Kristen Combs


Dedicated to tourism and hospitality, Kristen Combs has spent the last several years of her career as Director of Communications & Social Strategies for Visit Knoxville, the official Convention and Visitors Bureau for Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. With an extensive knowledge of Knoxville as a tourist destination, Kristen writes and manages the blog and additional editorial content for, operates Visit Knoxville’s social media platforms, and provides resources and itineraries for visiting travel writers. Find Kristen on Instagram at @sawthisdidthat, and share your own adventures with #100ThingsKnoxville.


Kristen Combs loved Knoxville for years before she ever moved here. Originally from Detroit, Combs remembers taking family vacations to East Tennessee as a child. And, as it turns out, many of her forebears are from the area. A Knoxvillian since

Kristen Combs, Director of Communications and Social Strategies for Visit Knoxville, discusses things to see and do in and around Tennessee's third largest city, including some improvements being made at the Sunsphere. She is the author of the book 100

Kristen Combs is not a native of Knoxville, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more about the state's third-largest city.