Board of Directors & Staff


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 or 931-841-1923.


BethPresident — 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.




Board Member—  Rupa Blackwell (2017-2020)

Seasoned event producer and non-profit fundraiser