MISS. TENNESSEE for AMERICA 2019
Kassie Perkins spent her childhood growing up on a 36-acer farm in East Tennessee. At 23, after finishing her Masters in Business Administration degree from Tennessee Tech University, she moved to Nashville to begin a career in the music industry. Kassie works as a Business Manager and Consultant for Wiatr and Associates. This firm provides financial advisory and management to recording artist with most of their work being in the country music industry! Kassie loves that she can apply her technical skills as an account to help her clients grow their finances that allow them to cultivate fantastic music about the country life that she grew up in!
Kassie began her journey with her platform, Page Ahead supporting Childhood Literacy, nearly ten years ago. Kassie always had a passion for education and literacy and knew that the best way to overcome the financial hardships the was faced with as a child was through education. Kassie received a full scholarship to college that afforded her the opportunity to chase her dreams and passions in Music City! Through Kassie’s personal platform, Page Ahead, and her partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, she has spoke with over 60,000 young readers across Tennessee. Kassie has raised over $30,000 for the Imagination Library, wrote and published her children’s book Where there is a Will, there is a Way, and advocated for childhood literacy in Zambia Africa. Kassie loves visiting schools and talking with students about how education begins with literacy and how education changed her life!
In Kassie’s free time she loves to work on her family farm. She enjoys canning fresh foods from her family garden with her mother and making home made wine with her dad. Kassie also loves to do anything outdoors. She is passionate about hiking, camping and kayaking! Kassie is also a certified yoga instructor and enjoys teaching yoga and mindfulness classes at her office, the schools she visits and at addiction centers. Kassie is the big sister to two wonderful kids, Rachel-Grace who is 16 and Britt who is 12. Spending time with her family and supporting her siblings in all their endeavors is one of Kassie’s favorite parts of life!