By Maggie Brenizer — Managing Editor | Photos By Jordan Weaver

With the holiday season now behind us, we can focus on what the new year is going to bring. It may be setting new personal goals, revamping an old wardrobe or planning a special trip or evening out for Valentine’s Day. If you’re thinking about updating your look for the new year, let Blair’s Landing assist you in finding the perfect wardrobe, or Under the Sun help you find the impeccable outfit for that impending business function.

In the next few features, you will not only get the chance to see upcoming fashion trends, but also get an inside look at some of our area business professionals and the pooches they consider family. LO Profile would like to thank all who participated and Tan-Tar-A Resort for allowing us to “invade” for the day. Enjoy!

Update Your Look For The New Year

NAME: Deirdre O’Donnell
AGE: 52
PET’S NAME/BREED: Lady, German Shorthaired Pointer

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Helping people solve their problems.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WITH YOUR PET? Lady loves to cuddle, so consequently, I love to cuddle with her on the couch, wrapped up in a blanket, watching a little TV.

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PET? Bird hunting. Lady was born on a bird-hunting ranch, and was a little too small for the owner’s liking to be utilized during hunts like her mom and dad. My husband, who was there for a hunt, saw her, fell in love with her, and brought her home that day.

Joseph Ribkoff orange sweater, $259
Joseph Ribkoff black pants, $130
Kate and Henry black shirt, $26
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Update Your Look For The New YearNAME: Christy Fera
AGE: 35
WORK/PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: American Family Insurance — Camdenton
PET’S NAME/BREED: Hurley, Cocker Spaniel Mix

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Providing excellence in customer service and helping my staff and clients grow throughout the changes in their lives.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE INTERESTED IN A FUTURE IN YOUR PROFESSION? Hard work and diligent training will help amazing opportunities unfold!

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PET? My photo shoot pet partner, Hurley, was kindly provided by the Dogwood Animal Shelter.

Lynn Ritchie black pants, $109
Tribal red and black print coat, $184
August Silk black tank, $30
Silver necklace, $28
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NAME: Nathan Reid
AGE: 32
WORK/PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Agent — Owner/ American Family Insurance — Nathan Reid Agency, LLC
PET’S NAME/BREED: Annabelle Marie, King Charles Spaniel

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? It is definitely writing a life insurance policy for a family, because we are protecting the families and their futures here at the Lake. A life policy can help pay off a mortgage, provide a college fund, or can replace lost income to keep the family financially stable.

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PET? We found her online on a breeder’s website in southern Missouri. We saw a picture, and her description said that she loved to cuddle and play, and that sealed the deal.

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE TAKEOUT OR GO OUT FOR A VALENTINE’S DATE? Go out for a candlelight dinner and fine dining.

Tommy Bahama black pants, $128
Tommy Bahama check print shirt, $128
Tommy Bahama navy sweater, $118
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NAME: Angie Uptergrove
AGE: 54
WORK/PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Angie Uptergrove Agency LLC — American Family Insurance
PET’S NAME: Natty, Black Labrador

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Working with customers to protect their families and assets. Meeting new people and being involved in the Lake community.

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PET? Natty is our grand-dog and we love her!

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE TAKE-OUT OR GO OUT FOR A VALENTINE’S DATE? My husband loves his grill. A steak and wine at home is the best!

Tribal black jacket, $164
Vera Bradley printed scarf, $38
August Silk black tank, $30
Ur Rebel black pants, $85
Blair’s Landing


Explore more of these resolutionary fashion trends by downloading our latest issue of LO Profile Magazine, here!

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