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About the Candidate

Anative Tennessean born in Chattanooga, raised in Cleveland Tennessee and graduated from MTSU. I have been married to Becky Hobbs Mitchell since 1984. We moved to Spring Hill in 1993 and have raised our family in this wonderful community. Our three loving children (Eliot Jr, Danielle, Branden) are graduates of Williamson County Schools (Page & Independence).

Professionally, I am a Director for OpenText, Inc. (24 years) working from an office in Brentwood. I have a B.S. degree in Computer Science (MTSU 1984) and manage a team of 40 computer professionals around the world. My wife, Becky, is a guidance Counselor at Summit High School in Spring Hill.

I have a passion and love for community service. In the 21 years I have lived in Spring Hill, I have coached 13 youth basketball teams, 8 little league baseball teams, and 4 youth volleyball teams. I have served as the baseball commissioner for Bethesda Recreation Association, the Babe Ruth commissioner for Heritage Community Recreation Association (HCRA), the Treasurer for HCRA, and the President of HCRA.I was the first President of the Cameron Farms Homeowners Association “not” appointed by the developer. I organized the neighborhood watch program for Cameron Farms Subdivision. I served on the technical advisory committees at Bethesda Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Heritage Middle School. I was the parent appointee on the Principle search committee for Page High School. I served on the original play ground committee for Heritage Elementary School and secured a $5000 corporate grant from GE for playground construction. I served on the community advisory committee for the 10 year study of parks and recreation needs for Williamson County.

I served on the Spring Hill Economic Development Committee, the Spring Hill Parks and Rec. Committee and the Spring Hill Historical Commission. While serving as President of a Nashville area volunteer organization (GE ELFUN), I installed playgrounds at College Grove Elementary, Fairview Elementary and Heritage Elementary. Other education based projects that I led included installing a new computer lab at Apollo Middle School in Antioch and securing a $25,000 grant to fund the ESL program at JE Moss Elementary in Antioch.

I have never stopped “serving” my community. I continue to have a passion and love for “community service”. I have served on the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Heritage Community Recreation Association Board of Directors and the Spring Hill Historic Commission. In 2010, I was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to serve on the State of Tennessee Work Force Development Board. I even ran the clock/scoreboard for the Independence High School Varsity Boys basketball team’s home games. I currently serve on the Spring Hill Library Board of Trustee’s and am an active Elder of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church.