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Alex Jones

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in Murfreesboro, TN where I graduated with an accounting degree from MTSU in 2012. I grew up in a very active family with a mom who is a personal …

Amy Cotta

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I’m originally from St. Louis, MO. I’ve lived in TN since 1999. I have six children (yours, mine and ours) I gave birth to four, inherited two via marriage and have the …

Andy Bishop

1.)  Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests.  I am one of those rare native Nashvillians. I was born and raised here and the only time I have lived elsewhere was when I was in college. I have a beautiful …

Brian Lord

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I’m a Hoosier farm boy who lives in Tennessee and doesn’t know how to farm (I’m the first oldest Lord son since before the Revolutionary War not to be a farmer). Back …

Butch Wabby

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I am originally from Harrisburg PA and arrived in Nashville in 1987 from Tucson where I had been working for IBM. I am currently still employed by IBM in a sales capacity. I …

Catherine Fleenor

1. Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I got a B.S. in Nursing and met my very handsome husband, BEAT president, Joe Fleenor.  We have …

Jason Baxter

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born in Jackson, TN but grew up in Birmingham, AL. I went to UT Knoxville for school where I met Katie, my beautiful wife of 9 years in July! We …

Jen Knickerbocker

1.)  Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests.  I have such an awesome family! My amazing husband Neil is my favorite training partner. We have 5 boys who keep us on our toes. My day job is helping multinational companies …

Joe Fleenor

2014 BEAT President Joe Fleenor 1.  Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I’m one of the few native Nashvillians in town, having grown up in Mt. Juliet and moving to Franklin 6 years ago.  I met my wife, Catherine, …

John Hopfensperger

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up on a dairy farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin and lived in Green Bay most of my life. Our family relocated to Brentwood, TN nearly six years ago. We moved …

Kristen Wilson-Fisher

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born in Providence, RI but was raised throughout the US, Canada & Switzerland. No I am not an army brat ☺. My father was a hockey player and then coach. …

Lisa Dennison

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. I moved to Nashville in 1988 on a complete whim for a job and met my husband, Mike the …

Maria Wolfgang

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in Michigan where I married Jeff, my high school sweetheart. Although we have lived in the Nashville area for over 15 years now, people still ask where I’m from …

MariEtta Parrish

1)     Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and am the middle of 5 children in my family. My family now is just my husband and our dog Chief. I am a Registered Dietitian …

Mechelle McCarthy

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I am from Navarre Beach, Florida. I have been married since ’99 and I have a daughter, Anna who will be 5 in August. I am a massage therapist and aesthetician at …

Neil Knickerbocker

Neil Knickerbocker 2014 BEAT Vice President 1. Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. Born in Biloxi Miss. Raised in Central Arkansas.  My mom still lives outside Little Rock, Arkansas. Married to Jennifer and we have 5 Boys. Josh 19 …

Paul Putnam

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I am originally from Boston, MA and moved to Nashville in Sept, 1998. I met my wife (Karen) in 2004 and we got married in 2005. We have 1 dog and 2 …

Philip Lee

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in nearby Smyrna, TN. This was before Nissan, and the largest restaurant was the Dairy Pride. Like many others, my wife Deloris, and I were considering school options for …

Richard Kenmuir

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. My family and I are originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to the USA on the 1st of January 2002. We landed in Houston, TX and moved to Nashville in 2003. …

Sandy Coomer

Sandy Coomer 2014 BEAT Secretary   1)     Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born and raised in Nashville – Melrose and Oak Hill areas.  I married my high school sweetheart, Tim, and we’ve been married for almost …

Stacee Strickland

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA (birth place of triathlon).  I went to college at Vanguard University in Orange County (CA) and then moved to Spring Hill, TN in …

Suzy Thomas

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I grew up in Mt. Juliet, went to the University of Tennessee and have lived in Franklin for about 9 years. I am a CPA for a real estate development and property …

Vicki Updike

1) Give us some background information. Where are you from? Tell us about your family. Tell us about your profession/work. Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I was born and raised in Maine on a large cattle and sheep farm. My family is still there and it’s such a great place to visit. Work brought me to Tennessee …

Suzanne Locke

 Suzanne Locke 2014-2015 BEAT treasurer 1) Give us some background information.  Where are you from?  Tell us about your family.  Tell us about your profession/work.  Share your hobbies/passions/interests. I’m 41 years old and live in Brentwood with my husband, Brad, and two daughters, Shea (9) and Claire (7).  I grew up in Boston (although I only have an …

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