CAST SPOTLIGHTS: Amy, Shaquan, Lucy & Wendy

by Ellie on March 17, 2017

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We recently announced the full cast for this year’s Listen To Your Mother St. Louis show. Now, we’re excited for you to get to know these special ladies a little better. Join us Saturday, May 13, at St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education, and you’ll hear their stories live on stage!

Tickets are already selling fast, so get yours today by clicking HERE!

Today, we introduce you to Amy, Shaquan, Lucy & Wendy. 


Amy Thatta professionalAMY LATTA is a certified life and weight coach, speaker, and author of the Amazon best-selling “Worth & Wellness Journal.” A former corporate marketer and stay-at-home mom, Amy is now the Business Woman’s Health Coach, helping exhausted woman business owners get an hour or two back in their day and overcome their self-sabotaging so they can finally lose the weight and reclaim their missing energy.

Amy married Trey, a union pipefitter, 14 years ago, and they have a daughter, Isabella, 18, from Trey’s first marriage, and two sons, Sean, 11, and Ryan, 8. Lou the Chubby Chihuahua insists on being mentioned as well. They are documentary junkies and music lovers who also enjoy long road trips in the family truckster and short date nights in the open-topped Jeep. When not building her own business, Amy can usually be found on her yoga mat or experimenting in the kitchen.

Being a stepmom has been one of the most challenging and rewarding of all Amy’s jobs, and she’s both terrified and exhilarated to share her story in the show.

Find Amy all over the web!, Facebook business pageFacebook personal page, Twitter, and Instagram.

Shaquan professionalSHAQUAN A. GROVE is known for her witty wisdom and down-to-earth approach, Shaquan is an advocate for healthy relationships and believes we each have a secret sauce to create the relationships we desire. She is the owner of PRT Coaching Services, a life and relationship expert firm focused on self-awareness strategies to help you better connect in your intimate, personal or professional relationships.

In addition to being a Certified Relationship Coach, Energy Leadership Trainer and Professional Speaker, she holds a BS in Consumer and Family Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Shaquan is also an aspiring speaker with the St. Louis chapter of the National Speakers Association and she’s a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Being on the LTYM stage is an accomplishment to allow Shaquan to share fond memories of her mother, and honor her parents who continue to support and encourage her to live a full life. Alongside her husband Reggie, and sons Mason and Anderson, their family motto is “Team Grove never gives up!” as a reminder to push through the limits to reach their God-given potential.

As an extreme extrovert, Shaquan prefers hugs over handshakes, believes in the power of friendship, love and laughter, and she can easily be bribed with Skittles!

LUCY BURNS came to the United States from China 30 years ago as a graduate student hoping to get a degree in plant pathology. After receiving her Master’s, she worked as a scientist in various fields, such as biotechnology, molecular biology, and molecular diagnostics. She is a mother of two children who are in their early twenties. She is a proud scientist and has co-authored seven US patents in gene detection. Lucy is currently a research lab manager at a small company. She was a Toastmasters club member for 10 years and has developed a passion for public speaking by attending speech contests and organizing public speaking training events. As her children grew up, she became more focused on community work and is now a member of a local OCA chapter, an Asian American Organization that aims to promote diversity through high school students, college students and Asian American professionals. Her other hobbies include reading books and camping. Recently she also found new interests in orienteering and flying toy drones.

Lucy has attended Listen to Your Mother since its inception and enjoyed listening to everyone’s stories so much in fact, that she wished to tell her own story on the show! Now a part of the casts on this show, she is very excited to tell her story to the audience.

WENDY COOPER was born and raised in Indianapolis and became a teacher in 2000 for the Indianapolis Public School. She moved to St. Louis in 2004 and continued her work as a teacher for the Rockwood School District. Currently she is as an Assistant Principal at Trail Elementary in Wentzville School District. She loves her job and working daily with her 980 “kids,” and she finds her work challenging and rewarding each day.

Her own kids bring her the most joy, and she says her proudest moment was when she became a mom. She has two children Keegan (12) and Audrey (8). In fact, it was her own daughter who inspired Wendy to write about her motherhood journey.  Audrey was born with a rare medical condition, which her little girl bravely wrote about and shared with a live audience at The Store Bee Show. Wendy thought if my daughter can do it, so can I!

Wendy also loves to hang out with her three stepchildren Adam (19), Rachel (18) and Beth (15).  Together her family likes to play games and cook up some fun in the kitchen. She also enjoys traveling with her husband Chris.

For Wendy, there’s nothing better than having the honor to raise her kiddo’s. She feels so honored to be chosen to be among such a great group of mothers in LTYM. She can’t wait to hear other stories and be inspired by them as well.

Sioux Roslawski March 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Ladies–I am sooo looking forward to meeting you at the the cast party. I know this show will be the best one ever!

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