Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC
The Nashville law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, has added Miranda Christy to its Business Services team. Christy will focus her practice on business transactions and real estate. Christy, who in 2014 was a recipient of the Nashville Emerging Leader Award from the Nashville Area Chamber of Com- merce and YP Nashville for her work in the fields of environment and sustainability, will also continue her representation of nonprofit organizations and conservation finance.
She joins the firm after serving as director and counsel at UBS Investment Bank, where she worked in markets, products, structuring and lending. She was selected to the Nash- ville Business Journal’s 2016 “Best of the Bar” list in the field of corporate counsel. Christy was previously at Nashville law firm Stites and Harbison, PLLC, in the firm’s Real Estate and Banking Service Group.
Christy received her law degree from the University of Tennessee. She also holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Commit- tee, and she is an active member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
Exit Realty welcomes the addition of Kavitha Saravanan and Jamie Rathermel to the team.
Saravanan chose to work in EXIT Realty for the holistic approach they put in the buying and selling process.
Saravanan is originally from India where history and architecture have always blended together paving way for one of the oldest real estate market in the world. The last twenty years, she has travelled across the world and so did her interest in the real estate market. The pinnacle has been the last six years when she made Nashville her home and the growth that she has seen in the market motivated her to follow her passion.
As a realtor, Saravanan will have the satisfaction and happiness when her client realizes their dream of owning a piece of land.
Jamie Rathermel is a go-getter. She is passionate about real estate. Coming from a real estate investing family, Rathermel grew up flipping houses with her parents and has moved on to establish her own investment portfolio with her husband Chris. Rathermel relocated to Nashville 6 years ago to pursue her MBA at Vanderbilt Univer- sity, where she focused her studies on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship so that she could better serve the clients she works with on a daily basis.
In her spare time, Rathermel loves to spend time on the beautiful lakes around Middle TN. She is an avid boater and loves anything to do with the water. Additionally, she loves taking her dog Sam on walks around different neighborhoods – it’s the perfect way to explore the city and find new “hidden gems”
Saravanan and Rathermel will be working out of the Exit Realty location at 212 Oceola Avenue in Nashville.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) is pleased to announce several editorial updates in its Specialty division. MacKenzie Howard has been promoted to associate publisher of Tommy Nelson children’s books and Thomas Nelson gift books, Jennifer Gott has been promoted to editorial director of Specialty Publishing, and Holly Halverson has been hired as an editor for the division.
Since her arrival at Thomas Nelson nearly eleven years ago, MacKenzie Howard worked with bestselling authors including Lysa TerKerust, Todd and Colton Burpo, and has developed many bestselling board book series.
In addition, Howard has helped manage major gift brands for Thomas Nelson and was responsible for the acquisition of country music artist Josh Turner, Christian singer and songwriter Nichole Nordeman, and founder of Thistle Farms and a 2016 CNN Hero, Becca Stevens.
Jennifer Gott has been promoted to editorial director for the Specialty Publishing area. During her tenure, Gott has assisted in the editing and production of multiple bestselling books, including the Sarah Young brand of products, which has sold more than 20 million copies.
Holly Halverson joins as an editor for the Specialty Publish- ing division with many years of experience in inspirational publishing, including serving as an editor at both FaithWords and Howard Books, as well as managing her own freelance editorial business.
MTR Family Law
Ansley F. Owens has joined MTR Family Law as an attorney. She previously worked for the firm as a legal intern.
Owens earned her J.D. at Belmont University College of Law and her B.S. in Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to her position at MTR Family Law, Owens held internships at the Public Defender’s Office, 21st Judicial District in Franklin; the NACTT Academy For Consumer Bank- ruptcy Education in Nashville; and the General Sessions Court, Division IX in Nashville.
Owens is also an active member of the Junior League of Nashville. While attending Belmont University College of Law, she participated in many student legal organizations in-cluding the Student Bar Association, Family Law Society, and the Belmont Legal Aid Society.
Originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, Owens and her fiancé live in West Nashville is a business management. MTR Family Law is a firm founded in 1990, with offices in Nashville and New York. It represents clients in the entertainment industry in all genres of music. FBMM’s goal is to exceed expectations in operating its clients’ businesses by providing information and input in a clear and concise manner that enables clients to make sound financial and career decisions to achieve their goals.