Our Team

 
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Rachel Ritter

Rachel is SMILE’s foster parent- turned Foster Closet Incorporating Founder and current Executive Director. She is a home educator, quilter, reader, and coffee drinker. She and her husband Greg are adoptive and biological parents of 6 amazing children. As a former foster parent, Rachel loves that SMILE allows her to stay involved in the foster care community.

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Rachel Lawson

In addition to being Chairman of the Board for SMILE, Rachel is also the Director of Student and Young Adult Ministries at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church and owner of Music Minds Kindermusik Studio in Kingsport. She and her husband Anthony have 3 beautiful children and 2 dogs. Rachel loves children and has devoted much of her life to teaching and caring for them.

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Carson coldiron

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Hannah Baker

Hannah is our Public Relations Chair/ Special Events Co-Chair and works for Marsh Regional Blood Center as a Donor Recruiter. From being a childcare provider both in daycare and an in-home nanny, Hannah loves watching children learn and grow. She’s engaged to Ben and they’re planning a wedding in the fall.

 
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Katie ibsen

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LISA SALYER

Lisa is our Historian and Operations Co-Manager for SMILE. She studied Kinesiology in college and currently works in commercial property management. Lisa is married and has 2 children. Helping children in need is something she loves to do and being on the board of SMILE gives her that opportunity on a daily basis.