Tracy is proud to bring twenty years of experience in non-profit marketing and development to her work as Outreach Manager for the Southeast Regional Office.
“Leaving our national treasures unimpaired for future generations is important work, and I’m excited to be a part of it. I just love my job!”
Her passion for preserving history and protecting the environment stems from her journey growing up as an Air Force ‘brat,’ experiencing the natural beauty and cultural heritage across the United States and in Panama. “My best childhood memories are of climbing trees, building forts in the jungle, chasing crayfish in the creek and spending time exploring in a small dugout canoe.” She recalls her first national park visit as a third-grader on a field trip to the U.S.S. Arizona monument in Pearl Harbor: “Then it seemed like an over-sized aquarium. Now as an adult, the significance of that watery grave has grown.”
She studied biology as a pre-med student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, ultimately changing majors and earning a B.S. degree in Marketing. She lives in a 1930’s ‘work in progress’ bungalow in north Knoxville with her three cats. She spends her free time gardening, camping, relaxing at the lake, and taking in local music and art shows.