The Liberty Party Rental Team
As a long time employee of the Liberty Party Rental, Chris has known the ins and outs of the rental business since 1996. That’s over 20 years of event rental experience! Chris is our seasoned veteran in all things pertaining to logistics, tent installations, flooring/staging and large-scale events. Starting out as a delivery driver, Chris' passion for the industry became evident in his role as Director of Operations and he was later promoted to General Manager in 2015. Graduating with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Chris is now settled in Hendersonville with his wife and two children.
As an avid outdoorsman, Chris likes to spend time with his family and friends while boating and biking. And during baseball season, you can find him rooting for the New York Yankees.
Stepping up to the plate is a daily occurrence for Christina Daigle. A leader in everything she does, Christina was first exposed to the world of event planning by coordinating numerous political events at Florida International University through her Political Science major. Upon graduation, Christina eagerly followed her event planning passion by joining TBA Global. She was rapidly promoted to the role of Director of Operations due to her extraordinary logistical skills, outstanding organizational abilities and incomparable work ethic. In this role, she ran exemplary programs for a myriad of companies, including SONY, The Standard Insurance, Sprint, Mass Mutual, Ford and IBM. Expounding upon her management skills, Christina went on to be the General Manager and direct the event department of a fine dining restaurant located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Florida. In 2009, Christina made the move across the country to Nashville to join Liberty Party Rental to satisfy her desire for new challenges.
Christina serves as an active member of the Junior League of Nashville. You may find her spending time with her horses at the barn as she's an avid equestrian. During the weekend, she's taking on home DIY projects and also spending time with her husband Jay and three dogs.
From a young age Emily was taught the importance of remembering a name and a firm handshake. Born and raised in Hopkinsville, KY and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Emily developed her passion for event planning at MTSU while holding various positions in her sorority.
Upon graduation, Emily moved to Music City to pursue her dream of working in the music industry. Her first role was in the Global Royalty Department at Sony/ATV. While in that position, she acted as Team Building Liaison, planning and executing networking events for the staff and writers.
Emily came to Liberty in 2015 and ascended the ranks year after year. Her passion for events grew as she became ingrained in every aspect of the client experience. While she worked with all types of event professionals from weddings to seasonal fetes, she found her niche with corporate and university clients. Her passion for the customer experience and solving challenges with creative solutions made her a client go-to for large scale events. In 2019 she was awarded the “Salesperson of the Year” across all CE Rental markets.
In her free time, Emily frequents live shows around town – sometimes she’ll get up and sing a tune herself. She loves rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Bengals with her husband Chris, hosting games and parties for her friends, and spending time with her Boston terriers, Who Dey and Noodles.
What’s the true definition of a go-getter? It’s Terri Tenut! Terri is our resident veteran on sales and hospitality in the Nashville rental industry. As a lifelong Hendersonvillian, Terri has seen the Nashville area change and grow! With 30 years of experience in accounting and customer service, Terri has a grassroots approach to serving planners, brides and clients here at Liberty. Her outgoing personality and exceptional communication skills have proven to be an immense asset to the team.
Exercise is one of Terri's hobbies and not only does she enjoy yoga, she's run 4 half marathons, all benefitting cancer treatment. When she's not working, Terri likes to explore the outdoors and go camping with her family and grandchildren. Solidifying her hometown appeal, Terri is a proud member of the Hendersonville Chamber.
Born and raised in Nashville, Jonathan’s outgoing personality and fun spirit always has him making new friends. After earning his Associates Degree from Volunteer State, Jonathan eagerly began his quest in the event world. Now with over nine years of industry experience, he has done it all – from planning weddings and working alongside caterers to spending two years as an integral part of our warehouse management team. Jonathan's continued growth and enthusiasm led him to accomplish his goal of joining the Liberty Party Rental sales team in 2017. His desire to work directly with our customers is founded on his love for design and seeing a vision come to reality. His thorough knowledge of our inventory is also a huge asset that proves beneficial to assisting customers with their needs.
In his free time, Jonathan loves hanging out with his friends and family while watching the latest blockbuster or attending local concerts in Music City. He's also very active in his church and you may even see him playing Santa Claus around town during Christmastime…so you better be on the nice list!
While originally from sunny Sarasota, FL, Taylor loves everything Nashville has to offer – from the variety of food options to the proximity of outdoor activities, there’s always something exciting happening in our city that she can’t wait to be a part of. Taylor graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Education, but always knew she had a passion for the event industry. She began working as an Event Planner Assistant at a local venue and fell in love with seeing a client’s face light up when their event turned out even better than expected! Taylor always looks forward to new experiences in the hospitality world and loves to work alongside clients helping to create their dream events.
In her free time, you can find Taylor trying out the newest restaurants in Nashville, hanging out with her pup, and enjoying the great outdoors while hiking, backpacking or camping!
Chris has worn all the hats on the logistics side of event rentals! With over 17 years of experience in the Middle Tennessee event rental industry, Chris brought a great wealth of knowledge to Liberty in 2015. Starting as a delivery driver at Crown Tent, Chris’ hard work soon granted him the position of Operations Manager. In 2007, Chris became the Warehouse Manager at Grand Events and most recently the Inventory and Operations Manager at Classic Party Rentals. Hailing from our very own Nashville, TN, Chris is certified in many areas such as forklift, inventory control, lean process and CPR.
When he's not overseeing Liberty operations, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, fishing and attending antique car shows.
If you’re in the market to put on a big production, then Chris Bugbee is your guy! Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Chris (or as we like to call him, Bugbee) carries 13 years of experience with him in the event rental industry. Large installations with tents, flooring and staging and even travelling for install jobs were Chris’ specialties as an Event Manager. He later moved into the role of Operations Manager at a national party rental business. Chris brought a fresh look on production installations with him to Liberty Party Rental in 2016 along with his education in business, marketing and entrepreneurship from Mars Hill College in North Carolina.
In his free time, Bugbee likes to play basketball, watch football and host cookouts at his house. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and kids (two daughters and a son).
Cameron Kilmon: Dispatch Manager
As a Gallatin, TN native, Cameron has the lay of the land down pat – especially in the event rental business. Studying auto mechanics, commercial foods and even greenhouse management, Cameron’s well-rounded background brings a niche expertise to the Liberty team. With 15 years in the event industry, mostly at Liberty Party Rental, Cameron is an immense asset with certification in advanced tenting techniques from Top Tier tenting school. Cameron’s people skills and logistics management experience are top notch and lend a hand to Liberty’s pride in expertise and customer service.
You’ll find Cameron spending time with his wife and two sons in his spare time. He also loves to ride dirt bikes!
If knowledge is power, then Scott Thornton is one powerful dispatch manager. He is our guru on all things Liberty has to offer. With a B.S. in Family Relations from David Lipscomb University, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge on team dynamics to the Liberty family. And Scott has over 20 years of experience in the rental industry! His foundation in Nashville rentals started as a delivery driver, moving up to a delivery manager and eventually becoming the General Manager of the Premiere Event. Joining the Liberty team in 2011, Scott has become an important team member in overseeing the warehouse and sharing his knowledge of the rental industry with us all. He now works his rental magic as a Dispatch Manager.
Coaching his son’s baseball team and cheering his daughter on in volleyball are some of Scott’s greatest joys. Rooting for the Michigan Wolverines, delving into local cuisine and of course, spending time with his wife and family are also some of Scott’s favorite pastimes.
With top-notch organizational skills, it’s no wonder Rachel found a career in inventory management! Born in Iowa and raised in Nashville, Rachel graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications and was later introduced into the event world by a friend. She began her path in sales, where her hard work and determination quickly led her to a position in inventory management. It was there where Rachel settled in and could let her organizational skills shine. As Liberty’s Inventory Manager, Rachel never backs down from a challenge. Whether she’s handling subrentals or sourcing unique items for customers, she is always on a mission for the best solution. With over seven years of experience in the industry, Rachel never knows what each work day will hold…and that’s exactly what excites her the most!
Rachel is a lover of photography and the great outdoors. When she’s not busy at work, you can find her spending time with her husband, daughter, and doggies!
Strategizing, training and teamwork have been in Joanne’s vernacular for the past three decades! As a strong leader in her previous Business Administration roles, Joanne brings a fresh and innovative take on work culture to Liberty Party Rental. Her care and concern for company procedure and compliance with employment laws are bar none. Originally from Beaufort, SC, Joanne’s experience has taken her worldwide as a military wife living in Germany from 2008-2011 and settling back where she currently resides in Clarksville, TN.
When Joanne’s not handling business at Liberty, you will find her actively involved in her three teenagers’ lives. From her role as JROTC Treasurer at Clarksville High School to fundraising for the Clarksville Queens girls lacrosse team, Joanne’s community involvement is on point. She is also an active volunteer for the Funding for Excellence program and spends any downtime traveling or engulfed in the pages of a good book.