Rose Sampley has served as the Director of Operations for the KSO since 2016. Her background in technical theatre, her passion for the arts, and her experience working both locally with the Clayton Center for the Arts as well as internationally at Prague Shakespeare Company in the Czech Republic has molded her into the hardworking theatre technician she is today. Rose attended Maryville College where she studied International Business and spent countless hours constructing scenery for the Theatre Department’s productions. She can be found directing the action behind the scenes at all KSO performances throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee. She executes, on average, eight to ten performances per month with the incredible support of the Knoxville Symphony Staff including Production Assistant Sara Deatherage. When Rose isn’t in the theatre, she’s welding, woodworking, and crafting works of art.