Will Rutherford is 32 years old, a long time Nashville resident, activist, and Warner Park enthusiast.Read More
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TALENT: A leader's leader, dreamer, connector, very paractical, paragmatic, highly organized, advocate for all things Nashville, passionate, connector, communication
Rebecca Berrios is the Community Engagement Manager for the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. With over 16 years of experience as an arts administrator, she has specialized in event-planning, marketing, community relations and program management in the non-profit, higher education and government sectors. Berrios leads various initiatives to expand and support the arts in Nashville including Artober Nashville, the annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture during the month of October. She recently launched THRIVE, a new neighborhood focused funding program designed to encourage artistic development and engage community participation in the arts. In 2014, she was a member of the inaugural Americans for the Arts “Arts Leadership Class,” judged the Southern Word College Slam Finals Competition, served on the Legacy Committee for the Women’s NCAA Final Four, co-led local host efforts for the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and was a presenter at the first ArtCampNashville. She also serves on the program committee for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.
In her spare time, Berrios savors the natural beauty and distinct cultural personality that Nashville has to offer through hiking, experiencing our culinary scene, visiting art galleries and museums, and attending live music shows and theatrical performances. She has hula-hooped three half-marathons with Hooping for Hope ™, where she also served as a lead trainer. She is an Advanced Open Water scuba diver with more than a decade of experience and over 125 dives logged. Berrios lives in the Gulch with her husband and 18 year old cat.
TALENTS: systems management, trainer, manager, empowerment, maven, pivots well, manages chaos, communicates expectations, passionate
Jenny Carr is the Programs Director for Centerstone Military Services. She joined the company soon after its inception in 2007. In her first role with the organization she personally interviewed hundreds of veterans, service members, family members and experts ranging from the Korean War to the present day conflicts. Currently, she oversees Centerstone Military Services's online psychoeducational and support groups, in-person support groups, adaptive retreats and 24/7 counseling and crisis line. Jenny has worked and published with Dr. Edward Taub and Dr. Gitendra Uswatte at their Constraint-Induced Therapy (CIT) Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to develop real-world measures of physical rehabilitation techniques for both adults and children. She holds a BA in philosophy from Birmingham-Southern College and a BS in psychology from UAB. Jenny lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Kevin and her large, lovable dog Bert.
TALENT: grass roots, organizing, strategic planning, versatile, flexible, PR writing, social media strategy
Daynise Joseph is a long time Nashville resident. She attended Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and has been an active member of the community for many years. Daynise’s educational background is in Management and Organizational Development. She specializes in community organizing; strategic planning; leadership development; organizational development; program planning; small group dynamics; and nonprofit management. She attended Bethel University and is currently serving on the board of directors for the Center for Nonprofit Management, Urban Housing Solutions, the Nashville Zoo, and Community Shares. She is an alumni of Leadership Nashville and MyCity Academy.
Currently, she is the Executive Director of a grassroots neighborhood organization whose population is largely minority and economically challenged. Current organizing efforts focus on healthy food access, education, crime and safety, gentrification, and other issues as generated by the community. Daynise has worked for many years in coalition with other organizations to build leadership from within communities of affected people. She has developed and offered various trainings on the basics of community organizing and other aspects of organizational development for social justice groups.
Daynise is the mother of two sons and is a very active parent. Her oldest son is a graduate of Metro Nashville Public Schools and her youngest son is currently enrolled. She is a strong and vocal advocate for the economically challenged student population as well as with students who have exceptional needs.
In addition, she also serves on the Community Engagement Committee for Nashville Next which is the 2040 Nashville General Plan Update Process out of the Metro Planning Department and serves as a community contact (MOON Captain) for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods.
Daynise also works in the entertainment industry as a freelance writer, print model, radio personality, and broadcast professional.
TALENT: leadership management, team building, concensus building, entrepreneur, storyteller
Curt Hahn was born and raised in New England. He discovered architecture as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy and enrolled in architecture school at Washington University. Filmmaking was his other passion and he was awarded a full scholarship to film school at the Disney-endowed California Institute of the Arts.
After CalArts, Curt moved to Nashville and founded Film House. Film House is the largest film production company in Tennessee, based in its 40,000 square foot studios. As CEO, Curt leads a team that produces hundreds of films and TV spots annually. He's directed such performers as Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, Isaac Hayes, Reba McEntire and Shania Twain. Curt's a long-time member of the select International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ) and served as IQ President for two terms. Curt was a member of the 2011 class of Leadership Nashville.
Transcendent, a subsidiary of Film House, produces independent feature films. Current projects are “Jubilee”, based on the remarkable true story of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers who introduced the Negro Spirituals to the world, and “Deadline”, which was released in theaters nationwide. “Deadline” stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts as a reporter investigating the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama.
Curt wrote and directed Transcendent's first feature, “No Regrets” starring Janine Turner and Kate Jackson. “No Regrets” has been a worldwide success, with repeated airings on HBO and Lifetime and in dozens of other countries around the world. Next, Transcendent co-produced “Two Weeks” starring two time Academy Award winner Sally Field. Transcendent produces inspiring, uplifting films; meaningful stories that speak to the heart.
TALENTS: seeing opprotunities, connecting the dots, communications, listening, engineering, infrastructure expertise, analyzing
Bob is President and Chief Executive Officer for Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., and has been with the firm since 1996 where he started as an intern following graduation from the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Bob is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Prior to attending college, Bob served in the U.S. Air Force as a Computer Systems Control Specialist with a tour of duty during Desert Storm. From 2006 to 2007, Bob was the City Manager for Franklin, Kentucky, and managed a $15 million budget and over 90 staff members.
He is active in professional and technical organizations and sits on the board for the American Council of Engineering Companies, Nashville Chapter, as well on Vanderbilt University’s Engineering Alumni Council. He is a member of the National and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Bob is heavily involved in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. He sits on the board for the Downtown Partnership and Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, where he currently serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee. Bob is a graduate of Leadership Nashville (Class of 2012, Programs Co-Chair), Leadership Franklin (TN, Class of 2010), and Leadership Franklin (KY, Class of 2006). He serves on the board for the Brentwood Family YMCA, Arts and Business Council, and Saint Thomas Fund.
In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife Michelle and young daughter.
Carter Andrews is a native Nashvillian whose family has always been involved in community activities. Carter is currently CEO of the Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge and is past chair of the boards of the Nashville Salvation Army and the Nashville Career Advancement Center.
He has served on the national board of the International Jugglers Association, and he currently is on the board of the Nashville YMCA. Carter started his business career as a lawyer. He has developed real estate in the family business, helped start a medical company and taken it public, and worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and NASA to create online communities structured around leadership and learning.
Carter founded Not Alone, a national nonprofit to help warriors and families suffering with the invisible wounds of war.