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Kreis Beall

Biography

Kreis Beall

Kreis Beall is the Founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-winning Relais & Chateaux inn and resort in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and one of the country's premier destinations. Entrepreneurial and artistic, Kreis brings her skills as a designer, home cook, inn proprietor, photographer, and adventurer to her passion for living. Her homes and design work have been featured in many leading shelter magazines, and she currently serves as Blackberry's Director of Design Emeritus. In addition to being a respected speaker, she is a long-term survivor of traumatic brain injury. Born and bred in Tennessee, Kreis is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of seven. When Kreis isn't speaking, writing, or renovating, you can find her riding in an RV on Route 66, hiking up mountains, or dancing in her kitchen as she cooks.

Kreis Beall

Books by Kreis Beall

by Kreis Beall

The creative force behind Blackberry Farm, Tennessee's award-winning farm-to-table resort, reveals how she found herself only after losing everything in this powerful memoir of resilience. Born with "the gift of hospitality," Kreis Beall helped create one of the South's most enchanting destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee's Smoky Mountain foothills. At the pinnacle of her success, a brain injury left her with devastating hearing loss. That was followed by the collapse of her thirty-six-year marriage to her best friend and business partner, Sandy Beall --- and a few years later, the tragic death of her son Sam, the proprietor of Blackberry Farm, at age thirty-nine. Alone and desolate as her marriage ends, Kreis begins a new journey, to find her faith and find God.