What are you thankful for?

Rosa Wheeler

Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group

Rosa Wheeler

Rosa Wheeler

I am thankful for my Heavenly Father and the people he has put in my path—nuestra familia. I am thankful for a career at Wells Fargo that has entrusted me with responsibilities that have touched people’s lives and made positive and lasting changes; a community that has allowed me to be part of something greater than myself; wonderful mentors and great leadership working together to make great things happen – one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time. I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time is Thanksgiving. God bless!

What are you thankful for? We asked some local personalities that very question and received some amazing responses.


Emily Hart

Owner | Two EE’s Winery

I grew up in a family that claimed to be “rich with love.” I’m thankful to have that past because it has been a driving force in my life. I love my husband, family, friends and our two cats, Steve and Norton, dearly. I love working for a business I helped create and having family to work alongside me. Life comes with many challenges and some of us experience challenges much greater than others with regard to health and well-being. I was born with a heart defect that keeps me on a routine schedule of visits to cardiologists to monitor my condition. I’m thankful to have maintained a stable condition and despite a hole in my heart, I feel full of love. I have many specific things to be thankful for, and I trace them all back to a selfless love for others and the people around me.

Barb Richards

Marketing Director | Embassy Theatre

Because I view the world through grateful eyes, I am thankful for every second I am given. But I know you want something specific so, I am thankful for my two grandchildren. Everest is 6; Margaret was born Aug. 1. They are happy, healthy, fun to be with and I love them so much. I am fond of saying, “your kids get your heart, but your grandkids get your soul.”

Amber Recker

Executive Director | Artlink, Inc.

I am thankful for a job I love with an organization that makes our community a more vibrant place. I am thankful for my family, my friends and my health.

Randi Lincoln

Senior Sales Director at Mary Kay
CEO and Founder at Georgetown PLUS Innovation Networking and
Exit 25 Networking Group

I am thankful that God gave me a different way of thinking provided by surviving cancer five times. It makes everything look more a part of his plan, both the good and the bad; and makes every moment more important. God has given me a spirit to connect others to this new way of thinking. People ask me how I stay so positive and I tell them it’s definitely intentional to live out loud in his service. Family, friends and faith are what I am most thankful for, but faith is first. I am blessed to remain here on earth, and I intend to make it worth being thankful!

Melissa Montana

CEO/President | STAR Educational Media Network, STAR 88.3

Melissa Montana

Melissa Montana

It would be easy to write a book about being thankful. I’m forever grateful for so many things that have been life-altering, exciting and tragic, for even in the tragic there is something to be thankful about. I’m thankful for my amazing family, my beautiful daughter who takes my breath away, my mother who never stops loving and being an example of faith in the flesh, working at the most incredible place that gives hope to thousands every week, being taught that a great attitude changes everything, and realizing that this is not my home, it’s a passing place to make a difference as long as I have breath. I’m thankful for the life God gave me and I can’t wait to share encouragement today and every day.

Photos by Bonnie Manning, Feature Photographer

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