Karen B. Golightly is an assistant professor of English at Christian Brothers University, where she teaches creative writing, Victorian literature, and lots of other courses. She has a PhD in Nineteenth Century British and Irish literature and an MFA in fiction. She has taken graffiti photos all over the United States, in an effort to change the face and perception of this most public art. Her work often focuses on textures as well as the interference of the urban world on graffiti. Her writing and photography has been published internationally in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her three children.
Wallace Joiner is originally from Memphis, TN, but has called Nashville home since 2000. She grew up in a world of skaters, filmmakers, artists, photographers, and musicians in Memphis. Wallace doesn't consider herself an artist, but others disagree. She has known since childhood that she wanted to pursue a career in the arts, as she is passionate about exploring the immediate conversation that occurs between a work of art and viewer. She earned a BA in art history from the University of Georgia and is the managing editor of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.
Bringing the Art
Brandon Marshall is a full-time muralist. After graduating from the University of Memphis with a BFA in graphic design, Brandon developed his unique style on the walks of Memphis and other cities in the US. His work, which includes the iconic I Love Memphis mural and the Marc Gasol giant, has been featured in local, national, and international publications and films.
Kim is a native Memphian and is excited about the exponential growth of our city over the past several years. She likes to get involved and help in any way she can to keep those improvements happening. Living in Cooper Young 17 years she has seen much of this growth first hand. Being at her current job with Tag for 20 years, she is positive her accounting experience will lend well to the needs of Paint Memphis.
Secretary of Awesome
Elizabeth is the co-owner of Central BBQ, working in the catering, food truck, and online sales areas of the business. When she's not slinging ribs, she's served on the project Green Fork board of directors, Central BBQ's Memphis in May Barbeque Fest Team, and she's the mother of two amazing kids. Elizabeth brings a certain je ne sais quoi in terms of events management to the Paint Memphis board and Soul Food 5.
An attorney at Gankler Brown, Michael is also the co-owner of Bounty, The Rec Room, The Tennessee Brewery, and Loflin Yard. He not only used his legal expertise to help Paint Memphis become a 501(c)3, but he also uses his knowledge in special permits to make Soul Food 5 a success this year.
Audio Visual Aficionado
A native of Memphis and co-owner of Audio/Visual Artistry, Brad Parsley believes in Paint Memphis. A/V Artistry is a Montana Gold sponsor of Soul Food 5, which will feature an A/V Artistry mural this year. Brad diligently works to get other people to see his vision and sponsor Soul Food 5 too.
Counselor of All
Annie Christoff is an attorney at Bass, Berry, Sims. She's been instrumental in helping Paint Memphis become a 501(c)3 organization. She also keeps us out of all legal trouble, which is her forte.
Photographer/ Resident geek
Co-owner of WillyMac Studios which is a Photography, Media, Video studio. He is a Graphic Artist and has been designing, coding and hosting websites and applications since 1995. He is an avid cyclist, urbexer, local drummer and Memphis Lover. He also has a knack of naming fish and loves walking on the beach with a hand full of bacon