Liz Stemm joined the staff of the Osceola County Historical Society in June 2012 as the organization’s first official curator. Although she was not raised in Osceola County, she was born and raised in Arcadia, FL – where her family’s “cracker” heritage was celebrated. Liz’s grandmother, Arlyn Whidden Christ, shared stories of her childhood in old Florida, and instilled Liz with a sense of pride and love of Florida history.
Kari Whaley has a long history in Osceola County. A St. Cloud native, Kari grew up on her family’s cattle ranch; recognized as a Florida Century Pioneer Farm by the Florida Department of Agriculture for continuous family ownership and operation for over 100 years.