YOUNG ALUMNI COUNCIL MEMBERS
Rachel Anderson '11
Rachel Anderson ’11- Rachel is the Corporate Director of Supply Chain for Baptist Health in Montgomery, AL. She holds a BS in Supply Chain and a BS in Health Services Administration from Auburn University. Rachel is passionate about mentoring and student outreach programs and hopes to aid in fostering a sustainable framework within her field to engage, grow and develop future health care supply chain leaders. In her spare time, she likes to travel and enjoys hiking and being outdoors. Some of her favorite spots include the beach, lake, and mountains. Rachel is an avid reader, enjoys AU sports, loves animals and has even been sky diving!
Cody Bass '17
Bio coming soon.
Madison Raquell Birckhead ‘21
Madison Birckhead grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia before finding her way to the Plains. One sip of Toomer’s lemonade and she never looked back! Investing well in her academic and cocurricular experiences was a top priority while at Auburn, and in her final year, she was elected and served as Panhellenic President and Miss Homecoming. Currently, Madison is finishing her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia and serving as the Graduate Advisor to UGA’s Student Government Association. Upon graduation, she is looking forward to marrying her Auburn sweetheart, moving to Pensacola, Florida, and pursuing a career in higher education. Auburn provided her with some of her most favorite memories, people, and opportunities. She is thrilled to be able to continue serving her alma mater through the Young Alumni Council alongside such wonderful fellow council members. War Eagle!
Kasey Lee Bodine '12
Kasey is one of the lucky ones to have been born and raised in Auburn, AL. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2012 and served in a variety of roles in the Auburn Athletics Department. Kasey moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she resides today to serve as the Director of Development for Samford University Athletics where she received a master’s degree in educational leadership. She then transitioned to focus her time on non-profit work serving as the Director of the American Heart Association in Alabama and then most recently to RxBenefits where she leads community engagement. Actively involved in a variety of organizations and charities in addition to the Young Alumni Council, Kasey is a current board member of the American Cancer Society and the Legacy League and a member of over 12 other wonderful organizations. Kasey is thankful that her parents chose to come to Auburn & loved it enough to stay and that all 5 of her immediate family members are Auburn graduates. Many of Auburn’s beautiful landscapes are a reflection of her family’s landscape company, Bodine’s Landscape Services, in the community for over 35 years. Kasey owns and operates two event companies: Magic City Movies, which rents large screen movie set-ups for parties & events and Kasey May Events, a full- service wedding and event planning company. Kasey is excited to meet young alumni around the country and help you connect back to this special place.
Dillan Brewer ‘15
Dillan Brewer ’15 was born in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration with minors in Business and Spanish. Since graduating from Auburn, Dillan has lived across the country working for multiple healthcare organizations. Dillan returned to Alabama in 2018 to pursue both Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Currently, Dillan lives in Dallas, Texas and works as a Manager of Clinical Programs for Children’s Health, the largest pediatric healthcare provider in North Texas. In Dallas, Dillan serves as a board member for the Young Texans of the American Cancer Society, the Auburn DFW Alumni Club, and the American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas Mentorship Committee. Dillan’s favorite memories of his time at Auburn include the National Championship Season in 2010, the Kick Six in 2013, the “Snow Days of 2014”, as well as traveling with his life-long Auburn friends to sports games, spring breaks, and abroad. As a former employee of Auburn Athletics, Dillan maintains his support and love for Auburn by frequently traveling the country for various Auburn sporting events. Other hobbies include traveling, concerts, and creating new adventures with friends and family.
Kelsey Cardinal ‘16
Kelsey is originally from Winter Park, FL, but moved around the country throughout her childhood. She earned Auburn degrees in Biomedical Sciences-Public Health (2014) and Nursing (2016-Cum Laude) and works as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Labor & Delivery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. Her work includes caring for intrapartum patients, scrubbing and circulating as a Women’s OR nurse, and providing care for post-surgical patients in PACU. She furthered her education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she obtained her master’s degree in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She holds dual certifications as an Inpatient Obstetric Nurse (RNC-OB) and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC). During her time at Auburn, she served as the National President for Silver Wings (AFROTC Auxiliary Organization) while staying active in her social sorority and church groups. A resident of Birmingham, Kelsey continues to stay active in the groups she served in college. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club, assisting on the communications and Aubie Claus teams. She also works as a Harm Prevention Program Facilitator for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, specializing in presenting chapters nationwide on topics such as Title IX, mental health challenges, risk mitigation, and leadership. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys running, photography, and baking.
Monroe Clayton ‘20
Bio coming soon.
Madison Clark '14
Madison is from Alabaster, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with double majors in Anthropology and Spanish. She is a 3rd generation Auburn graduate so attending Auburn is a fun family tradition. Her favorite memory from college was the 2013 Iron Bowl which was her last home game as a student. She says the Kick-Six game was the best day of her life! During her time at Auburn, she served as a Director of Aubie, President and Vice President of Finance of Sigma Kappa Sorority, President of Rho Lambda Panhellenic Honor Society, and a Diamond Doll.
In addition to the Young Alumni Council, Madison currently volunteers as the Director of Housing Partnerships for Sigma Kappa Sorority, the Finance Advisor for the Sigma Kappa Theta Xi Chapter at Auburn and is the Nominating Director on the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors. Madison graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs with her Master of Public Administration degree. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is the Manager of Constituent Relations for the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education.
Olivia Dobbs '20
Jennifer Geeker '16
Jennifer Geeker ’16- Jennifer Geeker, CFRE was born in Birmingham, AL and grew up in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Philanthropy and Nonprofit studies. While at Auburn, Jennifer was involved with the Student Philanthropy Board, Sigma Kappa Sorority, and the Auburn Women’s Club Soccer team. She currently works as the Director of Annual Giving at Legal Services of Greater Miami. In 2022, Jennifer earned the title of Certified Fund-Raising Executive, adding her to one of only 7500 people worldwide with this distinction. Outside of work, Jennifer founded the Miami Auburn Affiliate, is a member of the Auburn University Women’s Philanthropy Board, and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Junior League of Miami as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Miami Chapter.
Julius Allen Hammond ‘19
Bio coming soon.
Matthew Alan Hinshaw ‘07
I love traveling, being outside and sipping whiskey. The best is when I can combine those three things and do them with people I love. In my job I get to advise companies from around the world on how to grow their businesses through the economic development / site selection and start-up processes. Thankfully, that gives me plenty of opportunities to do the things I love with people I love.
Victoria Leigh Hughes ‘20
My name is Victoria Hughes and I’m from Montgomery, AL! I graduated from The Montgomery Academy in 2016 and headed to the Plains-I’m the only person in my family to go to Auburn, but several have gone to that other school…. As a May 2020 grad, I wasn’t quite ready to leave Auburn when my senior year got upended so I stayed and got my Masters in Higher Education Administration and graduated in May 2022. I currently work at Auburn University at Montgomery as the Alumni Relations Coordinator. My favorite Auburn memories are storming the field after both the 2017 and 2019 Iron Bowls. I also love all of the people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made because of this special place!
Kelly East '07
Kelly East ’07- I didn’t grow up an Auburn fan but fell in love with Auburn the first time I visited as a high schooler. I remember saying “this place just feels like home.” After graduating from Auburn, I went on to get my Masters in Genetic Counseling and now work as a genetic counselor at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. I live in Huntsville, Alabama with my husband who is also an Auburn alumnus and our two children who, unlike me, are being raised to yell “War Eagle!”
Jay James '15
Jay James ’15- War Eagle! I am a 2015 graduate in Information Systems Management from Montgomery, AL. I currently work at Auburn University as the Security Operation Center Lead, and as a Cyber Instructor for Fullstack Academy. One of my greatest Auburn memories was rushing the field at the Kick-Six game. The runner up would be running from my dorm in my pajamas to Toomer’s after we won the National Championship Game in 2010. I am excited about being on the council and continuing to grow my memories with the Auburn family!
Matthew Jenkins '08
Matt currently resides in Atlanta, GA and works for Surgical Care Affiliates as a Group Vice President of Corporate Development responsible for mergers and acquisition activity across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Matt graduated from Auburn in 2008 with a degree in finance and earned his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Kathryn Jones '14
Kathryn Jones originally from Montevallo, Alabama and attended Auburn University majoring in Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy) before attending pharmacy school in North Carolina. During her time at Auburn Kathryn was involved as a student recruiter, in various SGA initiatives, and with her sorority Alpha Chi Omega. While in North Carolina for pharmacy school she was the Co-President of the Triangle Area Auburn Club and was awarded Club Leader of the Year from the Auburn Alumni Association. Kathryn currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and Airedale Terrier, Scout, where works as an oncology and internal medicine pharmacist.
Richard Lammons '10
Richard Lammons ’10- Richard Lammons was born in New Orleans and grew up in Houston before attending Auburn and graduating in 2010 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. While at Auburn, he was a member of the Auburn University Drumline for 2 years, a member of the Student Alumni Board and met his future wife, Erin while in school. After Auburn, Richard moved to Warner Robins, GA to work at the Mercer Engineering Research Center from 2010 till 2019 where he enhanced the effectivity and efficiency of multiple Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs for the United States Air Force. While there he earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mercer University, finally married Erin, and welcomed their daughter Lucy to the world. Along with several members of the Auburn family in the community, The Lammons Family help revitalize the once active Middle Georgia Auburn Club and attain its chartered status from the Auburn Alumni Association where Richard served as President from 2017 – 2019. Recently, Richard and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas in the summer of 2019 to start a new adventure and is he now working at the Southwest Research Institute where he continues to enhance multiple Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs. In his free time, you can find Richard playing with his family, cooking, playing or watching all of the sports, or if you time it right, you might just find him down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
Alex Le ’11
Originally from Madison, AL, Alex graduated from Auburn in 2011 with a BS in Health Services Administration. He received his Master of Health Administration from Tulane University and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA. While at Auburn, Alex was a member of the Auburn University Marching Band, University Bands, and University Program Council. Alex and his wife enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with their puppy.
Sarah Jane Levine '21
Hakeem Lipscomb '14
Bio coming soon.
Jenna Mayo '06
Jenna Mayo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Political Science in 2006. She earned her Masters degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University and was awarded the NEU Excellence in Sports Leadership Alumni Award in 2017. Her sports industry career began with NASCAR and the Atlanta Braves, but she worked over 13 years for ESPN in Remote Operations. As an Operations Producer for College Football, she worked on broadcasts like College GameDay, various bowl games, and CFP National Championship games. In her “off season,” she taught Broadcasting and Sport Public Relations and Communication courses at various colleges in NC and VA. In 2020, she felt called to leave the sports world and pursued a career in Federal Law Enforcement, and currently works for the FBI as a Special Agent. Jenna served on the Auburn University Board of Directors for the Auburn Alumni Association from 2018-2022. She was the president and scholarship chair for the Charlotte Auburn Club, where she helped create an endowment scholarship, and wrote an Auburn Baseball Children’s book. As an Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Life Loyal member, and facilitator for the One Love Foundation, she teaches the signs of healthy relationships to Alpha Chi Omega chapters all over the country. Jenna is married to an Auburn man, also a 2006 graduate, and they are blessed to be raising little Tiger Fans. She believes in service over self, but also, she believes in Auburn and loves it!
Kiersten Miller '07
Kiersten Miller is a 2007 Biomedical Sciences graduate from Mobile, AL. Kiersten continued her education at Auburn and completed her Masters in Biological Sciences in 2008. Kiersten did not grow up an Auburn fan, but she quickly fell in love with all things orange and blue when she attended War Eagle Day in high school. Kiersten’s favorite Auburn memory was running out on the football field as a cheerleader during the pre-game show for the first football game of the unforgettable 2004 undefeated season. Kiersten completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 at Alabama State University. She currently works as an Area Manager in Operations for Therapy Management Corporation serving the geriatric population. Kiersten currently resides in Auburn with her husband and son.
Anne Motley '07
Anne Motley ’07- War Eagle! I am a proud third-generation Auburn graduate. I was raised in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. My grandfathers both graduated from Auburn, and they passed down a deep devotion to the university and its programs. My first memory of discovering my personal love for Auburn was during the 1989 Iron Bowl. I was 6 years old. I vividly recall watching “30-20” flash across the television screen as Pat Dye began to cry. While I had a limited understanding of that particular Iron Bowl’s significance at the time, I was joyfully crying right along with Coach Dye. That was my moment. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, I moved to Houston, Texas to work for Best Buddies International. We advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am married to a Texas Tech-loving airline pilot and have an adorable Boston Terrier named MacLaine.
Landon Nast '07
Landon Nast ’07, ’09- Originally from Montgomery, Alabama where she graduated from Trinity Presbyterian School in 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2007 and a Masters of Higher Education Administration in 2009. She taught in the Homewood and Mountain Brook School Systems before becoming a full-time volunteer. As an undergraduate, Landon was elected as Miss Auburn, served as President of her Social Sorority, was appointed as an SGA Secretary, selected as a Camp War Eagle Camp Counselor, volunteered with IMPACT, and was a member of various other campus organizations and honor societies. As a graduate student, she mentored undergraduate leaders through her role as Student Government Association Graduate Advisor and a Panhellenic Graduate Assistant. Landon’s Miss Auburn platform was promoting community service events and the importance of volunteerism. Even now, Landon spends a majority of her time volunteering at her children’s elementary school as the PTO President-Elect and at her church’s community ministry, Kids Connection. Landon continues to share her love of learning by teaching preschoolers through young adults in various church programs. One of Landon’s favorite Auburn memories was when she and a fellow Plainsmen picked-up Auburn Legend Dean Foy for a pep rally at Toomer’s Corner. When they arrived at his home, the 90-year-old prankster greeted them wearing a crazy multi-colored wig! The laughter that followed was priceless and indeed memorable. Landon now resides in Vestavia Hills, Alabama with her husband Ryan, daughter Sealy, and twin sons David and Harris.
Danny Nocharli '18
Danny Nocharli was born in Beirut, Lebanon and spent the first 13 years of his life in the Middle East before moving to Atlanta, GA at the start of his freshman year of high school. He enrolled at Auburn University in the fall of 2013 and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. During Danny’s time at Auburn, he participated in the Auburn Cooperative Education Program and served in leadership roles in several campus organizations, including the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, Cupola Engineering Ambassadors, and the Interfraternity Council executive team. Danny currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he works as a project manager for Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC in their healthcare group.
Brian Robert Pultro ‘06
Hailing from the Philadelphia area, I wanted to go at least 1,000 miles away for college. 9/11 happened my senior year of high school, so I applied to Auburn knowing it had a NROTC Unit, was accepted, and said yes without ever setting foot on campus. Best decision of my life. I graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was commissioned into the United States Navy on the same day. I earned my master’s degree in Political Science from Villanova University in 2012. After three deployments on three different classes of ships, I decided to transition to the Navy Reserve in 2015 and pursue a career as a financial advisor. I currently run my own financial planning firm and serve as a Commander in the United States Navy Reserves. During a basketball game in 2003 I accidentally ripped the tail off Aubie. I think there must have been a photo taken of me because for four years, every Aubie stared me down when they were around me. I once ate 57 wings at Buffalo Connection’s AYCE night. My favorite Auburn memory is rushing the field after the 2017 Iron Bowl. When not cheering for Auburn, you can find me engaged in my second passion, which is cooking. I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible and taking road trips. War Eagle!
Anne Sanford '07
Anne Sanford ’07- I am originally from Birmingham and now live in Prattville, AL with my husband Will (Auburn grad, class of ‘09) and our two boys, Mack (3) and Hardy (7 months). My days are spent working for the Prattville Chamber of Commerce, playing with my boys, and dreaming of this pandemic coming to an end so I can resume my favorite hobbies: travel, sporting events (especially Auburn’s), and concerts. This photo is of me at a snow-covered Wrigley Field last January when visited Chicago. My favorite Auburn memory comes in the form of the amazing people who impacted my time there and my life—friends, professors, mentors. Auburn people are the best! War Eagle!
Blake Silver '21
Silver is Chief of Staff at TXV Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Texas, Montana, and California. In this role, Blake manages the back office of the firm, supporting investor relations and capital allocation. Most recently, Blake led operations at Teneo, a national leadership network made up America’s best leaders in areas of finance, law, policy, media, and the arts. Previously, Blake was a product manager at a Blockchain/RFID studio, where he founded a data visualization company that helped track the spread of COVID-19. His work was largely focused on Aerospace and Aviation, being highlighted by Delta Air Lines, McKinsey & Co., and NASA for creating a rfid platform for inventory management that ultimately laid the foundation for inventory standards aboard the ISS (International Space Station).
Blake is a graduate of Auburn University, where he received his Economics degree and met his wife, Rebecca. Blake and Rebecca reside in Austin, Texas.
Cody Sanders ‘14
Caroline Spradlin ‘13
Jerron Spraggins ‘20
Jerron Spraggins was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and graduated with a bachelor’s in computer science and currently am working as an IT Professional Recruiter for Insight Global. I have gained hands-on sales and account management experience and have thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorite Auburn memory would be the 2019 Iron Bowl game because the energy in Jordan Hare that night was amazing. My interesting fact would be that Jhene Aiko is a distant cousin of mine. I look forward to meeting you all!