Jim Brickman

Behind the music with 'America's New Romantic Piano Sensation' If you’ve ever seen him on stage, you know that Jim Brickman is a light hearted performer. He appears genuinely happy to be there, happy to share his music with the
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Tim Chandler

He never thought of becoming a nonprofit executive, but after 22 years with Scripps Networks, Tim Chandler found himself at a crossroads, where he could choose his next chapter. The position at Friends of the Smokies enables him to help
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Erika Brown

Erika Brown has a lot to be proud of, but she is nowhere near done. With both silver and bronze Olympic medals to call her own and world travels under her belt as an international athlete, this 23-year-old is inspiring other female
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Joel Farmer

Joel Farmer spent much of his life working in the paper industry, but found a new career on his cattle ranch about a decade ago. A proud steward of Longhorn and Black Angus cattle, this once-UT football player has grown into a farmer who
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Elaine Streno

At the helm of Second Harvest for more than two decades, Elaine Streno has led the charge in providing food for the most in need in East Tennessee. And while this executive director has much to feel proud of, she admits she’s far from
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Jonathan Miller

First and foremost an artist, Knoxville architect Jonathan Miller grew up with an appreciation for old structures that served a purpose. His early experiences in commercial architecture led him to understand who he wanted to be: a
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Carol Evans

Carol Evans arrived in Knoxville long before the greenways did. But within a decade this self-described enthusiastic individual with big ideas found herself in the executive director role of the Legacy Parks Foundation, leading the charge
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Mark Oldham

Longtime hospitality industry player Mark Oldham is finding ways to bring tourism to his region while maintaining its authenticity. Owner of Dancing Bear Appalachian Lodge in Townsend and several other culinary-based endeavors, he is
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