Officers & Board Members

Sissy CaldwellPresident

Native East Tennessean who retired from TVA in 2003 as Vice President of Investor Relations.


Denae Oglesby Standards Chair

University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate. After college worked in every aspect of retail from management and

Deborah Adams Secretary

Gordon Fowler Treasurer

Earned B.A. in microbiology from the University of Tennessee in 1984. He worked as a lab technician and later as

Membership Director
Membership Director

Susan Cooper Member at large

Raeus Cannon
Member at Large

Raeus is a fiber artist using knitting and pin loom weaving to create one-of-a-kind wearable art. She uses her mother’s

Jyl Walker, Member at Large
Jyl Walker Member at Large

Raised in Ohio and Michigan, Jyl fell in love with the Knoxville area while serving on Independent Duty for the

Rex Redd Member at Large

Judi Talley Member at Large

Native Knoxvillian, a member of the East Tennessee Precious Metal Clay Guild, and a certified Metal Clay Instructor through

Collette Souder Member at Large

Elizabeth Thomas Show Director

With Karen, is owner and principal of Kreative Events, LLC. Elizabeth’s background is East Tennessee Children’s

Karen Massey Show & Marketing Director

With Elizabeth, is owner and principal of Kreative Events, LLC. Karen’s background is the Knoxville Convention Center

Jane Sharp Show & Bookkeeper

Originally from Clarksville, TN. She moved to Knoxville to attend UT, where she earned a degree in business