Meet Our Staff
Beccy Hamm, Executive Director
Beccy's BA degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Art Education and English. A professional artist and teacher with over 30 years in experience, Beccy leads the rotating monthly exhibits in three spaces: Edith Davis Gallery, Jean Keener Community Room, and the Hal Noe Gallery - all featuring local and regional artists. She also oversees the in-house youth programs, the Artist-in-Schools program, and other outreach programs. Beccy manages the Mountain Makins program, now in its 44th year, which celebrates Appalachian culture and features regional fine crafts, bluegrass Old Time, and other mountain music, traditional dances, and demonstrations of traditional craft skills. The Festival was named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast.
Candy Durman, Office Manager
Candy Durman is no stranger to the Lakeway Area arts scene. A long-time supporter of community theatre and local music, she is dedicated to promoting the arts and culture of fellow East Tennesseans. Candy obtained her Masters in Education from Carson Newman University.
An actress, singer-songwriter, and writer, Candy has a deep love and appreciation for the healing nature of creative experience. She loves making music with husband Chris, being a mom to son Will, and living the dream with cats and a dog.
Charlotte Brindley, Arts Education Coordinator
Charlotte Brindley is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Most of all, Charlotte has been an artist since she has been able to hold a pencil, and her art is inspired by various periods in history, especially the Italian Renaissance and the Gothic illuminated manuscripts of Medieval Europe. She enjoys creating large-scale, detailed oil paintings with gold, or even tiny watercolors.
A person with various interests, on a day off you’ll find Charlotte taking photos of abandoned old houses, reading about ancient China, sewing historical costumes, watching old movies, hiking in the mountains, or trying teas from around the world.