Missy Love

ABOUT MISSY

Missy, daughter of Marsha Pachter and Myron Wang, inherited her parents’ and grandparents work ethic and strong family values, both of which are reflected in her life’s most meaningful experiences.

Missy attended Pembroke Hill School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from The University of Kansas. Soon after college, she began working at Alaskan Fur Company, and in 1991, she not only gave birth to her second child, David but she also became the president of Alaskan Fur. Missy is the third generation to lead the privately held business founded in 1926.

My husband Bill and I share a love for many things. We met in the HEMP (Helzberg Entreprenurial Mentoring Program) and are still very active in the program. We spend time in the summer in Vail where we get to bike, hike and play golf together. We love to travel and share many of the same interests. We also help and support each other in our respective business and community endeavors.

Ten years ago, Missy and Bill started BioStar Renewables, a company which offers renewable energy solutions to medium to large businesses in the U.S. Missy and Bill’s daughter, Sarah is our office administrator and their son, David is Vice President of sales for the company. . Their daughter Kelly works at Lockton Insurance

I have always enjoyed volunteering and being involved in our KC Community. I have been involved in the BOTAR organization for many years. I was BOTAR president in 2016. I am also involved in the American Royal where I currently am a Board Member.I have been a volunteer for the Kansas City Musuem, Science City at Union Station and the Halo organization. My husband Bill and I love being involved in our Kansas City community.

THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD

My hats off to all the mother’s in the room. I am so honored to be in the room with all these wonderful Mother’s and past Honorees. I never thought anyone would honor me for being a mother! Isn’t that one of our jobs! I had many people helping me during motherhood and can’t take sole credit for how wonderful my kids are. Motherhood taught me many things too. I learned patience and unconditional love. I was always hopeful that I could give them wings to fly on their own. I am very proud of who they have become. They are successful, loving, independent and strong. They all know the importance of our family.

There is nothing I love more than hanging out with the kids over dinner. We try and have weekly dinners. We love going to the Chiefs game as a family, sporting events are always a family affair. We also have at least one family trip every year together. I so enjoy being with them and am so proud of who they are today. Not a day goes by that they don’t check in with me. I am also

beyond grateful for my granddaughter Steevie Rose, daughter of my son David and his wife Jacquelyn. I had no idea how fantastic being a grandma can be. It is very rewarding watching your kids be great parents!

Special thanks to Bonnie Illig and the event committee for organizing this luncheon to support the important work of Life Unlimited.