Katherine Forbes, BA'11

Music Technology and Piano Performance | from Raleigh, NC

Owner, Designing the Row and Real Estate Agent, McAlister & Young
Katherine Forbes

How long have you lived in Nashville? I drove here the day after I graduated from Virginia Tech...which means I'm coming up on 8 years in Nashville!

For those new to town, what are some of your favorite things to do? From coffee at Edgehill Cafe, to lunch at Blue Moon Grille and a show at Station Inn, there is so much to do in Nashville. I have a blog post full of ideas!

What do you do, and how did you get into your line of work? I own my own website and brand design company, Designing the Row, and work primarily with musicians. When I was starting my business, I was looking to surround myself with other young women also pursuing their career goals so I started Music Biz Besties which has grown into a membership community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from all over the world! And, most recently I got my real estate license and am an agent at McAlister & Young.

I started taking piano lessons over twenty years ago and immediately fell in love with music! I knew from a very young age that music would always be part of my life. My interest in real estate started when my husband and I bought our first house. He's very handy (and has about a million and one different tools) and I love to decorate, so together we make a good pair. We are now living in our 3rd house in 5 years, so during the process of selling our last house I decided to get my license and am excited to be able to help others find their dream home in Nashville too!

Hot Chicken - Yay or nay? NAY

When you’re not working, how do you kick back around town? I'm honestly not very good at "not working" because I seem to turn all of my hobbies into jobs... but I love decorating the house, blogging, running the greenway and kayaking (in warmer weather!), and relaxing on the couch with my husband and dog!

Last question! What’s your favorite concert venue in Nashville? The Ryman! It's a bigger venue but still has an intimate vibe and amazing sound!

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