Thunder Enterprises Welcomes New Team Members, Jay Garrity And Michael Shope

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Jay Garrity
Jay Garrity

Thunder Enterprises President Dane Bradshaw announced the addition of two new members to their corporate team: Vice President of Marketing Jay Garrity and Chief Financial Officer Michael Shope.  Drawing on their collective experience and expertise, Garrity and Shope aim to assist families in making informed home buying decisions in Jasper Highlands.

With more than 15 years of experience in real estate and marketing, most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for RE/MAX Regional Services as well as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for RJK Homes, Mr. Garrity has a track record of successfully managing the marketing strategies of long-term multi-phase developments. He brings valuable know-how, along with an innovative, seasoned perspective essential to the Jasper Highlands team. Working hand-in-hand with both developers and homeowners, Mr. Garrity ensures the Jasper Highlands community closely reflects homeowners’ needs and visions. An active outdoor enthusiast, Mr. Garrity personally appreciates Jasper Highlands’ scenic surroundings, touting the community’s 8,893 acres of mountaintop landscape which includes 21.3 miles of bluff frontage properties.

Joining Mr. Garrity, Mr. Shope shoulders the fiscal management responsibilities of Jasper Highlands, along with all of Thunder Enterprises’ other investments. Mr. Shope earned his Bachelor of Science in logistics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his law degree from Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University. He has the demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate and manage issues pertaining to project financing, debt and infrastructure. His head for finance gives legs to Thunder Enterprises’ monumental projects and secures high-quality property opportunities for homebuyers in Tennessee.

“We are thrilled to have Jay and Michael join our team in Jasper,” said John “Thunder” Thornton, CEO of Thunder Enterprises. “I’ve always strived to build and expand Thunder Enterprises by hiring 10s, and we’ve added two 10s in Jay and Michael.”

Jasper Highlands rests atop Jasper Mountain, overlooking the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee River and Nickajack Lake. The gated community features miles of nature trails carved through the picturesque mountainscape, showcasing area waterfalls and wildlife. Committed to local green efforts, Thunder Enterprises is conserving a sizable portion of its 13.75-square mile footprint for hiking trails, neighborhood spaces and nature sanctuaries.

Highlands’ residents will have access to a community garden, open air pavilion, swimming pool, picnic areas, as well as a soccer field and tennis, basketball and bocce courts. Located within 25 minutes of downtown Chattanooga and within six minutes of grocery, hardware and other retail outlets, Jasper Highlands offers residents all the benefits of a scenic escape, along with an easy daily commute.

For more information about Jasper Highlands, call 888 777-5758.


 

Michael Shope
Michael Shope

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