THE TEAM

STAFF

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JAMIE ATLAS

JAMIE ATLAS

FASHION DEPARTMENT CHAIR

 

Jamie has over 26 years of experience as an industry and higher education professional with 15 of those years at O’More. Prior to joining the O’More family, she worked in the areas of buying, product development, marketing, management, visual merchandising, and operations with department and speciality stores, and online retailers. She is an active member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA). Jamie’s top priority and passion is advising students, and setting them up for success.

TORI BAGSBY

TORI BAGSBY

Manager 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 Manager of Admissions, her responsibilities include establishing recruitment goals, engaging with prospective students, applicants, admits and manages the admissions processes.

STEVE BANKS

STEVE BANKS

Director of Operations and Controller

 

Stephen Banks has over 30 years of accounting and administration experience with small private corporations to Fortune 100 companies.  Stephen’s role as the Director of Operations is the oversight and management of Facilities, Human Resources and Finance of the college.

REBECCA BREWER

REBECCA BREWER

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT CHAIR

 

Rebecca has been an employee of O’More for seventeen years serving as an adjunct instructor, full-time assistant professor, and, now, chair. Her background includes exhibit design (both international and domestic), commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design. She studied at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy, while at Auburn. She is a registered interior designer and an NCIDQ* certificate holder. Rebecca is a member of IIDA* and IDEC*, where she attends annual conferences and serves the students in the School of Interior Design, focusing on advising and mentoring. She has taught a variety of courses in the curriculum and currently teaches Design Philosophy and Studio IV.

MARIANA BRITT

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

RYAN CATTIE

Financial Services Coordinator

 

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

SORREL DUGAN

Community Education and 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.

SHARI FOX

SHARI FOX

President

 

Shari has served the college for over twenty-two years in a number of roles including as Executive Vice President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. She works closely with faculty and students to bring the best of design to the greater world.

NICOLE FOX

NICOLE FOX

Director of Information Resources

 

Nicole has been working with libraries and technology for the last six years and has a background in art history. In her current role at O’More, she oversees all information technologies and resources on campus, and manages both the library and the IT departments.

AMY HIRT

AMY HIRT

Development Coordinator and Events

 

Amy comes to O’More with a strong background in education and organizational skills. A native of Franklin, Amy has been actively involved in the community for years which serves her well in her role working with the community, events, and development.

EMILY KYNERD

EMILY KYNERD

Director of Student Affairs

 

With seven years of previous experience in Residence Life, Emily has a strong background in higher education and enjoys working with students. As Director of Student Affairs, Emily is committed to providing support and resources designed to help O’More students succeed.

EMERY LANKFORD

EMERY LANKFORD

Systems Administrator

 

Emery has worked in IT for 9 years, spending the last 5 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital before joining our staff at O’More. He currently supports all aspects of technology on campus.

SIMONE LOUGHLIN

SIMONE LOUGHLIN

Academic Coordinator

 

Simone has over 20 years of experience in copywriting, editing, public relations, research, sales, marketing and advertising.  In addition to teaching, Simone serves as O’More’s Academic Coordinator, and leads the general education program

SARA MARTIN

SARA MARTIN

Director of Enrollment

 

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 prospective students and families in the Admissions office and builds relationships with current students for the purposes of retention and enrichment.

CAT PARRISH

CAT PARRISH

Recruiter and Student Affairs Coordinator

 

Cat grew up in Franklin, TN and was the Director of Communications and built youth programs for two Episcopal churches in Jacksonville, Florida before moving back home to start a family. She works with both incoming and current students in her current position at O’More.

DEWAYNE PULLIAM

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.

DOUG REGEN

DOUG REGEN

Director of Marketing

 

Doug joined O’More’s faculty five years ago as an adjunct instructor, and most recently as a Director of Marketing. Doug brings over 30 years of design and marketing experience as a former ad agency executive creative, designing for regional and national brands to O’More. Doug left his agency to pursue his dream of designing and constructing site-specific furniture, that resides in homes and businesses throughout the South.

LAUREN RICHERT

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

JAMIE SHAFFER

JAMIE SHAFFER

Director of Academic 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 at O’More, she oversees Academic Affairs, including student learning and faculty development.  Jamie also oversees the offices of the Registrar and Student Affairs.

AMY SHELTON

AMY SHELTON

Director of Development

 

Amy has over 26 years of higher education experience, the last 19 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. Amy is a trusted advisor to students, staff and faculty and an active member of the Franklin community.

JESSICA SMITH

JESSICA SMITH

Graphic Department Chair

 

After receiving a degree in Strategic Communication, Jess worked in a traditional advertising agency, a boutique design shop and as the owner of her own design firm focusing on corporate identity. Jess has served as Treasurer of the Board for the Nashville Chapter of AIGA and attends the annual How Design Conference to stay current on national and international graphic design practices.

MEGAN TIMMER

MEGAN TIMMER

Enrollment and Social Media Coordinator

 

Megan previously worked as a buyer and designer in San Diego, CA & Nashville, TN and as a stylist. She was also featured as an Emerging Designer in Nashville Fashion Week 2014. At O’More, Megan works with prospective students in Admissions and also showcases O’More’s students and culture through social media.

LEA VOIGT

LEA VOIGT

Director of Financial Aid

 

Lea has worked in higher education for approximately nine years. In her current role, she works actively with students in the Financial Aid office, managing scholarships, loans, and grants.