Janna McClelland Abraham
Professional Memberships and Offices Held:
As a small-town Tennessee girl living in Southern California, Janna’s rural upbringing, love of family and respect for her deeply grounded roots, inspired her to launch a company that would keep her connected to her homeplace in Tennessee and turn her passions into a business. In three years, Preserve Press has established licenses with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The University of Tennessee, Martin, The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Virginia Tech, The University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and California State University, Fresno. In just 3 short months of launching products at USC, Preserve Press became the primary homewares brand of the university’s bookstores. The company is committed to its Tennessee roots and continues to develop in-state partnerships with retailers and manufacturers.
Janna’s recent photograph of The Old Course at St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland was published by the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-49446955).
Volunteer Interests and Board Service:
An active Tour de Pier rider for 4 years, Janna was a 2019 top 20 fundraiser in a record-breaking year for the organization. We ride in place to move charity forward! Proud supporter and fundraiser for the Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation. In 2018 Janna formed a partnership with the Dickson County Co-Op, creating a commemorative coaster honoring a longtime farmer and pillar of the community, donating all proceeds to Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. (https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/dickson/2018/06/18/coasters-encapsulate-daniel-farm-honor-johnny/708873002/)
Janna has combined her passion of photography with her business, so if she’s not watching college football, you’ll find her traveling – both near and far – snapping photos of lifeguard towers, sunsets or rolling Tennessee hills and stately farms. While she’s traveling and capturing heartfelt images on her camera, you’ll also find her at the best foodie spots enjoying all the local cuisine she can devour.