Class Notes April 2021

By Darren
Posted on 6 April 2021 | 8:54 pm

Class Notes

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Check out our April 2021 edition of Class Notes! Please submit your own Class Note via our online form. We’ll feature you in the next email edition, online, in College of Charleston Magazine, and possibly even on our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Here are just a few highlights from the March edition.

April 2021


Eric English is in his 31st year as an Athletic Trainer, and his 12th year as an Athletic Trainer in the sports medicine department at the University of South Carolina, Upstate, in Spartanburg, SC. Mr. English earned his master’s in athletic training from Indiana University in 1988. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Moore, SC, and have one daughter.

Ernie Brown Lawson retired from the Department of Defense (NAVAIR) in January 2020, where she was working as a Senior Chemist. Dr. Lawson resides in Jacksonville, FL, with her husband, John, and their two daughters.


Mike Beckett is a Regional Executive Officer for MagMutual Insurance Company. He resides in Atlanta, with his wife, Katrina, and their two children.


Samra AliKhan is an Account Supervisor at Cadent Communications. Ms. AliKhan earned her MEd in health promotion and behavior from the University of Georgia in 1995. She resides in Irmo, SC.

Clay Cutts is a Performance Coach and the Owner of Square Peg Coaching in Peachtree City, GA. Mr. Cutts earned his MSW from Valdosta State University in 2014. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Georgia Composite Board of Social Work. Mr. Cutts and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Sharpsburg, GA, and have one daughter.


Rhonda Hoff is a Broker for Charles Rutenberg Realty. Ms. Hoff resides in Chicago, with her husband, Mohamed Morsy, and daughter, Aiyah.


Tracy Swinton Bailey is the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand. Dr. Bailey earned her MEd in secondary education from Coastal Carolina University (2009) and her PhD from the University of South Carolina (2013). She was awarded the Jefferson Award for public service. Dr. Bailey resides in Myrtle Beach, SC, with her husband, Issac, and their daughter, Lyric.


Taylor Davis is a Senior Sales Strategy Consultant for Skaled Consulting. Mr. Davis earned his MA in music business from New York University in 2004. He and his wife, Kristin, reside in New Paltz, NY, with their two daughters.


Casie Suddeth Farrell is an Attorney for Jensen & Farrell, LLC, in Charleston, SC.

Amy Trodglen Southerland (MPA ’17) is the Deputy Director of Livability and Tourism for the City of Charleston. She and her husband, David, reside in Summerville, SC.


Kendra Faber Boozer joined Carolina One New Homes as a sales agent for Rolina Homes’ Liberty Hall development in Goose Creek, SC.


Hillary Priscilla Rich Fowler is celebrating 10 years as the Owner and Founder of Nook & Cranny Company: Antique and Heirloom Restoration in the Upstate of South Carolina. She resides with her husband (and business partner) of seven years and their various rescued animals on their 130-year-old homestead, Glory Farms, in Lyman, SC.


Megan Broderick has returned to the United States after living abroad for several years and co-founded a better for your beverage company called a|dash with her sister. Ms. Broderick and her husband, Gabriel Ruiz, reside in Hanahan, SC.

Lauren Sneath Cantwell is the North America Operational Excellence and Global Teams Leader for IBM. Ms. Cantwell earned her MBA from Wake Forest University in 2013. She married Jonathan Cantwell in July 2020. Ms. Cantwell resides in McMurray, PA, and has one daughter, Willa.


Meryem Keller-Stoltenberg is a Project Buyer for Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG. Ms. Keller-Stoltenberg resides in Gilching, Germany, with her husband, Tobias, and their daughter.


Emily Rogers Crosby is the Director of Sales at Mountain Top Management. Ms. Crosby and her husband, Larry, reside in Asheville, NC.

Paul Pita is the Vice President of Tanium. Mr. Pita resides in Austin, TX, with his daughter, Reagan.


Ashley Davis-Anthony is an Anatomy and Physiology Instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Ms. Davis-Anthony earned her MS in biomedical sciences from the University of South Carolina in 2012. She and her husband, Bryan, reside in Radcliff, KY, with their son.


James Gardiner is the Director for Advisor Services Exchange and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Sharon McMullen is a Geologist for the Hess Corporation. Ms. McMullen earned her MS in geosciences from the University of Georgia (2012) and her PhD in geosciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2017). She resides in Houston.

Nick Rummell is an Assistant Professor of History at Pellissippi State Community College. Mr. Rummell is working towards his doctoral degree in liberal studies at the University of Memphis with plans to graduate in 2022. He resides in Crossville, TN.

Nikki Seigler is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Blackbaud. Ms. Seigler married David Baldwin ’09 in September 2020. The couple resides in Hanahan, SC.


Kaitlyn Swicegood Dingle is an Attorney and Owner of Styles & Dingle, LLC, in North Charleston, SC. Ms. Dingle earned her JD from the Charleston School of Law in 2013. She and her husband, Thomas, reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Ann-Marie Quinn is a Pooled Fund Coordinator for The Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, an entity of United Nations Office of Project Services in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Quinn earned her MPA from the College in 2012 and was awarded the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar award, allowing her to study in Morocco. She earned her MA in international studies and diplomacy with a focus on Middle East and North Africa from Al Akhawayn University in 2018. Ms. Quinn resides in Rolle, Switzerland, with her husband, José, and their son, Marcos.


Samantha Flax is a Senior Account Strategist for Google and resides in San Francisco, CA.

Suzanne Schmidt Nellis and her husband, Daniel, welcomed Olivia Elise Nellis in March. The Nellis family resides in Glen Rock, NJ.

Joey Nigels is the Senior Technical Accountant, External Reporting, for Greystar. In 2017, Mr. Nigels became a licensed CPA in New Hampshire. He was a New Hampshire Emerging Leaders’ Nominee in 2018. Mr. Nigels is a Principal Partner for Moore Accounting Group, LLC, with his sister, Laurie Nigels Carter ’10. He and his wife, Kristen Murphy ’13, reside in Summerville, SC.

Jon Rivers is a Senior Web Developer for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank and resides in Columbia, SC.


Mike Donnelly is the Assistant Vice President, Derivatives Analytics, for Wellington Management Company LLP. Mr. Donnnelly is a CFA Charterholder. He and his wife, Sabrina, welcomed their daughter, Elle, in April 2020. The Donnelly family resides in Jamestown, RI.

Jason Guerra works at Moet Hennessy and has been promoted from National Ambassador of Estates & Wines to On/Off Premise Manager for North Carolina. Mr. Guerra resides in Charleston, SC.


Drew Ford married Walter Ryan Herget in October 2020 in a private outdoor ceremony at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. Ms. Ford is employed with Ernst & Young in talent acquisition. The couple resides in Little Rock, AR.


Tori McCaffrey is a Technical Program Manager for IBM and resides in Charleston, SC.

Robin Banner McLachlan is an Assistant Professor of Geology at the College of Coastal Georgia. Dr. McLachlan earned her PhD in oceanography from the University of Washington in 2020. She resides in Brunswick, GA.

Holly Oppel is the Student and Alumni Affairs Coordinator for the University of New England. Ms. Oppel earned her MEd in student affairs and college counselling from The Citadel in 2017. She resides in Yarmouth, ME.

James Smith is an Account Director for GPO and resides in Nashville, TN.

Maddy Voss is a Project Coordinator at the University of Memphis (UofM). Ms. Moss earned her MS in psychology from UofM in 2020. She resides in Cordova, TN.


Sienna Badura is the Director of Marketing for Realty Partners. In May 2019, Ms. Badura completed her life goal of traveling to all seven continents. She resides in Orlando, FL, with her dog, Boss.

Avie Taylor Bowlby and her husband, Benjamin, welcomed their son Lewis Benjamin “LB” Bowlby in March. The Bowlby family resides in Donalds, SC.

Laura Johnson is a B2B Technology Marketing Strategist for Cascade Insights and resides in Portland, OR.

James “JP” Podoley is a Realtor for Coldwell Banker in Washington, D.C.

Ashley Regan is the Director of National Marketing for Grand Welcome. Ms. Regan resides in Ocean, NJ.

Gabriella Riska is the Director of Business Development for Grand Welcome. Ms. Riska resides in Austin, TX.

Nick Roach is a Project Manager for FloSports in Austin, TX. In 2018, Mr. Roach earned his graduate certificate in data analytics and visualization from the University of Texas at Austin. He was nominated at the annual FloSports Ignite awards as a top contributing employee for his work building and training a chatbot that solves customers’ problems for their support team. Mr. Roach resides in Austin, TX.


Ruben Ramos is an Associate for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah, GA. Mr. Ramos is the youngest Realtor® to work in Celia Dunn’s office since its inception in 1978. He is also the Young Leaders Executive Committee Director of Community Involvement at United Way of the Coastal Empire. Mr. Ramos resides in Savannah, GA.


Eli Dent is the Founder and CEO of Kickit, a company he started while at CofC. Kickit is raising capital through an equity crowdfunding campaign. Mr. Dent describes Kickit as “the Spikeball for the soccer world.” He resides in Chicago, IL.

Kathleen Fahey has been accepted into the Coverdell program at the University of Wyoming and will begin her Master’s of Public Administration in the fall. She currently resides on Daniel Island, SC.

Austin Graven is the Cross Product Team Scrum Master for CACI International and resides in Charleston, SC.

Clara Mintz is an Associate Attorney for Finkel Law Firm. Ms. Mintz earned her JD from the University of Richmond in 2020. She resides in Charleston, SC.

Rachel Canady Santos is the Marketing, Sales, and Client Services Coordinator for Winkler Group. Ms. Santos married Pedro Santos in February 2020. The Santos couple resides in Ladson, SC.


Aleah James is an Admission and Academic Support Coordinator at the College of Charleston. Ms. James earned her MEd in higher education: instructional design and tech from Liberty University in May 2020. She resides in North Charleston, SC.

Andrew Kopchynski is the Staff Geologist for Seres Engineering in Charleston, SC.


Natalie Lennon is a Program Evaluation Assistant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Ms. Lennon just earned her MPH in behavioral sciences and health education from Emory University this year.

Sydney Moreano is the Global Marketing Coordinator, Underwear, Swimwear, and Activewear, for Calvin Klein and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Griffen Rose is a Law Student at Boston College with plans to graduate with his JD in 2022. He resides in Andover, MA.


Darius Evans is a Fifth Grade Instructor for Richland County School District Two in Columbia, SC. He resides in Bennettsville, SC.

Cara Quigley is studying historic preservation at the University of Texas with plans to graduate with her MS in 2023. Ms. Quigley resides in Galveston, TX.

Whitley Taylor is an Account Coordinator for 300Brand and resides in Nashville, TN.