Marble Alley Development Team:
Buzz Goss | President
Buzz Goss, President of Marble Alley Development, is also an acclaimed architect known for his restoration of historic buildings throughout the southeast. A graduate of The University of Tennessee School of Architecture, He has been a design architect and a project manager architect on such diverse projects as the historic Burwell Building in Knoxville, TN (home of the historic and world renowned Tennessee Theater), The Church Street building in Nashville, TN and the Jackson Ateliers in Downtown Knoxville, TN. Buzz has over thirty years of experience in the fields of architecture, development, and property management.
An accomplished sailor and certified Coast Guard captain, Buzz enjoys ocean sailing, power boating on Fort Loudon Lake, and international travel. In addition, he enjoys renovating properties he owns with his own two hands and bringing to life his unique vision for living spaces.
Dale E. Smith | Partner
Dale Smith is an executive with over 35 years of leadership experience. He possesses extensive experience in commercial real estate construction, raw land real estate development, property management, and international and national marketing and public relations.
In his most recent position as CEO of the Public Building Authority of Knoxville and Knox County (TN), he completed over $500 million of construction projects, including office buildings, health care facilities, justice facilities and jails, a convention center and transit center. In addition, he managed over 3 million square feet of government buildings.
In a prior position at the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Smith took over management of a 60,000-acre real estate portfolio in Florida. During his tenure there, he partnered on development projects including the 2000-acre Abacoa mixed use development in Jupiter, Florida, the 300 unit Mira Flores Apartment complex in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, as well as selling land to developers for a wide range of other projects. In 1999, he completed the divestiture of the portfolio by selling 18,000 acres in a single closing for $224 million.
Before joining the MacArthur Foundation, Smith served as Executive Director of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County (FL) for five years. The Council was a very active advocate for the business community at the state and local levels, and was an invitation only membership of 125 CEOs of the County’s largest employers.
Smith also has over eight years experience in international and national media, public relations and marketing experience. This includes six years as a Public Affairs Officer in the U. S. Navy and approximately three years as the Manager of Public Relations and Advertising for United Technologies Pratt & Whitney’s Military and Space Propulsion Division in West Palm Beach, Florida. His experiences in Navy public affairs involved work at two of the largest headquarters staffs in the military, and included events such as escorting the media pools during the U. S. invasion of Grenada, as well as handling news media matters for numerous aircraft accidents, ship collisions and the like.
Mackenzi Drake | Office Administrator
Mackenzi Drake is an invaluable member of the Marble Alley team. Mackenzi does it all-she handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, maintenance coordination, vetting of outside contractors and their administration, receiving payments, deposits, lease signing, background checks, and payroll.
An East Tennessee native Mackenzi is a former student at Pellissippi State in Knoxville, TN and is a licensed real estate agent. She enjoys watching Tennessee football and basketball and has her USSF National Soccer “E” Coaching License.
Josie McKinney | Lead Designer and Project Manager
Josie McKinney, a recent transplant to Knoxville, hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This program blends the disciplines of Architecture and Interior Design by instructing the students how to conceptualize an idea and transform it into a thoughtfully designed, functional space using the principles and elements of design.
Following graduation, Josie went on to work in the nuclear power industry, traveling to different locations to work with teams who were tasked with finding problems within the plants, and then fixing them. In February of 2016, she joined Marble Alley Development, as a designer. When not in the office, Josie spends time at her home with her fiancé, their two dogs (Artichoke and Banjo) and their cat (Grendel).
Scott Scheinbaum | Marketing Manager/SEO Specialist
Having worked in the marketing management role for such diverse companies as HGTV, Cyberflix, and IdleAire, Scott Scheinbaum is no stranger to effectively delivering a message no matter what the medium. His extensive skill set includes online marketing, SEO (search engine optimization), website creation, copywriting, Social Media management and creation, video production (both for online and offline purposes), and print media.
Scott is an alumnus of The University of Tennessee where he majored in Music Composition and minored in Computer Science. In his spare time, Scott enjoys writing and listening to music, writing screenplays, and anything related to aviation. Scott is a resident of Downtown Knoxville and is active in many charitable and civic causes.
Patrick Hunt | Business Strategist
Patrick has more than 20 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur in marketing, design and technology. His wide ranging expertise includes user research (field observation, focus groups, surveys, etc.), online brand strategy, information architecture, interaction design, web design, interface development, site analysis, and usability testing.
He has served as CEO of Modern Sprocket, a venture catalyst firm helping to launch new technology companies. Hunt also worked as the former senior director of digital product development at EW Scripps Company and former vice president of user experience and product development at VarsityBooks.com. Over the course of his career, Hunt, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, has consulted with a variety of corporations and startups. With AOL, he worked on global corporate branding projects and the creation of the first Internet-based AOL Small Business portal. He also completed a competitive benchmarking study setting CapitalOne.com against its top 6 competitors, and he worked with Fannie Mae to design a new web-based application that combined the functionality of more than a dozen legacy apps. Hunt’s experience also includes working with IBM, the Peace Corps, Philips, Software AG and Storage USA, as well as numerous government agencies, including U.S. Health and Human Services and the Department of Commerce.
Keith Stewart | Legal Counsel
A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law, Keith Stewart is legal counsel for Marble Alley Development. Keith has been instrumental in navigating the complex commercial legal hurdles needed for our projects both large and small. Keith is a former Board of Governors member of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), now the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ); Co-chair of the Law Office Technology Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association; Managing Associate for Stewart, Cole, Dupree & Roper P, and chair of the Law Office Technology Committee responsible for overseeing and planning the Law Tech Expo each April in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In his spare time Keith enjoys playing basketball twice a week with his colleagues, golf (when its warm enough), and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Keith is an avid runner, having completed six half marathons in the past 16 mo