Leadership Team


Taryn McLean, CEO/Co-Founder

She 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 20 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.

Caroline Smith, Co-Founder

Caroline is a Nashville native who moved to Knoxville in 2006. 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. With a toddler at home and a baby on the way, Caroline spends a lot of her time being "mama". An avid list maker and re-arranger, Caroline loves to organize just about anything other than the contents of other peoples trash cans-- although we wouldn't put it past her.

Through our unique backgrounds, we realize that our experiences nurture in each of us a capacity to empathize with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. We are committed to listening well and working together to create a space you will enjoy. Our intention is to help free you up to do more of the things you love. We are at your service to create beautiful, organized, and livable spaces where you can reclaim your home and use it the way you’ve always dreamed of.

HYD Team