Meet the Committee

Kathleen Maxwell

Communications Committee

Born & raised in Nashville, TN, I didn’t stray far for college (Go Vols!), and moved straight back to Nashville after graduation.  Growing up in the family business, people would tell me “that one day I’d own this company”.  I’d roll my eyes and say, I’ll never be in the roofing business!  About 20 years later, I ate my own words.  As a member of our Service Team, I am the Client Account Manager for Maxwell Roofing’s Service Department, and focus on expanding existing business relationships, while adding new clients to the service business.  My goal is to understand my clients’ needs and expectations in order to contribute prompt and satisfactory service.   Known for quality, remembered for service since 1956.

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    When I’m not working I find myself: Waling the Greenway, watching Netflix, or hanging on any patio trying a new beer with my pup (and maybe some friends…)
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: Greece. Spain. Thailand.
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Alcoholic go-to is an IPA, or a margarita! Non-alcoholic… There’s nothing like a Sonic cherry Limeade.
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I love to write poetry, I’d qualify myself as an excellent cook, and i”ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, although my voice will try to tell you otherwise.
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: If it Make You Happy – Sheryl Crow.

Carissima Cope

Communications Committee 

I am a Facilities Manager at Asurion located in Smyrna, TN at the Technology Logistics Center which is part of the Supply Chain Division.  We also have a Warranty Jewelry Services Division that is located on site as well.  I have been with Asurion for almost 7 years.

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    When I’m not working I find myself: Spending as much time with my kids as possible
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: Hawaii- We went there for our Honeymoon. It is absolutely “Heaven on Earth”.
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Dr. Pepper.
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I have run 28 half marathons
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: “Superwoman” by Karyn White

Chris Corby

Sustainability Committee

After several years teaching at Father Ryan High School Chris moved into technical/management work as Facility Manager of the new Father Ryan High School campus in 1991.  Here, he developed the concept for a better model of service delivery, and soon after leaving Ryan he founded SFM.

Since its inception in1998, the mission of SFM has been to become the preeminent model of facility management and maintenance for schools, churches and other non-profits.  SFM’s undeterred vision has been that excelling in the areas of: Customer service; Knowledgeable solutions & advice; Effective results and efficient means; and, Meaningful, challenging and sustainable careers for its employees will achieve this

In addition to numerous specialized certificates, Chris:
Is a Certified Facility Manager with the International Facility Management Association,
Is a LEED Accredited Professional
Is a Registered Agent, with the TN Board of Licensing Contractors, in the areas of Commercial General Contractor, Electrical Contractor, and Mechanical Contractor.
Has been a board member in some capacity of IFMA Nashville for over 15 years.

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    When I’m not working I find myself: True
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: I would avoid areas of conflict and violence, but otherwise I would
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Water or a sports drink ( no endorsements) after an hour of bike riding on a hot day.
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: Actually, two things come to mind. I am a genius. And, sometimes I tell bold face lies just for fun.
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: This is the toughest question, I love to sing, and my wife has the voice of an angel…she really does. So even though I sound like a croaking bull frog next to her, we will often sign together in the car on long trips. Broadway musicals often, and maybe something from Big River would be out go-to.

April Vance

Membership Committee
BSN Nursing
MSPT Physical Therapy
Ergonomics Specialist (Dunross Ergonomics)
Owner: Relax The Back Franchise Store (21 years)
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    When I’m not working I find myself: Binge watching Downtown Abbey or tracking down vintage camper trailer.
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: Ohhh, I would love to stay in one of those huts over the water in Fiji.
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Gin+Sprite+Lime Juice. It has no name, but is really refreshing.
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    Is personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I once stalked Sylvester Stallone. Found him, Waved at him, and that was that. Mission Accomplished.
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: Mama Told Me There’d be days like this – 3 Dog Night.

Tommie Harris

Sponsorship Committee

 

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    When I’m not working I find myself: Worrying about work and family. Ok, sometimes I watch funny sitcoms on Netflix
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: Spain. Love the green lands and blue water.
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Coke, but I do not drink it because it is bad for you. Gave it up 16 years ago. So, coffee is for me.
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I would love to service as a missionary
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: I do not sing in the car. But I love Prince’s songs. Little Red Corvette is one.

Will Parks

Educations/Scholarship Committee

As the director of project development in American Structurepoint’s Tennessee office, I have over 36 years of specialized experience in forensic engineering. I offer clients a variety of professional services including origin and cause investigations, scope of damage investigations, construction defect analysis, and litigation support. I also have experience with geotechnical analysis; structural failure analysis for concrete, steel, and wood frame structures; and roofing systems. I also have an extensive background in construction utilizing concrete, steel, wood, asphaltic, and soil materials.

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    When I’m not working I find myself: Wanting to go camping or ride my motorcycle
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: Scotland and Ireland
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Ice Tea
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I have been to Africa twice
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: Peaceful Easy Feeling by Eagles

Terresia Davis

Special Events Committee

Terresia Davis is a Facilities Manager with over 9 years’ experience in Facilities.  Her experience includes Call Centers, Supply Chain Management, and Professional environments. She is currently responsible for over 230,000 sq. ft. of office space in the Nashville area. Terresia’s experience includes project management, troubleshooting, and process improvement.  She has been a member of IFMA since 2014 and recently joined the Events committee of the Nashville IFMA Chapter.

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    When I’m not working I find myself: Spending as much time as possible with my family and enjoying the sunshine outside. 
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    If I could travel to any place on earth: You send me to a beach and I am happy!
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    I would say my absolute favorite drink is: Can’t say that I have a favorite, but I enjoy a Coke every now and then and a good margarita.
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    A personal fact no one would ever guess about me: I skydived and highly recommend it for everyone. Absolute best rush ever!
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    My favorite song that I love to sing in the car is: I am a music junkie – if I like it, you will always catch me singing along.

Volunteer Needed

Programs Committee

 

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Volunteer Needed

Community Events Committee

 

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