Ford aboard as new fp Ad manager

A woman with talents in many fields has been welcomed to the staff of farragutpress.

Farragut native Cara Ford has been hired as the newspaper’s new advertising manager.

She started her duties Monday, Nov. 16, following two years in the advertising department at the Loudon County News Herald.

“I am very glad to be here,” Ford said. “Everyone has been very nice and welcoming.”

Ford attended Farragut schools, but ultimately graduated from Lenoir City High School in 1993.

She still lives in Lenoir City with her two sons, Riley and Brady. Her father, Jack Liles, whom she counts as her “best friend,” also lives in Lenoir City.

Ford still has many ties to Farragut, however, as her mother and step-father, Marsha and Buddy Fain, live in Town, as do her four siblings.

Goals, various talents

Ford currently is finishing up her communications degree through King College, with plans to start on her master’s degree in digital marketing after the first of the year.

However, she spent more than two decades as a surgical technologist before changing careers. Ford also is a professional photographer who worked in Web design, was a publicist for a Seymour author for eight years and owned her own business before joining farragutpress.

In her spare time, Ford enjoys spending time with her children and being outdoors.