MRS. TENNESSEE AMERICA®
MRS. TENNESSEE AMERICA 2020
Our outreach is dedicated to planting seeds of hope, where we plant a tree
in each state for suicide awareness and encourage others to plant seeds of hope across America.
We Are Team Jake
As an award-winning sports broadcaster, I have covered multiple sports outlets, including NCAA
college football and various college and professional sports. Ironically, my award had nothing to
do with sports! I was honored to tell the story of a special needs woman who defied all odds and
has continued to inspire women around the world with her talents and gifts.
My husband is a professional baseball player, and traveling is a way of life for my family. We
have lived in 12 states with our dog, Johnny Cash!
After losing my brother, Jake, to suicide in January of 2019, my husband and I formed We Are
Team Jake. It is a non-for-profit that pledges a mission to create mental health awareness and
dedicate transparency and outreach towards suicide prevention.