Pamplin Future Fest

Pamplin Future Fest 2019
Sept. 24, 1-2:30 p.m.
JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus



Meet the alumni participating in this year's event:

Deb BarshafskyFreelance Communications Consultant, Self-Employed

  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Augusta College  
  • Master of Education in Educational Research – University of South Carolina  
  • Le Cordon Bleu Master of Arts in Gastronomy – University of Adelaide

"I'm a career communicator with more than 30 years experience ranging from food columnist to chief communications officer. I've worked for and consulted with military subcontractors, universities, newspapers, magazines, and a variety of corporate clients, crafting everything from talking points to comprehensive communication strategies. My passion is helping organizations discover, refine, and tell their stories."

David BeckumVice President, Augusta Industrial Services Inc.

  • BA in History – Augusta State University
  • Industrial safety and health certificate – Georgia Institute of Technology

“I am currently serving as the Vice President and on the Board of Directors of Augusta Industrial Services.  In 2015 I led the transfer of ownership from the original owners to and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). I am transitioning to the President /CEO role. My direct reports include the CFO, the Operations Manager and the Sales Team. I work daily in the company managing relationships, strategy, and growth.”

Regina BrejdaOwner, 4P Studios

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

“Founder and owner of 4P Studios; art studio, art gallery, and custom frame shop. I am a practicing artist who also teaches private art lessons to students of differing skill levels and ages in a variety of mediums. I curate artist's solo and small group exhibitions for our main gallery location in West Augusta and the 600 Broad Gallery (Old Chamber of Commerce building in the middle of Broad Street's 600 Block, designed by I.M. Pei) in downtown Augusta. I am the current president of Columbia County Arts, Inc., the liaison for the Augusta University Art & Design Alumni, and a board member for the Empty Bowl fundraiser.”

 Will CheneySports Reporter, The Augusta Chronicle

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication – Augusta University

“I cover prep, collegiate and professional sports in the Augusta, Ga., area, including Augusta University athletics, the Augusta GreenJackets and the Masters Tournament.”

 Patrick ClaytonChief Deputy, Richmond County Sheriff's Office

  • Masters of Public Administration – Augusta State University

“I am the Chief Deputy of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. I report directly to Sheriff Roundtree and have oversight responsibility of the Sheriff's Office directly leading, managing and supervising about 750 personnel and administering a 61,000,000 operational budget as well as other money streams such as SPLOST.  The Sheriff's Office is a full service agency which provides all of the law enforcement and detention services for Richmond County. Richmond County has about 210,000 people and swells to over 500,000 during the day time hours and enjoys a large medical, educational and industrial community.”

Jeremy Crane Territory Sales Manager, Textron Specialized Vehicles

  • Bachelor of Science-History – Augusta State University

“I manage TSV's dealer network in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. I am responsible for growing consumer sales of E-Z-GO and Cuhsman in the territory.”

 Owner, Kirkwood's Music and Repair

  • None - Left Music Ed program close to graduation to open music store instead of teaching band – Augusta State University

“I oversee all business at my shop and also work as one of the repair technicians. Kirkwood's Music focuses in band and orchestral instrument repairs, rentals, supplies, lessons, and sales. We support local school music programs to help ensure as many students as possible get to participate.”

Dr. Lorraine EvansExecutive Director of the Academic Success Center, Augusta University

  • BA, Sociology – Augusta State University
  • MA, Sociology – University of Georgia
  • Ph.D., Sociology – University of Georgia

"My current role requires innovative thinking, the ability to translate ideas into action, initiative, expert data analysis abilities, cultural competency and strong communication skills. The tasks that make up my work are centered on one goal, improving the academic success of students, and this means lots of meetings to brainstorm ideas and develop plans, data analysis to both identify where the gaps are and assess our progress, and the ability to react quickly to changing circumstances.  Ultimately, my role is very satisfying because every day I can try to have a positive impact and improve the lives of others."

Brigitte FlettSocial Worker, Doctors Hospital of Augusta

  • BSW – Georgia Regents University

“I am a Medical Social Worker. I work with patients and their families to make sure they have what they need when it is time to discharge. I work with both burn and medical patients, so I see many different people in many different situations. I love what I do at Doctor's and I love being a Social Worker!”

Technical Director, Department of Defense

  • BA in Integrated Studies – Augusta University

"As an office technical director I am part of the leadership team and involved in strategic planning; responsible all matters of technical health for a variety of analytic work roles ranging from day-to-day operations as well as training and development; and advise and perform project management for operational projects."

Travis GauthreauxUnited States Probation Officer, U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Georgia

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice – Georgia Regents University

“I effectively and efficiently supervise and manage a caseload of federal offenders while servicing the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.”

Scott HardigreeFounder, Email Industries

  • BA, Communications; PR / Advertising

Scott Hardigree is a graduate of Augusta [State] University with a degree in Communications. Hardigree, having served as Art Director and Editor at Phoenix Magazine, then founded Push Interactive, a Jacksonville, Florida-based digital agency. He later co-founded Teramedia, a database marketing company, with his brother, Steve, in Orlando, Florida. Hardigree, along with his family, returned to Augusta in 2011. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Email Industries, a marketing technology company that creates niche products for major companies, including Oracle and Mailchimp.

Catherine HardyAlumni Affairs Coordinator, Augusta University

  • BA, English Language and Literature – Georgia Regents University
  • MPA – Augusta University

“As an Alumni Affairs Coordinator, I am responsible for event planning, communications, and alumni outreach. I work with alumni boards and societies from all of Augusta University's colleges. We plan and execute alumni events including Alumni Weekend, the Augusta U Brew-N-Que, and regional receptions for MCG alumni throughout the state. My primary function is as the communications liaison between the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Division of Communications and Marketing. Our office focuses on building and strengthening relationships with alumni from all age ranges, experiences, and backgrounds.”

Brian KillipsAssistant Principal/Registrar, Evans High School

  • BA History, Minor in Secondary Education/Tier I Educational Leadership Certification – Augusta State University

  • MA Teaching and Instruction – National University

“I handle the master schedule for Evans High School and also work as a Question Leader for the AP Seminar exam.  I also work closely with College Board to help the AP Capstone Program grow.” 

Adam MestresCounty Manager, Morgan County, Georgia

  • Bachelors in Political Science – Augusta University
  • Master of Public Administration – Augusta University

Prior to joining the ranks of Morgan County, Adam served as County Administrator in Jefferson County, Ga., for six years. Adam has more than 18 years of experience in executive level government management serving in various roles throughout his tenure. He enjoys having the opportunity to work with the public and serving the needs of the community on a daily basis.

Stephen MontgomeryMusic Therapist, Department of Veteran Affairs

  • Augusta State University
  • BM-Music Performance & MMT-Master of Music Therapy – Stetson University & GCSU 

“I treat veterans with a variety of mental and physical health issues. I also supervise music therapy interns and work to partner with community members and organizations to bring arts and humanities offerings to our veterans.”

Carmen MosesDirector of Performing Arts, The Jessye Norman School of the Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Augusta University

“As the Director of Performing Arts/Drama teacher, I am responsible for directing productions and coordinating Drama, Music, and Dance classes for various Shows, Musicals, and events throughout the year. I am also responsible for school operations, guiding and caring for students, and communicating with parents, students, and staff. I also help with social media graphics and photography, as well as teach various art classes in our Fabulous Friday Homeschool program, including photography, art history, and drama.”

Promotions and Digital Content Coordinator, Beasley Media Group

  • Communications – Augusta University

“I work in promotions and at a variety of events, charitable organizations and concerts. I also handle digital content for five stations.”

Hannah RyanOffice Coordinator/Account Coordinator, Brown Bag Marketing

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies – Augusta University

“I started as the office coordinator at Brown Bag which was an excellent opportunity to see all aspects of a digital marketing agency. I have since been brought on to our Client Services Team as an Account Coordinator for a new client.”