Tasha Sims Wade is a native of Sevierville, TN attending Sevier County High School and being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  She attended Furman University in Greenville, SC as a scholarship athlete, leading the Women’s Basketball team to a NCAA Tournament birth.  Tasha is a CPA with a Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee in Accounting/Taxation.

She has spent the last 25 years working in small business, first with Stop-N-Save Food Marts and IHOPS, before joining Stokely Hospitality and her current position VP Finance and Administration for Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg.

Tasha has two children; her oldest Gretchen will be a Sophomore at UTK this fall and her son Chaz will be a 10th grader at Gatlinburg Pittman High School.

Being local, Tasha has always been passionate about her community as a past Member of Noon – Rotary, a past Board Member of the Boys and Girls club and Safe Harbor.  She currently serves on the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Board and joined the Mountain Hope Board this year.  She is an avid hiker and lover of music, spending time in the Smokies and other National Parks and attending concerts across the country.