Meet the EAP Staff
Mott, MA, CEAP
Director HO HR, EAP, ER & HRIS
Mike has been the director of the Cracker Barrel EAP since December 1987. In 2005, he became the Director of Home Office Human Resources and HRIS, and in 2009 he added to his responsibilities Director of Employee Relations. He has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Prior to working at Cracker Barrel, he worked for the Hazelden Foundation Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Minnesota. Mike is married and has a daughter and a son. Outside of work, he enjoys flyfishing, reading, and refereeing soccer games.
Franklin, LCSW, CEAP, Certified Financial Social Worker
Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for Cracker Barrel in the EAP since 2004. She received her Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in Employee Assistance Programs from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked extensively with people who suffer with co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction). She enjoys working in the food service industry and has done so since the mid-nineties. In her spare time she plays volleyball and enjoys traveling (making sure she always stops at a Cracker Barrel along the way!). Her favorite Cracker Barrel menu item is the Old Timer’s Breakfast with over easy eggs, hash browns, grits, biscuits/jelly, and turkey sausage. Delicious!
Gremillion, MED, LPC, CEAP
Senior EAP Counselor
Tamara earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Georgia. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She spent two years in Germany providing addiction education and counseling for active duty soldiers and their families. Prior to joining the EAP team, she spent two years marketing for The Center for Comprehensive Services, a post-acute brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation program. Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband, Frank and daughters, Larsen Grace and Courtlyn Faith; loving on her dog, working out, cooking, and riding her Harley Davidson Dyna Defender motorcycle (if you see her out riding around give her a honk—she’ll wave back at you). Her favorite Cracker Barrel menu item is the Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes, with a side order of crispy bacon and coffee with extra cream.
Stefanie Curtiss, MA, LPE, CEAP
Stefanie is a Licensed Psychological Examiner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Belmont University in 2002 and earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004. Prior to joining the Cracker Barrel EAP team, she performed Neurospychological evaluations for a psychologist at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville. She has worked with a wide range of individuals from traumatic brain injuries, ADHD children, and Alzheimers or memory difficulties. She enjoys walking her dog, Sigmund, as well as dressing him up (although is not sure how much Sigmund enjoys this!). She also enjoys spending time with her twin sister, going out to eat and catching a good movie. Her favorite Cracker Barrel menu item is the Broccoli Cheddar Chicken.
Linda has been with Cracker Barrel EAP since June 2002. She has a long background in the banking industry where confidentiality was also a high priority. Along with supporting the staff, she is responsible for creating the posters you see on the EAC boards. Linda’s favorite Cracker Barrel meal is Momma’s Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, and plenty of coffee!