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Jerry Herbert

Owner / Sales

  • Year Started at Allegra: 1975
  • Hometown: Nashville
  • Nickname: Herb
  • Snack food of choice: Popcorn
  • Famous Person I'd Like To Meet: Bob Dylan
  • Morning Beverage: Black coffee and lots of it
  • Quirky Habit: Absent-mindedly taking pens and calculators
  • Hobbies/Interests: Playing the guitar and singing very badly
  • Funny Moment at Allegra: The legendary April fools Chili Caper

Bill Ross


  • Year Started at Allegra: 1983
  • Hometown: Nashville
  • Nickname: Johnny Bravo
  • Snack food of choice: Hamburgers
  • Famous Person I'd Like To Meet: Henry Kissinger
  • On My Bucket List: Visiting Hong Kong
  • Morning Beverage: Coffee
  • Quirky Habit: I pace a lot when I get nervous
  • Hobbies/Interests: Weight lifting and dancing
  • Funny Moment at Allegra: Filling a guys sports car with carbonless paper

Mike Merzbacher


  • Year Started at Allegra: 1978
  • Hometown: Born Mt. Pleasant, TX Raised Tullahoma, TN
  • Nickname: Mertz
  • Snack food of choice: Popcorn or Jerky
  • On My Bucket List: Go to Grafton Underwood England where my father was stationed with the 384th bomb group during WWII
  • Morning Beverage: Diet Mt. Dew
  • Hobbies/Interests: Walking, fishing, hunting...just being out in nature
  • My Pets: No pets but I love my daughter's dog, Nacho
  • Funny Moment at Allegra: One that comes to mind was the Black Phantom. We would tape the handle if the spray nozzle on the sink down and wait for fellow employees to get sprayed when they turned on the water

Joe Philpott

Production Manager

  • Year Started at Allegra: 1997
  • Hometown: Daingerfield, TX
  • Nickname: Donny
  • Snack food of choice: "Daigo" (Chamorro pickled radish) Yum! Breath stinks though!
  • Famous Person I'd Like To Meet: Steve Martin
  • On My Bucket List: Fish the Amazon
  • Morning Beverage: Any juice with Ibuprofen - then coffee
  • Quirky Habit: I'm hooked on Carmex
  • Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, fishing, gardening
  • My Pets: CATS...too many to name...UHH!
  • Funny Moment at Allegra: April Fools Chili in Toilet

Tracy Ratzlaff

Graphic Designer

  • Year Started at Allegra: 2015
  • Hometown: Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Snack food of choice: Popcorn from Mike's popcorn machine (RIP)
  • Famous Person I'd Like To Meet: Bill Murray
  • Morning Beverage: At least three cups of coffee
  • Quirky Habit: Drumming on things
  • Hobbies/Interests: Playing in a rock band, kayaking, hiking
  • Funny Moment at Allegra: Every once in a while a rubber band will go whizzing by my head...

Allegra Nashville - Grassmere

601 Grassmere Park
Suite 19

Nashville, TN 37211
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Hours of Operation
Days Hours
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed