Hilary Van Messel


Hilary may have been born and raised in sunny southern California, but followed the beat of her Southern Belle heart to Music City as quickly as she could.

Her first taste of Nashville came in 2010 as an intern in CMT’s Music Strategy Department where she was introduced to the exciting world of sponsorship activation and experiential marketing at a country music festival in Manhattan, Kansas.  After that eye-opening summer, Hilary finished her senior year back in California and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications-Media Studies.  With the support of family and friends, Hilary loaded down her Honda and drove east across the country.  She moved to Nashville without a job or place to live, a familiar tune of so many in Music City, yet knew an exciting journey awaited there.

Through a mutual friend, Hilary met Lindsay Bertelli.  Hilary is currently a senior Project Manager at REACH and continues to add a sweet spirit and dynamic energy to the team.

An unofficial foodie, Hilary is considered to be the go-to person for recommendations on any local Nashville eateries.  In her free time, you may find her jogging around the beautiful city or out on the local lakes or rivers with friends.