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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

Ben Carter

University of Arkansas

Laura Underwood

Underwoods Fine Jewelers

Chris Baribeau

Modus Studio

Carlos Chicas

Fayetteville Public Schools

Cedric Fonville

NICE NWA & Interform

Denise Garner

Arkansas State Representative

Gina Knodle

National Account Manager Walmart: Great Star, Arrow, Shop-Vac

Larry D. Norman, Emeritus

Methodist Minister, Retired

Loria Oliver

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Anita Parisi

Parisi Swim

Kathy Retzlaff

Tyson Foods, Retired

Leah Spears-Blackmon

First Security Bank

Marshall Hubbard

Marshall Hubbard

NWA Law Group

Andrea Ritchie

Resplendent Hospitality

Jeannie Hulen

University of Arkansas

Preston Poindexter

Board Member

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

Marlo Priest

Director of Guest Services

Haley Hixson


Grace Dilday

Experience Coordinator

Abby Howard

Events Coordinator

Taylor Johnson

Program Coordinator, FYRE

Bruce Loy

Maintenance Director

Faustino Araujo

Maintenance Associate

Brian Hudson

Brian Hudson

Maintenance Associate

Becky Sylvester

Housekeeping Director

Vickey Doss

Housekeeping Associate

Lucia Reyes Barrera

Housekeeping Associate

Josh Hedrick

Head Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Meet Our Hosts

Alan & Gina Gentry

Site Hosts

Ashley Moore

Site Host

Michael Pulfer

Site Host

Work with Us

Summer 2023 Application is OPEN

Every summer, our staff expands to include counselors, lead instructors, lifeguards, and more to facilitate our camp and swim programs. Applications are already open for Summer 2023 and will be considered on a rolling basis. There will be multiple opportunities to interview.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Camp Coordinator (starts at $16/hour)
  • Camp Counselors (starts at $11/hour)
  • Lead Instructors (starts at $14/hour)
  • Head Lifeguard (starts at $14/hour)
  • Lifeguards (starts at $12/hour)
  • Marlins Swim Team Coaches (starts at $11/hour)

Hourly rate depends on education and experience. We are also looking to fill the volunteer position of Junior Counselor (multiple available).

For more information and to apply, click here.

While there are no other positions available at this time,
we will post them here should any open up.