The Team



Shari Fox, Interim President

Having served O’More for more than 20 years, Shari is devoted to the College and to its singular mission. She works closely with faculty and students to bring the best of design to the greater world.

Amy Shelton, Vice President

Amy has over 25 years of higher education experience, the last 18 at O’More, having served in roles ranging from Director of Admissions and Registrar to Vice President for Student Affairs and founding Director of Development and Marketing. A trusted advisor to students, staff and faculty and an active member of the Franklin community, Amy embodies the spirit of the College by nurturing the best in others.

Nicole Fox, Director of Information Resources

Nicole is a Franklin native, who worked in Sumner County at the Hendersonville Public Library before coming to O’More. She has a degree in Library and Information Science, and manages all information resources on campus, including technology & the library.
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Jamie Shaffer, Director of Student Affairs

Jamie has worked in college administration for over 15 years, having spent the majority of that time in Residence Life. In her current role, she is actively involved in student learning, supports student success both inside and outside of the classroom, and teaches Sociology.

Lea Voigt, Director of Finance & Administration

Lea has worked in higher education for approximately eight years. In her current role, she oversees risk management and all legal issues, assuring compliance with appropriate governmental laws and regulations. Lea also oversees the financial and human resources operations of the college, as well as maintenance, facilities, and security.

Emily Kynerd, Executive Assistant

With seven years of previous experience in Residence Life, Emily has a strong background in higher education and enjoys working with students. As the Executive Assistant, she provides support to the President's Office and the Office of Development.



Tori Bagsby, Director of Admissions

Tori has been a member of the O’More family since 2004 when she started as an Interior Design student. After graduation and starting her own business, Tori returned to O’More in 2009 as an Enrollment Representative. As the Director of Admissions, her responsibilities include establishing recruitment goals, engaging with prospective students, applicants, admits and manages the admissions processes.

Stephen Banks, Controller

Steve has over 20 years of experience working in accounting, including extensive experience as a Controller. As a member of our Business Office, Steve oversees the daily operations over student billing and collections, accounts payable processing, cash management, general accounting, and financial reporting.

David Braud, Director of Galleries

As a professional photographer and long-term instructor in photography at O’More, David cares about art and creativity. He seeks out new and established artists in order to give the Franklin and O’More communities a growing appreciation of the power of the visual arts and build a community of art supporters in the region.

Mariana Britt, Manager of Cafe Eloise

A native of the Netherlands, Mariana cares about good food and about the people around her. She strives to please everyone, and the students, faculty and staff all adore her. No one goes hungry at O’More, thanks to Mariana and her delicious food.

Ryan Cattie, Bookkeeper

Ryan studied finance at the University of Georgia and worked in business management in the music industry upon graduating and moving to Nashville. In his current role, he has bookkeeping and bursar duties in the O'More Business Office.

Sorrel Dugan, Director of Community Education & Summer Studio

Sorrel has been teaching art education to varying ages in Williamson County since 2000 and continues to do so today. She has worked with the O’More Summer Studio program from it’s inception in 2009, and became the director of the program in 2012.

Emery Lankford

Help Desk Technician

DeWayne Pulliam, Director of Security

DeWayne has worked as a security officer for over 30 years. He currently oversees resources and technologies that promote the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus.

Sara Martin, Director of Financial Aid

Sara has over 10 years of experience in higher education, and worked for fashion designer Alabama Chanin for over 14 years prior to coming to O’More. She works actively with students in the Financial Aid office, managing scholarships, loans, and grants.

Lauren Richert, Registrar

Lauren served in a Registrar role prior to coming to O’More, and also has experience in Higher Education and Human Resources. Lauren currently maintains the academic records and handles all Registrar duties, such as enrollment, transcript requests, and reporting.



Danny Anderson

is the Managing Broker of Parks on Main Realty in downtown Franklin. Before launching his real estate career, he was the public relations director for Carter’s Court, a shopping center developed by Calvin LeHew that now holds more office buildings than retail. Soon after that, Danny and his wife, Teresa, opened up a number of gift shops and was an initial partner in the Bunganut Pig restaurant on Columbia Avenue.

Ginny Caldwell

is an alumna of O'More and the head of interiors at Southeast Venture, a fully-integrated real estate services company with multiple disciplines. As a registered interior designer, she has created innovative design solutions for corporate, healthcare, multi-family and retail projects throughout Tennessee.

Rick DeVos

is an entrepreneur and investor who created ArtPrize, an open, independently-organized international art competition and non-profit organization. He is the founder and CEO of StartGarden and has served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Urban Institute for Contemporary Art.

Bryan Echols

is a partner at Waller Law in Franklin, Tennessee. Frequently engaged in challenging annexation, zoning and other land use applications in Franklin and Williamson County, Bryan successfully obtained zoning approval for the Westhaven and Berry Farms mixed-use developments as well as Lockwood Glen, Barclay and numerous other residential development projects.

Robert Hicks

is the author of the New York Times' bestseller The Widow of the South. He is active in the preservation of historic spaces in Franklin, and was described by Nashville Lifestyles as one of the ``100 Reasons to Love Nashville.``
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David Koellein

is a member of the Zeitlin Realtors team with many years of real estate and management experience working with Giarratana Development, the Metro Development and Housing Agency, and as an urban design professor. A graduate of Lipscomb University and Harvard University’s world-renowned Graduate School of Design, David previously served as the department chair for Interior Design at O’More College of Design. David has served on the Board of the Nashville Civic Design Center and is a member of the Downtown Code Design Review Committee and the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s Residential Development Committee.

Matt Largen

serves as the President and CEO of Williamson, and has extensive experience in managing and directing countywide economic development strategies. Matt has also been involved in corporate office relocation and expansion projects, including serving as the project lead on the Tractor Supply Company headquarters/store support center, Mars PetCare corporate campus and global research center, Jackson National Life Insurance Company regional headquarters, and the Verizon Wireless state of Tennessee headquarters project. Combined, these projects accounted for over 3,000 new jobs in Williamson County and over $200 million in new capital investment.

Mary Lankford

City President for FirstBank’s downtown Franklin location in the Historic Five Points Post Office. Mary has over 30 years in the banking and finance industry having serviced for the previous 10 years as Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations and Private Client Services. She has served on local board positions for the Heritage Foundation, Carnton Plantation, Franklin Tomorrow and Friends of Franklin Parks.

Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi

is co-founder and Principal of Bristol Development Group. A prominent real estate industry business leader with over 30 years of experience, Ashlyn specializes in understanding market, development and design trends and in applying that knowledge to Bristol’s development pipeline. She is also extensively involved in asset and property management activities of Bristol. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dianne Neal

is a professor at the Nashville School of Law and a civic activist. She has served as head of the Metro Arts Commission, CEO of the Adventure Science Center, Tennessee ethics commissioner, Tennessee assistant attorney general and chief legal counsel to Governor Ned McWherter.

Elizabeth Nichols

launched in 2009, which has been lauded by The New York Times,,Departures and more. Previously, she was co-founder and CEO of JDN Realty Corporation, where she was involved in the development of more than 350 Wal-Mart projects. Nichols has served in board positions for University School of Nashville, Harpeth Hall School, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and the Nashville Ballet.

Shelly Sarmiento

is a 35-year fashion and apparel industry veteran who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Design Director at Omega Apparel in Nashville, Tennessee. One of Shelley’s signature accomplishments in her career is the founding of the White House Black Market Women’s Clothing Chain. Shelley is also an alumnus and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and an active member of the Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA).

Jonathan Savage

is the founder of SAVAGE Interior Design, where his primary focus is residential design, ranging from contemporary downtown lofts to sprawling estates. He has worked on numerous high-end residential projects in Manhattan, the Hamptons and throughout the United States while employed with New York City's David Kleinberg Design Associates.

Todd Shearer

, Managing Director for Fifth Third Securities, has over 20 years of investment experience and has spent his entire career building relationships with institutional clients for Fifth Third Bank and Fifth Third Securities. Todd is a trusted advisor to various clients throughout the country and has recently been named the Head of Sales for Institutional Fixed Income Sales B.A.Todd has a degree in Business Finance from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and a MBA in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. David Shen

opened Vue Optique on Main Street in Franklin in 2005, after spending six years as the founder and director of Optometric Services at the Vanderbilt Laser Sight Center. A New York City native, David has been involved in vision and eye care for over 20 years. He performed his undergraduate studies at the Ivy League campus of Cornell University and went on to receive his Doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was valedictorian.

Sarina Walker

is partner and owner of S|W Design Group LLC, an interior design and architecture company serving Nashville in the areas of commercial design, apartment development, industrial and mixed occupancy development, and healthcare design. A graduate of O' More College of Design, Sarina has been involved with many high-profile projects with the likes of Creative Artist Agency, Ticketmaster and St. Thomas Hospital. In addition to serving on the board at O’More, Sarina has participated in fundraising events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Nashville.

Kulapat Yantrasast

is the founder of wHY, an interdisciplinary design practice with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Louisville. Kulapat received both his M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the University of Tokyo. Upon graduating, Kulapat worked as Tadao Ando’s close associate for more than seven years in Japan, leading several award-winning projects including the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Fondation Francois Pinault pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris, and Tom Ford’s ‘House in the Desert’ in Santa Fe. In 2012, Kulapat was named one of the art world’s 100 Most Powerful People.