Parkey joined CI in 2021 after spending most of her career working as an editor and managing editor for newspapers in Northeast Tennessee, including The Erwin Record. She was part of The Erwin Record staff that won the Tennessee Press Association’s (TPA) General Excellence Award in 2014. She has also received several individual TPA awards during her career. Most recently, Parkey was a staff writer for Outsider.com — an entertainment website that reaches more than 21 million users and has more than 7 million social media followers.
Parkey holds has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in theological studies from Lipscomb University.
Parkey’s responsibilities include handling client projects that involve research, writing and media relations. In addition, she develops press releases, feature stories, media pitches and assists with client strategy.