A native of Florida, Brenda graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies with a minor in business administration. Brenda furthered her education by receiving a certificate of completion from Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma and completing additional business courses at Middle Tennessee State University. After working in banking, law, and Christian youth missions, Brenda settled in Murfreesboro, TN in 1996 and began her career with Swanson Developments. She has been involved in all phases of commercial real-estate including leasing, construction, accounting, operations and her current position as Chief Financial Officer where she oversees all finances and procedures of Swanson Companies as well as personnel at the new Leasing and Sales office at The Gateway Village. Brenda and her husband Kenny enjoy time with their two children, Emily and Andrew. They also own their own retail maintenance company. Brenda is active in her local church, at her children's schools and is a past board member of RutherfordCABLE, a business and networking organization for women.