123 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Main Office: (865) 637.4561
Fax: (865) 546.2213

Subscribe to our electronic mailing list

Dogwood Arts :: Staff

Vicki B

 Interim Executive Director: Vicki Williams Baumgartner

Phone: 865.637.4561

A great lover of all things botanical, Vicki joined the Dogwood Arts team in September 2015 as Project Manager, coordinating the outdoor component of our programming. A graduate of The University of Tennessee, Vicki has long enjoyed springtime in Knoxville, the many activities of Dogwood and the magical beauty of the miles of dogwood trails. She has served on the Dogwood Arts board and volunteered on several committees including Bazillion Blooms, Dogwood After Dark, the Market Square Art Fair [now Dogwood Arts Festival] and co-chair of the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show. Her recent work includes the position of Interim Director at The Knoxville Botanical Garden, where she enjoyed expanding their special events program to include several festive outdoor garden parties. She has also served on the board of Random Acts of Flowers, and The French Broad Preservation Association.

Alaine McBee

 Director of Programs: Alaine S. McBee

Direct phone: 865.246.4398

Alaine joined Dogwood Arts in July 2008, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience managing a variety of community-wide events.  Serving ten years as Events Manager at the largest local media company, Alaine executed the highly successful Women Today Expo, drawing more than 40,000 attendees every year.  Other events she managed include the News Sentinel Auto Show and semi-annual Job Fair.  Prior to joining the News Sentinel, Alaine worked in the marketing department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center where she managed a variety of community health events.  She has broad experience in budget management, sponsorships, program development, quality control, vendor, and exhibitor relations.

Finance Manager: Katie Greene

Direct phone: 865.342.6059

Katie joined Dogwood Arts in December 2011.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2004 with a B.S. in Service Management.  She has a passion for accounting and brings with her history of six years in various accounting positions.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  Katie is married to Ashley and they have a daughter, Ella.



 Sponsorship & Grants Manager: Karen Wooten

Phone: 865.637.4561

Karen has been with the Dogwood Arts team since 2013, focusing primarily on sponsorships and grants. She enjoys creating new relationships both professionally and personally, and is thrilled to be a part of fostering community support around Dogwood Arts. She loves to support local businesses and initiatives. Karen is from Knoxville and being a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a B.A in English, she likes to write in her spare time.

 Program Manager: Garrett Thomson

Direct phone: 865.246.4393

Garrett signed on with Dogwood Arts in December of 2014.  The Knoxville native graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a  B.S. in Mass Communications and went on to build a career history in the music industry.  He brings a depth of experience to the Dogwood Arts team including: live entertainment, concert promotion, digital marketing, web development, event management, and product development.  He also enjoys supporting and enjoying local arts and music.


Kate Creason

Program Manager: Kate Creason

Phone: 865.637.4561

Kate loves connecting artists to opportunity. As Dogwood Arts’ newest Project Manager, she coordinates our arts programming. Kate studied fine art at the University of Tennessee before going on to study architecture at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining us in Knoxville, Kate served as executive director of MakeWork, an initiative that empowers artists with financial support, resources and showcase opportunities in Chattanooga, and she has also worked on creative placemaking initiatives in Detroit and Cincinnati.