Brent Kimbro is currently an Operations Manager for Optum Healthcare in Franklin TN, after spending many years in retail management as Director of Operations at Kroger stores. Hailing from the mountains of rural East Tennessee, he came to Nashville to attend David Lipscomb University and decided to call Nashville home. Brent served as Vice-President, Secretary, and At-Large member of the Board of Directors for Unity of Music City, as well as Worship Program Director and interim minister.
“I have been singing all my life, with some of my earliest memories being of standing in front of the congregation at the church where my father was a minister, and leading gospel hymns. I like to say that my life is a musical, because EVERYTHING reminds me of a song, so spontaneous singing is not uncommon. My belief that we all ‘belong to each other’ and that each of us has unique gifts and talents that are integral to a thriving community perfectly aligns with Nashville in Harmony’s mission of ‘Using Music to Build Community and Create Social Change’. It is so exciting to be part of an organization that truly lives its mission. I hope to be part of it for years to come. I was hooked at the first note!”
Bridget Meadows has been in the Nashville area since 2007. She lives in Franklin with her husband Tony, and their two children, Darcy and Ryan. Bridget works as a Research & Development Manager for Mars Petcare in Franklin, TN. Between work, family, and Nashville in Harmony, there’s not much time left in the day! In that spare time she loves to read, eat and drink well, and travel with her family and friends, especially to snow ski or ride roller coasters.
Bridget came to Nashville in Harmony in 2011 with a desire to rediscover the joy and camaraderie of singing with a choir she always felt as a student, but found so much more.
“Being a part of this special group has given me a chance to be part of something so much bigger than just myself. The diverse community we belong to is built on mutual love for music and the desire for a better, kinder tomorrow. The people in this group have become my tribe, my family, my church. And we are all singing together to make this world better – better for those we love, better for our children, better for people of all kinds. I have always loved to sing, but singing for something that you believe in touches you so much more deeply and has so much power to change the world. It’s a privilege to be part of an organization that does just that.”
Having previously served Nashville in Harmony as President-Elect and President, Brandon is honored to once again provide leadership to the organization through his role as Treasurer. Since August 2015, he has been Executive Director of Empower Tennessee, a non-profit dedicated to promoting opportunities for people with disabilities to strive for greater independence. Previously, Brandon served for 10 years at Nashville CARES. He is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and Vanderbilt University and holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He and his family (husband, Brandon, and son, Coy David) live in the Bellevue area.
Terry sings in the Tenor 2 section and has been with Nashville in Harmony since 2015. He plays the piano, saxophone, trumpet and guitar. Terry has worked in healthcare leadership for 25 years and hase a Ph.D. He and his spouse have been together for 18 years and got married on their 15th anniversary. A native of Mississippi, he moved to Nashville in 2015 as a relocation through work. He loves music city and being a part of Nashville in Harmony! As he puts it, “What we do matters and we change lives.”
Angela Leftwich is a Nashville native. She has a degree in Communications from Austin Peay State University where she was active in theater performance and design. Angela has worked at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center since 2002 and has had almost every ticketing-related position possible. She is now the Senior Director of Tessitura Systems at TPAC. She joined Nashville in Harmony in 2015 and has been the Communications Director since 2016. Angela loves cats, dogs, podcasts, and singing with NiH.
Carla’s background has been in healthcare her entire career. She has been in Sales, Compliance, and Product Management for healthcare IT companies for a number of years. Carla was on the Board of Directors of several LGBT non-profit organizations in Kansas City and was an appointee to the Mayor’s Human Rights Commission prior to moving to Nashville 14 years ago. She spends most of her spare time with her two daughters and has been a proud member of Nashville in Harmony since 2009.
Beth has been a devoted member of NiH since 2007. She has held several leadership positions during her time with the chorus, including Editor of the weekly membership newsletter, Soprano Section Representative, and Board Secretary. She is now happy to serve as the board director in charge of membership issues for our 120-member group. In her working life, Beth is the business manager for NashTrash Tours, whose owners enthusiastically and generously support NiH and our mission.
Jim Johnson is a non-profit management professional currently working as a consultant at PENCIL for Schools recruiting strategic business partnerships to fulfill the depth of needs in the Metro Nashville Public School district elevating overall academic achievements. Prior to PENCIL, Jim was the VP of Marketing and Development at Studio Tenn Theatre Company in Franklin, Tennessee for over two years and the Director of External Affairs at Nashville Ballet in Nashville, Tennessee for the prior four. A transplant from outside Flint, Michigan, Jim was born and raised within the automotive industry and relocated to Tennessee for a marketing position at Manheim Nashville in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, a wholesale dealer-only automobile auction, where he was able to work with accounts such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and more. While at Manheim, he also organized an annual charity golf tournament benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jim has his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He started studying voice and singing competitively in high school, was continually in the state’s honors choir and was awarded his high school’s highest musical achievement award. He later continued studying voice at the University of Michigan in gospel choir and toured the world singing within a vocal group part of the Youth for Christ organization. After moving to Tennessee with his now husband, Jim was so thrilled and thankful when he discovered Nashville in Harmony and all the ways the organization has enriched his life as an artful outlet, a chosen family and a mission determined to never stop using the power of music to better the world.