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Angie Brady Executive Director

As the new kid on the block, moving to Tennessee from North Carolina, the first time Angie stepped foot in Clarksville was when she was invited to interview for the executive director position. She may be new to Clarksville, but she is no stranger to tourism, hospitality, and the destination marketing world! Visit Clarksville will serve as the fifth DMO that Angie has worked with. She fell into tourism when her college advisor recommended that she take an Intro to Leisure class to boost her GPA so she could get into the School of Communication at NC State University. After that intro class, she changed her major to Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Angie is the fur mom to a 4.7 lb, seven-year-old Shih Tzu named HoneyBea. She also loves Hot Yoga. She prefers sandcastles to snowmen. Begrudgingly rides her Peloton that goes nowhere. Loves to travel to tropical islands. Is a self-professed donut connoisseur. Angie is an enneagram 1 and truly a Taurus!

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Michelle Dickerson Senior Director of Marketing & PR

Michelle is a native Clarksvillian with a love of learning who has worked her whole career in marketing and communications for government, private and non-profit organizations. Working with travel writers and influencers and seeing her hometown afresh through their beautiful words and images is her favorite part of the multi-faceted job. But a close second is research and analytics! Michelle has served in leadership roles on the boards of United Way, Roxy Regional Theatre, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and Manna Cafe. Discovering the places and people along America’s backroads, reading, growing flowers, and binge-watching British detective shows, and playing piano are among Michelle's favorite activities.

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Natalie Stepneiwski Director of Sales

Natalie was born and raised in the south-central part of Connecticut but has lived and traveled in many different states. Her parents are Polish immigrants who taught her to speak Polish and English simultaneously. Weeks after graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University, she moved to Alaska to become a crew member on a glacier cruise ship. That is where her passion and love for tourism started. She worked CVBs in Anchorage and then Fayetteville, NC when she and her husband PCSed. At these organizations, she was responsible for conducting sales, forming relationships with venues and clients, updating information on area attractions, and managing volunteers and visitor centers. Eventually, she made her way to Clarksville where she took some time crafting cocktails in Nashville. She quickly fell in love with Clarksville and immersed herself in the community. Natalie loves fitness, hiking with her two dogs, and traveling with her husband and family.

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Blake Monroe Director of Sports Tourism

Blake recently stepped into the role of Director of Sports Tourism with the Visit Clarksville team. He is an alum of Austin Peay State University, where he graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication. Since his time in Clarksville, Blake has been involved with the community through non-profit work, as well as exploring the city. Blake has a background in many professional avenues including Sports Journalism, public relations, and fundraising. He has even worked in photojournalism for the National Park Service. Blake’s favorite parts of Clarksville are the coffee shops, local food, and bike trails throughout the city. Blake’s favorite sports teams are pretty much anything Tennessee based! He is looking forward to sharing his love for sports with all those who visit Clarksville.

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Karyl Kirkland Director of Tourism & Visitor Center

After a career in HR, Karyl is convinced that working with Visit Clarksville is “livin’ the dream!” Her favorite part of this fun job is meeting people when they are enjoying their lives – competing with teammates for a national championship, attending a concert, or vacationing with friend friends or family – and helping enhance their experience. Karyl is almost a Clarksville native, having moved here when she was less than one year old. Community service is in her blood, with a dad who was an Army veteran and a mom who was a public educator. She and her sister, affectionately known as K1 and K2, are proud to carry on their parents’ legacy of service and giving. Karyl served in the Army herself for four years where she worked in the Air Defense Artillery (aka, she shot down airplanes.) She stationed in Germany and Texas with a training stint in Greece, and she met her husband of 30 years (and counting.)

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Kristy Proctor Director of Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement

After 31 years in the public school system, Kristy Proctor began a second career as co-director of Historic Collinsville. She has lived in the Southside community (only a mile from Historic Collinsville) with her husband, Rev. Michael S. Proctor, since 1987 on family farmland. She has two sons and two grandsons. Kristy currently volunteers to serve Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, and the state of Mississippi as the Secretary of Nazarene Missions International’s MidSouth District as well as the MidSouth District’s Missionary Visitation Coordinator. Presently, she is a leader or active member of numerous ministries and committees at Gray’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Cunningham, Tennessee.


Jeff Harris Director of Weakley House Museum

After a long career in banking, Clarksville native Jeff Harris is trying something new. (We think he'll find it quite refreshing!) He grew up in Southside, Tennessee, just south of Clarksville about a mile from what is now Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement. The property was purchased by Montgomery County government and Visit Clarksville operates it. Jeff is tackling the role of converting and curating the Weakley's private home into a house museum for an April 2024 opening. His house tours interject many personal stories about local history and memories of his childhood riding horses around the property. Jeff's long been dedicated to giving back to the community. He's been president of the United Way and a board member at Leadership Clarksville and the Montgomery County Historical Society. He's a member of First Christian Church and an avid gardener and reader.

Amanda Wall

Amanda Wall Content & PR Manager

Amanda is a Clarksville native, and a proud graduate of Austin Peay State University and the University of Mississippi. Often referred to as ‘Leslie Knope’ among her friends and family, she has wanted to work to promote Clarksville since she was a young girl. As the PR/Content Manager, she loves to share the stories of Clarksville-Montgomery County and encourage visitors to see why she never wants to leave her hometown. In her free time, Amanda enjoys visiting downtowns across the country, watching romantic comedies, creating Spotify playlists and exploring the local food scene. Be sure to reach out to Amanda if you want to know why this is her favorite place on earth!

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Gwen Browning Welcome Center Customer Service

Gwen has been serving travelers at the Visitor Center since 2016. Like many folks in the area, her family moved to Clarksville when her husband was assigned to Fort Campbell. She worked with the Department of the Army for 30 years before retiring. That break didn’t last too long, and she rejoined the workforce with us. Gwen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, ministry at her church, reading, shopping, meeting new people and traveling. She really considers traveling as a form of therapy and believes that some of her best stories are found within the pages of her passport. She would much rather be somewhere watching a sunset over some ocean than a Netflix any day! One of her favorite things to say to fellow travelers is, “I haven’t been there yet but it’s on my list.” She also loves to capture the moments when she can share and swap travel stories with the many visitors, while dropping suggestions about the many things to see and do in Clarksville. Gwen also believes in creating a life that she loves every day and for her, that includes helping people, including the many visitors that come through the Clarksville Visitor Center.