Class of 2004

Heather Jones Cook

Heather is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, having previously served as the Executive Director of Healthy Kingsport, working to improve community health through influencing policy and promoting awareness. She serves as the vice-chair for the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission, is a committee chair for the Rotary Club of Kingsport, and is a leadership trainer for the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band. She also remains highly devoted to the Roan Scholars Leadership Program as an alumna and is currently participating as a regional selection committee member.  In 2012, she earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from ETSU.  In 2013, she received The Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” award for her work as the Executive Director of the Foundation at Northeast State Community College.  Heather, her husband, Lafe, and their daughter, Piper, reside in Kingsport, TN.

Kristin Truman Farr

After graduating from ETSU in the spring of 2004, Kristin attended medical school at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine and graduated in the spring of 2008. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics in 2011.  She is currently an attending physician in pediatric emergency and hospital medicine at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.  Kristin, her husband Jason, and their three sons, Bode, Nolan, and Brennan reside in Knoxville, TN.

Carolyn “Addie” Estepp Jarrett

Addie graduated from ETSU in 2004 with a major in Environmental Health. Upon graduation she pursued a career as a Naturalist with the Georgia DNR/State Parks system and worked as a Naturalist at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia. Addie and her husband, Mark, live in Cornelius, Georgia.

Julie Harless Keeton

Julie graduated from ETSU with a major in Public Health in 2006 and is the proud mother of eight children. She home-schools her children and works closely with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on fundraising campaigns; she is also the Angel Coordinator for Mended Little Hearts East Tennessee, and Philly Heart Moms.  Julie and her husband launched “Weston’s Warriors” – named after their son Weston who passed away at age 7 – to provide inspiration and education to families going through medical crises.