Trends / 2010 / People

The Times Free Press is highlighting the Trends in our city and documenting the People, Places and Products responsible for pushing Chattanooga ahead of the curve. Meet some of the thinkers who are reshaping Chattanooga.

To look at Dunlap, Tenn., native and country music artist Cody McCarver's career is to see how the music industry has changed.

For five years, Curtis Cordwell has volunteered for the Samaritan Center, a social-services agency in Ooltewah, regularly building wheelchair ramps, painting or doing other needed handyman projects.

Five million is an awfully big number. If converted into footsteps, it would cover enough distance to walk the entire 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Susan Perruso is a trendsetter, though she's shy to admit it.

Mike Holsomback's two-story art studio in the backyard of his Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., home is like a museum. His colorful and majestic artworks line the walls in a perpetual exhibit.

When Taylor Dickinson saw a problem, she set out to find a solution.

Like many elementary school teachers, Jamelie Kangles has caught herself saying to students, "Yeah, I'm not very good at math."

Sam Campbell IV, president of Chattanooga Bakery, took over the reins of the Moon Pie baking company in 1990.

Ten years after the ROTC Military Science and Leadership program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had been phased out, Maj. Ben Smith was assigned to UTC's campus to rebuild the program.

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