ETCDC Paid Staff

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grieve_headshotDuane Grieve,  Executive Director

Owner/architect of Grieve Associates Architects for 30 years, Grieve has been a member of Knoxville City Council since 2009, re-elected in 2013 and then elected vice mayor in 2015. Grieve exits public office in December 2017 because of term limits. For 14 years, he was a tenured assistant professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee and has served as an adjunct professor in professional practice during various semesters. Grieve became an AIA fellow in 1997 for his service to the profession and was local and state president, Gulf States regional director, national treasurer and chairman of the National AIA Trust. He has served in many volunteer capacities, including serving as the ETCDC Board Chair in the 1980’s. Currently he serves on the boards of Legacy Parks Foundation, Knoxville History Project, Arts & Cultural Alliance and the city’s Public Arts Committee.

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Jan Mosadegh, Administrator

Ms. Jan Mosadegh is the Administrative Assistant for the Executive Director, and, along with financial accounting responsibilities assists the Director in an administrative capacity. Mosadegh focuses on the daily business activities including AR, AP and payroll.  After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1984 with a degree in Marketing, Mosadegh was the Communications Coordinator for the Tennessee Valley Fair for many years before becoming the Marketing Director for United Way of Blount County. Mosadegh has been with the Community Design Center since August, 1998.

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IMG_1139Charis Kraski, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Charis Kraski assists Ms. Mosadegh with the general office functions. She is the administrator for membership and sponsorship information, as well as data input.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Dance, loves the performing arts, but has found home in administration. She has been with ETCDC since January of 2016.

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Leslie Fawaz, Studio Design Director

Ms. Leslie Fawaz, AIA, CSI is responsible for all design related activities of the Center. She is a liaison between intern architects, project coordinators, and volunteer professionals and provides valuable mentoring to interns who are about to enter the professional world. Fawaz brings a wealth of experience from the design and construction profession. Fawaz received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and has been a licensed architect since 2001. She serves as Treasurer for the Construction Specifications Institute Knoxville Chapter, and is a Certified Charrette Planner by the National Charrette Institute.  Fawaz has been at the Community Design Center since October 2008.

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perry 1J. Perry Childress, Project Coordinator

Mr. J. Perry Childress provides in-house technical support in design, planning, recreation, and facility development for the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC). A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture, he has been employed by ETCDC for over 30 years. Childress served on the National Park Service Elkmont project team as a designer and historic preservation specialist.

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Pic For WebsiteDustin Durham, Intern Architect

Mr. Dustin Durham is responsible for creating presentation graphics, providing support for ETCDC events, and assisting ETCDC Studio Design Director. Durham received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2014.

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