Tom Parkhill is the Founding Artistic Director of the Tennessee Stage Company. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and over a long career has worked an actor, director, producer, designer, technician and stage manager. As an administrator he has worked not only with the Stage Company but also with the Strand Street Theatre in Galveston, Texas which he co-founded. Tom did double duty serving as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville in 2000 and 2001. He serves on the Board of the Tennessee Theatre Association and and has also served on the Tennesseans For The Arts and Southeastern Theater Conference Boards.