B.S. Journalism, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Special Awards or Honors:
Harvey I. Cobert Award for Excellence in Public Relations from the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Leadership Knoxville, 2000 class.
Professional Memberships and Offices Held:
Public Relations Society of America, Counselor’s Academy of PRSA, Society of Professional Journalists
Volunteer Interest & Board Service:
Current Board: Knoxville Central Business Improvement District, Community School of the Arts
Previous Boards: Volunteer Tennessee, Ijams Nature Center, Alzheimer's Tennessee, the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Knoxville Arts Council, and the Dogwood Arts Festival.
Volunteer: Emerald Youth Foundation, the Wee Course, the Cerebral Palsy Center, the Alzheimer's Pansy Project of the Pat Summit Foundation, the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, the United Way and many others.
Pro Bono Services: Numerous non-profits including Catholic Charities, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Area Urban League, and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.