Meet Our Insiders
Chris Wade is a lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s a Christ follower, husband, father, radio personality and school teacher. One of his favorite pastimes is to take his family to… Read More!
Christine Derr has put down roots in East Tennessee after years of living adventurously in several different states, from Florida to Alaska. She loves exploring East Tennessee with… Read More!
George Taylor is a librarian by day and a theme park nerd, well, all the time! He’s been writing about theme parks (travel, history, book reviews, etc.) since 2007 at his site, ImagiNERDing.com… Read More!
Jennifer Chasse is a New England transplant who now calls Virginia home. When Jennifer’s family discovered Dollywood, they began making weekend excursions to the Smoky Mountains. That turned into… Read More!
John Stevenson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and now resides in Nashville. He’s a devout roller coaster enthusiast and has been a frequent Dollywood visitor since 2001. That love for… Read More!
KATIE VAN DYKE
Katie Van Dyke is a wife and mom who enjoys the fun and chaos that her five children bring to her life. Katie is a columnist, blogger, speaker and regular local TV guest who has been sharing her… Read More!
Kristin Peddicord was born and raised in East Tennessee. She’s a proud wife, grateful mama, photographer, blogger, adoption advocate, farmhouse lover, and silver leader with… Read More!
Morgan Crutchfield and her teenage son spend a great deal of their time exploring theme parks looking for exciting experiences and fun tips they can pass on to friends and family. Morgan is a huge… Read More!
Sarah Marshall was born and raised in mid-Michigan and has lived in East Tennessee since 2011 with her husband and two amazing daughters. She has worked in the insurance… Read More!
SHAWN VAN DYKE
Shawn Van Dyke is an entrepreneur and business coach who travels nationally as a keynote speaker. He vlogs about leading an adventurous life with his large family of seven at… Read More!
Stacy Holstine, of Charleston, West Virginia, is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two grown daughters and four dogs. She is a registered nurse who has been visiting the… Read More!
Teronya Holmes, a native of Kingsport, Tennessee, has been a fan of Dolly Parton her entire life, having great admiration for her beautiful voice, song-writing and story-telling ability, and Dolly’s uplifting… Read More!
Tonya Prater was born and raised in Ohio but could easily be convinced to call the Smokies her home. Wife to her high school sweetheart and mom to three young adults, Tonya is an… Read More!