Tuesday, January 19

Writers and Contributors

The Tennessee Magazine is grateful that so many people share their talents with our readers each month.

Michael Watson serves as president and CEO of Duck River Electric Membership Corporation in Shelbyville, Tenn.6 Articles

For more than 40 years, Jerry Kirk, a native of Whitesburg in East Tennessee, edited statewide membership publications that went to members of farm supply and electric cooperatives across Tennessee. He’s the retired manager of the Communications Department at Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in LaVergne, where he was editor of the Tennessee Cooperator. For a couple of years in the mid-1980s, he was also editor of The Tennessee Magazine. Jerry, a native of Whitesburg in East Tennessee, is married to the former Jane Downing of Pikeville. Their son, Chris Kirk, is associate editor of The Tennessee Magazine.4 Articles

Lisa Templeton Rigoni is a public relations professional who has a passion for fitness and life balance. She is an experienced writer, engaging speaker and certified fitness trainer. She serves as a regional leader and virtual group leader for faith-based weight management program First Place for Health (www.firstplaceforhealth.com). She can be reached via email at LRigoni@PRwithpurpose.net or through her website — LisaTempletonRigoni.com.3 Articles

A.D. Lively is an Arkansas-based writer specializing in health and wellness.3 Articles