A native of North Carolina, Jerry Park has resided in Tennessee since moving here in 1986. His time since retiring in early 2007 has been spent mostly with his passion for photography. Before reaching his current status, he was engaged in a number of varied careers. After 3 years in the US Army, he spent the next nine years with Xerox in sales and sales management. The following 17 years were immersed in the music business, first as a sales rep for a Christian music publisher and record company and ultimately as president of the company for the final 7 years.