"Once upon a time, in a land far away, Walton Conway found himself sitting at a table opposite a man he would've considered an enemy in childhood. The man, Roman Karkachev, grew up in the Soviet Union... "I felt Russia was sort of a forbidden country. ... "I wanted to go to Russia to be an ambassador, to learn what life was like there, and to make friends. I believe every individual friendship is a link to world peace."
This article by Leigh Ann Henion appeared in the pages of Our State magazine in September 2008, when our business was only 15. Long read, as they say today. Read how it all started back in 1991.