Mandie is beyond thrilled to be living and working in the Smokies. A native Hoosier, this has been her dream since she was 12. She has been a library professional for almost 20 years. She is an avid home baker, an artist, a children’s book illustrator, and she will read anything as long as it keeps her interest. She has an awesome husband, 4 stepchildren, and The Fur Horde, who are really the ones who control the house.