I am one of the Owners and Founders of Growing Up Maury. My primary areas of responsibility are design and layout of the magazine and working with the authors. However, Kelly and I are a pretty good team. Often, one of us will “tag” the other in when we need help or the schedule is a little top heavy for one of us. I cannot tell you how much I love this magazine. I love getting to know new business and learning more about the needs of the families in Maury County.
I am a native Tennessean. I have lived in Maury County since 1996. I love it here and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I have seen so much change in our little community since I moved here. It is hard to keep up with all the wonderful things happening.
When I am not working on Growing Up Maury I do some photography on the site and have a small hobby business throwing pottery out of my house. I love to travel. I recently spent some time in South Africa. A monkey ate my lunch. True story. I am raising two therapy dogs and another one who is basically just for laying around on the sofa. I love them madly. I have what some would say is an unhealthy amount of love for Shemar Moore and a perfectly healthy amount of love for my friends and family. I have great faith in people and an even greater faith in God.
I am happily retired and enjoying the opportunity to participate in both fun activities and service activities after working for 40+ years.
I spent my career in the financial services industry. I joined the management training program at First Tennessee Bank in Memphis in July 1969. In 1981 I joined National Bank of Commerce in Memphis and in 1985 assumed a leadership role in the development of the bank’s supermarket banking program. I managed the Retail Division of the bank for ten years. During the last ten years of my career I served as Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant for National Commerce Bank Services.
Since retiring I have worked with CASA of Maury County, The Friends of the Spring Hill Library, The Well, Better Decisions, and Grace Episcopal Church.
I enjoy traveling; playing cards, Mah Jong and Rummikub; attending Studio Tenn productions; and spending time with friends and family. I also happen to be the mother of one of the owners of Growing Up Maury.
Hello, Growing Up Maury readers! I am thrilled to introduce myself to you and even more ecstatic about being a part of this community. I want to extend a huge thanks to Jennifer and Kelly for allowing me to contribute to this magazine and bring my experiences and perspective to all of you. Maury County is a special place, and I’m honored to be a contributor of this fantastic publication.
My name is Ellie, and Tennessee has been home to me since I was six years old. I’m a wife, mama and middle school history teacher, and one of the things I’m most passionate about is telling stories and helping others tell their own. My goal for this column is to bring you helpful, relevant advice and insight that will inspire you as you navigate the ins and outs of daily life.
In our family, we have a few values that underscore how we live every day. One of those is “We can do hard things.” The truth is, life can be tough. Balancing work and family and everything in between ain’t for the faint of heart. But when life hits the fan and you want to bawl your head off but can’t because you’re just too dang tired, I’ll be here to help you find your way.
Most days you can find me laughing with my husband Charlie, getting into shenanigans with my two tweenage sons, preparing home-cooked meals in my wanna-be-farmhouse kitchen or snuggling up with my Boston Terrier, Polly. I’m glad we’re on this journey together.