STAFF DIRECTORY

Diane Aldridge
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
  • 919-843-6408
  • diane@ramsclub.com

Diane serves as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for The Rams Club and is responsible for all legal and financial matters.

Diane graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She also attended UNC for law school and earned a JD with honors in 1994.

Prior to joining The Rams Club staff in 2002 Diane practiced law for over seven years, concentrating on corporate law, real estate law, and general commercial litigation. Diane is also a Certified Public Accountant, having worked with Ernst & Young in Raleigh before returning to law school to pursue her law degree.

A native of Cary, NC, Diane and her husband, Sid, live in Chapel Hill.

Brody Barnum
Member Services Intern
  • 919-962-9006
  • brody@ramsclub.com

Brody Barnum serves as a Member Services Intern, with responsibilities that include serving as the primary initial contact for current and prospective Rams Club Donors via phone and email, assisting the Member Services team with daily operations, assisting in the execution of The Rams Club’s annual membership cycle, attending all home football and basketball games as well as special events, and assisting in the planning and coordination of game day member stewardship efforts.

Brody earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2021. During his time at Washington State, he worked with the Cougar Athletic Fund as well as Learfield assisting with various day-to-day operations. Brody was a four-year letterwinner of the Washington State baseball team and also served as the Pac-12 representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was a Pac-12 Scholar Athlete, and served as a Peer Academic Counselor.

A native of Vancouver, WA., Brody now resides in Chapel Hill.

Jayne Barnwell
Major Gifts Administrator
  • 919-843-2548
  • jayne@ramsclub.com

Jayne serves as the Gift Administrator for the Major Gifts team. In her role, Jayne supports the team’s efforts in fundraising, donor relations including cultivation and stewardship, athletic scholarship management, and student-athlete and donor events including FORevHER Tar Heels. As one of The Ram Club’s longtime employees, Jayne’s diverse experience has allowed her to work closely with the other teams within The Rams Club organization. Prior to The Rams Club, she worked for the UNC Football program assisting with game day events, football camps and recruiting, and supporting the strength and conditioning coaches.

Jayne graduated from NC Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Business Administration. Her career includes working as an Executive Assistant and Financial Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline and a Purchasing Agent at Duke Medical Center. She also has experience in marketing, sales, and has had a successful career in fundraising initiatives for various companies and organizations throughout the Triangle area.

A native of Durham, N.C., Jayne and her husband Mike, live in Mebane. They have two sons, Spence and Luke.

Brian Bersticker
Director of Member Services
  • 919-843-6437
  • brian@ramsclub.com

Brian serves as the Director of Member Services, as well as part of the Rams Club Leadership Team. His primary responsibilities include coordinating the Member Services Team which oversees events, stewardship, tickets and parking, and hospitality.

Brian graduated from UNC in 2001 with a BA in Geography. He was a four-year letterman with the UNC basketball program during his time as a student-athlete. During his career Brian played in two Final Fours and won 2 ACC championships.

Prior to his current role with The Rams Club Brian spent 10 years working in the UNC Ticket Office as the Associate Director of Ticket Operations, as well as 4 years as the Director of Member Benefits with the Rams Club.

A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Brian currently lives in Durham with his wife Beth, a 2006 UNC graduate and Women’s Golf letter winner, and their sons, Grayson and Quinn.

Cathy Brickhouse
Morning Receptionist
  • 919-843-6411
  • cathy@ramsclub.com

Cathy Brickhouse joined The Rams Club staff in July 2019, performing morning Reception Desk responsibilities. Along with her morning desk duties, Cathy assists member services and special events, as well as gameday events with The Rams Club.

Cathy moved to North Carolina in 1969. Her daughters were raised in Hillsborough, NC, and today, each one of them, along with her grandchildren, live in North Carolina. Trips to visit them occur often.

Prior to her employment with The Rams Club, Cathy worked in an administrative role with Smith Breeden Associates, for the Chairman of the Board, followed by Massage Envy at Southpoint and Cary Parkside. She also obtained her CNA certificate, then worked in a private duty setting. Earlier, she worked in the field of dentistry for 23+ years.

Cathy enjoys time with her family and friends, as well as antiquing, thrift shopping, travel, cooking, baking and entertaining.

Jordan Buck
Director of Campaign Operations
  • 919-843-0428
  • jordan@ramsclub.com

Jordan works with the Major Gifts and Operations team to provide general support and to help facilitate the current University-wide capital campaign. She joined The Rams Club staff in 2014 as a member of the former Carolina Fan Development Team.

Jordan graduated from N.C. State University with a B.S. in Sport Management. Prior to working for The Rams Club, she spent five seasons in Minor League Baseball, working for the Carolina Mudcats and the Gwinnett Braves in a variety of community relations and sales roles.

A native of Chapel Hill, Jordan currently lives in Durham. She enjoys rooting for the Heels and cherishes spending time with family, friends and her rescue Golden Retriever, Charlie.

Gary Burns
Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6405
  • gary@ramsclub.com

Gary joined The Rams Club staff in 2013 and is responsible for the solicitation and cultivation of major gifts.

Gary graduated from UNC in 1982 with a BS in Industrial Relations. A three-time lacrosse All-America Selection during his time at UNC, Gary was a part of two NCAA Championships.

Prior to his work with The Rams Club, Gary worked in real estate development for East West Partners.

Gary resides in Chapel Hill with his wife Jami, a two time UNC-graduate. They have two children- Casey and Stephen. Casey, a 2010 UNC graduate and Morehead-Cain Scholar, was a member of two NCAA Championship UNC field hockey teams. Stephen also graduated from UNC in 2013 and was a member of the UNC Men’s Lacrosse team.

Karlie Cain
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
  • 919-843-3856
  • karlie@ramsclub.com

Karlie serves as the Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts. Her primary responsibilities include managing the annual membership cycle, strategizing new member campaigns to drive membership growth, managing The Rams Club’s lead annual giving level, and identifying opportunities to improve member retention. Additionally, Karlie serves as the fundraising liaison for Women’s Basketball.

Karlie graduated from Presbyterian College in 2014 with a B.A. in Business Administration. Prior to coming on board with The Rams Club, Karlie worked in fundraising and events at PC overseeing all university events, managing the senior campaign and maintaining a portfolio of recent graduate and leadership donors.

A native of Tega Cay, S.C., Karlie and her husband, Matt, live in Chapel Hill, N.C., with their daughter, Kennedy.

Brian Chacos
Major Gifts Director
  • 404-861-7735
  • chacos@ramsclub.com

Brian’s primary responsibility include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Previously, Brian was the Director of Sales & Fan Development and Director of Scholarship Donor Development & Student-Athlete Relations.

Brian, a football scholarship student-athlete, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2006 with a degree in Sociology. During his time at Carolina, the football team went to the Peach Bowl in 2001 and the Continental Tire Bowl in 2004. Brian’s father, Andy Chacos 74′, also played for the Tar Heels under Bill Dooley as a tight end.

Prior to working with The Rams Club, Brian was employed as a Technical Director for Insight Global Inc., an Account Executive for the Atlanta Falcons front office, a Business Development Executive for the Carolina Hurricanes front office, and an Executive for Sales/Marketing and Radio for WCHL.

Brian is involved with many local community organizations as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity – Orange County, NC, Board of Directors Member for The National Football Foundation – Bill Dooley Chapter, UNC Lineberger Community Engagement Committee Member, SECU Family House – YP Board Member, Board Of Directors Member and Ambassador for the Carolina Club, member of the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.

A native of Darien, Conn., Brian now resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Courtney, their daughter, Zoe Violet and son Jasper.

Joe Chapman
Development Associate for Membership
  • 919-962-5874
  • joe@ramsclub.com

Joe’s primary responsibilities include overseeing member programs such as Recent Graduates, Student Rams Club, Junior Rams Club and the Carolina Kids Club.

Joe earned a B.A. in Sports Communication from Clemson University in 2018. At Clemson, Joe worked for the football program as a coaches’ recruiting assistant for three years. Following his graduation, he served as a tournament operations intern for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in 2019 before attending Ohio University, where he received a Master of Business Administration in 2020 and a Master of Sports Administration in 2021.

A native of Smyrna, Ga., Joe now resides in Chapel Hill.

Emily Coble
Senior Director of Finance
  • 919-843-6424
  • emily@ramsclub.com

Emily serves as the Senior Director of Finance for The Rams Club, overseeing the day to day accounting functions. She is the contact person for stock and wire transfers. She helps maintain general ledger and accounting records, assist with financial reporting requirements, assist with the audit, budget, and tax preparation, and respond to other special requests and inquires.

Emily graduated from UNC in 1997 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also graduated from UNC with a Master of Accounting in 1998.

Prior to joining The Rams Club staff in October 2015, Emily worked as Cash Manager for over seven years, with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily is also a Certified Public Accountant, having worked with Stout, Stuart, McGowen & King, LLP in Burlington for 9 years before returning to UNC Chapel Hill to work as a Merchant Card Accountant for two years.

A native of Graham, N.C., Emily still resides there with her husband Rodney and their daughter Allee.

Sophia Czekalski
Communications Intern
  • 919-962-1044
  • sophia@ramsclub.com

Sophia serves as a Communications Intern for the 2022-23 athletics year. She works closely with the Directors of Communications and Digital Communications to implement and assist in all communications efforts originating from The Rams Club.

Her primary responsibilities include implementing digital and social media marketing campaigns, weekly Member Update emails to 18,000+ Rams Club members and assisting in the creation of graphics for Rams Club channels and other publications.

Sophia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2022 with a degree in Media and Journalism. During her time at Carolina, she worked for the Carolina Football program as a Football Video Student Manager. Her other previous roles include Sports Desk Staff Writer for The Daily Tar Heel and Student Reporter for the journalism school’s student-run sports broadcasting show, Sports Xtra.

Originally from Silver Spring, Md., Sophia now resides in Chapel Hill and enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with friends, family and her dog, Cam.

Lizzie Dawson
Director of Innovation and Data Management
  • 919-962-9163
  • lizzie@ramsclub.com

Lizzie serves as the Director of Innovation and Data Management, and her primary responsibilities include managing the annual membership cycle and maintaining the donor database.

Lizzie graduated from UNC in 2012 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration).

Prior to her current role with The Rams Club, Lizzie served as the Director of the Annual Fund, Member Services Coordinator, Assistant Director of Ticket Operations for NC State, Ticket Office Assistant for UConn and Ticket Office student intern for UNC.

A native of Burlington, N.C., Lizzie currently lives in Hillsborough with her husband Zack, a two-time UNC graduate and Men’s Track and Field letter winner.

Lizzie Hill
Director of Principal & Major Gift Donor Relations
  • 919-445-1488
  • lhill@ramsclub.com

Lizzie joined The Rams Club staff in March 2022 as the Director of Principal & Major Gift Donor Relations. Her primary responsibilities include directing and managing relationships with individuals and families capable of lead gifts.

Lizzie graduated from LSU in 2009 with a BS in Marketing. Prior to coming on board, Lizzie worked for Colonnade Group and REVELxp in various roles, including as the Tar Heel Athletic Hospitality Director from 2010-2012. She opened the Blue Zone in 2011 and has assisted several other major college athletics programs in opening newly constructed premium seating buildings. Immediately before joining The Rams Club staff, Lizzie worked as REVELxp’s General Manager at UNC, where she focused on sales and operations of football tailgating sites.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Lizzie currently lives in Burlington with her husband Don, a 1999 UNC graduate and Men’s Golf two-time All-ACC performer and two-time honorable mention All-America in 1998 and 1999. Lizzie and Don have two daughters, Cate and Mary Martin.

Janine Holland
Administrative Coordinator
  • 919-843-6431
  • janine@ramsclub.com

Janine’s primary responsibility in The Rams Club is to serve as the Executive Assistant to John Montgomery. She assists with maintaining the office, John’s schedule and requests, and the scheduling of conference rooms in the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center. In her spare time, she enjoys attending UNC sporting events and walking.

Janine’s career began working as a dental assistant in Chapel Hill for over 15 years, and as an administrative assistant – for a large law firm here in Chapel Hill.

Janine is a native and current resident of Chapel Hill along with her husband, Lantz. They have two daughters, Courtney and Brittany.

Merionne Hunt
Member Services Intern
  • 919-962-1063
  • merionne@ramsclub.com

Merionne Hunt serves as a Member Services Intern, with responsibilities that include serving as the primary initial contact for current and prospective Rams Club Donors via phone and email, assist the Member Services team with daily operations, assist in the execution of The Rams Club’s annual membership cycle, attending all home football and basketball games as well as special events, and assist in the planning and coordination of game day member stewardship efforts.

Merionne earned her bachelor’s degree from Catawba College in May of 2022.  During her time at Catawba, Merionne assisted the Director of Athletic Development with the Catawba Chiefs Club and day to day operations within the Department of Athletics.  Merionne was a three-year member of the Women’s Tennis Team at Catawba College and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During Merionne’s senior year at Catawba, she served as a Development Intern with the Deacon Club at Wake Forest University working closely with the Associate AD, Principal Gifts and the Assistant AD, Annual Fund & Major Gifts.

A native of Albemarle, N.C., Merionne now lives in Chapel Hill.

Kim Jones
Director of Special Events
  • 919-843-6433
  • kim@ramsclub.com

Kim’s primary responsibilities include special event creation and implementation, engagement, hospitality, stewardship and premium seating.

She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a B.S. in Recreation Management and holds a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. Prior to joining the Rams Club staff, Kim worked with the UNC Ticket Office and several minor league baseball teams.

A native of Winston-Salem, Kim lives in Durham with her husband Chris and their sons, Ben and Peyton.

Matt Jones
Senior Data Analyst
  • 919-843-2124
  • mjones@ramsclub.com

Matt currently serves as a Senior Data Analyst working with both The Rams Club and Carolina Athletics. His primary responsibilities include data preparation, analysis and reporting to evaluate performance and impact of analytics initiatives.

Matt graduated from Carolina in 2016 with a dual bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Decision Sciences. Matt worked with the Women’s Soccer team during his four years in undergrad, including during their National Championship in 2012.

Matt continued his education at Carolina and graduated in 2018 with a master’s degree in Statistics. During his time as a graduate student, Matt continued working with the Women’s Soccer team and served as a data analyst intern with Carolina Athletics.

Originally a native of Kansas City, Mo., Matt has lived in Chapel Hill since 1997.

Ken Mack
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
  • 919-843-6410
  • ken@ramsclub.com

Ken’s primary responsibility with The Rams Club as Senior Associate Executive Director include Major Gifts, parking, and ticketing.

Ken graduated from UNC in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology. While earning his degree he was a three-year letterman on the football team. Upon graduation he served the UNC football program for one year as a graduate assistant.

In 1982 Ken was named the running backs coach at the University of Virginia. He remained there for 14 years before returning to UNC in 1996. He served as an assistant coach until joining the Development Office as a Regional Development Officer in January 2000.

A native of Goldsboro, NC, Ken and his daughter, Alex, live in Chapel Hill.

Madison Massey
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Manager
  • 919-843-3058
  • madison@ramsclub.com

Madison oversees the hospitality operations in our premium areas for football, basketball and baseball home events.

Madison graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 with a degree in Sport Administration and a minor in Music. In 2021, she graduated from Western Carolina with a Masters in Sport Management and a certificate for Project Management.

Madison worked with the basketball program – JV and Varsity squads – as a student manager during her time at UNC. Upon her graduation, she served as the Carolina Athletic Hospitality Full Time Intern until she accepted a full time role as Assistant Manager. Later, Madison was promoted to the role she serves in today, Hospitality Manager.

Originally from Fayetteville, N.C., Madison currently resides in Durham with her husband Carson.

Lewis Mickey
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6445
  • lewis@ramsclub.com

Lewis’ primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Additionally, Lewis focuses on prospect discovery and analysis for the Major Gifts team.

Lewis has been with The Rams Club since 2019, serving as a full-time Graduate Assistant for the Member Services and Annual Fund teams and Development Associate for Major Gifts.

Lewis earned his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from UNC in 2020. Prior to his time in Chapel Hill, Lewis worked in the athletic department at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration.

A native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Lewis now lives in Chapel Hill.

John Montgomery
Executive Director
  • 919-843-2000
  • john@ramsclub.com

John Montgomery was named Executive Director of the Educational Foundation, Inc. in 2001. His responsibilities include oversight of a dynamic fundraising organization that provides educational and athletics opportunities for Tar Heel student-athletes. In 2009, he was named the Division I Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).

Prior to his time at the Rams Club, John let the fundraising efforts at Radford University, UNC Greensboro and Southern Methodist University.

He received his undergraduate degree from Radford before earning his master’s in Sport Administration from Western Illinois University.

A native of Pembroke, Va., John and his wife, Sharie, now reside in Pittsboro and they have two sons, Patrick and Ryan.

Eric Montross
Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6406
  • eric@ramsclub.com

Eric’s primary responsibilities as a Major Gift Director include the solicitation and cultivation of major gifts. He also works extensively with men’s basketball fundraising efforts.

He also provides color commentary for the UNC Basketball radio broadcast, working alongside Jones Angell.

Eric was a 4-year scholarship student-athlete on the UNC Basketball team from 1990-1994. During his time at Carolina, Eric played in two Final Fours and won the 1993 NCAA National Championship. He was drafted ninth overall in the 1993 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics and spent 10 years as a player in the NBA.

In addition to his work with The Rams Club he also founded the Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp benefitting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. He currently serves on the boards of Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation, Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, and Vaccine Ambassadors.

A native of Indianapolis, IN, Eric and his wife Laura currently live in Chapel Hill.

Jaelynn Murray
Communications Intern
  • 864-375-8714
  • jaelynn@ramsclub.com

Jaelynn Murray serves as a Communications Intern, with responsibilities that include social media content creation and graphic design for The Rams Club.

Before working with The Rams Club, Jaelynn Murray graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Information and Library Sciences and also obtained her master’s in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

Jaelynn is originally from Columbia, S.C. and also was a student-athlete on the women’s basketball team for five years and decided that she wanted to stay in Blue Heaven. Go Heels!

Katie O'Shaughnessy
Accounting Assistant & Gift Processing Administrator
  • 919-843-5392
  • katie@ramsclub.com

Katie serves as the Accounting Assistant and Gift Processing Administrator for the Rams Club. In this role, she is responsible for the accounts payable processes, as well as the posting of cash to the general ledger. She is also responsible for all the stock transactions.  Katie also assists with gift processing duties, and additional financial responsibilities as assigned.  

Katie graduated from Connecticut College in 1990, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then from Indiana University in 1993, with a master’s degree in Sport Management and Marketing. 

Prior to joining the Rams Club, Katie worked as a teacher assistant for Orange County Schools for 11 years, and previously served as the head Women’s Soccer Coach at Western Michigan University. 

Katie lives in Hillsborough with her husband Patrick. They have two children, Meghan, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2020, and Daniel, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2023. 

Deanna Patrick
Afternoon Receptionist
  • 919-843-6413
  • deanna@ramsclub.com

Deanna, a track and field scholarship student-athlete, graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining The Rams Club, Deanna worked as Childcare Director for the Metro Atlanta YMCA and as the School and Family Programs Director at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill.

A native of Casey, Ill. (The Little Town That Made It Big), she now resides in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jimmy, and their son, JT.

Seth Reeves
Senior Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6422
  • seth@ramsclub.com

Seth’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments.

Seth graduated from UNC in 2005 with his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration). He served in a number of roles with Tar Heel Sports Properties at UNC before joining The Rams Club in 2016. Prior to his time in Chapel Hill, Seth was a consultant for Accenture and also graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

A native of Newport News, Va., Seth now lives in Apex, N.C., with his wife, Wendy, and their two children, Jacob and Emily.

Jip Richards
Major Gifts Director
  • 919-962-9004
  • jip@ramsclub.com

Jip’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Jip also works as the fundraising liaison to the Fencing, Rowing, and Swimming & Diving programs.

Jip graduated from UNC in 2016 with his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration). He worked with Tar Heel Sports Properties at UNC before joining The Rams Club in 2017. In 2014, Jip graduated from Davidson College where he was a four-year letterman on the Wildcats baseball team.

A native of Davidson, N.C., Jip now resides in Chapel Hill.

Laura Caroline Rick
Director of Communications
  • 919-843-5796
  • lauracaroline@ramsclub.com

Laura Caroline serves as the Director of Communications, with primary responsibilities of coordinating print messaging and graphic design for The Rams Club.

Prior to joining The Rams Club, Laura Caroline served as the Communications, Marketing, and Website Coordinator for the UNC Greensboro School of Education and as the Assistant Director of Media Services for Campbell University Athletics.

A native of Autryville, N.C., and lifelong Tar Heel, Laura Caroline graduated from UNC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration and earned a master’s degree in sports counseling from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She lives in Greensboro with her husband, Ross, daughter Palmer Grey, and their dog and cat, Wrigley and Charlie.

Will Rimer
Director of Digital Communications
  • 919-843-6441
  • will@ramsclub.com

As the director of digital communications for The Rams Club, Will creates, develops and implements digital marketing campaigns.

After he graduated from Carolina in 2013 with a degree in journalism and German literature, Will worked as a production assistant at Fox Sports. He then served in a seasonal position with a professional soccer team in Charlotte as the director of operations before returning to Chapel Hill to work for the University, first with the journalism school then in the University’s central communications office. Will joined The Rams Club in Feb. 2020. He received a master’s degree from Carolina in digital communications with an emphasis on user experience in Nov. 2020.

A native of Charlotte, Will lives in Chapel Hill, where he loves volleyball, board games and social dancing.

Becca Shinnick
Assistant Manager of Carolina Hospitality
  • 919-843-7837
  • becca@ramsclub.com

As Assistant Manager of Carolina Hospitality, Becca assists with the scheduling and planning of Blue Zone events and assisting with game day hospitality operations.

She graduated from Clemson University in 2021 earning a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in Sports Communication. Throughout her college career, she interned for the Clemson Athletic Marketing Department as well as spent a summer interning for the Burlington Royals minor league baseball team.

Becca grew up in Hillsborough. She played competitive soccer, as well as high school tennis, basketball and soccer. When not playing sports, she enjoys watching the NFL and MLB.

Tim Smith
Deputy Director
  • 919-843-6448
  • tim@ramsclub.com

Tim is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Campaign for Carolina Athletics – a $500M effort to help secure the financial future of our Athletics program. In addition to leading our campaign efforts, Tim’s primary responsibilities include leading our Major Gift Team, serving as a Principal/Major Gift fundraiser and collaborating with our Executive Director and COO in providing oversight for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Tim will work closely with key UNC Athletic Department administrators and coaches, Rams Club staff, University Development leadership and our boards to ensure our success.

Tim graduated from UNC with his master’s in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) and has served in a number of roles at The Rams Club since joining the staff in 2005. Prior to his time in Chapel Hill, Tim was a consultant for Accenture and graduated from Boston College in 1997, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science and was captain of the Men’s Tennis team.

A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., Tim and his wife, Kristi, reside in Chapel Hill with their four children, Ella, Sienna, Tyler, and Hudson.

Jason Steinberg
Gift Processing Administrator
  • 919-843-6440
  • jason@ramsclub.com

Jason joined The Rams Club in September 2021 as the gift processing administrator.

Jason graduated from Carolina in 2009 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration), where he also was a student worker in the Ticket Office for UNC. Prior to joining The Rams Club, Jason served as Director of Ticket Services at East Carolina University, Associate Director of Ticket Operations for UNC and as a Ticket Office intern at Michigan State University.

A native of Whiteville, N.C., Jason currently lives in Durham.

Emily Stevens
Major Gifts Director, Scholarship Endowment and FORevHER Tar Heels
  • 919-843-3370
  • estevens@ramsclub.com

Emily’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital projects and sport endowments. In addition, she leads fundraising for the scholarship endowment and FORevHER Tar Heels.

Emily graduated from UNC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, double-major in Physical Education and Communication Studies. While an undergrad, Emily worked at the Phonathon, the Carolina Football Office with Coach Mack Brown, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with the late great Charlie Adams and as intern in The Rams Club.

Emily received a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University in 1997. After graduate school, she interned at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) with the National Association of Athletics Development Directors (NAADD) in Cleveland, Ohio, then worked as marketing manager at Host Communications, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, before returning to Chapel Hill as an account executive with Learfield at Tar Heel Sports Properties.

Since 2001, Emily has served in key Carolina fundraising roles across campus in the Office of University Development Office, the Arts & Sciences Foundation, the UNC Health Foundation and The Rams Club (2019).

Emily was born in Norfolk, Va., Tar Heel bred in Smithfield, N.C., and resides in Chapel Hill.

Kensley Sutton
Accountant
  • 919-843-5711
  • kensley@ramsclub.com

Kensley serves as an accountant for The Rams Club and is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of Finance with all financial-related matters, including reconciling investments, tracking capital projects and various account reconciliations.

Kensley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School. She then earned her Master of Accounting from UNC Kenan-Flagler in 2021. During her time at Carolina, she worked in Football Recruiting & Operations, served as the Carolina Athletic Association President and served as the Chair of the Student Ram Advisory Board.

A native of Clinton, N.C., Kensley now lives in Raleigh.

Matt Terrell
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
  • 919-843-6412
  • matt@ramsclub.com

Matt is the Chief Strategy & Communications Officer. In his role, Matt works closely with the staff and The Rams Club boards to develop best strategic practices for the organization. He also oversees the communications program for the organization.

Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College before earning a master’s in Sport Management from the University of Richmond.

Prior to his time with The Rams Club, Matt has worked in athletic departments at Davidson, SMU, and East Tennessee State, and enjoyed a previous stint with The Rams Club.

A native of North Carolina and current resident of Cary, Matt and his wife, Kat, have two daughters, Kaylee and Reagan.

Robin Ungano
Human Resources Administrator
  • 919-843-5771
  • robin@ramsclub.com

Robin currently serves at the Human Resources liaison, providing payroll and benefit management to the Rams Club staff. Her previous role was supporting the Chief Operations Officer along with performing the afternoon Reception Desk responsibilities.

Robin graduated with a B.A. from the University of South Carolina. Prior to her work with The Rams Club, Robin was employed by IBM Corporation with 31 years of service. Her career primarily focused on providing financial, marketing, and administrative support to the Global Sales Executive Team.

Robin volunteers with Collie Rescue of the Carolinas. She assists with the care of the Collies available for adoption and educates adults and children on the requirements of responsible dog ownership.

A native of Spotswood, N.J., Robin and her husband, Greg, reside in the community of Silk Hope.

Keana Upshaw
Assistant Director of Stewardship
  • 919-962-5555
  • keana@ramsclub.com

Keana serves as the Assistant Director of Stewardship. Her primary responsibility is servicing members and stewarding all gifts to The Rams Club. She works alongside the Director of Stewardship and Member Services team to ensure Rams Club members feel the life-changing impact of their giving. Additionally, Keana supports the FORevHER Tar Heels campaign and Mentor Program, providing our female student-athletes with the resources to be successful in school and life after sport.

Keana earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and a master’s in Sport Administration from UNC in 2022. During graduate school, she served as a Graduate Assistant for The Rams Club, assisting the Members Services team before being promoted to the Assistant Director of Stewardship. Prior to joining The Rams Club staff, Keana worked for Learfield IMG College at Oklahoma doing Ticket Sales & Services.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Keana now lives in Chapel Hill.

Sarah Watson
Director of Stewardship
  • 919-843-3466
  • sarah@ramsclub.com

Sarah serves as the Director of Stewardship. Her primary responsibility is developing and managing a comprehensive stewardship plan to ensure all gifts to The Rams Club are appropriately acknowledged and recognized. She works to create personalized touches for donors that demonstrate the life-changing impact of their giving. Additionally, Sarah supports the FORevHER Tar Heels Mentor Program, which provides our women student-athletes with a unique opportunity to establish relationships with successful Carolina alumnae and donors.

Sarah earned a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science – Sport Administration from UNC in 2015 and a M.A. in Sport Administration from UNC in 2020. During graduate school, she served as a Graduate Assistant for The Rams Club, primarily assisting the Member Services team before being promoted to Assistant Director of Stewardship. Prior to joining The Rams Club staff, Sarah worked for UNC Health, UNC Athletic Event Management and the UNC Athletic Ticket Office.

A native of Lumberton, N.C., Sarah now lives in Chapel Hill.

Connor Weishaar
Director of Ticketing & Parking Operations
  • 919-843-6404
  • connor@ramsclub.com

Connor serves as the Director of Ticketing and Parking for The Rams Club. He was hired in April of 2022.

Connor graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a business minor. Connor also graduated from Texas Christian University with his MBA in 2020.

Prior to joining The Rams Club, Connor served as the Director of Ticket Operations at Baylor University. Before Baylor, Connor was the Graduate Assistant for Ticket Operations at TCU.

Dawn Williams
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-3363
  • dwilliams@ramsclub.com

Dawn serves as Assistant Director of the Major Gifts team, assisting with membership communication, stewardship, special events and fundraising.  Previously, she worked as a Development Associate for the Major Gifts team.

She is a graduate of Peace College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a B.A. in Speech Communications. Prior to joining the Rams Club staff, Dawn worked in the UNC Football Department as the morning receptionist, and as an assistant for Game Day recruiting events.

Dawn Is originally from Oxford, N.C., and currently resides in Chapel Hill. She has three daughters: Taylor, Meredith and Emily.

Mary Brooke Wright
Accountant
  • 919-962-1116
  • marybrooke@ramsclub.com

Mary Brooke serves as Accountant for the Rams Club and is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer and Controller with all financial related matters including processing vendor invoices, tracking capital projects, and various account reconciliations.

Mary Brooke graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and then continued to receive a degree in Accounting from Guilford College in 2011. Prior to coming to work for the Rams Club in 2015, she worked in tax accounting, and as a Financial Analyst/Accountant for a large educational publishing firm in Greensboro, N.C. Originally from Siler City, N.C, Mary Brooke currently resides in Chapel Hill and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Diane Aldridge
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
Brody Barnum
Member Services Intern
Jayne Barnwell
Major Gifts Administrator
Brian Bersticker
Director of Member Services
Cathy Brickhouse
Morning Receptionist
Jordan Buck
Director of Campaign Operations
Gary Burns
Senior Major Gifts Director
Karlie Cain
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
Brian Chacos
Major Gifts Director
Joe Chapman
Development Associate for Membership
Emily Coble
Senior Director of Finance
Sophia Czekalski
Communications Intern
Lizzie Dawson
Director of Innovation and Data Management
Lizzie Hill
Director of Principal & Major Gift Donor Relations
Janine Holland
Administrative Coordinator
Merionne Hunt
Member Services Intern
Kim Jones
Director of Special Events
Matt Jones
Senior Data Analyst
Ken Mack
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
Madison Massey
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Manager
Lewis Mickey
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
John Montgomery
Executive Director
Eric Montross
Senior Major Gifts Director
Jaelynn Murray
Communications Intern
Katie O'Shaughnessy
Accounting Assistant & Gift Processing Administrator
Deanna Patrick
Afternoon Receptionist
Seth Reeves
Senior Director of Major Gifts
Jip Richards
Major Gifts Director
Laura Caroline Rick
Director of Communications
Will Rimer
Director of Digital Communications
Becca Shinnick
Assistant Manager of Carolina Hospitality
Tim Smith
Deputy Director
Jason Steinberg
Gift Processing Administrator
Emily Stevens
Major Gifts Director, Scholarship Endowment and FORevHER Tar Heels
Kensley Sutton
Accountant
Matt Terrell
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
Robin Ungano
Human Resources Administrator
Keana Upshaw
Assistant Director of Stewardship
Sarah Watson
Director of Stewardship
Connor Weishaar
Director of Ticketing & Parking Operations
Dawn Williams
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
Mary Brooke Wright
Accountant
Name Job Contacts
Diane Aldridge Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
  • 919-843-6408
  • diane@ramsclub.com
Brody Barnum Member Services Intern
  • 919-962-9006
  • brody@ramsclub.com
Jayne Barnwell Major Gifts Administrator
  • 919-843-2548
  • jayne@ramsclub.com
Brian Bersticker Director of Member Services
  • 919-843-6437
  • brian@ramsclub.com
Cathy Brickhouse Morning Receptionist
  • 919-843-6411
  • cathy@ramsclub.com
Jordan Buck Director of Campaign Operations
  • 919-843-0428
  • jordan@ramsclub.com
Gary Burns Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6405
  • gary@ramsclub.com
Karlie Cain Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
  • 919-843-3856
  • karlie@ramsclub.com
Brian Chacos Major Gifts Director
  • 404-861-7735
  • chacos@ramsclub.com
Joe Chapman Development Associate for Membership
  • 919-962-5874
  • joe@ramsclub.com
Emily Coble Senior Director of Finance
  • 919-843-6424
  • emily@ramsclub.com
Sophia Czekalski Communications Intern
  • 919-962-1044
  • sophia@ramsclub.com
Lizzie Dawson Director of Innovation and Data Management
  • 919-962-9163
  • lizzie@ramsclub.com
Lizzie Hill Director of Principal & Major Gift Donor Relations
  • 919-445-1488
  • lhill@ramsclub.com
Janine Holland Administrative Coordinator
  • 919-843-6431
  • janine@ramsclub.com
Merionne Hunt Member Services Intern
  • 919-962-1063
  • merionne@ramsclub.com
Kim Jones Director of Special Events
  • 919-843-6433
  • kim@ramsclub.com
Matt Jones Senior Data Analyst
  • 919-843-2124
  • mjones@ramsclub.com
Ken Mack Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
  • 919-843-6410
  • ken@ramsclub.com
Madison Massey Carolina Athletic Hospitality Manager
  • 919-843-3058
  • madison@ramsclub.com
Lewis Mickey Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6445
  • lewis@ramsclub.com
John Montgomery Executive Director
  • 919-843-2000
  • john@ramsclub.com
Eric Montross Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6406
  • eric@ramsclub.com
Jaelynn Murray Communications Intern
  • 864-375-8714
  • jaelynn@ramsclub.com
Katie O'Shaughnessy Accounting Assistant & Gift Processing Administrator
  • 919-843-5392
  • katie@ramsclub.com
Deanna Patrick Afternoon Receptionist
  • 919-843-6413
  • deanna@ramsclub.com
Seth Reeves Senior Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6422
  • seth@ramsclub.com
Jip Richards Major Gifts Director
  • 919-962-9004
  • jip@ramsclub.com
Laura Caroline Rick Director of Communications
  • 919-843-5796
  • lauracaroline@ramsclub.com
Will Rimer Director of Digital Communications
  • 919-843-6441
  • will@ramsclub.com
Becca Shinnick Assistant Manager of Carolina Hospitality
  • 919-843-7837
  • becca@ramsclub.com
Tim Smith Deputy Director
  • 919-843-6448
  • tim@ramsclub.com
Jason Steinberg Gift Processing Administrator
  • 919-843-6440
  • jason@ramsclub.com
Emily Stevens Major Gifts Director, Scholarship Endowment and FORevHER Tar Heels
  • 919-843-3370
  • estevens@ramsclub.com
Kensley Sutton Accountant
  • 919-843-5711
  • kensley@ramsclub.com
Matt Terrell Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
  • 919-843-6412
  • matt@ramsclub.com
Robin Ungano Human Resources Administrator
  • 919-843-5771
  • robin@ramsclub.com
Keana Upshaw Assistant Director of Stewardship
  • 919-962-5555
  • keana@ramsclub.com
Sarah Watson Director of Stewardship
  • 919-843-3466
  • sarah@ramsclub.com
Connor Weishaar Director of Ticketing & Parking Operations
  • 919-843-6404
  • connor@ramsclub.com
Dawn Williams Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-3363
  • dwilliams@ramsclub.com
Mary Brooke Wright Accountant
  • 919-962-1116
  • marybrooke@ramsclub.com
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel Diane Aldridge
Major Gifts Administrator Jayne Barnwell
Director of Member Services Brian Bersticker
Director of Campaign Operations Jordan Buck
Senior Major Gifts Director Gary Burns
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts Karlie Cain
Development Associate for Membership Joe Chapman
Senior Director of Finance Emily Coble
Director of Innovation and Data Management Lizzie Dawson
Director of Principal & Major Gift Donor Relations Lizzie Hill
Administrative Coordinator Janine Holland
Director of Special Events Kim Jones
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts Ken Mack
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Manager Madison Massey
Assistant Director of Major Gifts Lewis Mickey
Senior Major Gifts Director Eric Montross
Accounting Assistant & Gift Processing Administrator Katie O'Shaughnessy
Senior Director of Major Gifts Seth Reeves
Director of Digital Communications Will Rimer
Assistant Manager of Carolina Hospitality Becca Shinnick
Gift Processing Administrator Jason Steinberg
Major Gifts Director, Scholarship Endowment and FORevHER Tar Heels Emily Stevens
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer Matt Terrell
Human Resources Administrator Robin Ungano
Assistant Director of Stewardship Keana Upshaw
Director of Stewardship Sarah Watson
Director of Ticketing & Parking Operations Connor Weishaar
Assistant Director of Major Gifts Dawn Williams

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From time to time, The Rams Club will have positions available on any of our internal teams. We encourage you to check here often for the most recent job postings.

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Executive board of directors

The following members serve on The Rams Club executive board of directors:

Officers  
Don WilliamsChairCharlotte, NC
Anne LloydVice ChairCary, NC
Steve VetterPast ChairGreensboro, NC
Milt PettyTreasurerBurlington, NC
Tom MannSecretaryRaleigh, NC
Investment Committee Term
Munroe CobeyChapel Hill, NC2022
Tom ChewningChapel Hill, NC2023
Ken WilliamsBurlington, NC2024
Lowry CaudillDurham, NC2025
Frank BrennerGreensboro, NC2026
At-Large Members Term
Melanie BieseChapel Hill, NC2022
Chuck DuckettWinston-Salem, NC2022
Brian GolsonAustin, TX2023
Jim SigmanCharlotte, NC2023
Alan CaldwellKernersville, NC2024
Alge CrumplerSuwanee, GA2024
Don HardisonLa Jolla, CA2024
Vaughn MooreSt. Charles, IL2024
Sharon RothwellChapel Hill, NC2024
Iv CulpHigh Point, NC2025
Michael KennedyAtlanta, GA2025
Donna Curtis McClatcheyRaleigh, NC2025
Chancellor Director 
David RouthVica Chancellor for Development
Trustee Directors Term
Dave BoliekFayetteville, NC 2022
Ralph MeekinsShelby, NC2022
Ex-Officio Members 
Bubba CunninghamDirector of Athletics
Lissa BroomeFaculty Athletics Representative
Bill BunchOutside Legal Counsel
Paul FrigaStrategy Consultant

Board of advisors

The following members are currently serving on The Rams Club board of advisors:

Class of 2022Term Expires 6/30/2022
Dewey BurkeDenver, CO
Casey BurnsNew York, NY
Donna GuttermanRaleigh, NC
Joseph HighChapel Hill, NC
Choots HumphriesCary, NC
Katie LoovisChapel Hill, NC
Scott SimontonNew York, NY
Aaron WrightWake Forest, NC
Class of 2023Term Expires 6/30/2023
Manish AtmaChapel Hill, NC
Josh ClarkNew York, NY
Myla Lai-GoldmanChapel Hill, NC
Matt MerlettiApex, NC
Aurelia Stafford MonkGreenville, NC
Ryan SaundersCharlotte, NC
Amy Whittier ShroffMyrtle Beach, SC
David StoneGreensboro, NC
Rick WebbCary, NC
Class of 2024Term Expires 6/30/2024
Ashley BeaverCharlotte, NC
Marty BelleSummerville, SC
Britta Williams BrownDetroit, MI
Michael BurnsLa Jolla, CA
Jen Halsey EvansChapel Hill, NC
Susan GrossWilmington, NC
Frank Kenan IICharleston, SC
Matthew LaycockLos Angeles, CA
Tim MinorChapel Hill, NC
Da’Norris SearcySpring, TX