The Staff

The Staff

The Staff

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Ed James, Performing Arts Director

Ed James has been an integral part of the growing corporate and entertainment business community by creating innovative approaches to marketing and event design. Ed James’ work spans over three decades in Franklin and internationally and has resulted in him working with some of the music industry’s most recognized artists and iconic cultural influences of our time. Beginning in 1985, with the A&M Records release of 'unguarded' by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith's Friends Tour, Ed's work began to get noticed and it wasn't long before George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and other artists began contacting him for nationwide tour support. His work has included working with the advance team of the White House, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Israel, the Nissan Altima Reveal, the Saturn Homecoming, the Cultural Olympiad celebrations of the Olympic Games and most recently the Tournament of Roses Parade, India Arie and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Combining his experience with live shows, event design, artist production, festivals and raw creativity, Ed James is committed to the vision of engaging culture in our community.  He wants to create a brand new mentoring environment for youth and seniors together in one unique experience at Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park. 

Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
edj@williamson-tn.org

(615) 786-0186, ext. 2515



Corrie J. Maxwell_2.headshot Corrie Maxwell, House Manager

A professional actor, singer and dancer for over twenty years, Corrie Maxwell is thrilled to bring her knowledge and experience to Williamson County’s Performing Arts Center at Academy Park and to help bring more great arts programs and events to her community. Originally from Charleston, SC, Corrie has lived in the Franklin area for over a decade and now considers it home. She studied Musical Theater performance at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, New York and Commercial Music at Leeward College in Hawaii. While living in Hawaii, Corrie was a finalist in their hit show “Hawaii Stars” and was brought back as one of their favorite performers. She has performed with several sponsored bands and theaters across the country, and if you blink you might miss her in a few movies and commercials. Since moving to the area years ago, Corrie has been privileged to work with Nashville and Franklin’s finest theatrical companies, such as: Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Studio Tenn, Chaffin’s Barn, AT Pro, Blackbird Theatre Company, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project, Boiler Room Theatre and Street Theatre Company. She also is a licensed Kindermusik Educator, teaches musical theater at a local youth theater program and works with the youth and children’s choir at her church. Most important of all her roles, however, is being wife to her amazing husband and mother to three incredible children.

Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
corriem@williamson-tn.org
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2517



Headshot Kimberly Thomas_2 Kimberly Thomas, Technical Director

Working in production for over ten years, Kimberley Thomas is delighted to bring her experience to the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park. Originally from Manchester, England, Kimberley graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida with a Bachelors in Show Production. While in Orlando, Kimberley was a vital part of the house production team for the World Renown House of Blue located in Disney Springs, as well as working freelance with various different venues in the Central Florida Area. Kimberley has been privileged to work with many nationally and internationally known acts, such as: Floetry, Nick Jonas, Gary Clarke Jr, David Oliver Willis, Breaking Benjamin, Tamia and Grace Potter. Kimberley is passionate about the growth of a collaborative community which is mirrored in the arts, through production and storytelling.  If you need her you can usually find her with a cup of tea in hand.


Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
kimberlyt@williamson-tn.org
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2516