Brentwood Green Space

Sunday, September 16, 2018
A Walk and Festival in Marcella Vivrette Smith Park
2 - 6 pm
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Board Members 

Bert Bosse
Gilbert Bosse has lived in Middle Tennessee for over 30 years and the Brentwood area for 15 years. He graduated with an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His business career includes working for General Electric, serving as VP Sales for a Middle Tennessee Manufacturer as well as owning several small businesses. He is currently the owner of Brentwood Building Maintenance.

Bert is actively involved in community activities; currently serving on the Board and Treasurer of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, Brentwood Library Foundation. Board of Trustees for the Brentwood Library, President of the Leadership Brentwood Alumni Association and Treasurer for the Landmark Homeowners Association.

Bert is a Member of Brentwood United Methodist Church and has two daughters both in Graduate School. He is a Master Gardener, avid book reader and an aspiring gourmet cook. He is interested in preservation of green space and park lands and is a member of Cheekwood, Radnor as well as a friend of Warner Parks. He has previously served on the boards of Sumner County United Way, SMU Alumni Association, 500 Club, Heart Association and other local organizations. 

Jim Cartiglia
Jim Cartiglia brings a passion for preserving the quality of life we enjoy here today. He has a great track record in civic involvement and fund raising experience as past Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Jim, an attorney with Waddey & Patterson, P.C. in Nashville, has a diverse background in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. He has been involved in strategic consultations regarding best practices for ensuring technology protection is achieved in an efficient and cost effective manner. In his practice, Cartiglia has appeared at patent offices in both Europe and Asia, and has worked closely with patent attorneys on both continents, allowing him to tailor patent filings to achieve the maximum benefit worldwide. In trademark protection, he has prepared and prosecuted over 100 U.S. and international trademark applications and has conducted inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including oppositions and concurrent use proceedings. As a trial lawyer, Cartiglia has litigated patent and trade secret disputes in a variety of U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit, and before the International Trade Commission. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association and past president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association.

Hollie Cummings

Hollie Cummings is an active civic and philanthropic volunteer.  A member of the Brentwood Historic Commission since 2002 as well as a volunteer and supporter of the following organizations: Habit for Humanity Williamson-Maury County, Special Olympics Tennessee, Tulane University Nashville Club CO-President, Kappa Alpha Theta Williamson County Circle Chair, Friends of the Brentwood Library, Lipscomb Academy Art Event Committee, and Co-Chair of the Brentwood Citizens Police Academy Alumni.

Hollie is a native Floridian and has lived in Middle Tennessee for 23 years. She is a graduate of Tulane University and earned an MBA at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida.  She has lived in Brentwood since 2001 with her husband Chris and son Mack.  Formerly an Association Manager for several organizations, she was also previously employed at Bridgestone/Firestone Corp in their motorsports division.  The Cummings family enjoys using the parks and many of the wonderful amenities the City of Brentwood offers.

Tom an Linda Elmlinger

Kathy Crisp & David Kumatz
These married CBGS Board members met at Vanderbilt Law School.  Kathy Crisp is Assistant Vice President of Administrative and Business Services at Middle Tennessee State University.  She graduated from Tennessee Technological University and Vanderbilt Law School.

David Kumatz is Associate General Counsel, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York and Vanderbilt Law School.

They have lived in Brentwood in the Carondelet subdivision since 1992 and have two children, Daniel and Adam. The family loves the rural character of Brentwood and the parks and trails developed by the City of Brentwood. All of the family either run, bike, hike, or play soccer in Brentwood's green areas.

Jim Fordice, MD

Born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jim Fordice earned his biomedical engineering degree at Duke University in 1987. He earned his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine In Houston ,TX, then completed residency there.
While training in Houston, he met his wonderful wife and fellow doctor, Sarina. They moved to Nashville in 1998, and to Brentwood in 2002, where they are raising two beautiful children, ages 15 and 11.
Jim is an otolaryngologist practicing in Smyrna and Murfreesboro, TN. Jim served for nine years on the state board of the Nature Conservancy, and is proud to have the opportunity to work with Citizens for Brentwood Greenspace. His leisure activities include tennis, jogging, and piano playing, but his absolute favorite pastime is hiking. It comes as no surprise, then, that the preservation of greenspace is his prime passion.

Joe D. Harkins IV

Joe Harkins is a career marketing communication professional who has held leadership positions with several Nashville area companies, including Third National Bank, First American National Bank, Gish Sherwood & Friends and J&A integrated thinking.  While at J&A he became involved with the Citizens for Brentwood Green Space in a marketing advisory capacity in 2007 and remained actively involved through 2015. He joined the Board of Directors in January 2016 as its Vice President.  He has also served as a volunteer and supporter of the following organizations: Marketing Advisory Committee - United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (11 years), Advisory Committee - Grassland Village Special Area Plan (Williamson County Planning Commission) (3 years), Board of Directors – Nashville Vanderbilt Club (3 years), and Chairman – Easter Seals Charity Bowl.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Joe is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has completed Executive Education courses in Finance and Strategic Planning at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Joe returned to Middle Tennessee in 1991 after working for advertising agencies in Atlanta, Georgia (Ogilvy & Mather), and Houston, Texas (McCann-Erickson USA). Joe and his family lived in the Grassland Village area of Williamson County from 1996 to 2012 where he and his children were actively involved in sports, volunteer activities and scouting.  Joe is an active songwriter/lyricist and earned his racing license from the Sports Car Club of America at Sears Point Raceway in 2000.

Peggy Sain Howell
Peggy is a Nashville native, living in Brentwood since 1989.  She is a graduate of M.T.S.U., majoring in education.  After teaching school with Metro Nashville, she was employed as a flight attendant for 28 years with USAirways.  Peggy is a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she is an advisory board member and youth leader.

Being involved in the Brentwood community is her passion.  She is a graduate of Leadership Brentwood (2003), where she has served on the L.B. Alumni Board and the Youth Leadership Brentwood Board.  She has thoroughly enjoyed being a participant in both the Brentwood Citizens Police Academy and Fire Academy.  Since moving to Country Club Estates in '91, she has served as the homeowner's association secretary/treasurer. Peggy is also a member/volunteer for the Patricia Hart Society of the United Way of Williamson County.

Preserving our quality of life, which certainly includes the development and use of our Brentwood city parks, is important to Peggy.  She has walked all of our park trails with her basset hound, Truman.

Gil Hutchinson
Gil Hutchinson, his wife of 29 years, Annette, and their two children, Kelsey and Scott, moved to Brentwood in 1999 from Orlando, Florida.  He graduated from Tulane with a BA and Florida State with an MBA. Gil has over 32 years of progressive healthcare management, finance and technology experience and has worked with some of the leading health systems and insurers in the country.

Gil is actively involved in community activities, having served on the City of Brentwood's Historic Commission, Tree and Environmental Quality Coordinating Committees He was active in the City's "Adopt A Soldier" program and is a past graduate of Leadership Brentwood and the Citizens Police and Fire Academies. Other past activities have included being President and on the Board of Directors of the Highland View Homeowner's Association. Annette is a realtor. The family attends Brentwood United Methodist.

The Hutchinson's have traveled or lived in many parts of the country, but truly believe that Brentwood is a very special place to work and raise a family. A true gem of a community that deserves to be cherished and protected against the blight caused by extensive overdevelopment.

George Malo
George Malo has been a resident of Brentwood since 1984. He has been in the field of education for over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. He recently retired from the Tennessee Board of Regents where he was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Assessment in the Office of Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the Board of Regents, George worked in the Tennessee Department of Education, taught mathematics in public schools and a community college in Illinois, was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and was on the adjunct faculty at Tennessee State, University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. He currently serves on the Blackburn College (Illinois) Board of Trustees and does volunteer work for Freedom in Christ Ministries.  George has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Science from Indiana University, and a Bachelors degree from Blackburn College.

George moved to Brentwood from Davidson County because of the quality of residential life promoted by the city. As the Williamson County area grows, he sees the need for Brentwood residents to offer support to help maintain this quality of life and to ensure that growth is well-planned and managed. Hearing about the Brentwood Green Space organization, he joined the group because of their belief in preserving sufficient green space, especially during growth.

Angie Miller

Angie Miller a Brentwood artist and photographer is a supporter of keeping Brentwood green. Serving for many years on the landscape committees for Scales Elementary, Brentwood Middle School and Brentwood High School Angie has shown her commitment and support to enhancing our natural environment. Lending her support to local enrichment through awareness, fundraising and sharing her photographic skills she also serves as a member of the Brentwood Park Board.

Angie and her husband Wade have lived in Middle Tennessee for 22 years with the last 18 years having lived in Brentwood. They have 3 children Elliott 25 and his wife Jessica, Sage 23 and Bailey 20 who now reside in Utah.

Growing up in Alaska and living on the California coast prior to moving to Middle Tennessee are what make nature such an important aspect of life for Angie. Protecting the natural gifts Brentwood has been blessed are what motivate her local service and support.
Alex Noble
Alex Noble is a native of the Brentwood area.  A little bit of family history to set the stage.  His grandfather, Dr. Albert Noble, moved to the area in 1917 and built a drugstore at the corner of Franklin Road and Old Hickory Blvd in 1929 and the family has been involved in business and civic activities ever since.

Alex's father Glenn, was right in the middle of the formation of the incorporated city in the late 1960's, chaired the chamber of commerce committee that recommended incorporation.  Glenn served on the regional planning commission governing the area including what is now Brentwood, actually wrote the report recommending incorporation, was responsible for the idea of incorporating the entire 15th civil district instead of just area around the existing business district close to Old Hickory Blvd., campaigned for the referendum to incorporate and ran unsuccessfully for commissioner in the first election.

Alex and Sandy, his wife of 33 years have two sons, Christian, 31 and Dustin 28.  Over the years, Alex, a retired highway engineer, has served 5 years as city commissioner, 6 years on the planning commission, and is currently serving on the board of zoning appeals.Having lived in Brentwood over this length of time, Alex has a unique perspective on Brentwood, past , present and future and wants to see the community continue to prosper without destroying the natural beauty that makes Brentwood such a desirable place to live, work and play.

Stephen Prince
Stephen Prince, his wife of 30 years, Carol, and their three children, Angel, Mitchell, and Courtney moved to Brentwood in 1985. They have built three houses in three different subdivisions here in Brentwood over the last 26 years. Angel lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, part time, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the rest of the time.  Mitchell graduated from BHS in 2003 and recently completed a four-year tour in the U.S. Air Force. Mitchell now attends Middle Tennessee State University.  Courtney graduated from BHS in 2005 and now attends the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhatten and plans to graduate in December 2011. Stephen and Carol started their company, National Business Products, in 1993 which now operates out of a 3-year old, geo thermal heated and cooled building in Nolensville. Stephen rebranded his company Card Marketing Services in 2007. Stephen and Carol travel all over the country and world for their business.

In sum, the Princes love and appreciate the special experience of living in Brentwood, TN.  Carol and Stephen have every reason to believe that they will live here for the rest of their days.  But their interest goes far beyond their own lives.  They have always been comitted to an eternal stewardship responsibility to all following generations, and preservation of green space is just one of those responsibilities.

Lynda Reeves
Lynda Lee Reeves, is a former resident of Montgomery, Alabama where she was active in numerous volunteer organizations including The Montgomery Chapter of the American  Red Cross, crisis counselor for the Sunshine Center, Volunteer Coordinator for State of Alabama Family and Children's Services, Supervisor, and, also, Crisis Case Manager, partnered with the Montgomery Police Department on producing an after school TV program for children through Alabama Public Television Network, and worked with Boys and Girls Clubs of Montgomery County.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Criminology and minor in Business from Auburn University, she received a Fellowship for graduate school graduating with honors from Troy University with a Masters in Counseling. She was inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society where she is still a member. While working full time as Supervisor of the Crisis Unit with The Department of Family and Children's Services she also taught Criminology classes at Auburn University, and, Troy Universities. She then attended Faulkner Law School. Lynda also served in the 908th Tactical Airlift Wing with the Air National Guard as a Airvac Inflight Medic at Maxwell AFB while attending undergraduate school.
Lynda has resided in Brentwood since 1996 and lives in the Highland Park subdivision near Ravenwood High School.  A member of the Brentwood YMCA, Brentwood Library, and, an avid walker who enjoys the trails and parks that the city of Brentwood have provided, she finds that there is no better place to live than Brentwood.
She is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and has participated in Haitian mission trips through Holy Family Catholic Church.  She enjoys working with Gracework Ministries during Christmas time.  Her hobbies include hiking, target shooting, flying, art, reading, cooking, photography, involvement in causes that support a better environment, and, a world that centers around human kindness without borders. Having traveled recently to Haiti, she saw firsthand what a 3rd world country looks like.

She has 3 married daughters, and 4 grandchildren.

Jimmy  Wilson
Jimmy Wilson lives in Oak Hall with his wife Sarah and son Felix.  Oak Hall (Circa 1845), located on Wilson Pike in Brentwood, was built by Jimmy's great, great, great grandfather James H. Wilson, who also built Ravenswood (1825) and  Inglehame (1856).  Jimmy and his wife are both alumni of the University of the South.  Jimmy has a JD degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and is a retired attorney and CEO of two companies.  He currently is a partner in the Blue Chair Cafe in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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