About TSG Chattanooga Editor Morgan Bussey:
A native of east Tennessee’s rolling hills, Morgan loves to immerse herself in art and design, delights in food and wine, and has wanderlust for world travel. She began her love affair with Chattanooga as a student at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and upon graduating with a major in communications, she spent several years working at a fine art gallery representing artists locally, nationally, and internationally. With an expanded knowledge of the art world and as a longtime fan of The Scout Guide, she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to step into the role of Editor.

Morgan has a great passion for the re-birth and evolution of Chattanooga, and The Scout Guide provides the perfect venue for her city’s creative community, adventuresome spirit, and extraordinary quality of life. As Editor of The Scout Guide Chattanooga, she loves celebrating local businesses and highlighting the people and places that make Chattanooga such a unique city.

When Morgan is not working, she loves entertaining family and friends, travel, and scouting uncommon antiques. When she’s not in Chattanooga, Morgan will escape to Lake Ocoee in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains.


morgan’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Chattanooga:

  1. Adventure and Outdoors. “Nestled between the mountains and along the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most stunning cities, so when you visit, try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Chattanooga is repeatedly lauded as the ‘Best Outdoor City’ for great reason! A gently rolling Tennessee landscape affords countless adventures—world-renowned bouldering and rock climbing, Olympic-worthy white water sports, and gentle-to-challenging hikes. Don’t miss gorgeous sunrise and sunset views from atop mountaintops or from the banks of the mighty Tennessee River.”
  2. Arts and Culture. “An amazing creative community defines the 21st century Chattanooga, including art, music, and shopping. Incredible public sculpture, countless galleries, and the world-class Hunter Museum of American Art beckon the art-lover and artist alike. Music events like the week-long RiverBend, the Nightfall Summer Series, and Three Sisters Bluegrass create a must-hear schedule. Spend a weekend perusing nationally acclaimed retail boutiques that shoulder alongside quirky shops all around the city.”
  3. Food and Wine. “Farm-to-table eateries, dimly-lit dives, supper clubs, and James Beard Award-lauded restaurants commingle for an abundant food-and-wine scene. Chattanooga is made especially delicious with the not-to-be-missed whiskey, craft cocktail, and artisanal beer community!”

Words morgan Lives By:
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson