Meet the Staff

We’re here to help.

Brent Waugh
Chief Executive Officer 
BWaugh [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.243.3879

Whitney Baker
Mentor 2.0 Program Director
WBaker [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.243.8846

 

Stacy Bevil
Site Based Program Director
SBevil [at] tennesseebig [dot] org  
865.474.8651

Tyler Boldin
Chief Development Officer
TBoldin [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.243.3880

Jennifer Davis
Program Director
JDavis [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.512.9911

Erin Flynn
Match Support Specialist 
EFlynn [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.474.8655

Rene Griggs
Quality Assurance Director
RGriggs [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.214.4620

Vivian Gwinn
Community Engagement Director 
VGwinn [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.243.8093

 

Mia King
Mentor 2.0 Program Coordinator
MKing [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.415.2025

Conner Patterson
Match Support Director
CPatterson [at] tennesseebig[dot]org
865.862.9984

Elaine Reed
Office Manager 
EReed [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.474.8650

Traci Sisson
Mentor 2.0 Program Coordinator
TSisson [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.523.2179

Ripley Owens
Director of Customer Relations and Enrollment
ROwens [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.474.8652

Mandy Ross
Site-Based Match Coordinator 
MRoss [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.243.3878

Laurie Stone
Match Support Specialist
LStone [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.329.0168

Jennifer Sulfridge
Enrollment and Match Specialist
jsulfridge[at]tennesseebig[dot]org
865.474.8656

Jake Thomas
Mentor 2.0 Program Coordinator
JThomas [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.862.6425

Savannah Watkins
Site Based Match Coordinator 
SWatkins [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
865.523.2179

Chris Whitehead
Program Specialist
CWhitehead[at]tennesseebig[dot]org
865.329.0279

Kathy Lowdermilk, Tri Cities
Tri Cities Regional Director
KLowdermilk[at]tennesseebig[dot]org
423.247.3240 x 2

Melissa Dixon, Tri Cities
Program Coordinator
MDixon [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
423.247.3240 x 4

Annah Medley, Tri Cities
Program Specialist
AMedley [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
423. 247.3240

Brittany Welch, Tri Cities
Match Support Specialist 
BWelch [at] tennesseebig [dot] org
423.247.3240 x 3

Board of Directors

David Bratcher, President
UPS
Area Sales Manager

Diana Salesky, President-Elect
Consultant

Barrett Simonis, Treasurer/Secretary
Pugh CPAs
Partner

Ryan Willis, Program Chair
Ackermann PR
Senoir Account Executive

Nick Wilson
First Tennessee Bank
VP, Portfolio Manager

Janet Bales
Wal-Mart
Manager

Deedee Brownlee
Knox County Schools, Maynard Elementary
School Counselor

Jimmy Delaney
University of Tennessee Athletic Department
Associate AD, Marketing and Sales

Travis Edmondson
First Bank
Chief Executive Officer

Ed Everett, Tri Cities
Vulcan Materials
Sales

Megan Fielden
UT-Battelle/ORNL
HR Manager

Jeffrey Jost
Alcoa
Director, Strategy and Execution

Maria Nia
EdFinacial
HR Generalist

Adam Parker
Knox County Schools
Elementary Schools Supervisor

Robbie Pope
Regal Entertainment Group
Director of Counsel- Real Estate

Derrick Reasor
United Parcel Services (Tri-Cities)
Management

Jon Ricketts
Enteromedics
Cardiac and Vascular Group

Aaron Riley
Cirrus Insight
Director of Sales

Richard Riley
U.S. Dept. of Energy
Accountant

Betty Sue Sparks
University  of Tennessee
Assistant Professor of Practice

Jordan Spradling
Pilot Flying J
Director, Logistics and Transportation

Charles Swanson 
City of Knoxville
Attorney 

Willie Wallace
Radio Systems Corporation
Chief Executive Officer

Alaka Williams
Discovery Network
Sr. VP HR-US Networks

Lyndsay Zachery
US Cellular
Agent Sales and Development Manager

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