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 Recreation & Wellness 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
Assistant Director, Recreation & Wellness
Director, Team QUEST
I have been with Team QUEST since 2012 as a student facilitator, intern, graduate assistant and now director of the program. I am excited to continue playing a positive role in the growth and development of all the Team QUEST facilitators, the program and Recreation and Wellness in general. I love all aspects of Team QUEST and absolutely believe we offer unique programming that encourages and instigates growth for our participants and ourselves. I am interested in the nexus of experiential education as peace education and community development and will begin pursuing a PhD soon with that focus in mind. I believe understanding the intricacies of team and group dynamics/development is essential to inclusive and positive communities whether that be social, academic or corporate communities.
Graduate Assistant, Team QUEST
I have been working for Recreation & Wellness since 2013. I have worked my way to serving as the Team QUEST Graduate Assistant and have enjoyed every minute of my employment. I am pursuing my Masters in Therapeutic Recreation and hope to go on serving those who have served our country by working for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Team QUEST has provided me with the tools needed to further develop as a professional and a facilitator.
I enjoyed seeing participants surprise themselves when they complete a challenge on the ropes course with the support of their group. As well as seeing participants experience their “light bulb” moment during initiatives. I look forward to applying what I learn at Team QUEST to my future career.
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 UNC Greensboro.
My name is Natasha and I have been with TEAM QUEST since 2011. It was the second “real job” I ever had but it is the first real job that I LOVE!! Co-workers are friends who make every program experiential, fun & rememberable. Even though it is my job to help participants discover something new about themselves, I feel that I discover something about myself and my team in return. I’ve never had a job where I have experienced such GROWTH and am excited to see what the next many years with TEAM QUEST has in store!
I have been working with TQ since 2014, and have loved every moment of it. I really enjoy swinging around on the high ropes course, and leading participants through all the elements we have to offer. This job has helped me grow so much with facilitating groups, and have opened up so many more opportunities for me, professionally, as I am looking to pursue a career with Outward Bound. Some of my hobbies include whitewater paddling, parkour/gymnastics, rock climbing, and really anything outdoors. Also I’m a HUGE nerd (Star Wars, mainly).
Alicia is so happy to be a part of Team QUEST. She is married to Eric Brown and they have two children, Tyler and Kailey. Alicia is a licensed professional counselor and a facilitator with Team QUEST. She loves seeing participants step out of their comfort zone to complete a challenge, gaining confidence to take back to their everyday world. Alicia enjoys anything outdoors with friends and family, traveling, bible studies, reading, roller coasters, bungee jumping and anything daring!
My name is Brianna Coor and I am a rising junior at UNCG. I have been a Facilitator at Team QUEST for about 5 months now. I absolutely love my job and what I love the most about it would have to be working with an amazing staff. Also, I enjoy meeting new people through programs and I am thankful for the continuous learning experience that I am a part of.
I enjoy seeing our participants learn something through their experience here, especially something with a deeper meaning. You can see their light bulb flash and that ‘oh, I got it!’ moment is priceless. I, also, love the individuality as facilitators that we all have here at Team QUEST. We all do things in our own way and still achieve the same goal.
Evan Small currently serves at Elon University, where he works in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and teaches in the Adventure-Based Learning minor. Evan has his M.Ed. in Adventure Based Learning from Plymouth State University and is pursuing a PhD from UNC-G. Evan’s background includes many years of challenge course facilitation experience as well as work in environmental education, wilderness therapy, and outdoor education. Evan is a strong believer in the power of experiential education and loves to see people challenge themselves and learn through experience.
Frances is pursuing her Masters in Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro and is a current teaching assistant for CST 105: Introduction to Communication Studies. She earned her B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (now School of Media and Journalism) in 2008. She has an interest in experiential education and enjoys experiencing the “ah-ha” moments along with participants of all ages and backgrounds through Team QUEST’s innovative initiatives.
Heather has a M.S. in clinical mental health counseling from UNCG and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in counseling and counselor education from UNCG.
Isaiah is a senior double majoring in Communications and Public Health Education with a Concentration in Community Health Education.He is from Warsaw, North Carolina.He is an active member in the public health honorary Eta Sigma Gamma. In his spare time he enjoys dancing, jogging, and weight training. His favorite thing about Team QUEST is that it gives him the opportunity to help groups grow and experience growth with them as well.
Being a facilitator at TQ has shown light to different perspectives, from facilitators to participants, on how people decide to solve problems. By gathering these different perspectives, it has helped me become more open minded & agreeable towards different subjects, & helped me gain interest towards many new things. Also, being able to work with & learn from fellow facilitators is a definite plus.
Lindsey Vega was born and raised in McLeansville, North Carolina, a small town just outside of Greensboro. She began her college journey at UNC-Charlotte but later transferred to UNC-Greensboro where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. While attending UNCG, Lindsey worked in her field as a Business Development Executive and volunteered with local youth enrichment organizations. After volunteering for several years, it became evident that a career change was necessary in order to follow her dreams. In February of 2014, she left her career and began working with AmeriCorps VISTA as an Academic Enrichment Specialist which later led to a position with Guilford County Schools as a high school business teacher. Working within a high school setting only fueled her passion to continue her education in order to better serve adolescents and emerging adults. Lindsey is currently a graduate student at UNCG working on the completion of her Master’s Degree in College Counseling and Student Development. Lindsey is beyond excited to be working with Team QUEST while attending UNCG. Through her role as a Team QUEST Facilitator, she is able to put into practice what she has learned in her program.
My name is Mikayla Smith, I am a senior at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My major is Therapeutic Recreation and I have a passion to help people of all abilities to better themselves. I love to be high in the trees or riding my horse, anything outdoors. Team QUEST is my second family and I find joy in watching groups overcome challenge’s.
Scott has been facilitating groups for years in many different settings. When he is not challenging groups to step out of their comfort zones, he enjoys spending time with his family and expressing his creative side through art and music.
“I really enjoying working a wide variety of people and groups and watching them step out of their comfort zone and into a place where they can grow, both individually and collectively. And if you get to do that in an outdoor “classroom” it’s even better.”
Hello! My name is Shelby Clark and I am a junior at UNCG studying therapeutic recreation. I have hopes of becoming an occupational therapist after my journey at UNCG. I LOVE helping others. Weather that be to learn something new or just holding a door for someone. Helping others makes my heart happy. Team QUEST is a great place for me to help people learn new things through experiences. TQ is a great place to have a great time and learn something new not only about yourself, but your peers as well. I also love the technical piece of working for TQ. Being on the ropes course is my element and is another thing that just makes me genuinely happy.
Will has been part of UNC Greensboro since 2008. In 2013 he earned 2 Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and History followed, in 2015, by a Masters of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies. Over the years he has held a variety of roles in several student affairs offices on campus. Will is currently applying for a PhD.
“I enjoy working with a wide variety of groups, ranging from incoming first year students to our corporate and community groups. I love working at Team QUEST to create authentic growing spaces for participants to discover who they are as individuals and guiding them to applying those same discoveries to their overall group. Not only do i enjoy watching and guiding participants to grow, I also see every program as an opportunity for me to grow and increase my effectiveness as a facilitator, while adding my own style of facilitation to the mix”