WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Nancy McEachern

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Nancy McEachern is owner and Event Director of Graystone Quarry Events, a unique premier event space in a reclaimed rock quarry, at the border of Franklin & Thompson’s Station. Graystone Quarry was originally used as the limestone source for Interstate 65 from Nashville through Williamson County, literally paving the way to Music City. Following the completion of Interstate 65 the land was left empty and used as a dump for over 50 years.

Early in 2014, Nancy and her husband, Rick purchased the abandoned quarry, naming it Graystone Quarry and envisioning a new future for the 138 acre Williamson County site, and the year-long process of being cleaned up and re-zoned to accommodate an event venue and live music amphitheater began. During this process over 900 tons of trash and debris were cleared off the property to give it new life. Hundreds of tons of cement were crushed and used to build the roads on site, the wire recycled, and only a relatively small amount ended up in a landfill.

Since opening in October of 2016, Graystone Quarry is known as one of the Nashville area’s most coveted wedding and event venues. Nancy is fueled by a passion and joy that comes from being part of peoples’ life stories and helping them create memorable, beautiful and stress-free milestone events. The venue and it’s staff continue to win awards, rave reviews and gain a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest places to hold or attend an event, as more and more clients and guests from around the world book and attend events at Graystone.

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Baylor University in Graphic Design & Communications. She spent many years freelancing in these areas, including album art, book covers and graphics, logo design, and other marketing materials for companies such as Word Music, Word Books, Myrrh Music, Providence Records and Apple Computer.

Prior to building her own venue, many counted on Nancy’s talent of organization and visual creativity as a planner for weddings, corporate and social events.

Nancy was also founding member of an international jewelry company that helped women in situations of poverty and injustice gain freedom, skills and hope through business.

When her son’s health demanded he adopt a gluten free diet, Nancy began a website focusing on gluten free issues and she built one of the largest and most successful gluten free blogs and Facebook sites on the web before she wrapped it up in 2014. Nancy was ranked in the top 5% of all social media influencers worldwide. In addition, her gluten free twitter site ranked in the top 3 most influential allergy sites worldwide for 2 years.

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