Our Team


Dr. Briana Morton, Executive Director

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Samford University

  • Administrative Certification, Samford University

  • Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership, University of Montevallo

  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education (Family and Consumer Sciences), University of Montevallo

  • Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production Management, Auburn University

Dr. Morton has twelve years of experience in public education. Most recently, she has served as a school administrator for Jefferson County Schools. A majority of Dr. Morton’s experience has been teaching career and technical education. Dr. Morton received national recognition as the Association of Career and Technical Education’s Outstanding New Teacher of the Year in 2014. She is committed to providing innovative approaches towards academic and collegiate support in order to provide skills necessary to successfully transition students to adulthood.

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Jeff Nichols, Director of Operations

  • Administrative Certification, University of West Alabama

  • M.Ed. in Mathematics, University of West Alabama

  • Bachelor of Science in General Business, University of West Alabama

Mr. Nichols has a vast amount of experience in public education and is driven by his desire to see young people grow and reach their full potential. He has served as a math teacher, football and baseball coach, instructional technology specialist, and administrator. His eleven years of administrative experience includes assistant principal positions at Sweetwater High School (K12), Hoover High School and Thompson High School.   

 As Director of Operations, Mr. Nichols oversees all CAMP programs as well as other operations including financial and human resource functions.

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Taylor Eads, Director of Programs

  • Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

Taylor has been serving the Birmingham community in the field of education for six years and has spent five of those years with CAMP. He is a certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning. Taylor has served as the Director of Programs for the past year and has been the Director of the Birmingham Summer Institute (BSI) for the last three years. Taylor also is highly involved in the planning and implementation of L3 and Merit Scholars.

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  • (205) 402-9835


Dr. Thomasyne Hill, Program Coordinator GEAR UP Jefferson County and GEAR UP Alabama

  • Ed.D. in Special Education with a concentration in SLP, The University of Alabama

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Montevallo

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Montevallo

Dr. Hill has been a principal player to the work at CAMP for five years through GEAR UP Alabama, and most recently, GEAR UP Jefferson County. Prior to her work with CAMP, Dr. Hill served as an assistant professor at University of Montevallo for nine years. Dr. HilI retired as a speech-language pathologist with the Jefferson County School System in 2013, and previously worked in Florida and Georgia as a speech-language pathologist.

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Mallory Bubbett, Development Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, Language and Creativity, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mallory has served with CAMP for over a year and a half in various programs, including Birmingham Summer Institute. She plays a critical role in helping to build capacity, create organizational structure, and promote internal cohesion. Most recently, Mallory is serving as an AmeriCorps Supervisor in addition to her other responsibilities. 

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Josh Bowman, Digital Operations Manager

  • A senior at The University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing a degree in Business Management and Information Systems with Quantitative Methods

Josh has worked at CAMP for the past 5 years in the I.T. department, completing a variety of tasks including, website development, technology research, and general desktop support. 

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Joseph Fonbah, Jr., Program director

  • Master of Science in Chemistry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Bachelor of Science in Music with a Piano Concentration

Joseph has worked with CAMP as an ACT Specialist for the past four years and became a program coordinator in January 2019. Joseph serves several programs at CAMP, including College Compass, Birmingham Merit Scholars, Ready 2 Succeed, and the Jefferson County Summer Institute.

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Kelsey Christian, Media and Materials Specialist

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic and Film/Video Technology and Media Arts, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with concentrations of Russian culture and lifestyles, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Kelsey is an experienced photographer/videographer and graphic designer, and has worked with CAMP since January 2019 leading promotional material creation and social media marketing approaches. Prior to serving with CAMP, Kelsey has worked professionally in production for multiple local Tennessee news stations running computer graphics, audio, social media, and photography/videography. Kelsey has prior experience with Apple, Inc. as an Apple Solutions Consultant trainer and technician. 

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Trenton Tidwell, AmeriCorps Vista Member/Data Analyst

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Trent has been a valuable asset for CAMP over the past three years, beginning his service as a volunteer and most recently, serving as an AmeriCorps Vista member. Trent analyzes data for reporting on and writing CAMP’s grants for various programs within the organization. Trent also teaches lessons through Birmingham Summer Institute and L3, as well as assists in ACT tutoring workshops through CAMP. 

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Emily Wittig,

Logistics Coordinator

  • Emily is pursuing a BS in Psychology and a BA in Music at UAB.

Emily has volunteered with The Birmingham Summer Institute since 2017 and most recently served a summer term with CAMP as an AmeriCorps Vista in 2019. During her Vista term, she served as Logistics Coordinator for JCSI Center Point and served on the administrative team at BSI. She currently serves as Logistics Coordinator to several programs under College Compass.


Sarah Grace Skillern,

Program Coordinator

  • Program Coordinator, AmeriCorps State

  • Bachelor's of Science in Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sarah Grace is currently serving her first year as an AmeriCorps State member with CAMP as a Program Coordinator for CAMP. She previously volunteered with GEAR UP Alabama during her last semester of college. Sarah Grace plays a valuable role in capacity building as well as direct service throughout CAMP programs.


McKenna Killets,

Program Coordinator

  • Program Coordinator, AmeriCorps State

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

McKenna is serving her first AmeriCorps year with CAMP, and will be helping with facilitating college readiness programming for students. Prior to serving at CAMP, McKenna has recently worked with UAB Student Housing & Residence Life as a Resident Assistant (RA). As an RA, she helped develop programs to help students acclimate to college and get connected to a variety of campus resources.