Molly Mercer 2017
Film Project Manager
Molly Mercer was raised in Hickory Flat. She attended Berry College in Rome, GA, receiving her BA in Theatre Arts and minor in Speech Communication, and shortly after completed her teaching certification in Theatre Education from Piedmont College. Though Molly’s early career was in theatre performance, her great love was for theatre education where she was able to engage high school students in practical experiences to prepare them for careers in professional theatre.
After having children, Molly adored being able to mostly be a stay at home mom, and contributing to her community through volunteer work in the Service League of Cherokee County where she served on the Executive Board for 5 years, chaired the annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival and was voted League Member of the Year in 2011. She has served as room mom in her children’s classrooms, and she has been devoted to service within her church, where she has directed children’s musicals, served as choir director for children and adults, interim worship leader, outreach secretary, and was most recently employed as a preschool music program teacher for eight years.
Though new to the economic development field, Molly feels her life experiences have perfectly prepared her for her job as Film Project Manager where she is able to collaborate with a creative team, meet with scouts and show them the beautiful people and places of her native Cherokee County, and encourage the development of a workforce trained for employment in the arts.
Molly lives in Woodstock with her husband Matt Mercer, and feels incredibly blessed to raise their two sons and one daughter so close to where she grew up.