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Meet Joel Peterson, new C/AC Chamber Board Member
Joel Peterson is Director of Holloway Wellness Center. His passion is active lifestyles for himself, others
From Chamber Insights: Complete June 2013 issue Joel Peterson
By Kanisha Frye
Joel Peterson has only lived in Columbia since January of 2010, but he has already positively impacted our community. He is the director of the Lindsey Wilson College Holloway Health and Wellness Center (HWC). He oversees the daily operation of the facility which includes hiring and training staff, coordinating group reservations, and overseeing the various programs within the HWC.
It is a big job, but he has a hard working staff that helps make the HWC a success. He has even begun working with Dana Harmon, director of Camp Casey at Colonel William Casey Elementary School, to organize a summer camp for kids in our community called Camp Kick It. His goal through all of this is to engage the community in an active lifestyle.
Living an active lifestyle is his passion
Living an active lifestyle is Joel Peterson's passion which is why he has done an outstanding job of encouraging it across the LWC campus and Adair County. He loves anything outdoors. This includes camping and canoeing, playing baseball with his three year old son, and training for and competing in athletic events. Last summer he completed his first Iron Man and holds events throughout the year to encourage students to train. For instance, the HWC has hosted mini triathlons which give people a taste of what an Iron Man is like. Small events like that are making a difference in the lives of students because it encourages them to try new things and push their physical limits.
Community embraces active lifesyles, he believes
Joel believes the community also encourages his active lifestyle through their laid back approach to life. He says that drivers in our town are polite and courteous to bikers and runners on the roads. He says people don't get frustrated and rush bikers on the road, but offer them a safe environment to enjoy their ride. The people of Adair County have made this a wonderful place to call home for Joel, his wife, and two kids.
Brings outside perspective to Chamber of Commerce service
Because he has only been here for about three years, Joel is able to offer the Chamber of Commerce an outside perspective of how to engage Lindsey students and staff into Adair County community events. He thinks it is really important to get the Lindsey community involved in the activities that surround them. He has done this by involving LWC in Christmas in Columbia and by creating Lindsey's first Adair County Relay for Life team. Joel Peterson has a lot of ideas and is ready to see the future of the Chamber of Commerce.
This story was posted on 2013-06-27 04:43:01
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