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Judy Sain Kirkpatrick

Biography: Judy Sain Kirkpatrick was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. Currently, she is the owner/operator of Best Memory Keepers. Her company creates photo albums, personalized greeting cards, photo restorations and video transfers. Ms. Kirkpatrick specializes in film transfer from VHS or slides and digital scrapbooking services. She is also involved in Bible Schools working with children doing Creative Ministries as well as putting on plays highlighting dedication to family. Ms. Kirkpatrick is affiliated with the American Nurses Association and is an advisor for “Girls in Action.” Her hobbies include photography, paper and needle crafts and scrapbooking. She sums up her work with these words: “Backed by more than five years of experience, we really enjoy seeing old pictures come to life. Our Clients also love the personal touch they receive. As a faith-based business, the most important aspect is preserving your memories, so you can always look back and reflect on them.”
Industry: Photography
Born: July 25, 1958, Kingsport, Tennessee
Current Organization: Best Memory Keepers
Type of Organization: Retail
Major Product: Photo restoration, photography, heritage photo albums (multigenerational family ancestry), memorial photo albums, handmade greeting cards and invitations
Area of Distribution: Tennessee
Expertise: Film transfer, photo restoration; works with children in Bible schools doing Creative Ministries as well as putting on plays highlighting dedication to family
Title: Owner
Work History: Leader of Girls in Action mission organization; Associational Girls in Action Leader; Nursing school, home healthcare, Medicare fraud reviews; Case audits, claims reviews/adjustments and procedure authorization with a major insurance company; Children's' church and ministry as well as Vacation Bible School director
Affiliations: American Nurses Association; Advisor for "Girls in Action"
Hobbies & Sports: Photography, paper and needle crafts, scrapbooking