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.
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
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.
She also creates balloon decor 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. If
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.
Arts education coordinator
A native of Morristown, Kelli has been involved with Lakeway Area organizations such as Encore Theatrical Company, Legacy Theatre, Rose Center, 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.
She has 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 from 2019-2021. Kelli is passionate about creating arts opportunities for children in the community, and has experienced first-hand the way these opportunities can grow and serve individuals throughout their lives.
Aside from teaching and working with kids, she also loves to sing and perform onstage. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends (especially her nephew, Leeland), going on walks, reading, writing, watching movies, and being cozy with her pets.