This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Mike Crowley and Jennifer Rosas moved to Fulton this week. The pair have come to Mid-Missouri to be with Crowley's father and chose to live in Fulton because they like small towns. Previously, they lived in Cedar Hill near St. Louis. Both are originally from Kansas City. On Friday, they were enjoying the Brick District.
What was your first job?
Crowley: My first job was a vending route driver. I am still a professional, commercial driver — life-long.
Rosas: It would have been at a restaurant — waitress. Now I'm a caretaker.
Who inspires each of y'all most?
Crowley: She does.
Rosas: Him. He's a realist, I'm an optimist.
What in your life has been the most fulfilling?
Crowley: Traveling. (Question: Where have you been?) Through the southeast area of the country. Traveling the country. We enjoy the historical attributes of small town America.
What is something you're proud of?
Crowley: My work ethic.
Rosas: My son. He's in Kansas City. He's working for a security company and going to the police academy.
Crowley: He's going to be a police officer.
If you could do any job in the world, what would if be?
Crowley: I would like to build custom cars. (Question: Have you ever done anything with cars before?) Oh, all my life.
(Rosas paused before answering, while she thought, Crowley threw out suggestions like chocolatier and interior designer).
Rosas: His sister is an interior decorator, and I would like to do that.
What about a job you don't want to do?
Rosas: Oh, a fast food worker. I've done it enough.
Crowley: Being a caretaker. I couldn't do that by myself.
What is something no one would guess about you?
Crowley: The people who know me would not guess that I have an interest in collecting vintage toys — vintage stuff from the '80s.
Rosas: I guess that I love cooking.
What is your favorite thing about Fulton?
Rosas: I like the small-town feel.
Crowley: I like the people. The people are very nice.
Rosas: Yes, the people are very friendly.