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

Ben Carter

Carlos Chicas

Cedric Fonville

Denise Garner

Lola Hithon

Anna Imbeau

Gina Knodle

Larry D. Norman – Emeritus

Loria Oliver

Anita Parisi

Bud Reeves

Kathy Retzlaff

Lisa Rojeski

Lisa Rojeski

Leah Spears-Blackmon

Chris Baribeau

Meet Our Staff

Emily Gentry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Liles

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside

Melissa Caffrey

Programs Manager & Camp Director

Haley Hixson


Marlo Priest

Guest Services

Jessica Debari

Director of Creative Spaces

Becky Sylvester

Housekeeping Director

Bruce Loy

Maintenance Director

Faustino Araujo

Maintenance Associate

Josh Hedrick

Head Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Rob Hodous

Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy