NiswongerCARE Advisor

Phone: (423) 820-0266

Schools Served:

Happy Valley High School,

Sullivan South High School,

Unaka High School

My name is Allison Turbyfield, but I usually go by Allie. I grew up in Elizabethton, TN attending Happy Valley K-12, graduating in 2012. After high school I went straight to college at Northeast State Community College. I was sure that I wanted to do nursing. After my first semester as a college student I quickly realized Science was not quite my thing. I was back to the drawing board, just taking my core classes needed to move on. When I finished up my classes with Northeast State I had no idea what I wanted to do next but I knew I had to go on to complete my Bachelors Degree. One of my best friends, Allison Eastridge (her name probably sounds familiar because she is a CARE Advisor also) was attending Middle Tennessee State University. She talked me into coming to visit her and MTSU's campus. I fell in love with MTSU and decided to take the big step and move away from home. My first year in Murfreesboro was a very rocky road. I decided back home in East Tennessee wasn't as bad as I thought it was. I had one year of school left and knew I could not quit. I finished up my Bachelors Degree in Organizational Communication in 2016 and moved back home. After graduating from MTSU, I had no idea that I would ever be working in a school, I wanted to plan weddings and events (I still hope to do that one day.) I stumbled upon this job and I remember thinking, "Wow, I would have loved to have someone like that when I was in high school." So I took a leap of faith and fell in love with this job, being in the schools, and the high school students! Being a CARE advisor is very rewarding and I wouldn't change it for anything! I recently married my husband Christian and we have two dogs who are my world, Mia and Laurel.

​Favorite Quote: "What you put into patience, will pay off in blessing."