"As material for the construction of our building, I pledge the agility of my hands, the ability of my mind, and the integrity of my heart."
2018-2019 Board Members
Nichole Jenkins - President
Nichole is originally from Minnesota and moved to TN in 2006 to attend college. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Industry Management in 2009. Nichole joined Rogers Group, Inc. in June 2015 and currently is the Strategic Sourcing Specialist. She joined the board as a Board of Director in 2016, serving as a Board of Director, Secretary and Vice President, and has enjoyed being able to help the chapter grow. Nichole's favorite part of NAWIC is meeting new women in the same industry and creating life-long friendships.
Andrea Ward- Vice-President
Barbie Phillips - Treasurer
Barbie grew up in Texas and lived there until moving to Nashville a little over 5 years ago. She has been in the construction industry for over 18 years and has worked on the field side during the majority of those years as a Field Office Manager/Project Coordinator. She currently works for J.E. Dunn Construction and has been with them for 8 years as a Project Administrator. She is married and has two children from a previous marriage. She has a son in the Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and a daughter who lives here in the Nashville Area. Her first grandbaby, Ellie Grace, is 6 months old and provides her with joy. Her and her husband have a Polaris Slingshot that they like to go for rides in, on the beautiful backroads of Tennessee. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, reading, and watching live music.
Memory Kinslow - Interim Secretary
Memory joined the construction industry as Service Coordinator for Rackley Roofing in 2016. Prior to joining Rackley, her background consists of 12 years retail HR management. Memory, her husband and 2 children enjoy riding side by sides on their family farm and spend most weekends on their boat at Center Hill Lake. As a member of NAWIC and the Board of Directors, she is enthusiastic about networking with a diverse group of women in multiple roles at multiple companies. Memory is also a member of National Women in Roofing.
Tracy Barbuto - Board of Director
Tracy has been in the industry since 1998 working as a Project Manager Assistant and Office Manager for an HVAC/Plumbing subcontractor and a General Contractor. Tracy has been working for Merryman Farr Mechanical since 2015. Originally from Philadelphia, Tracy and her husband have been in Nashville since 1992. They have one son and three beautiful granddaughters. When she is not working or spending time with her family, Tracy leads a Yoga Teacher Training program that certifies yoga students to teach.
Kristy Robertson - Board of Director
Kristy is married to Matt, is a mom of twin daughters who are 16, and is a step mom to a daughter who is 11. Her home is filled with hair products and laughter! She has 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing and graduated from the University of Memphis. Nashville has been her home since May 2000. She began working for Rogers Group in November 2017 as an Inside Sales Representative.
Lori Smith - Board of Director
Lori grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and graduated from UT Knoxville with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2011. In 2011, she worked as the Field Operations Liaison at Rebuilding Together New Orleans as an Americorps VISTA. She moved back to Nashville in 2012 and began her path towards licensure. In 2015, Lori began working for TMPartners and is currently a licensed architect and an Associate. She is married to Thomas and has a dog named Ronald. She enjoys playing French Horn in the Brass Band of Nashville and leads a youth small group at her church.
Angie Thurman - Board of Director
Angie is from Hartselle, Alabama. Angie and her husband moved to the Nashville area in 2016. They own farms in Kentucky and Alabama. They have 6 children, 6 in-laws, and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys competing in and judging quarter horse shows, scrapbooking, raising cattle, quilting, watching Alabama Football, and her job. Angie is a Sales Representative for Rogers Group, Inc. She started in 2014 in Lacey's Spring, Alabama. She currently represents Northern Middle Tennessee at the Gordonsville, Liberty, and Cross Plains Quarries in Aggregate Sales.
Rachael Treadway - Board of Director
Rachael grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee. She bleeds orange and loves football! She lived in Tampa, Ft. Bragg North Carolina, and Maryland before moving back home after her husband retired from the Army. She lives in Hendersonville with her sassy 7-year-old daughter and step-son. Rachael has been working for Batten and Shaw Construction since 2015. Rachael was previously the Secretary for NAWIC.
Sandy Wiek - Board of Director
Sandy is a military Veteran searching for ways to support and employ other transitioning Veterans. Her background and education are largely in Human Resources and Personnel Management. She has worked in both Oil & Gas and in Commercial/Industrial Construction, as well as serving as a non-profit fundraiser for universities, wounded warrior programs and private adoption agencies. Sandy currently works for Quality Labor Management. She is married to a Construction Contractor and has raised two daughters, who also work in personnel management, state legal labor entities, and construction staffing and recruitment. She travels, hunts, fishes, reads for fun, and is enjoying her first grandbaby!
Ruth Cante - Board of Director
Ruth is the very proud owner of a safety consulting and construction firm called The C&F Company, LLC. With 18 years of experience in the construction industry, The C&F Company specializes in Bilingual, English and Spanish safety training and consulting. Safety is her passion!