Employment and Staff

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Employment and Staff

TQ Staff PictureInterviews for new Team QUEST facilitators are held each academic year. If interested in becoming a part of our team, please visit the Recreation & Wellness Employment page and complete the on-line application.

TQ Staff PictureOur 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


Frannie Varker

Frannie Varker

Assistant Director, Recreation and Wellness
Director, Team QUEST
Hired at Team QUEST in 2012

Frannie has a M.S. in Community Recreation Management and a M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies both from UNCG. She is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundation at UNCG.

Frannie began at TQ as a student facilitator, moved into the role of intern and then graduate assistant. She has been in her current role as Assistant Director since 2015 and is 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 is pursuing my PhD with this 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.”


Jenn Grenier

Jenn Grenier

Graduate Assistant
Hired at Team Quest in 2017

Jenn has a B.A. in Anthropology from UNCG and is working towards a M.S. in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Community Recreation at UNCG.

“Working at Team QUEST has allowed me to grow as a facilitator and as an individual. Participants and other TQ facilitators encourage me out of my comfort zone with each program I work. I also enjoy the time I get to spend on the course out at Piney Lake.”


Dr. Jessica McCall

Dr. Jessica McCall

Hired at Team QUEST in 2004

Dr. McCall has her Ph.D. from UNC Greensboro in Curriculum and Teaching.

Natasha Tyson

Natasha Tyson

Hired at Team QUEST in 2011

“Team QUEST 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 & memorable. 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!”


Camaron Loritts

Camaron Loritts

Hired at Team QUEST in 2016

Camaron is working towards a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation at UNCG.

“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

Evan Small

Hired at Team QUEST in 2014

Evan has a M.eD in Adventure-Based Learning from Plymouth State University and is Pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership with a focus in experiential education from UNCG. He also works as the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventures at Elon University.

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 Rodenbough

Frances Rodenbough

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

Frances has a M.A. in Communication Studies from UNCG and currently teaches at Elon University’s School of Communication.

“I have an interest in experiential education and enjoy experiencing the “ah-ha” moments along with participants of all ages and backgrounds through Team QUEST’s innovative initiatives.”


Heather Mayton

Heather Mayton

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

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.

Keisei Sugahara

Keisei Sugahara

Hired at Team QUEST in 2016

“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.”


Mikayla Smith

Mikayla Smith

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

Mikayla has a M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNCG.

“I have a passion to help people of all abilities to better themselves. Team QUEST is my second family and I find joy in watching groups overcome challenges.”


Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Hired at Team QUEST in 2014

“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.”


Will Muehl

Will Muehl

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

Will has a B.A. in Anthropology and History from UNCG. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Leadership from UNCG.

“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. TQ has given me an amazing sense of community both in the workplace and outside of it. I look forward coming to work everyday to be with my office family.”


Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown

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!


Shelby Clark

Shelby Clark

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

Shelby is working towards at B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation at UNCG.

“I LOVE helping others. 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.”


Jessica Twitchell

Jessica “Twitch” Twitchell

Hired at Team QUEST in 2017

Twitch has a B.A. in Sociology and International & Global Studies. She is working towards a Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

“Team QUEST is where I get to geek out and do what I really love. The fun and learning never stops!”


Julian Jones

Julian Jones

Hired at Team QUEST in 2017

Julian is working towards a B.S. in Kinesiology.

“I like Team Quest because of the welcoming environment. Every time I walk into the TQ suite or see another facilitator I’m greeted with a smiling face.”


Kate McKenzie

Kate McKenzie

Hired at Team QUEST in 2017

Kate has a B.S. in Organizational Change and is working towards a Masters in Community and Therapeutic Recreation.

“I love the culture at Team QUEST– being around people who care about growth through experience helps me be better both at TQ and outside of it. I started working at TQ to get some good leadership experience and learn more about experiential education, but I’m definitely hooked!”


Kelsey Blount

Keleigh Blount

Hired at Team QUEST in 2017

Keleigh is working towards a Ph.D in Rehabilitation Counseling and & Rehabilitation Counselor Education at NCA&T. She also works as a therapist.

“I love the TQ community. We are all experiential learners and educators, it’s like a family and it feels good to welcome the groups we facilitate into our family.”


Zoey Huston

Zoey Huston

Hired at Team QUEST in 2015

Zoey is working towards at B.S. in Recreation and Parks Managements with a concentration in Community Recreation and Event Planning.

Erin Coates

Erin Coates

Hired at Team QUEST in 2016

Erin has a M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UNCG.

John Berkley

John Berkley

Hired at Team QUEST in 1999


Brianna Vascos

Brianna Vascos

Hired at Team QUEST in 2011


Andrea Britton

Andrea Britton

Hired at Team QUEST in 2017