A lifelong volunteer, I was raised to believe that it is important to be a vital contributor to the community in which you live.  For over twenty years, my volunteer work has been strongly tied to health care and human rights organizations, which has been fulfilling in so many ways.  After relocating to Tennessee, I searched for the right non-profit organization to pledge my time, talent and treasure to.  I spent months talking with friends about where they volunteer their time and what brought them to that particular organization.  I have learned about so many deserving non-profits, but most were located outside of our growing city.    I decided to focus locally, here in Spring Hill and I chose the arts community for my home. 

My childhood was filled with a love of the arts, in many different forms.  An aspiring writer from a young age, I always found a pen and blank pages to be relaxing in even the most stressful of moments.  My acting skills are limited to a few school plays over the years; notice a very nervous me kneeling in the center left, in my acting debut as Flower the Skunk in our elementary school rendition of Bambi.  A considerable introvert, I found that I was most comfortable behind the scenes and not center stage whenever a speaking part was involved!   

Having danced since the age of 3, I once dreamed of being a professional dancer, until a love of the health care industry turned my head.  I have also played the flute and piccolo since the age of twelve, but please skip over asking me to sing.  You will be very glad you did! 

It is my love and appreciation of all forms of artistry that brings me to the Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC).  SHAC is a growing non-profit that lies on the Williamson County / Maury County line in Spring Hill, TN and will celebrating 20 years of service in the community next year.  This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Deanne Collins and its purpose is to promote the arts in our community.   SHAC’s all-inclusive mindset is evident in each meeting and event and that is one of the main reasons I chose this organization.  Volunteers and artists of all ages, art forms and level of experience are welcomed with open arms. 

SHAC is also an organization where my family can volunteer their time together, which has been incredibly rewarding for us.  A dedicated wife and mother of five children, our children are also immersed in the visual and performing arts.  Knowing that the time we spend together volunteering with SHAC helps bring the arts to our community is a reward within itself.  In my time with SHAC, I have already met so many talented artists ranging from elementary school age to retirees.  No matter how small of an amount of time I have spent with each artist, I have learned something from each and every one of you. 

SHAC is working hard to bring a larger presence to the community of Spring Hill in 2017 and we would love to have you become a part of our family.   The SHAC family is a dedicated group of people that want to help Spring Hill immerse itself in the arts in the coming years.   We are always looking for volunteers, teachers, artists and we still have a few open positions on our board of directors, as we are continuing to expand!   Our volunteers do not need to have any experience – just a love and appreciation of the arts.  We are also looking for people interested in teaching classes to the community – join us and let us showcase your talent!  We schedule classes once a month and would love to talk to you about getting you on the calendar to share your talent with Spring Hill!  Art is in everyone and we hope to travel side by side with you on this journey to bring art everywhere you look in Spring Hill.  Please feel free to reach out to me or contact SHAC to see how you can partner with SHAC in 2017!

Email:  vp@springhillartscenter.org / info@springhillartscenter.org

Facebook:  Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC)

Web Site:  springhillartscenter.org