I came to Knoxville from Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol Tennessee High School. Relocating to Knoxville was an amazing experience for me. I felt as though my whole world blew up. Never before had I had the privilege of being surrounded by such a variety of intelligent, passionate and often off-the-wall people. I grew to love everything about Knoxville because I feel as though it is the best of both worlds – small enough for a sense of community and neighborliness, but large enough to be exciting on the weekends, and occasionally make a headline.
I graduated from the University of Tennessee in May 2013, and I am currently preparing my graduate school applications. I have had the pleasure of being involved in day-to-day operations at Firefly Farms/Sundress Academy for almost a year in varying capacities. I’ve done everything from clearing pasture, running electricity and drywalling to editing manuscripts and writing press releases. I am deeply passionate about the success of Sundress Academy for the Arts, and I could not be more honored to fill this position.