Carlton Grace Baites, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, is the executive assistant at BJC, providing administrative and operational support to the executive director, Amanda Tyler.
Baites is a 2018 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she majored in English with a minor in business communications. She also gained a secondary education licensure during her studies, teaching middle school and high school students and tutoring at-risk elementary school students.
Prior to joining the BJC staff, Baites served as a spring 2019 intern at BJC and completed an internship with the Rutherford County (Tennessee) Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, Philip, live in Arlington, Virginia.