Natalie Readett

Natalie Readett

Pinnacle Financial Advisors

Team Leader & Area Manager

Hometown: Columbia, TN

What is your vision for Knoxville 10 years from now?

“A vibrant community that maintains our character and quality of life.
A region with a healthy and growing economy.
Our big small town is an enviable place to live and work and has been “”discovered””. I hope to see our growth managed under a master plan that supports and preserves our community and incredible natural resources while growing wisely.
A city and county with strong schools, strong local businesses, and great job opportunities. A wonderful place to raise a family and to call home.

What is Knoxville’s Best Kept Secret?

Our wonderful network of parks and greenways.

What would you do to strengthen Knoxville?

With the robust growth we are experiencing, I would ensure we have and execute a master plan that preserves our unique character and notable quality of life, while providing for the infrastructure needed to support our larger and growing population, such as expanded roads and great schools. I would love to see continued growth of volunteerism in our community and mentoring of our youth and young adults across the city and county to be involved, to learn about future opportunities, to become leaders, and to volunteer.

What is your favorite Knoxville memory?

Recently, the win of the University of Tennessee Volunteers over the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2022. It was incredible to witness the Volunteers’ victory and the passion, pride, unity, and celebration of so many Volunteer fans and Knoxvillians.

What is your favorite book or what book is currently on your nightstand?

Currently reading Unreasonable Hospitality

What is the best advice you have received from a mentor, and who was that mentor?

I have been blessed to have many incredible mentors in my career. Some of the best advice I have received is to stay curious and never stop learning.

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

“I was a very conscientious, driven, and hard-working 16-year-old. I would tell my 16-year old self to slow down a little and to savor and learn from each moment of life, to nurture relationships, and to enjoy, appreciate, and learn from every step of the journey.

Natalie Readett