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Engage Kingsport Inc. Officers & Board Members 2013-2014






Bonnie Macdonald, 

Executive Director

Bonnie Macdonald has worked for the City of Kingsport since 2005 in the Office of Cultural Arts and with the City’s Public Art Program since its creation in 2006. Bonnie and her husband have lived in Kingsport since 1984 and have two adult daughters. Macdonald has a BA from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. She is currently serving as the president of the state arts advocacy group Tennesseans for Arts.






Reginald (Reggie) Martin,







Lucy Fleming,


Native Tennessean, UT Grad, Fiber Artist Wanna-be, Festival Organizer, Founder of Kingsport Mini Maker Faire and Greasapalooza.







Kathy Richards, Treasurer

Kathy Richards is the owner of the TriCities’ AdviCoach business coaching franchise and is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a CPA.  In this role, she works with business owners to improve profitability, teamwork and efficiencies.   Kathy also currently provides guidance and financial expertise as Treasurer to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  Prior professional experience includes work at a CPA firm, as Controller and as a partner at ARK Sign Services in the DC area which she and her husband started, operated and sold a few years ago.

Kathy received the 2011 KOSBE Impact award for being a strong advocate for local business and she was named the 2011 AdviCoach Franchisee of the Year and received a Marketing Excellence award in 2012 by Franchise Source Brands International.

Kathy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Kathy is the wife of Michael Richards and the mother of three grown children and has two adorable granddaughters. They enjoy live music, good food, indie films and fun on the water.


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Sharon Hurd

Sharon Hormel Hurd serves our region as an Organizational Consultant focusing on arts and cultural projects, management, interim administration and program planning. Sharon works closely with area arts and nonprofit organizations including The Kingsport Carousel Project, and City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Engage Kingsport and brings a commitment and knowledge of fostering partnerships.









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Faye Boushley

Faye Boushley and her husband, Jim moved to Kingsport in 1997 from Maryland; although she is originally from Asheville, N.C.  The Boushley’s fell in love with Kingsport right away.  Not only because Kingsport is a beautiful area, but they find the people here to be among the friendliest they have ever met.

After moving to Kingsport, Faye volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for 10 years until a back injury forced her to retire.  At that time she joined the Kingsport Art Guild where she has served as Member Show Chair, Vice President, President, and still retains a seat on the Board.  In addition to her fondness for volunteering, she has a love of art and has enjoyed learning and honing her skills as an artist with the Art Guild.  Through the Guild she became involved with the Quilt Trail and painted various 4’X4’ quilt blocks located in our downtown area.

In 2012, the Office of Kingsport Cultural Arts put out a call for artists to paint rounding boards for the carousel and Faye was honored to have the opportunity to paint one.  Through that painting she became interested in the entire Carousel Project and followed its progress.  As a result of her interest in the carousel, she became involved with The Engage Kingsport Organization and now has the pleasure of sitting on that Board.

Faye says, “God has given me so much and through volunteering I can give back a portion of what he has given me”.







Gail Cole

Vice President, Interim Secratary


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Lee McVey





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Mark Ray







William Stephanos, Administrator

Will is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and has lived in Johnson City since 2001. He has been with the Office of Cultural Arts since September 2012. He has two adult sons. He graduated with a BS as well as Masters in Education and Public Administration from East Tennessee State University. He enjoys making jewelry and films and his fluffy orange cat.

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Raised in McConnelsville, Ohio, John Morris moved to Tennessee in 2006. John is a Milligan College graduate, who has worked for the City of Kingsport since 2009. Originally brought in as an intern for the Community & Government Relations department, John has served as Budget Analyst since 2010. John enjoys good musicians, helping others, new ideas, forward thinking, and a good debate.

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Jeff Stoner


Jeffrey Stoner was born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and lived in the Harrisburg area through 2007.
Though he had a passion for photography he didn’t begin selling his images until 2004 when a gallery called to ask if he would show his images. Until that time he devoted his business efforts to careers in trucking/distribution and healthcare. He was the Vice President and Treasurer of Central Storage and Transfer Company in Harrisburg PA. After eighteen years in that business the owners retired and Jeffrey began a new career in healthcare. He was Vice President of Senior Living Services for Complete HealthCare Resources (CHR) in Dresher PA until 2007. Though he loved that job he decided to, as one of CHR’s owners termed it, chase the dream.
In 2007 Jeffrey and his wife Bonnie left family, friends, and careers behind and chased the photography dream to Kingsport in Northeast Tennessee. The move opened opportunities for making images in the mile high mountains and fertile valleys of Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and also gave the opportunity for expanded gallery representation.
He is currently represented by galleries in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Jeffrey also presents workshops and lectures on photography.

Single Pig capturecomboLOGO_CA_EngageKpt_BlkWht_Fontdiffweb2About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport:


City of Kingsport Mission: To provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse Community.

The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.  It operates a public art program, concert and theatrical events, the Kingsport Carousel Project, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations.  They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport’s goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport becomes a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development.

For more information or to purchase tickets to any event contact the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 

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