Panache greeted me at the door with shaggy hair falling into his eyes and a never-ending bounce under his feet. I spent the morning at Phil and Nancy Harter’s home talking to them about their time in Columbia. And if you haven’t guessed by now, I am love with their playful French Briard Sheepdog, Panache.
Phil and Nancy were more than welcoming when I arrived this morning. I sat amidst the renovated walls and custom-made fixtures sprinkled with Art Deco accents that made up the breathtaking house they have called home for the past ten years.
The Harters will be moving back to their home near Washington D.C. after seven years in Columbia. Phil is the Earl F. Nelson professor of law at the MU Law School and Nancy has been a driving force in women’s politics and education within the Columbia community. Although the Harters knew their stay would be short, they still managed to exude a passion for Columbia and it’s well-being.
A profile of this influential couple will be coming soon as they begin to say goodbye to a town they have grown to love.