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James Overholt

James Overholt


James is the co-founder of TheSmokies.com LLC where he currently oversees the tech and data-driven side of the business. He also manages TheSmokies.com’s YouTube channel. James Overholt is a talented software developer and data analyst having spent nearly two decades in the information technology field.

Previously, James worked as a lead software developer at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, TN and as Operations Manager for Shopping Services LLC – a Tennessee-based home shopping network. Through his work at ORAU, where he proudly served alongside the Veterans Administration’s Emergency Management Team, he revamped and improved internal emergency deployment systems and processes that provide aid to veterans and their communities.

James’s connections and family ties with East Tennessee run deep. He is a Cocke County native and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. And his first date with his now-wife Morgan was at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. He claims that his favorite Dollywood ride is the Blazing Fury but says Lightning Rod is a “close second … when it’s running”.


Favorite Smokies Attraction
Hillbilly Golf

Favorite Smokies Restaurant:
The Greenbrier

Favorite Dollywood Ride
Blazing Fury