Meet The People Of Benton County - Riley Karr


NAME: Riley Karr


YEARS IN BENTON COUNTY: Around 20, give or take, depending on moving for school, work and now I'm back

FAMILY: Dad, Heath; Mom, Jodi; Brothers, Sterling and Hudson

OCCUPATION: Just accepted a new job in Warsaw,I can't get into specifics yet. I don't start until the 13th.

FIRST JOB: Dishwasher at Long Shoal Marina

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going on vacation with my family. We were a road trip family. Vacations were linked to Salt & Pepper Shakers Convention.

THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE WAS WHEN: I think there's always something better coming; as the song goes, "The Best Is Yet To Come"!

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT: Falling while working at the dry cleaners in Springfield. It was recorded on CC TV.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS: Low maintenance! Someone you just know is always there, even though communication is constant.

MY GREATEST FEAR IS: Flying. Another reason to love road trips.

I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO: Fly. That was the worst experience I've ever had.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO: Speak in front of a crowd.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I WOULD: Buy a farm with chickens and lots of dogs.

MY DREAM TRIP WOULD BE TO: Ireland, but it would need to be by ship, not by plane.

HOBBIES: Reading and spending time with my dog, Benji

FAVORITE BAND OR MUSICIAN: My taste in music ranges from Waylon Jennings to newer bands. I can't pinpoint a favorite.




FUTURE GOAL: Have my own home and some land in the middle of nowhere

WHICH PERSON DO YOU ADMIRE MOST: This is cliche, but true, I admire mom and dad the most.

ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF: There's a lot I could give, but it's water under the bridge. You know yourself best, so trust yourself.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: Well, I just bought a sticker the other day and it says, "You don't always need a plan, just go"!