Welcome to Missouri Magazine! We are so happy to have you here.
Cheri Cranford, Founder & CEO
Favorite thing about Missouri: The people! Everyone is extremely kind, down-to-earth and REAL. I grew up at the Lake of the Ozarks, so I love the ‘small town feel’ throughout Missouri, but I also love that I can be in the ‘big city’ within a few hours!
Favorite sports team: The Kansas City Chiefs, MIZZOU and St. Louis Cardinals! Missouri Fan for Life!
Favorite place to eat in Missouri: I have several favs throughout Missouri
Favorite place to take my family in Missouri: Hard to pick one place. Missouri has so much to offer families from Lake of the Ozarks, Branson, St. Louis to Kansas City.
Favorite place to shop in Missouri: I love boutiques – buy local!
Some of my fondest childhood memories, center around my time spent at the Lake of the Ozarks with my family and friends. Warm summers, my days working the gas dock and thousands of laughs continually echo in my mind. My grandparents owned a quaint little vacation home there and if anyone were to ask me what my favorite and most special times were growing up, that answer has always been those wonderful years. Today, as a wife, mom, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend, I can think of no greater pursuit, than coming home to serve and promote the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and Missouri.
Missouri Magazine will bring together a wide variety of features, stories, events and businesses that too, call Missouri home. Celebrating why we LOVE Missouri!
Spending several years working with a team, at a local multimedia, news organization in Atlanta, Georgia. I have vast experience in social media, account development, manage effective marketing strategies and campaigns based on multiple marketing platforms including: Publications, Digital Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Video Advertising, Branded Content & Native Advertising, Online Contests, Corporate Sponsorship’s, e Newsletters/email blasts. My diverse work experience will serve our community well.
I love Missouri and I know you do too! Please feel free to email me with your thoughts and ideas. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you, at the Lake of the Ozarks or around Missouri.
Meet the Team
Our fantastic team strive to make a difference in every person we meet and reach with Missouri Magazine. We believe in what we do and work hard to make a difference from our clients to our readers. We enjoy promoting the State of Missouri and serving the community with our full hearts.
Tiffany Ash, Contributing Writer
Tiffany Ash is the owner of a growing lake area boutique, a passionate mompreneur, and an advocate for doing business with a community over competition mindset. She loves playing on the LOZ, and is obsessed with all things style and fashion. “I am beyond excited to help others express their authentic self through style!” said, Tiffany Ash
Bennet Bodenstein, Contributing Writer
High Vacuum Engineer: Senior Technical Adviser and Feature Writer for Modern Photography Magazine (1967-1973), co-founder of Together Vineyards, an experimental vineyard in South Florida which was the southern most registered vineyard in the Continental United States. Co-Author of several books on Home Wine Making, Home Beer Making and Distillation of Spirits Owner of Camera Repair Institute in Sunrise Florida.
Crystal French, Photographer
My passion has always been photography. I received a point and shoot camera at 10 years old and haven’t set a camera down since. I took three years of film photography in high school and fell in love with watching my photography physically appear before my eyes. I love walking into a photo shoot with an idea in my head and leaving with the idea physically in my camera. I get to show everyone how I view the world through my own eyes.
I graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a BA in photography with an emphasis in commercial photography. I also completed two minors in Marketing & Advertising Communications and Graphic Design. I am someone who is very motivated and always needs something to do.
My husband and I live in Springfield, Missouri. As a recent college graduate, I am very excited to be joining this team. I am excited to be on this journey and get to share my love of the Ozarks with all of our viewers.