Get to Know Us


As the Emerald Youth family continues to grow, we want to highlight some names and faces with whom you might (or might not!) be familiar.

Enjoy learning about:


Quinn Cannington

Gym Sports Ministry Manager

Quinn joined our Emerald Youth family in March of this year. He grew up in Manila, Philippines, but moved back to Knoxville during his high school years and attended Fulton High School. He then went to the University of Tennessee where he continued his basketball career as a four-year walk-on coached by Bruce Pearl.

As the Gym Sports Ministry Manager, Quinn oversees basketball, volleyball and other gym programs. To get more info about registering your child for Emerald Youth Sports, check out our sports page.

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Haylee Marshall

VP of Advancement

Haylee also joined Emerald Youth this past March. Prior to joining Emerald Youth, Haylee was the Senior Director of Alumni Affairs and Advancement for the University of Tennessee for the past 11 years. She's been married to her high school sweetheart, Steven, for over 10 years and they have one daughter, Charlee.

Haylee oversees fundraising, marketing, and communications here at Emerald Youth. You can reach Haylee at

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Kevin DuBose

Director of Are Ministries - Lonsdale

This June, Kevin will celebrate his 8th anniversary with Emerald Youth. During his 20-year career in urban planning and community development, Kevin worked for four mayors in appointed positions leading large teams and redevelopment projects. Kevin completed his undergraduate studies in business administration and graduate studies in urban and regional planning.

Kevin works with churches, nonprofit partners, and community groups in Lonsdale to address barriers and eliminate gaps in faith, relationships, learning and health outcomes. If you live in Lonsdale or are just interested in learning more about Emerald Youth's involvement there, you can reach Kevin at

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