As the Knox Heritage Director of Preservation Field Services from 2008-2014, I had the honor of working with Kim to expand the work of Knox Heritage to sixteen counties.  Kim’s leadership, tenacity, and entrepreneurial spirit fostered my preservation career.  She’s an invaluable member of any team and I look forward to working with her again in her new consulting venture.

Ethiel Garlington

Executive Director – Historic Macon (GA) Foundation

Leadership, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit

“Trent has served over 15 years at Knox Heritage and has become an active voice for historic preservation. Under her leadership, Knox Heritage acquired a permanent headquarters at historic Westwood on Kingston Pike. She waged battles both successful and unsuccessful before City Council and County Commission. Knox Heritage became a significant player in preservation.”

Ambassador and Former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe – Knoxville News Sentinel

Track Record of Success

“Since 1975, the Tennessee Historical Commission Certificate of Merit Awards Program has honored individuals, publications, projects, and programs that contribute to historic preservation and/or history efforts of our state. I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded a Preservation Leadership Award by the Tennessee Historical Commission. This award designation is rarely bestowed, and you were nominated by your friends on the staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission. This honor acknowledges the outstanding work you have done during your tenure as director at Knox Heritage. You are very much appreciated here, and we wish you the best as you settle in to the next phase of your career.”

Patrick McIntyre

Tennessee State Historic Preservation Officer

Outstanding work