We utilize full-time and part-time employment, AppalachiaCARES / AmeriCorps members, community volunteers, and contracted services at any given time to carry out the programs of the organization.
Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Member
Home Repair Intake/Small Business Loans
Candy is a new Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member. She facilitates energy efficiency service-learning through a variety of home repair programs and is involved with small business loan applications. Candy is a former employee who worked with the Enterprise Community from 1999 through 2009.
Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Program Director
Trenna has been with CP since 1998 when she served as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Member doing school based service-learning. She became the Appalachia CARES Program Director in 2000 which involves oversight of dozens of members and community organizations across Tennessee. She studied Organizational Management at Tusculum College.
Loan Originator - K. Cook NMLS# 1372118
Kelsey has been with CP since 2012 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She served four terms before becoming a full-time employee in 2016. She has a B.S. in Mass Communications from ETSU. She holds housing certifications in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education and is the primary licensed Loan Originator with CP.
Counseling and Client Development Manager
Suzie has been with CP since 2008 when she came “home” after living out West for 28 years. She served two terms as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member and became a full time CP employee in 2011. She holds housing certifications in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Pre-Purchase Education, and Post-Purchase Education.
Elizabeth has been with CP since 2012 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She served four terms before becoming a full time employee in 2016. In addition to community outreach, she is the primary High-Cost Mortgage counselor. She graduated from LMU in 2012 with a B.S.S.W. and holds housing certifications in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.
Andi has been involved with CP since 2009 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She came to CP as a full-time member in 2014. She provides housing services and resource support as the intake specialist for all housing programs as well as loan processing. She is certified in Pre-Purchase Education, USDA Rural Development 502 Direct loan packaging and is a TN licensed mortgage loan originator.
Financial Manager - S. Knight NMLS# 195063
Sara has worked with CP since 1996. She began as our independent auditor but became our financial manager in 2003. She also serves as one of our licensed mortgage loan originators. Sara is a licensed CPA in the state of Tennessee and has a degree in Business Administration from Transylvania University.
Clinch River Field Representative
Ronald has been involved with CP since 1993. Upon graduating from LMU with a B.S. in Environmental Science in 1996, Ronald was hired full time as a joint employee of CP and the Nature Conservancy. He currently oversees agricultural conservation issues for the Clinch and Powell Rivers from VA to the Norris Lake Headwaters in TN.
Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Program Assistant
Marketing & Design
Stephani has been involved with CP since 2005, full-time since 2010. An Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps alum herself, she now assists with the management of the program. She has a B.A. in Visual Communication from Maryville College and manages branding and graphic design for CP.
River Place on the Clinch Assistant Manager / Construction Crew
Jeffery has been a part of CP since 2008 when he served two Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps terms. He became a full-time employee in 2010 as the assistant manager of River Place on the Clinch and also works part-time with the construction crew. He has a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from LMU.
Operations and Compliance Manager
Sabrina has been with CP since 2012. She oversees program monitoring, grant writing, intern supervision and plays a key role in community and partner relations. She has an M.S.S.W. from UT, two B.A.’s from McNeese State University, and holds housing certification in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.
Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Member
Jeff is an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member who has served with CP since 2014. He facilitates energy efficiency service-learning and is involved in the construction crew and public outreach efforts.
Benjamin Tennessee Turner
Technical Support and Web Development
Tennessee has been with Clinch-Powell since 2001 when he served as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member before becoming an employee in 2012. He manages the four websites of CP and maintains our IT networks. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from ETSU.