Becky Mansfield knows that with four kids, she needs to find time to be with each of them individually while also being intentional to spend time together as a family. As a busy mom, blogger (Your Modern Family), author and therapist, Becky works to share ideas that help bring families together to create experiences and conversations that will create lasting memories. Becky says her family makes the trek from North Carolina to Pigeon Forge because Dollywood is different: they say the love they feel when her family visits Dollywood and stays at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is unmatched. She looks forward to telling you more about her Dollywood experiences as an Insider.
Karen George is a lifelong Tennessee resident who now calls Oak Ridge home. Karen is a comedienne and REALTOR® in the Knoxville area. Karen says her family loves the value they get out of their Dollywood Season Passes. They are frequent visitors during every season. Karen enjoys bringing first-time guests to Dollywood because she’s convinced that between the world-class attractions, entertainment, crafts, food and scenery everyone will fall in love with her favorite theme park. Karen also says her 11-year-old son is arguably Dolly’s biggest fan, so you’ll often find her family in Dolly’s Chasing Rainbows Museum. She can’t wait to share her favorite things about Dollywood with you!
Katie Van Dyke is a wife and mom who enjoys the fun and chaos that her five children bring to her life. Katie is a columnist, blogger, speaker and regular local TV guest who has been sharing her money-saving family adventure expertise for nearly a decade. You can find her deals and tips at CouponKatie.com. Katie loves the Dollywood experience with her big family. She’s learned a thing or two about maximizing their park visits and looks forward to letting you in on her secrets.
Linda Scruggs RN, BSN is a nurse, blogger, freelance writer, and mom, living in Middle Tennessee. Linda founded her blog (UnboxedMom.com) as a resource to provide actionable tips on family health and parenting. Her insightful posts using her clinical expertise and family experiences can also be found in other publications including The Huffington Post. Along with her young son and daughter, Linda’s family enjoys traveling to create learning opportunities and priceless memories. They recently fell in love with Dollywood and want to tell everyone why they should plan a trip to this Smoky Mountain destination.
Sami Cone is proud to call Nashville home where she lives with her husband and their two children. She says they love traveling and are happy to sacrifice the "stuff" of life so that they can fuel their mission of being a family on the go together. Sami is a blogger (SamiCone.com), radio host and TV correspondent and best-selling author of Raising Uncommon Kids. She draws on her experiences as a writer, editor, university professor, performer, professional athlete, and pageant winner to help women realize their full potential in life. Sami also wants to help you plan a great visit to Dollywood, so she’s excited to reveal behind the scenes information as an Insider.
Teronya Holmes, a native of Kingsport,Tennessee, has been a fan of Dolly Parton her entire life, having great admiration for her beautiful voice, song-writing and story-telling ability, and uplifting attitude and outlook on life. She has enjoyed visiting Dollywood since its opening in 1986. Teronya and her family love the adrenaline rush from all of the great rides and attractions and eating their way through the theme park! She writes for TravelingMom.com as “Storytelling TravelingMom”, and blogs at ChristianTravelingMom.com. Teronya considers it a great honor to have this opportunity to share her love of Dollywood and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park with everyone!