Meet Our Staff
Beccy Hamm, Executive Director
Beccy joined the staff of Rose Center in 2009 and became Executive Director in 2017. She previously served as Rose Center’s Program Director for arts education, exhibits, and events, and she still manages the award-winning Mountain Makins Festival, other special events, and exhibits. Her BA degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Art, Education and English. She is committed to the success of Rose Center as the cultural hub of the Lakeway Area, and to promoting the arts, arts education, and creativity in the community.
Beccy has five grown children and four granddaughters (who call her Yaya), all in Chattanooga. An enthusiast of historic preservation, Beccy has spent the past 30 years restoring and caring for her historic 1857 home. Other creative pursuits include gardening and cooking, and occasionally painting.
Arts Education Coordinator
Charlotte Brindley is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, joined Rose Center in May 2019, and comes to Rose Center with a background in art and historic preservation. She received both her B.A. in Art History and M.A. in Folk Studies/Historic Preservation from Western Kentucky University, and has worked at museums such as the Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green, and the Hermitage in Nashville. Charlotte coordinates Rose Center's Community Education Program and classes, Summer Art Camps, Library Art Exchange, the Bravo Awards, and the Middle and High School art shows. She also coordinates rentals at Rose Center's facility.
A person with various interests, on a day off you’ll find Charlotte taking photos of abandoned old houses, painting and drawing, watching old movies, hiking in the mountains, or trying teas from around the world.
Communications Manager and Program Coordinator
Towanna joined the Rose Center staff in March of 2021 as the Communications Manager and Program Coordinator. Towanna is a native of Morristown, TN and has travelled to over 65 countries. She previously led entertainment teams as a Cruise Director onboard luxury cruise lines for four years. Preceding her work in the cruise industry, she served the entertainment community in Atlanta, GA as a talent agent and event producer for 8 years. She holds her B.S. degree in Communications and has worked on camera as a host and actor all over the Southeast for commercial clients. She holds the honor of being a former Miss TN USA and 2nd runner up to Miss USA.
Towanna has a passion for the arts and when she is not working you can find her appreciating movies, reading, painting or enjoying live music.