Cody grew up in the Parkville, MO area and went to school in the Park Hill School District. He works with the Mid-Continent Public Library as the Woodneath Press Manager. He has a Bachelors Degree in English Writing from Park University and is currently in the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Missouri.
Larry Franklin has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and an MBA. He worked for 5 years as an Analytical Chemist before moving into Information Technology. He has worked 30 years in the IT field and 20 years as a database administrator. He was manager over the It department. He spent 12 1/2 years working at Cerner.
Melissa Brown was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 14, 1970. She lived in the Kansas City area for 18 years until she married her husband, Hollis Brown, and moved to Parris Island, South Carolina. The lived there for 3 years and gave birth to their first son, Hollis, just before returning to Kansas City in 1991. Their second son, Zach, was born in 1995. Melissa spent several years at home with her sons until they entered school. Melissa first joined the Mid-Continent Public Library Claycomo branch in 2001.
Cathy Betz was born in Grundy County, MO and has lived in Liberty, MO for the past 25 years. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Services and a Specialist degree in Education Administration. She taught 37 years in Kansas City area public schools districts including Kearney, Liberty and Raytown, where she was a teacher, library media specialist, and district library coordinator. Cathy is currently working in a public library setting.
Lynn Wild is a Wild Senior Outreach Librarian that grew up in Nebraska.