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

Shane Pair

Bud Reeves

Anita Parisi

Kathy Retzlaff

Denise Garner

Doug Foss

Lamar Pettus - Emeritus

Matthew Herren

Meet Our Staff

Jess Schload

Executive Director

Emily Gentry

Director of Programs

Rebecca Liles

Director of Hospitality

Christina Karnatz

Director of Development and Communications

Marlo Priest

Guest Services

Bruce Loy

Maintenance Director

Justus Moll

Executive Chef

Haley Hixson


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

Becky Sylvester

Housekeeping Director

Jeromy Short

Maintenance Associate

Josh Hedrick

Head Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy

Rob Hodous

Coach Mount Sequoyah Tennis Academy