Volunteer of the Month

July 2018 Volunteer of the Month

Kara Kemp

Tangerine Salon & Spa


Kara Kemp is the Ringmaster (normally referred to as a General Manager) of Tangerine Salon and Spa, one of Tennessee's largest Aveda Lifestyle salons and spas celebrating 18 years in Murfreesboro.  Her leadership and management philosophy draws upon her professional, creative roots balancing artistic inspiration with entrepreneurial, collaborative skills.  Kara is a Murfreesboro native with a long history working in visual and performing arts as an actress, director and storyteller. She also spent a decade managing hospitality teams for international tours in the music industry for bands ranging from Bob Dylan to Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.  

Kara's primary involvement with United Way is the creation, production and performance of United We Style, a hairstyling and storytelling event, which just completed its 5th year benefiting United Way.  She has also volunteered Tangerine as a collection site for UW's Stuff the Bus program in prior years and you'll even find her as a celebrity genius (though genius is stretching it :) for Murfreesboro Young Professional's Trivia Night supporting UW.

"I support United Way because it spans a large spectrum of local causes that keep our community thriving.   We are all responsible for how we show up for each other, and I appreciate that United Way maximizes its impact on our community with its various projects.  I also enjoy bringing the stories to the stage at United We Style showcasing how UW has made an impact on people's lives!"