Summer Staff

Logan Hamlyn

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: hamlynlg@jmu.edu

Logan Hamlyn

Housing Operations

Logan is a proud alumni of JMU, having graduated in 2015. She is currently in her second year of her doctoral program, and will graduate with her AuD in 2019. She is rejoining the Conference Services team for her fourth year, growing, and storing, her knowledge of all things conferencing within the volume of her hair.

Fun Facts:
– Currently working on her CDL license.
– She was born in Germany.
– Loves watching StarTrek re-runs on BBC.

Favorite Quote:
“Logan Grace Hamlyn is an outstanding citizen and scholar.” – Barack Obama and Amy Poehler in unison, probably.

Mikayla Comer

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: comermp@jmu.edu

Mikayla Comer

Conference Administrator

Mikayla is a rising senior at JMU studying Health Sciences with a minor in Substance Abuse Prevention. Mikayla is from the Shenandoah Valley and graduated from Spotswood High School in 2013. She aspires to be a Radiology Technologist upon completion of an ARRT certification program after graduating from JMU.

Fun Facts:

– Favorite TV show is M*A*S*H
– Has seen Elton John in concert
– Knows the lyrics of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire by heart
– Went on an “Alternative Spring Break” this year to work with the Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue in Maryland

Favorite Quotes:

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Sean Adams

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: adamssk@jmu.edu

Sean Adams

Conference Coordinator

Sean is a senior at JMU studying Economics and will be graduating in December with a B.B.A degree. He hopes to either go into educational policy or non-profit work focused on economic literacy and education.

Fun Facts:
– Favorite TV shows include House of Cards and The Office
– Proud member of Team D-Hall (RIP) and Team Carrier
– Dreams of one day making SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays

Favorite Quote:
“The mind cannot foresee its own advance” -F.A. Hayek

Travis White

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: whiteta@jmu.edu

Travis White

Housing Operations

Travis is a super senior at JMU studying Physics, Philosophy, and Religion with a minor in Robotics, Mathematics, and The Classics. Travis hopes to either obtain a job in a robotics field or become a teacher of Physics, Philosophy, or Religion.

Fun Facts:
– Favorite TV shows include “House of Cards” and “The Big Bang Theory”
– Border Collie Lover
– Aspiring urban farmer

Quote –
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Ryan Boals

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: boalsrt@jmu.edu

Ryan Boals

Conference Coordinator

Ryan is a senior at JMU studying Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication and a minor in Communication Studies. In the Fall, he will begin working as a Media Fellow and a peer tutor in the Digital Communication Consulting learning center on campus. Once voted “Most Likely to Brighten Anyone’s Day,” he’s ready to embark on his first summer coordinating conferences with a winning smile and sunny disposition along the way.

Fun Facts:

– Attended The Governor’s School for the Arts as a theatre concentrator.
– Serves as the JMU A Cappella Coordinator and oversees all nine on-campus a cappella groups.
– Hopes to one day have a pup and a vineyard to calls his own.

Favorite Quote:

“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

Hannah Ogburn

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: ogburnhs@jmu.edu

Hannah Ogburn

Conference Coordinator

Hannah is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major, she wants to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist- specifically working with swallowing disorders in babies, stroke victims, and ALS patients.

Fun Facts:
– Her family were missionaries in Albania for 7 years
– She owns two complete sets of the Harry Potter series, the American and British version
– She wants to have a dalmatian one day

Favourite Quote:
“In this world, tonight, only that pineapple and I understand each other,” Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

Luke Burket

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: burke2al@jmu.edu

Luke Burket

Conference Administrator

Luke will be a starting his sophomore year of college in the fall of 2016. He was born and raised in Harrisonburg, Va. This will be Luke’s fourth year working in conference services.

Fun Facts:
-Luke has been playing guitar for over 10 years
-Still buys and collects CD’s
-Would eat tacos everyday if possible

Quote: “Stay positive and love your life.”-311

Kara Carter

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: carte2ke@jmu.edu

Kara Carter

Conference Administrator

Kara just graduated from JMU with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics this spring. She will begin her Dietetic Internship at University of Maryland at College Park in August 2016, after which she will sit for her exam to become a Registered Dietitian. Kara hopes to begin her career working with overweight and obese children but is excited to be able to have one last summer at JMU.

Fun Facts:
– Kara has two furry chinchilla children (Milo & Asher).
– She does not like chocolate.
– She has completed seven half marathons, three tough mudders and a triathlon, and hopes to one day run a full marathon.

Favorite Quote:
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare

Abby Compton

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: comptoae@jmu.edu

Abby Compton

Conference Administrator

Abby recently graduated from JMU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will begin her first year of graduate school in the Fall of 2016, where she will be pursuing her AuD (JMU Class of 2020). She hopes to work in an ENT clinic in the future.

Fun facts:
-She knows Spanish and is learning sign language.
-Her dream is to own a corgi puppy named Waffles.
-She has The Princess Bride memorized.

Favorite quote:
“If eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” -Lorelai Gilmore

Dominique Williams

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: willi2dt@jmu.edu

Dominique Williams

Conference Administrator

Dominique is a senior at JMU pursuing a degree in hospitality management with a double minor in music industry and business. He hopes to move back to New York City after graduation and work in the music industry.

Fun facts:
– Dom has been hosting a radio show with JMU’s own station, WXJM, since his sophomore year.
– His favorite movie is Inception.
– He tries to see a concert at least once a month.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t believe the hype” – Public Enemy

Adam Parker

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: parke3ar@jmu.edu

Adam Parker

Conference Coordinator

Adam is recently graduated from JMU with a Bachelors of Arts in Justice Studies. His future aspirations include owning and operating a youth summer camp, traveling the world and taking it all in, and playing golf every single week.

Fun Facts:
-In college, Adam won a grant for $40,000 to start Camp Kesem, a camp for kids whose parents have cancer at JMU
-Can perform a rousing karaoke rendition of any and all Taylor Swift songs
-Can throw a football as far as Peyton Manning, but earns about $50 million less

Favorite Quote:
“The quickest way to happiness? Learning to be selfless.”- Ben Haggerty

Marcus Divers

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: diversmc@jmu.edu

Marcus Divers

Housing Operations

I am a Senior Health Science major with a concentration in health studies with a preparation in Pre-Physical Therapy. I’m from Madison County Virginia, and graduated from Madison County High School. I hope to go into health field in either Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, or Surgical Assistant.

Fun facts:
– Grew up in a place with more cows then people
– Backpacked up the third tallest mountain in Colorado (Mt Harvard)
– Huge fan of European soccer favorite team being Manchester United

Favorite Quote:
“Make mistakes of ambition and not of sloth.” -Machiavelli

Britney Davis

Contact

Phone: 540.568.3606
Email: davisbs@jmu.edu

Britney Davis

Housing Operations

I am a rising senior majoring in Hospitality Management at JMU with a minor in Business. I will graduate in the spring of 2017, where I will then enlist into the US Air Force. This is my first year with the Conferences Service team, specifically in the Night Operations, and I am excited to network and understand the fundamentals of how to operate event managements.

Fun Facts:
– My favorite Netflix show is Sense8
– I enjoy cooking Jamaican dishes
– I appreciate nature and enjoy the simple things in life

Favorite Quote:

“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people…”- The Breakfast Club