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Team QUEST

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Employment and Staff

Interviews for new Team QUEST facilitators are held each academic year. If you would like to learn more about becoming part of the Team QUEST crew please download the Team QUEST Facilitator Job Description. If interested in becoming a part of our team, please visit the Campus Recreation Employment page and complete the on-line application.

Our Team QUEST staff includes a diverse group of individuals and this provides us with the opportunity to conduct peer based facilitation. With staff members ranging from professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students, we are intentional about pairing groups to the most appropriate staff members. Below are just a few of the great TQ facilitators we have working for us.


Meet Our Staff

Paul Harmelin

Paul Harmelin

Paul earned his M.S. in Recreation and Sport Science with an emphasis in Outdoor and Experiential Education from Ohio University in 2005. Paul has been working with challenge courses and in the field of Experiential Education for 9 years. Following graduate school, he remained with Ohio University as the Coordinator for the Outdoor Pursuits program overseeing their challenge course. Paul returned to the Central New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive. Realizing his true passion was in Experiential Education Paul moved to Greensboro, NC in the winter of 2009 to serve as the Assistant Director with Team QUEST. During a brief 16-month hiatus from full-time employment with Team QUEST, Paul explored N.C. Experiential Education through facilitation opportunities with many team and leadership development programs around the state. In addition to his work with facilitation, Paul is a regular contributor to the Association for Experiential Education where he has served on two regional conference committees and is currently the Membership Chair for the Southeast Region.


Frannie Varker

Frannie Varker

Frannie is currently pursuing a Masters in Parks and Recreation Management, as well as a Post Baccalaureate Certification in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently the Park Manager for Green Valley Park and a Volunteer Coordinator for The Center for New North Carolinians.

“I most enjoy those moments when participants reach a connection with each other that they didn’t have previously. Sometimes it is a quiet look or gesture and sometimes someone screams for gets really excited! Regardless, I know I have been successful and that is a really great feeling!”


Callie Auman

Callie Auman

Callie is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Psychology at UNC Greensboro. She enjoys facilitating at Team QUEST because she has a passion for helping others grow as individuals and groups.

“Even though participants are typically only with us for one day, it is unreal to see how people learn to come together as a team, rather than just relying on themselves.”


Dr. Jessica McCall

Dr. Jessica McCall

Dr. McCall has her Ph.D. from UNC Greensboro in Curriculum and Teaching and is a current Basic Course Director in Communication Studies here at UNCG.

 

 

 


Natasha Tyson

Natasha Tyson

Natasha is working towards her bachelors majoring in Public Health Education and minoring in American Sign Language and Communication Studies. She is very active on campus working as a Tutor for Special Support Services, A Peer Academic Leader, A Registration Assistant, A Labor Monitor in Special Support Services and a Special Events Technician at the EUC.

“I enjoy connecting with participants from such an array of backgrounds. Not only do I facilitate their process with experiential education but they impact and increase my growth as a facilitator as well. It is a learning experience for everyone that goes beyond anything that could ever be obtained in a classroom.”


Eileen Hogan

Eileen Hogan

Eileen has her M.S. in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University as well as her M.S. in Community Counseling and Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling, both from UNC Greensboro. Eileen is the director of TigerLife Consulting, providing leadership coaching, team development experiences, and personal growth opportunities for businesses and individuals. Eileen is also a Feedback Coach/Adjunct Staff for the Center for Creative Leadership.

“I like being a facilitator with Team QUEST because I get to help people create life-changing opportunities out of every day learning experiences. It is exciting to watch people stretch into new possibilities for themselves.”


Jason Shermer

Jason Shermer

Jason holds a B.S. in Business Management from UNCG and is currently a Senior Assessment Resource Specialist at the Center for Creative Leadership.

“I enjoy assisting others with experiential learning while being outdoors in fun and challenging environments. Group facilitation is a rewarding process to me: being part of our participant’s personal growth is engaging and exciting. Working with exercises that are constantly filled with new ideas and ways of doing things is as equally beneficial to me as it is to our participants.”


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