Meet Kenlyn Foster

Her Career

Kenlyn Foster is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She served as a Schedule C Presidential Appointee in President George H. W. Bush's administration as a Confidential Assistant to the Secretary of Education.  She worked at the National Rifle Association in its education and conservation division, helping to launch the Friends of NRA foundation and developing materials for gun education and safety courses, sponsoring junior shooting teams, and working to conserve property and wildlife resources. She is a lifetime member of the NRA. Later, she served as press secretary for Tennessee District Attorney General Al Schmutzer's District 1 congressional campaign.

Kenlyn Foster and her family

Kenlyn Foster is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. As a Marion J. Griffin Scholarship recipient, she also distinguished herself as a member of Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Order of the Coif.  She served as the Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. She graduated in the top 5% of her law school class and immediately began clerking for the Honorable Joseph M. Tipton, Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals.  She then worked in private law practice at Baker Donelson.  She is currently employed by the Tennessee District Attorney General's Conference as an Assistant District Attorney General for the Fifth Judicial District in Maryville, Tennessee.  She prosecutes in all courts in Blount County, and she is the prosecutor specifically assigned to Blount County Juvenile Court.

Her Personal Projects

In addition to having made a name for herself professionally, Kenlyn stays busy in her personal life as mother to three children and as a board member of Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School's Parent Teacher Cooperative.  She is an advocate for healthy lifestyles for adults and children. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.  She also publishes a children's book series, Astronaut Noodle.

Contact her about how her career has prepared her to accept a place as the juvenile judge candidate for Blount County, Tennessee.