Jamie Roberts is a member of Hammock’s powerful Alabama mafia, and she still loyally cheers for the Crimson Tide. She loves planes, trains and automobiles—actually any mode of transportation (including fire trucks, but that’s another story) that gets her somewhere fun and exotic. If she weren’t Hammock’s editorial director, she’d want to be a professional travel and tour operator based somewhere like London or Paris or a Greek island … the future locations of Hammock International.

Until those locations open, however, she has a great time in Nashville editing American Spirit for the DAR, MyBusiness for NFIB and special
publications for the National Guard. She previously served as executive editor for the Professional Convention Management Association and Convene, a magazine for the hospitality and meetings industry.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and her master’s from Florida State University (Go Seminoles!), where she taught writing and English literature at campuses in Tallahassee and London. She lived in New York for three years, enough time to grow addicted to Zabar’s coffee and pizza from Grimaldi’s.

In her free time, she enjoys talking snobbishly about film and making her way through the AFI Top 100, reading the latest fiction for her book club and volunteering with St. Luke’s Community House and Hands on Nashville. Oh, and either dreaming about a trip, stamping her passport or obnoxiously dropping names of her favorite travel destinations.