I work virtually from my home in Norris, Tennessee, with occasional visits to the Decatur and California offices of Chicory Wealth. My focus is marketing and client communication. I worked for 25 years as a freelance journalist and an administrator at several nonprofit organizations, including the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development,) and Appalshop. I have an MA in journalism from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a BA in psychology/sociology from Rhodes College in Memphis, where I graduated cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society.
A balanced life for me includes dancing, lake-swimming, writing poetry, and performing traditional and folk music. My husband, Tim Marema, and I have performed together for 30 years under the name of Liz&Tim and have four recordings. Our son Walker and daughter Graham are also artists and musicians.