Who we are
When a personal trainer and a social worker meet for coffee, exciting things happen. Taryn McLean and Caroline Smith started the conversation about their passions and hopes for helping others and Help You Dwell was born.
HYD Leadership Team
Caroline is a Nashville native who moved to Knoxville 10 years ago. She fell in love with the city as well as a tall man, whom she changed her name for and now calls 'Honey'. She worked for three years as a case manager to individuals experiencing homelessness and is passionate about the under-privileged in our community. An avid list maker and re-arranger, Caroline loves to organize just about anything other than the contents of other peoples trash cans.
More on Caroline here.
Taryn was born and raised in Knoxville and after a 7 year hiatus to Asheville, NC, is now thankful to call Knoxville home. At the University of Tennessee, she met her husband of 19 years. She and Matt have three imaginative, active and hilarious little people that follow them around and look a lot like them too. Taryn has worked in the fitness industry for 18 years as an instructor and personal trainer. One of Taryn's greatest joys is to empower folks by meeting them where they are and encouraging them through the implementation of organization and order.
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After a year of building intentional community, thanks to the Knoxville Fellows Program, Katie decided to grow some roots here in Tennessee. She grew up and went to college in North Carolina. Her love for rearranging is certainly nothing new to her family and friends; as a little girl, she would haul around her bedroom furniture to give her space a fresh look. Not even a tiny college dorm room could keep her love for organizing at bay; and thankfully her roommate found it amusing. In early 2016 she met the ladies of HYD for breakfast to hear more about the business, and shortly after joined the team.
More on Katie here.
Meet the Team