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Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: CHRISTINA TURNER

Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: CHRISTINA TURNER

Photos by Nathan Ham

Age: 35

Education: Washburn University, BA

Emporia State University, MS

Hometown: Topeka, KS

Child: Alyssia (3)

Best Advice Ever Received:

“You have to do what makes you happy and just let everything else fall into place.” Advise from my best friend, Sarah Meyer.

Accomplishment Most Proud Of:

My biggest accomplishment is opening Manchester. I had zero business experience and many people telling me that it wasn’t a good idea. Fortunately, I also had a group of people that were incredibly supportive and believed in me and helped me get to where I am today.

Favorite Thing About Humanity:

Seeing people come together in times of need, putting their differences aside, and truly being united for a common cause or reason.

WOW Factor:

  • Early Childhood Education Board Member at Washburn Institute of Technology.

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for two children.

  • Mentor to early childhood providers around the state through Child Care Aware of Northeast Kansas.

  • Selected as a “Topeka Women Who Rock” in seveneightfive Magazine.

“I could go on and on about Manchester School for Young Children and the impact that Christina has had on Topeka’s children through her school, which only exists through her dedication that children in Topeka needed something different.”

- Jennifer Sourk

Parent of child attending Manchester School for Young Children

In-House Corporate Counsel

Midwest Health Inc.

Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: DR. GENA HENDRICKSON

Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: AARION GRAY, PH.D