Staff Bios

Nick Lennon, Director
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom  
Favorite Quote: 
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
Favorite Movie: 
Good Will Hunting
Favorite Place to Visit: 
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Connectedness, Learner, Developer, and Relator


Lisa Snyder, Associate Director
Favorite Book: Hunger Games, My Sister’s Keeper, Goodnight Moon, and Guess How Much I Love You
Favorite Quote: 
“Hope is the little voice you hear whisper “maybe” when it seems the entire world is shouting “no!” 
Favorite Movie:
Perks of Being a Wall Flower, Moana, Coco, and The Greatest Showman 
Favorite Place to Visit: 
the beach
CliftonStrengths: Developer, Empathy, Positivity, Responsibility, and Adaptability


Phil Rippa, Office Manager
Favorite Book: The Martian
Favorite Quote:
“We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” – Fred Rogers
Favorite Movie:
The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Favorite Place to Visit:
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Achiever, Developer, Relator, Strategic


Deborah Fasholé-Luke, Graduate Assistant 

Favorite Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Favorite Quote: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”- Nelson Mandela
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music or The Parent Trap
Favorite Place To Visit: Cape Town, South Africa
Clifton Strengths: Restorative, Deliberative, Connectedness, Intellection, Analytical





Kevin Jimenez, Practicum Student 

Favorite Book: Alice in Wonderland
Favorite Quote:Without new ideas, success can become stale
Favorite Movie: Joker
Favorite Place To Visit: Walt Disney World
Clifton Strengths: Adaptability, Harmony, Analytical, Responsibility, & Deliberative





Jordan Anderson, Student Office Assistant

Favorite book: The Hate You Give
Favorite movie: San Andreas 2
Favorite quote: “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.”
Favorite place to visit: Atlanta, Georgia
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Consistency, Futuristic, Connectedness, and Includer






Nicole Brandt, Leadership Consultant

Favorite book: A Walk Across the Sun, Addison Corban
Favorite quote: “If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future!”- Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Favorite movie: Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki
Favorite place to visit: Mackinaw, Michigan
Clifton Strengths: Discipline, Learner, Arranger, Developer, and Harmony






Angela Craven, Leadership Consultant

Favorite book: Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox
Favorite quote: “Sometimes you make choices in life, but sometimes those choices make you.”
Favorite movie: Tucker and Dale V.S. Evil
Favorite place to visit: Zakopane National Park, Poland (and hike all day!)
Clifton Strengths: Includer, Developer, Positivity, Individualization, and Harmony.


Isabella Cuevas, Leadership Consultant

Favorite book: ¿Dónde está la franja amarilla?
Favorite quote: “To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair.”
Favorite movie: I Origins
Favorite place to visit: new places
Clifton Strengths: Connectedness, strategic, ideation, learner, and achiever


Pipa Pipa, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Favorite Quote: “Promise me you’ll always remember; you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
Favorite Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, & The Rise of Skywalker
Favorite Place to Visit: Sisters Thai & DeClue Coffee
CliftonStrengths: Futuristic, Restorative, Focus, Significance & Relator


Joe Quintanilla, Leadership Consultant

Favorite book: The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Favorite quote: The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter how others see you.”
Wendy Mass
Favorite movie: Flags of Our Fathers
Favorite place to visit: Rome IT, Split Croatia, Quebec City, Palma Spain, Vancouver BC, and Alaska
Clifton Strengths: Arranger, Achiever, Context, Empathy, Developer


Sam Whetzler, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite Book: Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft because it allows everyone to learn about differences and growth of character 
  • Favorite Quote: “Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable” Peter McWilliams because I have grown to learn outside of the box 
  • Favorite Movie: Ghostbusters: Answer the Call because I just love the female empowerment of this movie and it is hilarious  
  • Favorite Place to Visit: The beach, any beach because I do not get to visit beaches a lot 
  • CliftonStrengths: Discipline, Focus, Learner, Intellection, and Consistency