A monthly spotlight of interesting women achieving interesting things in the Knoxville community.
Aimée Classen, Knoxville’s Ecologist
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments
Aimée Classen seems most animated when talking about her work—both as an associate professor of ecosystems ecology at the University of Tennessee and as an associate editor-in-chief of the academic journal Ecological Monographs—and about the opportunities East Tennessee offers for ...
Ashlyn Kittrell: Knoxville's Fashion Blogger
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:01 a.m. 0 comments
Ashlyn Kittrell didn’t grow up paging through Vogue or Vanity Fair. The Oak Ridge native, 20, and Maryville College sophomore came to fashion a lot like other millennial women: through the mall.
Diane Richards: Knoxville's Canine Coach
Published 3/13/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments
Diane Richards, 65, wasn’t always a dog-training guru, though you’d never be able to tell by looking at her.
Jinka McLaurin: Knoxville’s Knitter of Third Places
Published 2/13/2013 at 11:37 a.m. 0 comments
Jinka McLaurin, 59, looks right at home in her Bearden yarn shop Loopville. The walls are covered in looped and twisted rings of yarn in every color and shade of the rainbow, and McLaurin is wearing a lime green sweater. ...
Karen Tindal: Knoxville’s Coach
Published 1/9/2013 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments
Karen Tindal recently changed jobs to become the executive director of Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville, a chapter of the national nonprofit, which started in Charlotte, N.C., in the 1990s. The program’s mission is to show girls that ...
Holly Briggs: Knoxville’s Artistic Educator
Published 10/31/2012 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments
At Mooreland Heights Elementary, Holly Briggs teaches art to kindergarteners, all the way up to fifth-graders in an arts-integrated setting—art, music, and drama are incorporated into what the kids learn in math, science, social studies, and language arts.
Laura Still: Knoxville’s Story Teller
Published 10/3/2012 at 4:17 p.m. 0 comments
Since Laura Still moved to Knoxville at age 20, she’s been busy. She’s worked as a dental hygienist (and still temps on occasion), a retail store employee, a volunteer Sunday school teacher, a stage manager for Shakespeare on the Square, ...
Sara Baker: Knoxville’s Free Spirit
Published 9/5/2012 at 9:41 a.m. 0 comments
Almost two years ago, Sara Baker became the director of women’s advocacy and written communications at the YWCA of Knoxville. That new position includes working on projects like helping craft legislation and partnering with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to ...
Susanna Sutherland: Knoxville’s Green Thumb
Published 8/8/2012 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments
Susanna Sutherland’s smile is as bright as her polished wooden desk is shiny. She says she’s shy, but the city’s sustainability program manager has a strong presence that easily fills her office.
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