Lane is a native Blount Countian living 25 years of his life in Townsend. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2011 with a degree in Communications with a minor in Social Science . While attending ETSU, Lane was able to connect with a number of poets who had starred on a series on HBO featuring Spoken Word Poetry (competitive poetry) and immediately developed an interest in this craft. This ultimately landed him the honor of National Poetry Slam Finalist in 2011 and has he has since held the position of Knoxville Poetry Slam Chairman since 2012.
Lane’s Townsend roots brought him home to work at Blackberry Farm in the guest relations department for the a total of 5 years. Due to their extensive training, he now has exceptional customer service skills and is able to develop a connection with people from all walks of life.
Lane now lives in Maryville with his wife, Hannah, and their 2 cats (Henry and Rebel). When he’s away from the office, he enjoys frisbee, jogging and travel.