Meet Elon's newest employees
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Morgan Benton, Day Porter
Morgan Benton was previously employed by Under Armour and is originally from Graham, North Carolina. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She is excited to come to Elon to stay busy and meet new people.
Seaton Blackwood, Groundskeeper
Seaton Blackwood, a native of Burlington, previously worked for Living Landscapes Incorporated. He came to Elon because it is “close to home” and a “steady long term career opportunity.” When he is not working, Seaton enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with his Labrador retriever.
James B. Blaylock, Painter
James Blaylock is originally from Burlington, North Carolina. Before coming to Elon, he was the owner of Colorworx of Elon. He lives with Kim Limbach and has four children, five dogs and three cats. When he isn’t working, he enjoys softball, auto racing, and working as a volunteer firefighter for the Elon Fire Department. He looks forward to working for Elon because he loves the city.
Kimberly Boggs, Program Assistant
Kimberly Boggs is a Burlington native who returns to Elon after working as a first-grade teacher assistant at Hillcrest Elementary School. She previously worked at Elon as a program assistant and is excited to be back. When she is not working, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her Yorkshire terriers, Eli and Sophie, and she and husband Lynn own a pet sitting business. Kimberly also enjoys spending time with her children, Kieli, Kelsi, Katie, Crystal, Nikki and Trey.
Elizabeth Coder, Assistant Director of New Student and Transitional Programs/ Coordinator of Gap Programs
Elizabeth Coder is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her master’s degree from Columbia University. Before coming to Elon, Elizabeth worked as a site director for the NUin program, a study abroad program for first semester students at Northeastern University. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading, hiking and photography. She is excited to work at Elon because she admires the university’s commitment to experiential education and providing exemplary learning opportunities for students.
Deanna Deloney, Custodian
Deanna Deloney is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and previously worked for the Family Partnership before coming to Elon.
John Doorley, Visiting Professor
John Doorley is originally from Uniontown, Pennsylvania and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in journalism from New York University. He worked at Merck & Co. and New York University before coming to Elon. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Carole, and his children, Nanci and Jonathan. He also enjoys playing golf and basketball.
Amy Eastwood, Dining Staff
Amy Eastwood is an Elon native who comes to Elon after working for Aramark. She is excited to work for Elon because it is close to home and she loves the university. When she is not working, Amy enjoys spending time with son Bruce and boyfriend John. She also enjoys playing sports and doing yard work.
Patrick Hagedorn, Director of Football Operations
Patrick Hagedorn is originally from Tell City, Indiana and comes to Elon after attending Ball State University. He is excited to be at Elon to “experience something new and to work for Coach Skrosky.” When he is not working, Patrick enjoys watching movies and sports.
Lacey Huffling, Elon Academy Summer Instructor
Lacey Huffling is originally from Blue Ridge, Georgia. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was also previously employed. Lacey lives with her husband, Joseph, and her two cats. In her free time, she enjoys hiking.
Leslie Johnson, Ticket Office Assistant
Leslie Johnson is originally from Burlington, North Carolina and received her bachelor’s degree from Elon University. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon, Leslie worked for NASCAR as a part of their mobile marketing team, and for the Town of Elon and Smith Marketing, Inc. in Greensboro. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, singing, going to sporting events, basketball, hanging out with friends and spending time with her two dogs. She loves the close-knit family atmosphere of Elon.
Tanner N. Long, Groundskeeper
Tanner Long is a Burlington native who previously worked for the city of Burlington. He attended North Carolina State University before coming to Elon.
Anna “Marie” Martin, Custodian
Marie Martin is a Burlington native who comes to Elon after working for Allegiance. When she is not working, Marie enjoys spending time with her cats and dog and fishing.
Luke McCreesh, Seasonal Groundskeeper
Luke McCreesh is originally from Santa Cruz, Calif. He received his associate’s degree from College of San Mateo and his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon, Luke worked as a research assistant at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In his spare time, Luke enjoys baseball, music and fishing. He is excited by the opportunity to gain experience in turf grass management at Elon.
Micah Posey, Assistant Baseball Coach
Micah Posey hails from Tallahassee, Florida and received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Julie, and his cat, Tina. He is excited to work at a great academic institution with a great baseball program.
Jimmy Smith, Custodian
Jimmy Smith is originally from Burlington, North Carolina. Before coming to Elon, Jimmy was employed by Guilford County Schools, Kids Services Inc., the Burlington YMCA and GoldToe. In his free time, he enjoys bowling.
Cesar Vargas, Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
Cesar Vargas is originally from Mazatlan, Mexico, and comes to Elon after working at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. In his free time, Cesar enjoys golfing and watching sports, particularly Nebraska football. He is excited to be at Elon because of its location, elite tennis program, renowned head coach and world-class academic institution.
Courtney Vaughn, Admissions Counselor
Courtney Vaughn hails from Sykesville, Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Elon. In her free time, Courtney enjoys attending sporting events, hiking and crafting. As a recent Elon graduate, Courtney looks forward to making an impact on incoming students and continuing to bring great students to the Elon community.
James L. Winchester, Floor Tech
James Winchester is originally from Reidsville, North Carolina. Before coming to Elon, he was employed by the U.S. Army and the Sheriff’s Office of North Carolina. He lives with his wife, Erma. He looks forward to working at Elon because it is close to home and because he has heard it is a great place to work.