Jill Smith

Jill is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but calls East Tennessee her home. She moved to Tennessee 24 years ago to perform as a singer/dancer/actress at Dollywood. While working at Dollywood, Jill was also on the audition team where I traveled to different cities marketing the Dollywood entertainment department. She has performed at several local theaters throughout the years with the Louise Mandrel Theater being her favorite. She is a graduate of Carson-Newman College with a BA in Mass Communications/Marketing and a minor in vocal performance. Jill has worked for The Spining Group, a production company in Knoxville, where she hired models and also was over wardrobe, hair and makeup. She has been the State Director for the Tennessee Cinderella Scholarship Program for 16 years and the North Carolina Cinderella Scholarship Program for the past 6 years. She enjoys mentoring young ladies throughout both state.

Jill currently serves on the Zoofari Committee at Zoo Knoxville and just completed her second years as the co-chair for the Smoky Mountain Alzheimers Association. She served on the parent advisory board for several years at Pigeon Forge Primary. Currently, Jill is wrapping up her third years a choreographer for the United Way of Sevier County, Dancing with the Stars. She is blessed to the mom of a healthy, active, 11 year old son who keeps her on her toes!