Staff

  • Lynne McNees

    Lynne McNees

    President

    Did you know?

    My puppy Moose always brightens my day.

    I love to sing and make up songs.

    HGTV is my guilty pleasure.

    If my life were a movie genre it would be a western comedy.

  • Crystal Ducker

    Crystal Ducker

    VP of Research and Communications

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    My fantasy baseball team "BirdsInTheBusch" is a top priority.

    I will never understand why people root for the Chicago Cubs.

    My greatest accomplishment is my handsome energetic son, Coen.

    I would describe myself as loyal, analytical and a gambler.

  • Amanda Adams

    Amanda Adams

    Events Manager

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    I've traveled to over 15 different countries.

    A tiger once bit me.

    I swam with sharks.

  • Eric Callaghan

    Eric Callaghan

    Digital Marketing Manager

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    I love coffee and can be found with a cup at pretty much any time of day.

    I graduated from Auburn University.

    I will never understand 99% of reality TV.

  • Ali Culp

    Ali Culp

    Events Coordinator

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  • Jennifer Duckworth

    Jennifer Duckworth

    Senior Director of Events and Education

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    My home away from home is the North Carolina coast. There is nowhere else I would rather be with my husband and two amazing little girls!

    I am an avid live music lover and prefer small hole-in-the-wall venues to an arena any day of the week.

    I grew up in a very small town where some pretty interesting celebrities either grew up or now live – The Judds, Billy Ray Cyrus, Chuck Woolery and Rico Sauve to name just a few.

  • Nelson Lane

    Nelson Lane

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Songwriting is my escape.

    I love fishing in the summer.

    I have performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

  • Allison Martin

    Allison Martin

    Media & Member Relations Manager

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    I can’t whistle.

    I’m a Bravoholic.

    I love lists. Sometimes my lists have lists.

  • Ashley Roberts

    Ashley Roberts

    Project Coordinator

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    After office hours I teach dance to students age 6-18.

    I’ve never broken a bone.

    Moose are my favorite animal.

  • Tara Salah Eldin

    Tara Salah Eldin

    Project Coordinator

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    I LOVE celebrating random holidays. π Day, Tartan Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day...

    I would love to live on a boat or a cruise ship.

    I have lived in both Japan and Germany and I love to travel.

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith

    Project Manager

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    In my spare time you can find me playing with my dog, Jasper.

    The Disney theme parks are my real-life happy place!

    I am obsessed with office supplies, especially my planner.

  • Jenny Van Wieren-Page

    Jenny Van Wieren-Page

    Account Executive

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    I love March Madness and am a diehard Michigan State fan - Go Green!

    I met LeBron James during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games.

    I love spending time at home with my husband Jayson along with our dogs and horses.

  • Marja Walker

    Marja Walker

    Graphic Designer

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    I am a hoarder of wool fabric used to make into beautiful hooked rugs (I love to use old Pendleton skirts and blankets scored from thrift store find) the ultimate in recycling.

    I collect and love old Pyrex.

    I learned to shoot guns from an author who's book jacket I designed, Ted Nugent! And, yes, he's crazy.

  • Jamison Stoike

    Jamison Stoike

    Managing Pulse Editor & Content Specialist

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    I’m a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

    I can read Latin and Ancient Greek.

    My favorite cities are Rome and Edinburgh.

  • Olivia Woodruff

    Olivia Woodruff

    Membership Coordinator

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    I am a native New Yorker and grew up in a Buffalo Bills & NY Yankee household.

    I was a captain for the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team.

    I’m a Gilmore Girl fanatic, I’ve probably watched it 8 or 9 times through!

  • Kirsten Wright

    Kirsten Wright

    Fulfillment Coordinator

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    My favorite MLB team is the Atlanta Braves.

    I love attending concerts.

    I have a Springerdoodle named June Carter.