Member Profile: Charisse Smith


Hometown: Vandalia, MO

First job: Waitress at pizza hut

College/degree(s): BA in Philosophy,  minors in psych, soc, ethics & religion from Columbia College

What led you to your career? I love photography/videography and I love cutting edge technology. What I do incorporates both.

What is the best part of your job? The best part of my job is showing a client thier finished project for the first time.  I love the excitement and their reactions. Really, that’s what it’s all about for me.

What are things that occupy your free time: Way too much streaming and social media, lol!  Having three teenagers will keep you pretty busy, too!

What are you most excited about? Getting to know more people in the Chamber and Columbia, generally.  As I started networking for my business I’ve made so many new friends and met so many fantastic people! And I know I’ve barley scratched the surface.

Place you want to visit:  I love historic places, I really want a trip to Athens and Rome someday. But in the meantime, I love a roadtrip to anywhere.

Best piece of advice someone has given you: I love the mantra: “I do not chase, I attract.” I think it keeps me putting energy into the right things.

Goal or goals for 2022: I just want to create more tours; see and get to know more cool places and people.  I’m particularly looking forward to imaging the Folly’s new renovations this fall in Kansas City.

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