Meet Our Volunteers
Our Very First Volunteer
Although Dee hasn't written her bio yet, we can tell you that she is the inspiration for this library. As a long-time friend, her challenges with the current "way of doing things" was the deciding factor for Curtis and Kelly to forget about waiting and just build a library.
Dee now serves on the board of Affinity 42, soon to renamed to the KELCURT Foundation.
Retired School teacher
June is a retired school teacher with the Hamilton County School System, specifically Soddy Daisy Middle School. As soon as she heard that Soddy-Daisy was getting a community library she ran to assist.
Bringing her librarian skills, as well as her strong connections with the children of the community, June has helped grow and organize the library.
June has a passion for travel and has combined it with a desire to help others by taking part in many medical mission trips to third world countries.
June now serves on the board of Affinity 42, soon to be renamed to the KELCURT Foundation.
In 1978, Kim read her first “grown-up” novel, a shiny silver paperback titled, The Shining. This was the start of her love for Stephen King's writing.
She enjoys reading classics, as well as Dr. Seuss. Kim said, "Volunteering at the library affords me the opportunity to be more involved with the community and share my love for reading."
Kim is originally from Detroit and has lived in Chattanooga for 14 years, where she is very active outdoors, especially hiking, biking, and kayaking. Kim is also a park steward at Greenway Farms in Hixson.
Jeannie Harper is a Physical Therapist and a writer. She is the author of the action adventure fiction book, GLINT.
When Jeannie isn't educating people about the human body and how to stay active and avoid injury, she enjoys writing and painting, working in her garden, and volunteering with the KELCURT Foundation.
Additionally, Jeannie sits on the Board of CADAS, is a TNAchieves mentor and an organizer for Chattanooga Youth Gallery. She is currently working on the sequel to GLINT.
Aside from a love for reading, Erica is an avid nature and wildlife photographer. She enjoys sharing the way she sees the world with others.
Traveling to new places and exploring areas close to home are grand adventures to her. She's a caretaker for her elderly parents as well as her family property and works on conservation and protection. She has discovered that there are a lot of threatened plants and animals on her acreage.
Two spoiled little rescue dogs, Morgan and Scrappy, reside with her and keep her laughing. She's found new friends and a new sense of community volunteering at the library.
Jo Ann McKinney
Bio Coming soon!
Meet Our Team
Volunteers are our life-blood!
Fran Quarles has lived in Chattanooga for the last 17 years. She is mom to 7 children and is currently working toward a bachelors degree in education.
Claudia's love for books began as a child of four years old. SHe enjoys almost all non-fiction, Fiction, and biographies.
Elaine Berman has been an elementary school teacher for the past decade and a half, and an avid reader for at least twice that long.