COOPER COUNTY – The Cooper County Clerk’s Office welcomes Hannah Stevens to the office. She will replace Julie Doerr. She joined the office before the end of last year right before Doerr took her new position as the public administrator.

“I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in psychology, health sciences, financial planning and a minor in financial management services,” Stevens stated. “I am originally from Jacksonville, Ill., a small town just west of Springfield, Ill. I moved to Columbia in the summer of 2010 and worked for a year to gain in-state tuition rates. I started classes in 20II and, through trial and error found my place in financial planning.”

Stevens is married to her husband Chris, who also is a graduate from Mizzou and now works at Veterans United in Columbia.

“We have two children who are now four years and nine months old. In the middle of my final senior semester, we were able to buy a house in Boonville and we moved in over the first weekend of April 2016,” Stevens added. “After moving to Boonville, I started working with Ilene Van Abema to open the Katy Trail Café and Tap House. And through word-of-mouth, I found my career job working as the Deputy Clerk in the County Clerk's office. I owe a big thank you to Karen Meyer and Sarah Herman for that.”

Stevens detailed her new responsibilities at the courthouse.

“My job duties here include accounts payable, payroll, and a plethora of HR duties. In fact, as I've been writing this I've been receiving time sheets from the employees of the courthouse and I'm starting on a new month of payroll. Working in this office for the past three months has been a huge opportunity to learn and expand on my skills and I'm looking forward to my future here in Cooper County,” Stevens said.