Beth Crisco-Kestner, P.E.

Senior Structural Engineer
Director of Operations

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and Delta State University (home of the Fightin’ Okra!)

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO ENGINEERING?
I’ve always loved math and science! My inspiration came from multiple influences in my life along the way – the endless love and support of my mom and dad, the encouragement of my high school math teachers, my involvement in STEM activities through Girl Scouts, and the mentoring provided by a successful female engineer back in Mississippi.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN KNOXVILLE? WHY? 
Neyland Stadium on Game Day! There’s nothing like it!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE OR SHOW?
My fave show is and will always be Friends!

IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH ANY ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
My Dad! He passed away in 2010 and I miss our time together. He was witty, kind, loving, and talented. He always encouraged me to follow my dreams and was my biggest supporter. He was also an avid golfer… so I could use some golf tips as well!

WHAT’S ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST?”
Write a song, shoot par in golf, travel to the Holy Land, teach my kids about the powerful love of Jesus, missions work, finally clean out the garage and figure out how to fold a fitted sheet!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Lead worship, sing in a “Dad Rock” band, golf, fitness, shop, drink coffee, girls’ weekends, roller coasters, family time my wild and crazy kiddos, and watch my hubby’s reaction every time i add to the Honey Do List

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
My faith, family & friends, music and the Vols

IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Mac and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, and my Momma’s Chess Squares

WHAT THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Optimistic, Detail-oriented, Determined

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SWEET TREAT?
Ben & Jerry’s “Tonight Dough” Ice cream

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT?
Lakeside Tavern (especially their Sunday brunch!)