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Background: Business Management, Insurance & Leadership

Starting at an early age, Jerred built an extensive background in business management, leadership, team building, business operations, and Human Resources. Jerred believes that to be a leader, you must listen and work hand in hand with others to create the best ideas and ways to implement them. He believes when you are in a position of leadership, it must never be taken advantage of.

"Leaders are ordinary people doing extraordinary things."


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Community Servant

In 2018, Mayor Jim Strickland appointed Jerred as Commissioner for Memphis City Beautiful. He is a Memphis advocate and also volunteers with numerous organizations including but not limited to Friends for Life, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Mystic Krewe of Pegasus, Downtown Neighborhood Association, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, and many others!

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Musician: Almost...Elton John!

Jerred's hit show, "Almost Elton John & The RocketMen" can be found mostly at world famous Lafayette's Music room in Overton Square!  The show started at Hard Rock on Beale Street and has grown to be a Memphis favorite in the music scene.  Jerred was the featured artist in New York City for Elton John's 60th birthday celebration on the "Lunch Around the World" cruise that helped raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  Given 4 stars from the Memphis Flyer, this a must see show!

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More About Jerred!

Born in Alaska and raised in Leachville, Arkansas, I have chosen Memphis not only to be my home, but my passion!

When I was in high school, I went to work at McDonald’s to save for a car. It was there that I quickly learned the power of hard work. After six months, I was promoted to manager, which opened so many further opportunities for me. Some years later, I started a career in insurance, which is the industry I currently work and thrive in. But I also have something else I am very passionate about: MUSIC!  At the early age of 8, I taught myself how to play piano and quickly picked up singing too.  My lifelong hero & idol, Elton John, is the biggest musical influence on my life. Years after I started playing his music, I found myself with a headlining show at Hard Rock Cafe on world famous Beale Street.  After 5 years there, the show grew larger and larger and now finds it's home at the legendary Lafayette's music room which has seen the likes of Billy Joel, Leon Russell, KISS, and many more on their stage!

When I'm not working or playing music, I am active in the community.  I believe in doing all the good you can, for as long as you can, for as many as you can. I joined the Victorian Village CDC as a board member, was elected treasurer, and then president for two terms. Currently I serve on the Downtown Neighborhood Association and was appointed by Mayor Strickland to serve as a commissioner for Memphis City Beautiful, the nation’s oldest such committee. I also work closely with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative on projects and goals to help make our city a better place. I also hold numerous fundraisers each year at my home to benefit Friends For Life, Mystic Krewe of Pegasus, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and many others.

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