Board of Directors & Staff

Board-of-Directors

TAC’s governing body is a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the Membership.

Director– Tina Shang

Tina is a digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in the digital media, marketing, and communication.  She has a deep love for developing social business models to help non-profits and small businesses flourish.

Her background in media, marketing, and communication provides her with a well-rounded skill-set necessary for the many hats she will wear as Director of the Tullahoma Art Center.

Tina is an avid learner who values education. She recently returned to school to update her education and skills graduating Summa Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication with a focus in New Media and a minor in Organizational Communication.

Tina loves life in Tennessee with her husband Mark, their five children, four grandchildren and two spoiled cats. She enjoys a variety of arts and crafts including fluid art and jewelry making.

Tina can be reached during business hours at 931-455-1234 and after hours at art@tullahomaart.org or 931-841-1923.

BOARD CONTACTS

President —  Aaron Carmack (2015-2018)

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Aaron is a financial advisor for Edward Jones, he believes it’s important to invest ones time to understand what their working toward before investing any money. Aaron attended the University of Tennessee and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. His wife, Michelle, and have one son, Andrew, and they have lived in Tullahoma since July 2014. Prior to joining Edward Jones, he was a loan officer and an FHA underwriter. He came to Edward Jones in 2013 so he could help individuals work toward and reach their financial goals. He has been an asset to the Tullahoma Art Center by bringing financial guidance.

 

BethVice President — Beth Thames  (2017-2020)

Beth is a Tullahoma native that moved back to the area in 2015 previous to the birth of her and her husband Dustin’s second child. She is a Cosmetologist and Studio Potter that owns two businesses: The Beauty Shop at Brookdale Tullahoma and Sweet Branch Clay. Beth has studied ceramics for many years and attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and holds a Master Stylist and Colorist Certification as a Cosmetologist. She sits on multiple committees and is a board member and the Historian at TAC.

 

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Secretary –Michelle Carmack  (2016-2019)

Michelle Carmack is the Executive Director at Partners for Healing. Prior to joining Partners for Healing, Michelle worked in education for 8 years in several districts including Knox, Blount, Tullahoma, and Bedford.  She also worked one year with the Tennessee Department of Education as an Academic Consultant for the South Central Region. Michelle received her BA in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, as well as her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Michelle and her husband Aaron, who is a local Edward Jones representative, are the proud parents of one son Andrew and are members of First United Methodist Church.

 

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Board Member—  Rupa Blackwell (2017-2020)

Seasoned event producer and non-profit fundraiser

 

 

 

Jaclyn Parks

Board Member- Jaclyn Parks (2017- 2020) 

Mrs. Jaclyn Parks, the spouse of SSG Brandon Parks, has worn many hats and accomplished many goals within her time working as a volunteer within the Tennessee National Guard. While it is hard to fully communicate the passion she has for helping “her guys”, it is evident in the sum of her work how important each and every service member is to her and how much she wants to be able to help them in each and any way possible.

Mrs. Parks started in her husband’s armory as a Family Readiness Group Leader. The unit had not had an active FRG program in many years and in 2011, Mrs. Parks set about the task of starting a group from scratch, setting the FRG SOP for the unit in place, and finding her fellow officers and contacting family members to get them involved. While FRG Leader she successfully planned and executed many family functions and celebrations and was so involved with the unit, she could not only name the soldier but his wife and children’s names. Mrs. Parks was in fact so good in her role as an FRG Leader that in 2012, she was asked to join Family Programs on a state level becoming a Regional Volunteer Coordinator.  In 2014, Mrs. Parks stepped away from Family Programs to make a greater impact on her state and its service members. She was elected to the position of Tennessee State Auxiliary President by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee Auxiliary.  Due to her tremendous fundraising efforts and sound leadership, the Auxiliary is once again able to distribute its scholarship fund, The Katrina Tubbs Grimes scholarship to the children of enlisted soldiers and airmen in the state of Tennessee.

Outside of her position as State Auxiliary President, Mrs. Parks stays active in other military events within the state- by organizing of the state Enlisted Conferences for the past 4 years and most recently, assisting in the planning and coordination for 22 for the 22 Suicide Awareness Run- April 2016 A TRP RES/278TH ACR.

In her personal life, Mrs. Parks is an accomplished hair colorist working in a Joico Color salon and with Joico Color Education. She also runs her own online boutique store, Southern Clover Exchange, and is an avid photographer currently completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Digital Photography with a concentration in Arts Management.

2018-2021- Treasure: Connie Dotson

Board member position open– 2018-2021