Hometown: Lebanon, Mo.


Husband: Brian Bunch

Children: Damien O’Quinn and Brianna Caldwell;

Step Children: Joel Bunch, Houston Bunch, Jennifer Pinkston and Nancy Minor; and seven grandchildren.

In Town: Tracy O’Quinn was in the radio broadcasting industry for 25 years, working at radio stations that broadcast across Southern and Southwest Missouri. She began her career in the news department before moving to commercial production, station management and finally general manager over four radio stations and a small weekly newspaper owned by Ozark Media.

In 2018, Tracy left the radio business and began her own marketing firm, O’Quinn Marketing.

“I help businesses, with a big focus on small business, and use all forms of marketing reach their advertising goals,” she said. “Marketing can be very confusing these days, so I like to help business owners navigate through it and figure out what’s best of for them so they can spend their money wisely.”

In the Country: Tracy grew up on her family’s farm near Lebanon.

“My parents (Nick and Barbara O’Quinn) still live on the same farm they moved to a few months before I was born. We were dairy farmers from about the time I was 11 to 17. My dad had me pick out 5 acres on the farm, so I picked out the 5 acres where I used to have to go get the cows up in the morning.”

Tracy always had a love for horses, which is a passion she continues today.

“The first picture I can remember of me is being 2 years old and sitting on my little white pony,” she said. “I was literally raised on the back of a horse, and I really enjoy riding and training.”

She raised Foxtrotters in the past and did a lot of trail riding, but she has turned her attention more toward a miniature spotted donkeys.

“We always had donkeys with our cattle for protection and things like that, because we always had coyote problems out here,” Tracy said. “I just fell in love with the miniatures.”

The couple also has a few head of Angus cattle, and the recent addition of a barn will allow Tracy to add chickens to her farm. Tracy remains very active in her parent’s farming operation, assisting with feeding and other chores.  She said her farming background has been helpful to some of her agriculture-based clients.

“If I had been a city girl, I wouldn’t even know how to help them,” she said. “I grew up with farming, so I know how to help them.”


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