BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jessie Barrera Knotts

Board Member

Owner & Administrator

Barrera Health Solutions

Jessie Barrera Knotts was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in the United States while living most of her life in Oklahoma and Kentucky.  She is the owner of Barrera Health Solutions, a company that she started in 2007 as an outreach to the Nashville community to promote health & wellness. Combining a mix of professional leadership development and business strategy, Jessie works with health professionals by providing consulting services in the health & wellness industry. In 1991 she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and in 1992 she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Murray State University.  That same year, she was hired at Advance Seed Company (Ferry Morse Seed Co.) as the Marketing Manager where she designed and launched the company’s  first ever Spanish Seed line sold in the U.S. and internationally. In 1996, her love of teaching leads her to Madisonville, Kentucky where she was the first English as a Second Language teacher for the surrounding counties in the state of Kentucky.  Mrs. Barrera Knotts was also hired as Computer Instructor for the Adult Education Program at Madisonville Technology Center.  Jessie taught computer classes to executives of companies such as GE, Carhartt and Lochheed Martin.  In 1999, she took an educational leave of absence to pursue her master’s degree and graduated with honors at Oral Roberts University in 2001, where she later became the Director of International Students. The love of writing and music lead Mrs. Barrera Knotts to Nashville, TN in 2003, where she was hired at Vanderbilt University as a temporary employee, and assistant to the director of the Kennedy Center.  That same year, she was hired at Vanderbilt Law School as the Events Coordinator where she planned and coordinated specialized programs, events, and activities for the law school, giving her a chance to meet many employees of non-profit organizations, catering companies, and vendors, who to this date, she continues to support.

 

In 2006, Mrs. Barrera Knotts became a paralegal for the law firm of North, Pursell, Ramos & Jameson where she conducted legal research, drafted legal documents and had the opportunity to meet with clients regarding testimonies and other legal matters. Today, most importantly, Mrs. Barrera Knotts provides education and tools to help businesses and their employees live a healthy life through corporate wellness programs. Jessie is dedicated to helping people grow their capabilities to become healthier by offering nutritional consultations and offering limited consulting to businesses in the health industry.

 

Jessie Barrera Knotts lives in south Nashville.  Her better half is Dr. Josh Knotts, owner of Align Health & Wellness Chirorpactic.  They have a wonderful dog named Domino “Mino” and enjoy spending time with friends and family.  One of her most valuable dedications is volunteering for the Nashville Humane Association, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Arthritis Foundation Tennessee Chapter, Autism Society of Middle Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank and many others.

 

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