Meet our 2019 Homecoming Court Candidates

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Sarah Brown is Sr. Director of Client Training and Team Development at Movista, a technology company that is transforming how work gets done in retail. Movista is a leading mobile platform, focused on flawless in-store execution and performance with headquarters in Bentonville. Sarah has worked in multiple facets within retail for more than 20 years. A native of Rogers, she has a passion for all things Downtown Rogers. Sarah, a.k.a. DTSB – DownTown Sarah Brown,has been on the Board for Main Street Rogers for many years and volunteers for community events throughout the year.

Sarah and her husband of 23 years, Allen, have 2 boys who are graduates of Heritage High School and who are both currently serving in the National Guard while attending Arkansas Tech. In her free time, you will find Sarah with her family on the lake, catching up with friends, riding bikes, or finding ways to adjust to being an empty nester.

Sophia Roehl is a Customer Development Analyst on the Wal-Mart team at Nice-Pak Products. Before joining Nice-Pak, Sophia was a graduate student at John Brown University where she obtained an MBA with a concentration in market research and consumer insights. In her undergraduate years, Sophia pursued a marketing degree while attending the University of Central Arkansas and graduated in 2017. Sophia is a member of the First United Methodist Church of downtown Bentonville and is involved in various charities in her community. Sophia is one of five children of Chris and Nancy Roehl. During her free time she likes to play cards with her family, get dinner with friends, and snuggle with her dog. Sophia is excited about the opportunity to be on the court and to raise money for such a worthy cause.

Adriana Torres is the Vice-President Loan Processing Manager of Legacy National Bank. She joined Legacy in 2005 and has held many management positions with the bank prior to her promotion to Vice-President in 2018. She is a graduate of Springdale High School. Adriana has served the Springdale Salvation Army in its annual Angel Tree Program for many years assisting families with the financial application process and the delivery of gifts to the children. She also volunteers to provide financial education to residents of the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, and each summer she helps to deliver books to children in the Springdale School District in the Lee Elementary mobile library. She is an avid runner and member of the Columbus House Brewery Running Club of Fayetteville. Her personal passion is international travel having visited fourteen countries in the past ten years.

Sara Thompson is a Senior Customer Replenishment Planner at The Hershey Company. She joined Hershey in 2017 and has enjoyed working on both the Sam’s Club and Walmart businesses. Prior to joining Hershey, she worked as a Planning and Forecasting Analyst at The Richline Group. Sara is from Siloam Springs and grew up having fun adventures at her grandparents’ Wild Wilderness Drive Thru Safari. She is a proud graduate from The University of Arkansas. In her free time, she relishes in spoiling her two dogs, Titus and Tiki, spending time with her family, and catching up with her friends. Sara is a member of Fellowship Bible Church and passionately serves as a Kindergarten small group leader for the past 3 years. Sara learned about KFHfL when she met Rhonda through church, and they quickly became friends. Sara is honored to serve on the KFHL court this year.

Earnie Edge is the Circulation Sales Manager at Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He joined the newspaper in 1995 and has held multiple positions in the circulation, transportation and sales departments. Earnie attended the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Razorback Marching Band and Hogwild Band. Earnie and his wife, Amanda, and 6-year old daughter, Tatum, currently live in Rogers. Earnie’s sons, Trey, a student at the University of Arkansas, and Avery, a UA graduate, both live in Fayetteville.

You’ll often find Earnie walking the trails at Lake Atalanta with his family, coaching Tatum’s softball team or heading off to Kansas City to cheer on his beloved Royals. The Edges attend Catalyst Church in Bentonville, where Amanda helps with the children’s program.

Ray Mortimeyer is a Director in Information Technology at BNSF Logistics in Springdale. Ray attended the University of Arkansas and has lived in NWA for 34 years while advancing his career in transportation and logistics. He has been serving the customers of BNSF Logistics for 17 years. Ray has held a variety of roles and is currently leading the BNSF Logistics product development group.

He and his wife, Amy, are active members of First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Their daughter, Kendra, is a student at NWACC. Their son, Spencer, is a student at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Leisure time will find Ray playing golf, attending Razorback sporting events, supporting his family at various races throughout NWA and walking the Razorback Greenway system of trails with his dog, Jeenx. The entire family has been involved with the KFHfL organization for many years, and Ray is excited for the honor to serve on the court this year.

Adam Remillard is a 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher with the Decatur Public School District. He also coaches football at the Varsity and Junior High Level. This is his first year teaching at Decatur, after 4 years of working with Rogers Public Schools.  It was during his time volunteering for the Rogers football program that he learned about Kendrick Fincher and what the Hydration Foundation does for the youth in the Northwest Arkansas Community.  With the information he learned with the resources provided by the foundation, he was able to further educate and advocate for hydration safe practices for the youth of Decatur.  Being selected to be on the court is an honor and privilege for Adam.

Adam completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida in 2011. He earned his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Harding University in 2018.  Adam is currently an active member of SoCo Church in Bentonville.  He and his wife Laura reside in Rogers with their 4-year-old daughter, Ellie. During their free time they enjoy traveling, kayaking and paddle boarding at the lake, and racing each other in Mario Kart.

Wes Shirley is a senior business analyst at LALA US. He joined LALA US after working in various international and domestic roles at Colgate and Kimberly-Clark.  Wes graduated from the University of Arkansas with both a Spanish and International Business degree. He has just completed serving a two-year term as president of the Northwest Arkansas Alumni Chapter of the University of Arkansas where he remains an active board member. He is proud to say that he has not missed a Razorback home football game in over 20 years and has travelled across the country to watch the Razorbacks play in over 25 different venues, including 13 of 14 SEC schools. Wes’ tailgates, known as “The HAM’tons”, have become quite legendary in Fayetteville. They have been awarded tailgate of the day 3 times over the past several years and have been featured on the SEC Network. When not following the Razorbacks, he and his husband Roger enjoy life in Fayetteville, traveling internationally, and spending time outdoors.