Candidate slate for 13 October 2015 12SNA Board elections

  • 12South Board Nominees 2015
     Election will be held at the Sevier Park Community Center on Tuesday October 13, 2015.  Doors will be open to vote between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. There will be a brief candidate introduction beginning at 6:00 pm.To vote, you must be a member in good standing. Those wishing to check their membership status may do so at the meeting, and anyone who needs to join or renew may do so before voting. Dues are $10, $5 for those over 65. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card.

12South Board of Directors Nominees 2015

1. Nicholas Alexiou
2. Kerry Conley
3. Chris Cotton
4. David Hooper
5. Nathan Hubbard
6. Chris Koch
7. Annie Krueger
8. Sean Lyons
9. Bill Mays
10. Lee Moneta-Koehler
11. Nathan Nicholson
12. Brian Storey
13. Donald Thompson

  1. Nicholas AlexiouAs a recent Nashville transplant who just celebrated my one-year anniversary as a Music
    City resident (at 1513 Elmwood), I am excited for the opportunity to help shape 12 South
    for betterment of not only my family, but all of those who call our neighborhood home.  A
    lawyer by trade who is now a director in the Career Services Office at Vanderbilt Law
    School, I can provide the association with keen insight on a range of development and legal
    ssues.  As a newly minted father, I will be committed to making sure 12 South is a
    welcoming environment for all children.  Prior to my move to Nashville, I lived in the urban
    cores of such cities as Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. This has offered me the
    opportunity to witness firsthand what works, and what does not, in the realm of urban
    planning and development.  Nashville, and 12 South in particular, will continue to grow.  It
    is an inevitability and something that should be welcomed rather than feared, for a vibrant
    city and neighborhood is much better than the shrinking, decaying alternative.  But through
    vital community organizations like the 12 South Neighborhood Association, we can ensure
    that we are growing in the right way.
  2.  Kerry ConleyI bought my home over a decade ago due to the diversity, sidewalks, historic charm and
    location. Chair for the NCZO working with 28 block captains, neighbors, Metro Historic
    Commission & Council. Gathered 80plus neighbors at meetings. I am supportive of
    development if to scale with the neighborhood. Also the long term/direct impact it will
    have on the residents, businesses & infrastructure. Experience in volunteer management,
    fundraising, community outreach, communications major. Currently Director of LP PENCIL
    Box providing free school supplies for our MNPS Teachers/Students. Priority is to make
    sure ALL residents & businesses are informed, involved and have a voice.
  3.  Chris Cotton (nomination from Daina Storey)I would like to nominate Chris Cotton for the 12 South neighborhood association board.
    Chris has lived in 12 South (2209 Elliot Ave) for the last 10 years and is an accomplished
    lawyer, community advocate, and is an excellent member and supporter of the 12 South
    community, and Nashville at large. He would make a great board member not only for his
    expertise and resources within the community, but also his heart for the neighborhood and
    his desire to unify the neighborhood and to see it grow responsibly. Chris takes the time to
    talk to his neighbors to find out what they need and advocate on their behalf and would be
    a great asset to have on the board for many reasons.
  4.  David HooperI grew up in 12 South in the 1970s and 1980s. As an adult, I’ve lived here since 2007 (at
    1108 Acklen). I have perspective on the good and bad of our recent growth. The people
    who live here are what make 12 South great. I want to make sure the needs of residents
    don’t get lost to outside commercial interests simply because 12 South is now the
    “it” neighborhood in the “it” city. Professionally, I work in media. I’ve owned my own
    company since 1995, supervising as many as 250 people at a time. I can communicate a
    message, motivate people, and get things done.
  5. Nathan HubbardNathan Hubbard is a native of Tennessee, ex-resident of California and has lived with us in
    12 South since 2010. He works as a Site Reliability Engineer for Twitter and is a 20 year
    Internet technology veteran. A leader in Nashville’s local Internet tech scene, Nathan can be
    found organizing community events and inspiring others with his passion for computing.
    His hobbies include photography, restoring his historic home, working on motorcycles and
    taking pictures of lightning. He is a passionate supporter of the neighborhood, its character,
    and history.  Nathan lives in on Waldkirch Ave with his wife Tracy and their two young
  6. Chris KochMy name is Chris Koch and my family and I live on Gilmore Ave.  Last year we purchased a
    1901-built house here that was in need of an extensive renovation to help save it.  My wife
    and I undertook the nine-month long renovation and restored the home to its former glory
    in time to volunteer it for the 12South home tour earlier this year.  We take pride in
    renovating that which can still be restored versus bulldozing every house in sight.  We own
    a real estate investment company where our mission is to renovate existing houses in
    Nashville without tearing down.  I am in support of responsible development in 12South
    but also renovation, not tear down, of historic houses that are still in decent shape.  I also
    support having our neighborhood association be available for all 12South residents and a
    true open forum for ideas and events that will bring this unique and vibrant community
    closer together.  I would appreciate your vote and thank you for the opportunity to serve
    our great neighborhood!
  7. Annie Krueger (nomination from Daina Storey)Annie and her husband moved to the 12 South neighborhood (at 2211A 11th Ave S.)  from
    Atlanta in the last year and immediately became actively involved the 12 South community.
    She is the editor in chief of a large publication and has a pulse on the community and
    Nashville. Annie is a strong and positive voice not only for her neighbors, but the
    neighborhood in general. She is passionate and driven and would bring some great
    perspectives as well as fight for the betterment of our neighborhood. Annie is a fantastic
    neighbor and would make an excellent board member.
  8. Sean LyonsSean Lyons is originally from Memphis and lived in New York City before moving to
    Nashville in 2011.  He was drawn to the 12 South neighborhood because of its pedestrian-
    friendly design and vibrant community.  He and his wife, Beth, purchased their home at 1314 Sweetbriar Avenue in December 2013, where they live with their two boys Tate, 3, and Luke, 1. The family attends Midtown Fellowship Church in 12South. Beth is a practicing rheumatologist with Heritage Medical Associates and Sean, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, began in his
    own law firm, the Lyons Law Office, in 2012.
  9. Bill MaysI’m Bill Mays and I’ve lived at 1102 Gilmore Avenue with my husband Jeff and our two Shi
    Tzus, Sam and Sophie – since November of 2012. I work at Gresham Smith and Partners,
    architects/engineers in downtown Nashville. I am a native Nashvillian. I served on the
    original homeowners board for our condo development in Bellevue in the early 2000’s and
    helped write our first rules and regulations. Earlier this year I took part in a series of
    classes entitled Neighborhood Leadership Training presented by the mayor’s office. I
    would like to bring what I’ve learned back to 12South.
  10. Lee Moneta-KoehlerI’ve lived in 12South since 2007 and was drawn to the neighborhood by its walkability,
    diversity, and its central location. Our neighborhood will continue to grow and change. I
    want to help keep the neighborhood economically diverse and livable – affordable housing
    options and solutions to transportation and traffic problems. I moved to Nashville as
    philosophy graduate student in 2001 and liked the city so much I decided to stay. I am the
    COO of New Constructs, a financial technology firm in Brentwood. I live with my wife and 2
    children on West Grove Avenue.
  11. Nathan NicholsonI am a Nashville native, and have lived in 12 South (2111 12th Avenue South) since 2008.
    My goal is to preserve and protect the character of this neighborhood for many years to
    come. I am the VP of Creative at Ten Ten Music Group, an independent music publishing
    firm on Music Row.  I hold a BS from MTSU and MBA from Belmont University. I am also a
    Rule 31 listed mediator, and a volunteer with the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center.  I
    would like to offer these skills to the board. Thanks for your consideration.
  12. Brian Storey (nomination from Daina Storey)Brian moved to the 12 South area (2208 11th Ave S) 5 years ago and has been an active
    member ever since. He works at Deloitte as a forensic auditor with a special emphasis on
    investing fraud. With a degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, and a certification
    in Fraud examination, he brings financial expertise to the neighborhood board. Brian also
    loves being active and involved with his neighbors and is a great friend to many people in
    the neighborhood. Based on his education, experience, and love for the neighborhood, I
    believe he would make an excellent member of the board.
  13. Donald ThompsonI moved to Nashville in the 90s and was originally introduced to 12 South in 2004 when I
    started dating Caroline Duley who bought a house on Knox Ave in 2003. Officially moving
    to the neighborhood in 2010, we both sold our properties last year andare currently
    finishing up the renovation of a 30s bungalow we purchased at 900 Waldkirch. For beer
    money, I work as VP, Application Development for Aegis Health Group. The neighborhood
    has changed a lot since 2004 and as a board member I would work to develop more
    inclusiveness in our organization and maintain the authenticity of our beautiful