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About Tom Hodges

Tom Hodges (Dollywood Insider 2019-Now) is a Middle Tennessee native who currently resides in Christiana, Tennessee, with his wife Hillary and two children, Cooper (age 7) and Isabelle (age 4). Tom and his family make the three-hour journey to Dollywood once a month to enjoy the entire park. After fifteen years as a college basketball coach serving various universities, Tom recently transitioned into their family business of trucking and warehousing. Tom serves as the president of Goggin Cold Haul Services, LLC, a refrigerated transportation company based out of Smyrna, Tennessee, and a sister company to Titan Transfer Inc. and Goggin Warehousing, LLC. A thrill-ride enthusiast and lover of all things Dollywood, Tom would most likely be found riding on the front row of Wild Eagle, riding multiple times on FireChaser Express with his son Cooper (personal record of 17 times in one day) or enjoying a family lunch in Wildwood Grove at Till & Harvest. Dollywood is a special place to Tom and his family, as many milestones and family traditions have become sacred in their house because of Dollywood and the hosts who make it so special.
30 September 2019

Memories, Milestones, and Traditions: Creating Dollywood Family Hallmarks

By | 2019-09-30T16:14:42+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

“This place is AWESOME!!!”  That was the immediate reaction from our [then] three-year-old son upon his first visit to Dollywood. It was in that visit that we began creating reoccurring family traditions that have become very special in our house – traditions that became memories and memories that have become milestones. “Creating memories worth [...]

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