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This week’s Up Close & Personal feature is on Kayla Ottinger. Kayla is a Community Director at a 1 Community in Nashville, TN.


1. Name 3 people, dead or alive, that you would like to have dinner with & why.

  • Helen Keller – I always admired her life story and how she overcame her obstacles.
  • My grandmother – visiting her at her farm in Southern Missouri was always the highlight of my summer growing up.
  • My parents – I don’t get to see them as often as I would like to.

2. What’s on your DVR right now?

  • NCIS
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Ninja Warrior

3. What book(s) do you have by your bedside?

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Orthodox Study Bible

4. What are 3 things we don’t know about you?

  • I have 3 beautiful step-daughters ages 7, 9, and 14.
  • I had severe scoliosis as a teenager and had 2 rods placed in my back at age 15. The majority of my back has little to no feeling.
  • The #1 country I want to visit is Greece.

Looking forward, 


Lindsay B