BUSY WITH LOVE
Columbia resident Katherine Schneller, 30, seems like she never slows down. She’s a dance teacher, head coach of the Stephens College Dance Team, the assistant director at Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center—which is owned and run by her mom—and she and her husband run a duck farm from their home, in which they sell eggs and ducks to local restaurants. Schneller said she enjoys staying busy and having a full schedule. Although she has a lot on her plate, she said she doesn’t feel like any of her jobs, obligations or daily activities feel like work because she’s passionate about all of them in various ways. She said she feels lucky to get to do everything she does.
“I'm passionate about helping people and making people feel special about themselves,” Schneller said. “And that's what being a coach is, and that's what working at Cedar Creek is, and that's what being a teacher is. In a way, I do the same thing, I just do it in different ways. I just try to support people. I just like to make an impact. I like to feel like I do something that matters. That's like the best feeling. I hate feeling like I'm just sitting on this rock doing nothing.”