Hi! I’m Elaine Arnold, the Marketing Manager at Kline Swinney Associates. I graduated from Lipscomb Academy and attended Lipscomb University for a couple of years. During my Lipscomb years I developed a love for art. In high school my afternoons were spent at my Mom’s construction management firm running errands and filing. After College, I worked full-time for her as a payroll clerk. During those years I learned I have no love for filing or being a payroll clerk.
Twenty-seven years ago I joined Kline Swinney Associates as an assistant to the Partners where I learned a lot about the business of architecture. One thing I didn’t have to learn was how to file, lots of filing. I always enjoyed making presentation boards. Since that time I have learned how to create presentations using InDesign and Photoshop.
I believe architecture is a form of art and that the presentations I now create are a form of art, as well.
Currently I am working four days a week creating and submitting proposals, providing assistance with presentations, and organizing digital files (the filing never stops).
In my free time I like to throw clay around on my potter’s wheel, play the bad guy with my grandson, “Iron Man” Luke, and listen to my husband’s golf stories.