Meet

Our Board Members

Chuck Crews

Chuck Crews is the founder and board president of Love Coffee. He also founded and serves on the board for Tigers on the Prowl. He has recently retired from owning and operating small businesses. He has two sons and four grandkids that light up his life. During his years coaching Special Olympics he became aware of the difficulty some of the athletes had in finding employment.  His hope is that Love Coffee will provide opportunities to those that we sometimes leave behind.

Pat McMurry

Pat McMurry has been married to Monica for 36 years and is father of 6 grown children.  Pat has operated MPH LLC Commercial Interior Contracting since the late 70’s.  He has worked encouraging relationships between pastors and churches since the late 90’s and coordinated city-wide church events including March for Jesus in the 90’s, Pastor’s prayer gatherings in the ‘00s, and Love INC in the ‘10s. He co-founded Love INC of Columbia with Jane Williams in 2008, served as board chair until 2016 and currently serves as Executive Director. 

Rebecca Llorens

As a passionate advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Rebeca is thrilled to be on Love Coffee's board. She is a parent of an adult with autism, and like so many people with disabilities, he has struggled to find meaningful employment. In 2013 she was a co founder of Encircle Technologies, an agency developed for training adults on the autism spectrum for jobs in technology. Encircle Technologies, now a division of Woodhaven, continues to be a vital resource for training.  Rebecca is married and has a son, daughter and one cat. In her spare time she is a practicing physician.

Tina Olsen

Tina serves on the faculty at Columbia College in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. She teaches management and human resources classes bringing almost 30 years of HR and leadership experience to the classroom. Tina is committed to removing barriers with a focus on social justice for those that have struggled to find employment.  Tina has been involved with several non-profits as a board or advisory member in the Columbia community for the last 20 years. She stays actively engaged in the HR community. Tina also serves on the board of Woodcrest and the advisory board for the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation. She is a self-described “foodie” and a nerd.  She loves learning, cooking, independent films, and being outdoors. Tina lives with her fur friend, Eden.

Tami Benus

Tami joined Love Coffee because she wants to help folks who face employment challenges. Her brother has MS and has dealt with challenges his whole life. As a CPA, she owned a large CPA firm for many years; sold it and now owns a new company helping nonprofits and their client base. 

Trent Rash

Trent Rash happily assumed the position of Executive Director of The Missouri Symphony in August 2019.  In this position, he oversees the staff and the day to day operations of the organization, which has been a mainstay of the Columbia community for fifty years. In addition to his duties at MOSY, he loves finding ways to get involved in the community. Love Coffee was a natural fit as Trent has a beautiful cousin with severe down syndrome and autism and believes all humans should have a chance to contribute to this world. In what spare time he has, Trent enjoys spending time with his three children, collecting bow ties and fun socks, and is an avid reader and runner.

Marty McCormick
Luana Fields

Luana Fields is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a former volleyball player for Columbia College and is married to a local former basketball player, Mikel Fields. They have a daughter, Olivia Fields. Mikel and Luana own and operate Cracked Up Mobile a local cellphone repair shop. Luana currently works at Hawthorn Bank as a Commercial Loan Officer and is involved with the Special Olympics as a volleyball coach. She serves in the Love Coffee board because she is passionate about helping others and is a strong believer in the “leaving things better than you found” motto.  She is also a local artist at North Village Arts District and in her free time she loves to create original oil paintings and display them at the couple’s local Downtown COMO studio located at the heart of the North Village Arts District.

Bridget Canaday

Bridget Canaday began her board service with experience as owner of Word Of Mouth Catering & Carryout, LLC & also many years experience serving on several boards, including Southern Boone School Board & Daniel Boone Regional Library/Boone County Library Boards. Bridget & her husband Brian, will be celebrating their 31st anniversary this year and have 2 +2 children, son Josh & wife Casey who live in Ames Iowa & daughter Haley & (soon to be) husband Alex. Her passions include her family & traveling, serving others both through her business & also in the community and she is looking forward to helping Love Coffee not only survive this past year, but thrive well into the future.

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