partyaficionado

Ron J Williams

Twitter: @ronjdub

Janice Person

Twitter: @JPlovesCOTTON

Kevin Honeycutt 

Twitter: @kevinhoneycutt

Mary Klaebel

Twitter: @mklaebel

Bill Genereux

Twitter: @billgx


Twitter: @ICTSOS

Val Wagner

Twitter: @wagfarms

Twitter: @MichelleBVM

Mark Vierthaler

Twitter: @AgHipster

Jennifer Lynn Keller

Twitter: @JenniferLKeller

Scott Wendling

Twitter: @CommercialScott

Fernando Fonseca

Twitter: @fjfonseca


Twitter: @takechargeks

J.D. Patton

Twitter: @jdpatton

Twitter: @JenWPortraits

James Lowe

Twitter: @jiggyjaguar

tammy thorn

Twitter: @threegypsies

MB Linder

Twitter: @mbl

Melissa Gilliam Shaw

Twitter: @MilliGFunk

Dennis Deery

Twitter: @DDeery

Laura Girty

Twitter: @LauraGirty

Jen Lee Reeves

Twitter: @jenleereeves

Tomi Ann Foust

Twitter: @BBBSRenoCounty

Kerwin McKenzie

Twitter: @mskonfa1990

Joplin Area Chamber

Twitter: @joplinchamber


Twitter: @t_rave

Katie Pinke

Twitter: @katpinke

Todd R Jordan

Twitter: @Tojosan