Our Team

Jodie Lamon, Executive Director

Jodie is a former SMRM staffer who has recently relocated to Gatlinburg and is excited to be working with SMRM. She is moving from Savannah, GA where she and her husband Andy planted a church. Jodie has worked in many resort settings, including Tybee Island in Georgia. Jodie loves hiking and being outdoors with her family. She is the mom of Greg, Thomas, and Champion, the chocolate lab.


Bill Black, Assistant Director

Bill is a Georgia native who has found a home in the mountains of east Tennessee. He has served as Co-Director of SMRM since 1981. He has degrees from Emory University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has twice been national president of the Association of Resort and Leisure Ministers. He is involved in community leadership development. Bill loves mountains and can be found skiing, hiking, climbing, or resting on them at every opportunity.


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