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Meet Our Insiders

ABBY LYNN


Abby Lynn was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She has called East Tennessee home since she set foot on the University of Tennessee’s campus in the fall of 2006. Abby currently works… Read More!

Abby’s Blogs

ADELYN PAIR


Adelyn Pair is an East Tennessee girl raised in Knoxville. She graduated from Maryville College and is currently working to obtain her master’s degree in social work. In her free time, she… Read More!

Adelyn’s Blogs

ANDREW COURTNER


A Tennessee native, Andrew Courtner has lived in all three parts of Tennessee twice during his life. He was born in Knoxville and grew up coming to Dollywood as a child with his family. He now… Read More!

Andrew’s Blogs

ANGIE FISCHER


Angie Fischer is a Southeast Kentucky native where she resides with her husband and three teenagers. She is a nationally published photographer, a published children’s author and a self-taught artist. You can… Read More!

Angie’s Blogs

BUTCH BENNETT


Butch Bennett is married and a father of three (two girls and a boy) and a grandfather of five (four boys and one girl). He was born and raised in Florida, and that’s where his love of theme parks… Read More!

Butch’s Blogs

DAWN THORNBURG


Dawn Thornburg was born and raised in the Greensboro, North Carolina area. She’s been an avid theme park enthusiast for years and especially loves sharing her park experiences… Read More!

Dawn’s Blogs

ERIC CALDER


Eric Calder started shooting photography when he was in high school and fell in love with the art. After 11 years in the wedding photography business, he began searching for something more… Read More!

Eric’s Blogs

HEATHER WRIGHT


Heather Wright was born in Florida but raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. She is a wife and new homeschool mom.  Heather’s family is always up for an adventure… Read More!

Heather’s Blogs

JEREMY CHANDLER


Jeremy Chandler was born in the “bluegrass state,” but has lived most of his life in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. As the creative director for a church and academy, he enjoys writing… Read More!

Jeremy’s Blogs

JUSTIN HORNBACK


Justin Hornback is the father of an adventurous two-year-old and the husband of a fellow Dollywood enthusiast.  Born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Justin loves all things… Read More!

Justin’s Blogs

KELLY HARB


Kelly Harb has lived in Knoxville since 1986 – the year she married her beloved Richard and the year Dollywood became Dollywood! She and Richard also have an adult son and daughter… Read More!

Kelly’s Blogs

KELSEY GODFREY


Kelsey Godfrey was born and raised in Townsend, Tennessee and currently resides there in a cozy mountain cabin that she documents on Instagram (@cabinonchristylane). She spends her days… Read More!

Kelsey’s Blogs

MEGAN DORAN


Megan Doran grew up in Ohio and attended college in Illinois where she met her husband Seth and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 2011, she and her husband… Read More!

Megan’s Blogs

MICHELLE BORJA


Michelle Borja, a native of East Tennessee, recalls first walking the streets of Silver Dollar City when she was just a child. She couldn’t wait to share the experience with her… Read More!

Michelle’s Blogs

TERONYA HOLMES


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… Read More!

Teronya’s Blogs

TOM HODGES


Tom Hodges 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… Read More!

Tom’s Blogs

ABBY LYNN


Abby Lynn was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She has called East Tennessee home since she set foot on the University of Tennessee’s campus in the fall of 2006. Abby currently works… Read More!

Abby’s Blogs

ADELYN PAIR


Adelyn Pair is an East Tennessee girl raised in Knoxville. She graduated from Maryville College and is currently working to obtain her master’s degree in social work. In her free time, she… Read More!

Adelyn’s Blogs

ANDREW COURTNER


A Tennessee native, Andrew Courtner has lived in all three parts of Tennessee twice during his life. He was born in Knoxville and grew up coming to Dollywood as a child with his family. He now… Read More!

Andrew’s Blogs

ANGIE FISCHER


Angie Fischer is a Southeast Kentucky native where she resides with her husband and three teenagers. She is a nationally published photographer, a published children’s author and a self-taught artist. You can… Read More!

Angie’s Blogs

BUTCH BENNETT


Butch Bennett is married and a father of three (two girls and a boy) and a grandfather of five (four boys and one girl). He was born and raised in Florida, and that’s where his love of theme parks… Read More!

Butch’s Blogs

DAWN THORNBURG


Dawn Thornburg was born and raised in the Greensboro, North Carolina area. She’s been an avid theme park enthusiast for years and especially loves sharing her park experiences… Read More!

Dawn’s Blogs

ERIC CALDER


Eric Calder started shooting photography when he was in high school and fell in love with the art. After 11 years in the wedding photography business, he began searching for something… Read More!

Eric’s Blogs

HEATHER WRIGHT


Heather Wright was born in Florida but raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. She is a wife and new homeschool mom.  Heather’s family is always up for an adventure… Read More!

Heather’s Blogs

JEREMY CHANDLER


Jeremy Chandler was born in the “bluegrass state,” but has lived most of his life in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. As the creative director for a church and academy, he enjoys writing… Read More!

Jeremy’s Blogs

JUSTIN HORNBACK


Justin Hornback is the father of an adventurous two-year-old and the husband of a fellow Dollywood enthusiast.  Born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Justin loves all things… Read More!

Justin’s Blogs

KELLY HARB


Kelly Harb has lived in Knoxville since 1986 – the year she married her beloved Richard and the year Dollywood became Dollywood! She and Richard also have an adult son and daughter… Read More!

Kelly’s Blogs

KELSEY GODFREY


Kelsey Godfrey was born and raised in Townsend, Tennessee and currently resides there in a cozy mountain cabin that she documents on Instagram (@cabinonchristylane). She spends… Read More!

Kelsey’s Blogs

MEGAN DORAN


Megan Doran grew up in Ohio and attended college in Illinois where she met her husband Seth and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 2011, she and her husband… Read More!

Megan’s Blogs

MICHELLE BORJA


Michelle Borja, a native of East Tennessee, recalls first walking the streets of Silver Dollar City when she was just a child. She couldn’t wait to share the experience with her… Read More!

Michelle’s Blogs

TERONYA HOLMES


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… Read More!

Teronya’s Blogs

TOM HODGES


Tom Hodges 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… Read More!

Tom’s Blogs

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