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Memories and motivation:
a chat with experts and influencers in Tennessee tourism.
Live from the TN Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, we take you behind the scenes with industry experts and the folks behind some of Tennessee’s most popular attractions. Together we’ll uncover timely trends, big wins and our state’s most memorable moments in travel and tourism.
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Memories and motivation:
a chat with experts
and influencers in Tennessee tourism.
Live from the TN Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, we take you behind the scenes with industry experts and the folks behind some of Tennessee’s most popular attractions. Together we’ll uncover timely trends, big wins and our state’s most memorable moments in travel and tourism.

Behind the Mic / Behind the Scenes

Chris McAdoo

Host, Creative Director

Artist and entrepreneur Chris McAdoo has a creative pedigree spanning almost twenty years - from founding his first company at 21 to a career as a painter and printmaker. Chris turns ideas and concepts into something tangible and enjoyable.

Brad Carpenter

Producer, Influencer Specialist

Handsome. Renaissance man. Producer of podcasts. Day-to-day, Brad works with influencers organizing marketing campaigns that genuinely make people say, “I have to try this.” He also enjoys comic books.

Joseph Nother

Executive Producer, Co-Founder Designsensory

As a life-long creative, Joseph’s approach to business is holistic and design-centric. In his role as a founder, he oversees teams that solve complex challenges with thoughtful strategy, art, narrative, and technology as he looks for what’s next in the advertising world.

Tennessee Tourism commissioner Mark Ezell: How tourism and economic development go hand-in-hand, and how we can all contribute to lift up our communities.

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Episode 1

Commissioner Mark Ezell

Mark Adams & Chad Netherland stop by to talk the economical and sociological impact of tourism and the power of community.

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Episode 2

Mark Adams and Chad Netherland, Gatlinburg CVB

The Titanic Museum Attraction has millions of visitors and fans from all over the world, from television to tourism... and behind it all is Mary Kellogg-Joslyn.

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Episode 3

Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, Titanic Attraction

Cindy Todd stops by to dive in deep into the marketing and conservation goals of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

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Episode 4

Cindy Todd, Tennessee Aquarium

Marcus Watson on the opportunities and challenges of a family business, and legacy, of the Gatlinburg Skybridge.

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Episode 5

Marcus Watson, Skybridge

Carol Agee talks about working "9 to 5" at Dollywood for so many "Rockin' Years"

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Episode 6

Carol Agee, Dollywood

Linda Brooks Jones recounts many amazing stories about Morgan County... including one involving a former President of the United States.

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Episode 7

Linda Brooks Jones, Morgan County Part 1

Veronica Byrd stops by to talk about outdoor recreation and creating attractions in rural counties like her own Morgan County, TN.

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Episode 8

Veronica Byrd, Morgan County Part 2

Pam May chats about growing up in Roane County, what brought her back, and how new opportunities are helping to grow and shape the community.

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Episode 9

Pam May, Roane Alliance

Katie Jarvis talks about her journey to Union City, TN, and the Discovery Park of America, a museum attraction that is growing leaps and bounds.

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Episode 10

Katie Jarvis, Discovery Park of America

Beth Morrow joins Best Behavior Creative Club to talk about her role in training the future generation of hospitality enthusiasts at Lipscomb University.

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Episode 11

Beth Morrow, Lipscomb University

Lee Curtis tells stories behind the exhibits at the Tennessee State Museum, and schools Chris & Brad with her knowledge and expertise of all things Tennessee History.

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Episode 12

Lee Curtis, Tennessee State Museum

Jessica Doppelt stops by to talk about how she came to own and operate a massively popular and important website in the tourism world... Pigeonforge.com.

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Episode 13

Jessica Doppelt, Pigeonforge.com

Jim Evans' knowledge and expertise soars in this episode about the ups-and-downs of running a modern airport.

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Episode 14

Jim Evans, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority

Kim Davis talks with us about the the Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, and the roots of country music, and she tells tales from one of the south's most popular music festivals: Bristol Rhythm & Roots.

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Episode 15

Kim Davis, Birthplace of Country Music

Kim Leonard and Wolfgang Streitborger talk international tourism and what Tennessee means to people from all over the world.

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Episode 16

Kim Leonard and Wolfgang Streitborger, Department of Tourism Development

Kim Mitchell and Chris Tatum talk about life in Tennessee, and one of our most original exports...Tennessee Whiskey.

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Episode 17

Kim Mitchell and Chris Tatum, The Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Jenni Veel shares her passion of the outdoors, conservation, journalism, and love of all things Tennessee.

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Episode 18

Jenni Veal, Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association

Kate Barido talks about life and her experiences at Ober Gatlinburg, a popular ski resort nestled in the peaks of the smoky mountains.

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Episode 19

Kate Barido, Ober Gatlinburg

Karl Thomas of Ramsey Hotels recounts all the wisdom he gained during his many years in the tourism industry.

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Episode 20

Karl Thomas, Ramsey Hotels

Sam Maynard regales us with stories from over two centuries of Knoxville, TN's past.

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Episode 21

Sam Maynard, James White Fort

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