A Florida native, Jen relocated to Knoxville last year to join Mortgage Investors Group. While attending the University of South Florida to obtain her B.A in Music, she was actively involved and lead their PRIDE Alliance. During her tenure at Bank of America, Jen attended several Out & Equal conferences and chaired the Tampa Bay region PRIDE ERG. In addition, she was also a member of Out & Equal Tampa Bay as a representative for Bank of America as well as a certified trainer. Jen also is a member of the Knoxville Choral Society.
Vice-President, Beverage Chair, Pridefest Parade co-chair, Eat OUT w/Pride Co-chairChair
Mark is originally from a small town outside Louisville, KY. He attended the University of Louisville, served in the US Army and the Kentucky National Guard. Mark moved to East TN in 1997 where he now works as an account sales rep for a liquor wholesaler and he owns an alcohol server training company, TopShelf Express LLC. He is a member of HRC, Red & Green Committee and a Executive board member for Knox Pride Board. Mark enjoys spending time with his husband/partner of 15yrs, friends, family andtraveling.
Secretary, Graphic Designer, Marketing Committee Chair
Knoxville transplant, originally from NC, is an extremely talented and driven young designer. Recent Graduate from Appalachian State in Boone, NC, studying Industrial Design, he moved back to Knoxville eager to get to work. Chris has several years of experience in Graphic Design and has helped in making pride be colorful.
Treasurer, Festival Co-Chair
Sarah Michelle Miller is originally from the cold state of Wisconsin but moved here in 2011. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Whitewater, she now works for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for the State of Tennessee. Though she was raised in WI, she has never felt so at home than she does in her home of Knoxville Tennessee. Here she met her husband of a little over a year, Josh, and they now own a home together and raise two adorable (and spoiled) pups, Ella Ray and Mulligan Theodore. She has experience in leading multiple nonprofit and community service organizations, event and party planning, and catering and looks forward to using her expertise as a strong ally, assisting every way she can to help Pride continue to grow.
Board Member, Entertainment Chair
Born in Monterey, CA into a military family, Victoria moved a few times before settling in Kingsport, TN for the majority of her childhood. She came to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee in 2003 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of Political Science. She has been employed by PepsiCo for 7 years. She is happily married to her wonderful wife Ashleigh Scott, and they have a beautiful young pup named Oakely. Having had experience with LGBTQ+ community organizations through college, she is looking forward to continuing to serve the Knoxville LGBTQ+ community by volunteering with the Knox Pride board and helping expand Pridefest.
Board Member, Art Out Chair
Morgan is a Knoxville native who is excited to serve her second year for the Knox Pride Board. She grew up in South Knoxville and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She is currently a Staff Accountant for TLD Logistics Services, Inc. After being a volunteer for PrideFest in 2016, she decided she wanted to become a more active member in the community. This is her second year serving as Art Out Chair, and she cannot wait to see how to make that event, along with other Knox Pride events, bigger and better. She hopes her service will help the LGBTQ community and Knoxville PrideFest continue to grow.
Board Member, Pride Picnic Coordinator
Sandy is originally from a small town outside of Charlotte, NC. She started her career 30 years ago working with individuals that have disabilities. Currently, she works for The State of TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Living in Knoxville for 18 years; she is the proud parent of two wonderful children, Katie and Seth.
Board Member, Next to Nothing Coordinator
Adam is a native of Knoxville and grew up in the Karns community where he graduated in 2005. He joined the Knox Pride Board in 2016 after having been a volunteer for several years assisting with a multitude of events and fundraisers. Adam loves all things technology and has worked for Apple for 5 years where he plans to run the company and retire! Currently, Adam is the Executive Producer of the Next2Nothing Fashion Show, a long running fundraiser for KnoxPride. He is excited for what KnoxPride is becoming and hopes to spread our community involvement throughout the southeast!
Rodney is a Knoxville native who loves to travel. He spends a lot of time with friends and family including niece and nephew. I enjoy hiking, video games, movies and LOVE rollercoasters. I love to volunteer and it's very important to me to give back to the community. I've been working with #KnoxPride in different capacities since 2012 and I'm looking forward to our continued growth.
Board Member, Parade Chair
Ed Jarnagin is a native of Virginia and has been living in South Knoxville and vicinity since March 2000. Ed is the president of the Knoxville Bear Club and participates in various LGBTQ events throughout the year. Ed is honored and humbled by the opportunity of being a board member for Knox Pride and wants to help the local LGBTQ community become more close and flourish.
Board Member, Community Out Reach Chair
Nathan was born in Maryville, TN. He has lived in the area for most of his life. He is an avid outdoorsman, progressive politics, hobby mechanic, hiker, and yoga fan. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded L'Espace, Inc., which has become a diverse conglomerate. He earned a degree in Spanish at Maryville College, an MBA at The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He is a researcher and speaker on LGBTQ discrimination, behavior, and code-switching in the workplace.
Board Member, Volunteer Chair
As a born and raised Knoxville native, Stephanie is accustom to all that Knox Vegas has to offer. As a manger in a retail pharmaceutical company she is used to providing care and empathy to those she meets. As a new member of the pride board she is excited to be a part of the vast diversity and unity that pride offers. In combination with others on the board she hopes to bring her warm-hearted and welcoming attitude to all the fantastic pride events to come!
Board Member, Entertainment Co-Chair
Originally from Louisiana, Willis has lived in Knoxville for 16 years. While living here, he has been involved with the Knoxville Gay Softball League, serving as their Parliamentarian for 3 years. He is an avid traveler, always looking for a new adventure. During his down time, he enjoys cooking, video games, and finding new and unknown music.