Jenny Parkhurst

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Hello! My name is Jenny and it’s wonderful to meet you. I grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Go Vols! I met my husband, Nathan, during our time as collegiate runners. We love calling Knoxville our home and raising our two boys, Caleb and Noah. My passion for art and creativity runs deep. I translated my love for good design into a full time business in 2013 when I opened my lifestyle shop, The Back Porch Mercantile in the Bearden area. You can follow my adventures in life and shopkeeping at @shopbpm and @xoxo_jennyleigh on Instagram.
Hi Chelsey, Monica R agreed to take on a Waitlist Management project for Kim Lundgren earlier this week. I checked in with her this morning to ask if she had any questions for the client; she responded she didn't. And now, she just sent me this message: "Hi Francesca I am super nervous about doing US research right now. I have been doing research for the V33 leadership and no one has connected me back . I am in the UK and I wonder if my UK is turning people off from calling me back- or even picking up. Maybe In need to turn this over to someone else before the time runs out." 5:58 Do you know what she's referring to when she writes, "I have been doing research for the V33 leadership and no one has connected me back"? (edited)

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