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Meet Our Staff

 

 

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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. 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 35 years restoring and caring for her historic 1857 home. Other creative pursuits include gardening and painting.

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Diana Duarte,
Office Administrator 

 

Diana Duarte joined the Rose Center staff as Office Administrator in February 2022. She

oversees facility rentals, classes, promotes Rose Center activities on social media, and manages

the website.

 

Diana graduated from East High School in Morristown. She earned her certificate as a dental assistant from Walters State in 2017. She worked for four years as a receptionist and data entry clerk for a local company.

 

Diana also creates balloon décor and floral arrangements for any type of occasion. She likes to spend her free time with her son, Adan, Jr., and enjoys nature and drawing outside with him. When she's not doing that, she’s watching movies with her lovely husband, trying to find some adventures to do, or on Ice cream dates with her family. In April 2024, the family also welcomed a new addition; baby girl Arexi.

Kelli Sexton, 
Arts education coordinator
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Kelli joined Rose Center staff in 2023 and administrates arts education events and programming such as summer camps, classes, local public school art exhibits, the Bravo! Awards, and more!

A native of Morristown, Kelli has been involved with Lakeway Area organizations such as Encore Theatrical Company, Rose Center, Legacy Theatre, and more since the age of 9. Some of her earliest stage appearances were in Rose Center’s Summer Players productions Wind in the Willows and Bridge to Terabithia. She also won Rose Center’s Bravo! Awards for vocal performance in 2018. 

 

Kelli has overseen and instructed a variety of camps and classes in area churches and schools since graduating high school in 2018, most recently serving as drama teacher at Heritage Christian Academy (Jefferson City). Kelli is passionate about creating arts opportunities for children in the Lakeway community, and has experienced first-hand the way these opportunities can grow and serve individuals throughout their lives.

 

Outside of work, Kelli enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks, reading, writing, watching movies, and being cozy with her pets. 

Sally Roberts,
Events Coordinator

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Sally is a passionate event planner and arts enthusiast who joined the Rose Center team in 2023. She manages the award-winning Mountain Makins Festival and other events and fundraisers throughout the year. Sally holds a BA in Business Administration, and has been working in the nonprofit field for the past five years. 

 

Having worked on a variety of events, from small gatherings to large festivals, Sally has experience working with a variety of stakeholders. She believes that the arts are essential to a thriving community, and is committed to helping create and support cultural events that bring people together.

 

Aside from working, she enjoys spending her spare time with her best friend, her husband, at home. They like to do everything together from cooking to playing games with friends online. In her own time, she enjoys reading and understanding the medical properties of native plants, and participates in the Hamblen County Garden Club, which meets at Rose Center. 

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