About Me

With 21 years in a leadership role and over 24 years of experience in creative passions,
I provide a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the fields of design and online media.

Originally from Ohio, I moved to Tennessee to attend UT Knoxville before graduating from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree in art and a minor in marketing. For 10 years I was an integral part of the building and leading of a large marketing department for a behavioral healthcare company, which allowed me to develop a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. My healthcare experience continues to grow through my current role as Vice President of Marketing at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

In addition to my work in marketing, I am always looking for ways to expand my art skills. One of my creative passions is photography. Whether it’s a portrait, candid moment or landscape, I am always looking for new ways to capture those moments in time that tell a story, evoke emotion or highlight a unique perspective — one picture at a time.

My other creative passions is writing and illustrating children’s books. Pairing my digital sketches with some playful rhymes, my first children’s book, Kitty Carter Finds a Home, began to take shape. It’s definitely something new for me, but it’s been such a fun adventure that has led me to write additional stories. 

“For me, leading a department doesn’t mean that I’m only overseeing, managing and problem-solving. Although that’s definitely part of the job, I take a hands-on approach and am actively involved in brainstorming, creating and delivering, too.”