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Work experience

Apr 2002Nov 2014

Antique Dealer

  • Buy and sell antiques and vintage items, collectibles
  • Work with vendors and individuals via internet and word of mouth
  • Have had antique booths at various Antique dealer stores (Bellevue, Dickson)
  • Have great working relationship with hundreds of individuals and dealers throughout middle Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio
Jan 1988Jan 1995

Special Events Coordinator

TomKats, Inc.
  • Scheduled and help choose menus and decor and ordered all rentals for private events, commercial shoots, CMA Awards backstage,
  • would set up and break down dressing rooms backstage at Starwood Amphitheater
  • Plan and execute all details and menu approval for events such as; wedding receptions at Cheekwood, Belle Meade Mansion, Two Rivers Mansion, Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • Main liason between client and chef/waitstaff
  • Performed office duties such as filing, answering in coming calls, sorting mail, faxing, bank deposits, dictation, schedule meetings for the company president and his staff
  • Typed proposals describing all the aspects that the client's event entails
Aug 1980May 1985

Sales and Color Consulting and Design

Porter Paint
  • Sales desk for paint, wallpaper and sundries
  • Became one of Porter's top color matchers before color matching became automated
  • Made outside sales calls to firms such as 100 Oaks Mall, restaurants and private residential homes 
Apr 1974Oct 1978

Hospitality Manager

Opryland U.S.A.
  • Managed employees working in Hospitality at Opryland Theme Park such as scheduling work days, breaks, vacation time
  • Worked back stage at the Grand Ole Opry as hostess to such taped television specials such as The Marty Robbins Show and The Gatlin Brothers Specials
  •  Opryland U.S.A. theme park tours and
  • Back stage tours at the Grand Ole Opry to visiting dignitaries and tourists


Aug 1979Sep 1981

University of Tennessee


Aug 1976Dec 1978


Volunteer State


Microsoft Wod


Anna Anderson - Antique Dealer and past cardiac care RN St. Thomas

Dr. Mark Peters - physician St. Thomas

Cindy Flathman - RN St. Thomas

Bobby Ballinger - attorney

Volunteer Work

  • Nashville Rescue Mission
  • YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter gala chairwoman
  • Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee Auction chair
  • St. Henry Home & School Association President Emeritus
  • St. Matthew Church Woman's Club
  • Special Olympics Volunteer