Bel is a Nashville Native with a fierce love of her hometown and offbeat fashion. Her creative pursuits took her to Chicago, Seattle and Austin for over a decade where she was happy to introduce traditions such as random adventure days and margarita nights. She believes in an open table policy where the best times are shared when you pull up an extra chair or two.
She is a prolific songwriter and storyteller focused on the folklore and history of the American South. As owner/co-founder of Poppy + Pimento, a Nashville Women's Arts Collective, she is focused on collaboration within local music and theatre communities to produce original, socially relevant material that supports and creates awareness for women's rights and empowerment. She is the founder of the Haints and Heroes Heritage Arts Festival and loves creating immersive events on location. She is proud to serve as the Metro Nashville Community Partner for Shwab Elementary School and sits on boards locally for Daybreak Arts and Discover Madison as the Museum & Programming Director for Amqui Station.
She resides in the Shelby Bottoms area of East Nashville with her husband, Chris, and their three dogs. With a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the urban beat and rural beauty of Tennessee, Bel is thankful for the opportunity to inspire you to plant and cultivate your own roots in the Athens of the South.