Originally from Upstate New York and raised in South Florida in a large and hardworking family, Jill has called Northeast Tennessee home for more than 20 years and is a proud alumnus of Tusculum, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management. Jill has always known that she wanted her life and career to be guided by servant leadership and giving back to the community that has given her so much and where she raised her beautiful daughter, Krista.
After college, she joined the staff of United Way of Greater Kingsport. During her years of service at United Way, she worked with thousands of volunteers to facilitate the distribution of millions of locally donated dollars to local nonprofit agencies, helped facilitate organizational strategic planning, and directed the assessment of community needs and implementation of programming to meet those needs. Jill went on to serve as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation, where she facilitated organizational strategic planning and implementation and provided direct services to agency clients. In 2013 she began service as Tri-Cities Field Director in the office of United States Senator Bob Corker and served with pride in the Senator’s office until February 2018 when she was asked to join the staff of her Alma Mater, Tusculum, as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Her career path and volunteerism speak to the passion Jill feels for giving a hand up to those in need and putting others first.
Jill’s creative and fun side comes out in the abstract and whimsical paintings she creates for MoonBrightArt. Painting is her go-to for relaxation and expression. Many of her pieces can be found in homes and businesses in this region.
Jill is honored to now have the opportunity to help raise awareness and resources for SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services by performing in the 10th Annual Dancing with the Tri-Cities Stars.