Board Members

Board Members Bio 2018 Town Hall East

David Lee, President – a retired UT faculty member (German) and has lived in Holston Hills since 1970.

Sharon Davis, Vice President and Chair of the T.H.E. Recreational Facilities Committee – a realtor with Hammontree Real Estate and has held various offices in T.H.E. including two years as President.  She heads the Parks Committee and was very active in the efforts to establish Tank Strickland Park.

Kim Raia, Secretary – an environmental consultant for UT’s Institute for Public Service and in this capacity works with counties and organizations throughout East Tennessee as part of the Institute’s County Technical Assistance Service. She heads the Membership Committee and provides I.T. support to T.H.E.

Rachel Tay Honeycutt, Treasurer and Chair of the T.H.E. Membership Committee – a realtor with Trotta Montgomery Real Estate who has recently moved to Holston Hills.  She is a Board Member for Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and has two children, one currently in the Knox County school system.

Clint Waddell – a project manager at Partners Development, a real estate development firm that performs its own at-risk projects as well as owners’ representative/project management services in the commercial, industrial, institutional and higher education sectors.  Before moving with his wife and three children to Holston Hills, he served as president and vice president of the Park Place Homeowners Association in the Park Ridge Community.

Sam McKenzie, Chair of the T.H.E. Real Estate Committee – an operations manager for ORNL.  From 2008 to 2016 he served on the Knox County Commission as the representative from District 1.

Kim Trent – has stepped down after fifteen years as executive director of Knox Heritage where she distinguished herself as a strong supporter of historic preservation.  She is currently working as a realtor with Coldwell Banker and as an independent consultant through her firm Kim Trent Preservation Strategies.

the class of 1978 from the University of Tennessee. Served threes years in the United States Army and three years in the Air National Guard. Married to Phyllis for twenty-eight years and has one daughter, son-in-love, and two grandchildren. He is past president of the Park Ridge Community Organization, member of the Island Home Family Council, and Tabernacle Baptist Church. Michael retired from Oak Ridge Y-13 after 43 years. Hobbies include: snow skiing, photography and attending Lady Vols basketball games and enjoys meeting new people.

Houston Hills as a welcoming inclusive neighborhood and Michael intends to help us continue in this vein.

Millie Ward, Chair of the T.H.E. Schools Committee – Millie Ward and her husband, Jim, have resided in Holston Hills since 2011. Millie holds a Bachelors degree from the U of FL and a masters and PhD in education from the University of So Florida. During her career in education she has been a teacher, researcher, professor, grant writer and consultant, associate dean, dean, and assistant provost.

Since retiring and moving to Knoxville, Millie has pursued her interest in volunteer work as a member, Executive Board member and Chair of the Schools Committee of Town Hall East. She also serves as a member, Executive Board Member, and co-chair of the Garden Club for Holston Hills Community Club. Finally, she serves on the City-wide Dogwood Trails Committee. Her interests include gardening and golf. She is also active in the Holston Hills Garden Club and Book Club, and a local bridge group.

Douglas Toppenberg – Doug Toppenberg is the Immediate Past President of Town Hall East. He served as its president from 2016 to 2018, and before that served on its board. He and his family have lived in Holston Hills since 1994, and he has a keen interest in preserving the older neighborhoods of East Knoxville. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School, and has had a private law practice for 32 years. He enjoys reading, bicycling and traveling in his RV.

Sandra Korbelik, Chair of the T.H.E. Public Relations Committee – Sandra and her husband Rich Nelson moved to Knoxville in 2015 from South Carolina. Sandra earned a Masters’ Degree in Planning from UCLA and retired after a 37-year career. She had been a Master Gardener for 17 years while in South Carolina and continues her interest in plants through affiliation with the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Native Plant Rescue Squad, and Smokey Mountain Wild Ones Chapter. She is a Board Member of the Women’s League of Voters. Anticipated growth to Knox County will impact East Knoxville and Sandra wants to support the East Knoxville community in working together to help guide this change.

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Michael Moore graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1978. Served three years in the United States Army…..
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Michael Houston Hills is a welcoming, inclusive neighborhood and Michael intends to help us continue in this vein.


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