I lead efforts to recruit new jobs, wages and capital investment into the Innovation Valley region.
Joined the Chamber in 2001
Education and/or Professional Accreditations:
- Bachelor of Arts geography/political science, Wittenberg University
- Masters in urban planning, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Certified Economic Developer
Know My Knoxville
Favorite Knoxville location? Ijams Nature Center
Favorite thing about Knoxville? It’s unlimited potential.
What part of town do you live in? Bearden.
Why did you choose that part of town, and what makes it special? It's unique, walkable, bikeable, excellent restaurants, and shopping, parks, close to UT and Downtown.
How long have you lived in Knoxville? 20 years.
Where else have you lived? Ohio.
Favorite TV show…. Modern Family & CBS Sunday Morning
Favorite movie… Shawshank Redemption
Favorite vacation…2004 trip to Europe, which included being in Normandy France on the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Favorite time of day (and why)… 3:14 (pi time)
Best advice you’ve ever been given… If something is worth doing, do it right.
Four people (dead or alive) you would love to have dinner with…Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Sam Walton, and my great grandfather.
How do you spend your free time…. Raising amazing daughters, hiking, biking, cooking for family and friends, losing golf balls, and training my new puppy.