Officer and Board Member Bios 2020
David Lee, President – a retired UT faculty member (German). David has lived in Holston Hills with his wife Judy since 1970. Their two sons attended Chilhowee School and Spring Hill Middle School. Three of his five grandchildren live in Knoxville and two attend Knox County School’s Beaumont Magnet Academy. David was active with Town Hall East in the 1970s and 1980s and is honored to work with the group again in retirement.
Sandra Korbelik, Vice-President and 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 serves on the boards of Scenic Knoxville and the Knox County Planning Alliance. 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.
Kim Raia, Secretary and Chair of the T.H.E. Environment Committee – Kim is an environmental consultant for UT’s Institute for Public Service. In this capacity she 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.
Sharon Davis, Treasurer and Chair of the T.H.E. Recreational Facilities Committee – a realtor with Hammontree Real Estate, Sharon 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.
Clarita Vineyard Buffaloe is a long-time resident of Holston Hills. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied and Public Health. She practiced as a registered dental hygienist for 20 years here in Knoxville and has been a territory representative in the dental health care industry. She currently is president of the Historic Holston Hills Community Club and has served in several capacities for HHHCC. She has served as a member of the Board of Town Hall East since 2012. She enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking and golfing; she can usually be seen walking her two Redbone Coonhounds “ Bo and Rosie” throughout the neighborhood.
Rachel Ray Honeycutt is a realtor with First Neighborhoods Realty who has lived in Holston Hills for 5 years. She has served on the Board for Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committeee, is a member of Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, founder of Knox Loves Bikes, a member of the Knoxville Association of Realtors and serves on the T.H.E. ad hoc Greenways Committee. Rachel has two children, both of which attend Green Magnet Academy, and has a love for animals, hiking and navigation and everything outdoors.
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’s Spallation Neutron Source. From 2008 to 2016 he served on the Knox County Commission as the representative from District 1. He currently sits in the Tennova Metro Board and is active with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
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.
Michael Moore graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1978. Michael served three years in the United States Army and three years in the Air National Guard. He has been 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 meeting new people.
Michael Aktalay is an architect with Sanders Pace Architecture. He has lived in Holston Hills for the past eight years and is in his second term as a board member.
Mira Nash is in her first term as a board member. She is chair of the Membership Committee. Mira works as a Patient Services manager in the Women’s Health Services Clinic with the Knox County Health Department.
Tobias Kight moved to Knoxville in 2006. For a decade he worked as the owner/operator of a residential construction firm. He is currently a realtor with Weichert Realtors Advantage Plus. Tobias has one son who attends West High School and plays soccer. Tobias served on the Town Hall East board in 2017-2018 and joined the board again in 2020, He also has been a member of and volunteer for the Holston Hills Garden Club. Hobbies include wood working, gardening, and meeting people.