Cooper & Liefer Law Firm
Rebecca was born and raised here in Red Bud. She is the daughter of Rick and Carolyn Cooper. She graduated from Red Bud High School in 2005 and went on to get her Bachelor's in Finance and Economics from William Woods University in 2009. After this, she graduated from the University of Memphos School of Law in 2012. She became a partner at Cooper & Liefer Law in the Fall of 2012. She is married to Tom Westcott and currently resides in Red Bud.
Dustin graduated in 2006 from Red Bud High School. He attended Missouri Baptist University for two years before transferring to Maryville University, studying Business Admistration at both. While he attended the Universities he also played baseball and was elected Captain during his time at Maryville.
Dustin currently works at Hi-Way Motors. Dustin also volunteers as an assistant coach for the Red Bud High School baseball team and is excited about getting more involved in the Red Bud community.
Jennifer grew up in Red Bud and attended St. John's Lutheran School and Red Bud High School.
She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with her Bachelors of Business Education in 2010. She taught Business classes at Meredosia High School in Meredosia, IL for a year before her and her husband, Andrew, moved back to Red Bud.
She currently works as a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial. Her office is located on North Main in Red Bud.
The Kutting Edge
Kathy was born and raised in Red Bud. Her parents are Robert and Doris Liefer. She is married to James Valleroy and they have two children, Skylar and Tanner. Kathy worked with Charlie Mudd for 20 years starting out. Charlie decided he wanted to retire and offered Kathy to buy the business which she did in January 2013. She renamed the business "The Kutting Edge". Kathy feels very blessed and is excited to work as a chamber director.
Devin is the third generation of Gregson Painting. He was raised in Red Bud and attended Red Bud schools. He is married to his wife, Kristin, and they have one son and are currently expecting their second son in May 2014. Devin resides in Red Bud along with his family.
West Field Designz
Andrew was born and raised in Red Bud and graduated Red Bud High School in 2004. He went on to get an Associates Degree in Web Design at Ranken Technical College and graduated in 2006. Andrew has worked for various companies in the St. Louis Area since then. He is currently an Applications Developer for Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He also has helped over 20 clients on the side with their website needs, many here in Red Bud. Andrew recently partnered with a new online company called "The Tournament Guy" and looks forward to its growth. Andrew and his wife Tiffany have been married for five years and have a daughter named Abby. They currently reside in Red Bud.
North County News
Growing up on a farm outside of town, Mary Koester is a lifelong resident of the area. A graduate of Red Bud High School, she went on to get degrees at Southwestern Illinois College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was the editor of the Steeleville Ledger for six months before accepting a position at the North County News here in Red Bud in May 2008. She became the editor at the News in August of that year.
Mary tries to be an active member of the community. She is one of the charter board members of the Community Foundation of Randolph County. She represented the Southern Illinois Rotary District in an exchange program to Brazil in 2013. She is also a Randolph County 4-H alumni, was a member of the Randolph County 4-H Foundation Board, and helped coach the high school's speech and debate team for several years. Mary has been recognized by the Regional Office of Education with a “Friend of Education Award” and by the Red Bud Masons Lodge with a “Community Builder Award.”
In her spare time Mary enjoys running 5Ks, doing obstacle/mud runs, hunting turkeys and spending time outdoors.
Mary is married to Daniel Koester. They have a daughter, Alison.
Superintendent Red Bud School District
Jon grew up in Carbondale, IL and graduated from Carbondale Community HS in 1994. Jon then attended Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale. Graduating from SIUC in 1998 with a Political Science/History degree, Jon has been involved in education ever since.
Since earning his undergraduate degree, Jon headed back to school and earned a Masters in Education Administration from SIUE and an Education Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from Lindenwood University.
Jon spent his first three years of teaching at Goreville High School in Goreville, Illinois where he taught social studies from 1998 to 2003. In addition to teaching, he also helped coach basketball and softball and even drove a bus route.
After three great years at GHS, Jon was hired to teach social studies at Belleville West High School in 2002. He stayed at Belleville West until the summer of 2011. While there, he also coached basketball, baseball, and football. The last four years of his time at Belleville West were spent serving as Social Studies Department Chair for three years, and as an assistant principal for one year.
In 2011, Jon was hired to be Principal of Red Bud High School. for the 2011-2012 school year. The following spring of 2012, he was hired to be Superintendent of the District. Red Bud is a wonderful district and community, and his wife Kelli and Jon have really enjoyed the move as well as the friendships we have developed over the past four years.
Kelli, who teaches English at O'Fallon Township High School, and Jon will be married 12 years this summer. They have three beautiful daughters, Adelyn (8), Reaghan (5), and Gracyn (3), and couldn't be a prouder dad of our girls.
Chris was born and raised in Red Bud. He graduated from Red Bud High School in 2006. He then attended Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. While at Maryville he played baseball for 4 years and was elected captain his senior year. In 2009 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Chris continued his education at Maryville and obtained his MBA in 2011. Currently, Chris is the Transportation Project Specialist for Nooter/Eriksen in Fenton, MO. He has been with the company for 3 years. Chris and his wife Jessica will be married a year this month and currently reside in Red Bud.
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