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


Grace Leitner, Graduate Professional Assistant 

Favorite book: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Favorite quote: “Your past is a part of who you are, but you are not tethered to it in the future.” – Dr. Al Fuertes
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite places to visit: New York City; Bologna, Italy; London, United Kingdom
CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Includer, Developer, Positivity, and Achiever





Emma Snyder, Graduate Professional Assistant 

Favorite Book: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Favorite Quote: “Everything, in time.”
Favorite Movie:A Walk to Remember or Black Widow, and Marvel Universe
Favorite Place To Visit: Outer Banks
Clifton Strengths: Developer, Includer, Learner, Empathy, and Restorative





Andy Brown, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite book: The Song of Achilles
  • Favorite quote: “life is short, talk fast.” – Lorelai Gilmore
  • Favorite movie: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Favorite place to visit: The beach
  • Clifton strengths: Strategic, Context, Adaptability, Relator, Responsibility


Sena Julsdorf, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite book: The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • Favorite quote: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald,  The Great Gatsby
  • Favorite movie: Avengers: Endgame
  • Favorite place to visit: Copenhagen, Washington D.C, Osaka
  • CliftonStrengths: Context, Communication, Individualization, Intellection and Woo


Gracia Melendez, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite Book: Landline by Rainbow Rowel
  • Favorite Quote: “Happiness is just a teardrop away” ~ Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2
  • Favorite Movie: About Time
  • Favorite Place to Visit: Shenandoah Mountains during the fall or spring
  • CliftonStrengths: Strategic, Arranger, Communication, Includer, and Developer


Megan Switz, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 
  • Favorite Quote:“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
  • Favorite Movie:How to train your dragon
  • Favorite Place to Visit: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • CliftonStrengths: Individualization, Learner, Communication, Input, and Achiever  


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 


Maddie Bridgewater, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favorite Quote: “To work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscious demand…”- Ethel Switzer Howard ΧI
  • Favorite Movie: The Mummy
  • Favorite Place to Visit: I love going to the beach, specifically a Florida beach with the soft sand!
  • CliftonStrengths: Positivity, Self-Assurance, Communication, Strategic, and Developer