Meet the Clinch-Powell Team! To best serve our customers and communities, we use full-time and part-time employment, AppalachiaCARES / AmeriCorps members, community volunteers, and contracted services at any given time to carry out the programs of the organization.
Administrative Services Staff
Sabrina has been with Clinch-Powell since 2012. She provides supervision and guidance to the various departments of the non-profit, serving as the second-in-command. She oversees program monitoring, grant writing, intern supervision and plays a key role in community and partner relations. She has an M.S.S.W. from UT, two B.A.’s from McNeese State University, and holds housing certification in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.
Sara has worked with CP since 1996. She began as our independent auditor but became our financial manager in 2003 before moving up to Financial Officer in 2017. Sara is a licensed CPA in the state of Tennessee and has a degree in Business Administration from Transylvania University.
Laura has been involved with Clinch-Powell since 2002 when she served as an AmeriCorps member. She began at Clinch-Powell full time in 2017 as Financial Manager after 5 years of non-profit experience in Georgia. Laura holds a degree in Business Administration from King University, has training in Federal Financial Grant Management, and is responsible for the accounting operations and financial grant reporting for the organization.
Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps Program Staff
Trenna has been with CP since 1998 when she served as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps Member doing school based service-learning. She became the Appalachia CARES Program Director in 2000 which involves oversight of dozens of members and community organizations across Tennessee. She studied Organizational Management at Tusculum College.
Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps
Marketing & Design
Stephani has been involved with CP since 2005, full-time since 2010. An Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps alum herself, she now assists with the management of the program. She has a B.A. in Visual Communication from Maryville College and manages branding and graphic design for CP.
Operations Officer for Clinch-Powell
Gary has been with CP since 2008 as part of the construction crew. He is a Licensed Residential Contractor in the state of Tennessee.
Project & Property Management Volunteer
Jeff served as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member for four years before becoming a volunteer project manager. He also helps with rental repairs and community education in energy efficiency and weatherization.
Counseling Services Staff
Suzie has been with CP since 2008 when she came “home” after living out West for 28 years. She served two terms as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member and became a full time CP employee in 2011. She holds housing certifications in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Pre-Purchase Education, and Post-Purchase Education.
Elizabeth has been with CP since 2012 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She served four terms before becoming a full time employee in 2016. In addition to community outreach, she is the primary High-Cost Mortgage counselor. She graduated from LMU in 2012 with a B.S.S.W. and holds housing certifications in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.
Loan Services Staff
Andrea has been involved with Clinch-Powell since 2009 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She returned to Clinch-Powell full-time in 2014. She is responsible for and supervises the loan services department at Clinch-Powell. She is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the state of Tennessee, a USDA Rural Development Certified 502 Direct Loan Packager and is certified in Homebuyer Education.
Other Program Services Staff
Ronald has been involved with CP since 1993. Upon graduating from LMU with a B.S. in Environmental Science in 1996, Ronald was hired full time as a joint employee of CP and the Nature Conservancy. He currently oversees agricultural conservation issues for the Clinch and Powell Rivers from VA to the Norris Lake Headwaters in TN.
Jeffery has been a part of CP since 2008 when he served two Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps terms. He became a full-time employee in 2010 as the assistant manager of River Place on the Clinch and also works part-time with the construction crew. He has a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from LMU.
Benjamin Tennessee Turner
Senior IT Specialist
Tennessee has been with Clinch-Powell since 2001 when he served as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member before becoming an employee in 2012. He developed, maintains, and manages the websites of all Clinch-Powell programs and maintains our IT networks. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from ETSU.