joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss important tips and strategies when becoming a residential rental real estate investor. Roger has dozens of years of experience as a landlord and his suggestions and ideas will give our listeners valuable information. Evonne is an expert tax preparer and supplies our listeners with the proper tax strategies for real estate investments.
Evonne has been practicing in the tax field for 11 years in the Knoxville area, specializing in military and small business. She holds the EA designation, an abbreviation for Enrolled Agent, earning the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards and authorizes unlimited practice rights in tax matters such as audit, appeals, and collections. 12568 Kingston Pike Knoxville, Tennessee Call (865) 392-1755
An additional part of 5-Star is its education program to teach taxpayers the basics of tax and the importance of tax planning. Specifically for the military, Evonne travels to bases and units to teach these fundamentals with a focus on tax savings for service members. In the civilian community, she has shared tax tips for real estate agents and rental property owners, and even a class for college-bound students and parents about paying for/tax savings for the college years.
joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss ‘Aging in Place’. Steve will explore this growing trend and also share some of the latest products and solutions that can be implemented in homes to make a smooth transition for those who opt to ‘age in place’.
“Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.”
joins The Housing Hour this week to share his life passion for preserving, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife in the great state of Tennessee. Ed’s role is to protect the wildlife habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has come a long way since it was
established in 1949 and was called the Game and Fish Commission.
Completely reorganized in 1974, it now consists of more than 600
professionals dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and
enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife for the enjoyment of all
Tennesseans and our visitors.
Directed by a 13-member commission of private citizens
appointed by the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives,
and the speaker of the senate, the TWRA is unique among state agencies.
Unlike most departments, which are supported by tax revenues, the TWRA
is funded largely through the monies generated by licenses and permits
purchased by hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Yet the
Agency plays a major, though often unseen, role in the life of every
With four regional offices strategically located to serve the
western, middle, plateau, and eastern portion of the state, the TWRA’s
responsibilities are many and varied: wildlife officers educate boaters
and young hunters as well as enforce the hunting, fishing, and boating
laws; biologists and foresters manage the state’s rich diversity of
woods and waters and our game and nongame wildlife.
Our specialists conduct wildlife and aquatic education workshops,
protect the state’s vital wetlands; monitor water quality; and preserve
the state’s disappearing wildlife species. Our engineers construct boat
ramps and docks for the boating and fishing public, while other
professionals create accurate, updated maps of Agency-managed properties
through a state-of-the-art computer imaging system. Still others sell
hunting, fishing, and additional special wildlife recreational licenses;
maintain records of the state’s increasing number of registered boats;
produce the Tennessee Wildlife magazine, and much, much more.
If you love outdoor sports – boating, hunting, fishing – and the natural world or if you just like to observe wildlife, build birdhouses, maintain a bird feeder or are just curious about the critters in your backyard – the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is here to help enrich your outdoor experience.
President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife
National State Boating
Past Chair National
Safe Boating Council
Past Member Executive Board of the Canadian
Safe Boating Council
Emergency Services Coordinator
Former Member Tennessee
Homeland Security Committee
of the USCG/USPS
(United States Coast Guard/United States Power Squadrons) Eagle Award for contributions to Boating Safety
NASBLA Bonner Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Guard Public Service
2006 Tennessee Legislature passed
House/Senate Resolution 735 recognizing
you for meritorious service to the
State of Tennessee
joins The Housing Hour this week to explain how his once small DIY blog website tuned into millions of followers and ‘The Tile Doctor’ brand in 2000. The Tile Doctor is the U.S. Distributor for Litokol, the world’s premier tile setting, and grouting products. The Tile Doctor is currently launching a new innovation in the stone category; VersaLite Stone®, a thin stone veneer available in large lightweight panels used in many unique applications.
Curt has more than 30 years of tile industry experience. Fourteen years with Dal-Tile and four years as Product Merchandise Manager and National Captain for Ceramic Tile with The Home Depot. In 2003 Rapp Founded Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH), the first national charity focused on supporting worthy causes by the tile industry. TPFH’s specific focus was on providing labor and materials to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). By 2013 TPFH had supplied over 23million in support to worthy causes worldwide including HFHI.
joins The Housing Hour to help ‘haul out the holly’! Erin tells us all the fun Yuletide events filling the Knoxville Weekend Calendar!
Erin‘s been calling Knoxville her home for the last 13 years. She’s found her professional calling as a marketing specialist with fields of expertise in verbal & visual communication, digital media, social content – and as Executive Director of Knoxville Weekend.
Erin brings her high energy, passion-driven personality to the studio for an hour packed full of fun and great information!
Leon Konz, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Nathan Waters, Assistant District Forester and Kevin Nunn, Lieutenant for Pigeon Forge Fire Department joins The Housing Hour this week to talk about Community Planning for Wildfires. Molly Mowery Molly is founder and CEO of Wildfire Planning International, where she currently leads the management of multiple community-based wildfire projects. Molly’s background is in land use planning, sustainable development, and environmental policy. Kevin Nunn is a Lieutenant with the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and is Firewise Coordinator and Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator for the city of Pigeon Forge coordinating training and implementation of Firewise community planning. Leon Konz is a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist who helps with planning and execution. Nathan Waters, Assistant District Forester and is an expert in forest resource management.
A look back at the 2016 Gatlingurg/Pigeon Forge fires
Wildfire Planning International
Wildland Urband Interface
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW)
The City of Pigeon Forge adoption of the Firewise program
Pigeon Forge Fire Department home and business assessment
joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss their incredible role in supporting buisnesses and industries in Knoxville and surrounding counties. With more than 2,200 member businesses, the Knoxville Chamber serves as the collective, influential voice for the regional business community. They work tirelessly to ensure East Tennessee is the premier location for businesses to locate, operate and expand by working toward our mission of Driving Regional Economic Prosperity.
joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss how the Knoxville Health Department is responsible for the inspection of food service establishments. Environmental health specialists work directly with food service operators to achieve safe and sanitary food handling practices through inspections, training, and enforcement of the food service rules and regulations. Retail food operations such as convenience and grocery stores are regulated by the Department of Agriculture.
Kevin Clark Bio:
Eastern Kentucky University- BS in Business Admin
Over 15 years experience as food operations management in the private sector.
4 years regulatory experience as food program manager.
Projects: Updated KCHD EH website with new food safety flyers, inspection audit check list, mock inspection, food safety training videos, and online food safety training. Enrolled in Program Standards program achieving completion of Standards 1, 2, Provide ongoing training and standardization to EHS in Knox County. Participate in TN Food Safety Task Force, State Variance Approval Committee, and attend annual FDA food conferences.
When not at work, I love spending family time with Lisa (wife) and Fisher (son) doing just about anything outdoors like boating on Norris Lake, camping/hiking/fishing/kayaking, as well as entertaining friends and family at our home. We are also avid Kentucky Wildcats and Minnesota Vikings fans!!
Kevin Clark, Food Program Manager
Environmental Health Division
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917-6413
Phone: (865) 215-5200
Fax: (865) 215-5221 email@example.com
Kevin’s team reviews plans required of new food establishments and those planning remodeling ensuring the establishment will meet the minimum construction and installation requirements before construction. Prior approval of plans protects applicants from expensive changes after construction and installation.
Environmental health specialists inspect every establishment where food and beverages are prepared and served at least twice a year or more often as deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the Tennessee Food Safety Act*. Current food permits and the most recent inspection report must be displayed in a prominent location for the public to view.
Employee level training is available free of charge in each county health department every month. Contact your local health department for a schedule of training classes.
Consumer complaints and reports of suspected foodborne disease outbreaks are promptly and thoroughly investigated in cooperation with county nurses, doctors, and epidemiological workers.
known as ‘The Paranormal Historian’, is a shining star in the Paranormal Field. J has been investigating the paranormal for well over a decade now and is an Internationally acclaimed investigation based sensitive and MasterTeacher for the Paranormal Field, can be seen on Travel Channels – Paranormal Paparazzi, NBC, ABC, and countless other Magazines, Journals, and internationally syndicated radio shows. He is the Founder of Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours, which has been classified as “The Hidden Gem of Haunted America” and one of Americas first investigation based ghost tour and leads master classes and certification classes in the paranormal field. J Adam Smith teamed up with an award-winning production company Mapletree Productions and is filming paranormal documentaries for Historic Landmarks. Historic Haunting: A paranormal study of Ramsey House was released Feb 28th, 2015 and won a Telly Award.
J is also filming a docudrama that will be aired nationally called, ‘Inducted.”
J Adam Smith-This week on The Haunted Housing Hour!
joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the critical role the American Cancer Society plays in every community around the country. Lea explains how the funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention is the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Lea also talks about October’s focus: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many events are planned across the country. American Cancer Society has Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk coming up on October 21st.
Also, everyone is invited to participate in MIG’s The Big Pink Chair Photo Contest
Take a picture in the Big Pink Chair in Knoxville or Chattanooga and post to migpinkchair.com to have the chance to win a $500 donation towards your Making Strides Team. Winner announced on October 30th.