Board & Staff

The Board & Staff for Mount Sequoyah is focused on guiding this special property into a new era of vitality and sustainability—mindful of its history, land and nearly a century of memories made—so we can remain a vital resource for the community.

Board of Trustees

Laura Underwood

Chris Baribeau

Ben Carter

Carlos Chicas

Cedric Fonville

Denise Garner

Lola Hithon

Gina Knodle

Larry D. Norman – Emeritus

Loria Oliver

Anita Parisi

Kathy Retzlaff

Leah Spears-Blackmon

Meet Our Staff

Emily Gentry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Liles

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Caffrey

Camp & Programs Director

Jessica Debari

Director of Creative Spaces

Kaitlyn Rush

Executive Chef

Grace Cleghorn

Sous Chef

Haley Hixson


Marlo Priest

Guest Services

Becky Sylvester

Housekeeping Director

Vickey Doss

Housekeeping Associate

Lucia Reyes Barrera

Housekeeping Associate

Bruce Loy

Maintenance Director

Faustino Araujo

Maintenance Associate

Josh Hedrick

Head Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Rob Hodous

Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Meet Our Hosts

Ashley Moore

Site Host

Alan & Gina Gentry

Site Hosts