I was born in Harrison, TN and grew up playing baseball on nearly every field around Chattanooga. In 2013, I graduated from Central High School and drove up a mountain to attend Sewanee: The University of the South. There, I majored in American Studies and minored in Philosophy, put a bookend on my baseball career as a senior year captain of my team, and got involved in Residential Life. By my senior year, I realized that going to college had enormously influenced the trajectory of my life. For that reason, I decided that I wanted to help students and their families make sense of higher education and ultimately find the right college home. After earning my B.A. in 2017, I spent two years in my alma mater’s admissions office developing my interest in college access and the admissions community. I recently transitioned to Maryville College because I firmly believe in the small, liberal arts college experience and I’m proud to continue helping students reach their college aspirations in a new setting.
- Favorite Books: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, & The Best American Nonrequired Reading Series
- Favorite TV Shows: Parks and Rec, The Office, & Breaking Bad
- Hobbies: Traveling to new places, being outside, & staying active
- (Hopefully) Future Travel Destinations: Nova Scotia, Moab National Park, Iceland, Grand Canyon
- Fun Fact: I love hiking, but I have a terrible sense of direction. If you see me on a trail, a spare map would be appreciated.
Why I Love MC
I am new to this area, but I was attracted to Maryville College largely because of its location. MC is in a small town, but it’s also nestled between the Smokies and the booming city of Knoxville. It’s a hard place to beat even before you factor in a long-established, residential, liberal arts college. Although I’ve only been here a short time, I’ve come to appreciate this community’s warmth, enthusiasm, and respect for its impact on the environment. Come take a walk around campus, have a conversation with a student or an alum, watch a show in the Clayton Center for the Arts. I have a feeling you’ll find, like I have, why Maryville College feels like a home.