Lela was born and raised among the rolling hills of Smithville, Tennessee, and Center Hill Lake, roughly an hour outside of Nashville, by a family of nurserymen and industry professionals.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with a degree in Political Science and Economics, she relocated to Chattanooga. While residing in the Scenic City, Lela furthered her education and earned a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.
In the Spring of 2020, Lela's fiancé accepted a job offer that required the couple to relocate to the city they had longed to call home — Nashville. Shortly after the move, Lela felt compelled to pursue her passion for real estate and helping others. Needless to say, she's never looked back.
Attentive and personable, Lela has an effortless ability to connect and communicate with clients, ensuring they feel prioritized, supported, and heard throughout their journey. Aside from her unwavering grit and determination, she firmly believes in the Golden Rule and consistently strives to exceed expectations.
In Lela's spare time, you will find her in the Nations with her fiancé, Corey, rescue pups — Pit-mix, Doug and Australian Shepherd, Bonnie—and cat, Nala. She is a wine enthusiast, a design fanatic, and loves everything quote-unquote "nerdy"—Jeopardy, chess, and her daily NY Times Crossword. She also enjoys hosting game nights, going out on the town with friends, and traveling.