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

Eric Folkerth

Cedric Fonville

Dewitt Smith

Kevin Roessger

Anna Imbeau

Larry D. Norman – Emeritus

Mike Ross

Bud Reeves

Kathy Retzlaff

Anita Parisi

Denise Garner

Doug Foss

Matthew Herren

Meet Our Staff

Emily Gentry

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Liles

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Christina Karnatz

Vice President and Director of Development, Communications, and Marketing

Justus Moll

Executive Chef

Marlo Priest

Guest Services

Bruce Loy

Maintenance Director

Haley Hixson


Becky Sylvester

Housekeeping Director

Lucia Reyes

Housekeeping Associate

Vickie Doss

Housekeeping Manager

John Eggestein

Maintenance Manager

Shanna Short

Culinary Services Associate

Faustino Araujo

Maintenance Associate

Rance Grisham

Culinary Services Associate

Jeromy Short

Maintenance Associate

Josh Hedrick

Head Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Rob Hodous

Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy