My name is Tracy Riggs, and I am thrilled to be a part of Smarketing as an Intern. I am coming to the team while pursuing my MBA at King University. Working alongside Fred and Tara is already exciting, and I am ready to learn all the facets of Marketing and more specifically the work that Smarketing does for the community and beyond.
Formerly, I was a public school Visual Art instructor of 15 years. I taught in Knox County for 8 of those years, being promoted in my last year as a Visual Arts Learning Specialist. I loved educating students on the how’s and why’s of visual art and on life in general. One of my goals as an instructor was to create an environment where students are open to explore, question and have fun at the same time. At midway in my career I decided a change was in order, as I love challenges and trying new things. The transition to marketing has been invigorating and seems to be a perfect fit for areas of my career that were previously untapped.
In my free time I mountain bike, backpack, snowboard, paint and practice yoga. I have been a yoga instructor for 2+ years and have practiced since I was in the 8th grade. Travel is my favorite way to learn and grow. My husband, Chad, and I take at least two trips a year to new destinations to adventure as hard as we can; at least one of those trips is to a snowy destination to snowboard. I have travelled to every continent but two and all but two of the 50 United States. Chad and I have been married for 4 years and we have two dogs, Mogul and Phoebe.