Office Staff

Nathan Elton

Nathan Elton
Director
704-894-2492

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, I have worked in higher education for more than 13 years. I received a B.S. in business administration (double major in marketing and accounting) from The Ohio State University and received a M.Ed. in counselor education with a concentration in college counseling from Pennsylvania State University. I joined the Center for Career Development at Davidson in July 2010 after working in the Career Development offices at Oberlin College and Conservatory, Villanova University, and the Pennsylvania State University. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Molly, and our children, Olivia and James. My interests include backpacking, local foods, travel, exercise, and sports (I'm a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Ohio State football and basketball teams).

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Jamie Johnson
Associate Director for Career Development
704-894-2524

At age 17, I left my Kentucky home to attend a small, Christian, liberal arts college in Southern California, where I received a B.A. in speech communications. Upon graduation I traveled to Scotland to work in a summer church camp and explore Europe with a group of friends. After working at a variety of jobs and reading Richard Bolles' now classic book, What Color is Your Parachute, I realized my life calling was career counseling. I received my Masters of Counseling from California State University, Northridge, and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), and MBTI Master Practitioner. I have a wonderful husband, three dogs, three cats and a Straight Egyptian Arabian horse named Rami. And I love talking about the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator.

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Jeff Kniple
Associate Director for Employer Relations
704-894-2491

My previous positions in admissions, orientation, leadership, and academic affairs, mostly in other liberal arts colleges, helped prepare me for the professional challenges of my current role, and marrying into a family with three Davidson graduates helps me feel at home in the community. I hold a B.A. in sociology from Cornell University, and a M.A. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, I spend much of my time keeping up with my two boys and their various sports and activities. I like to practice photography, attend a variety of sporting events, and cook - especially Carolina barbeque.

Vacant
Assistant Director for Career Development

Vacant
Assistant Director for Internships

BrendaHarveyRecruitingCoordinator

Brenda Harvey 
Recruiting Coordinator
704-894-2025

I have worked in the Career Development Office since 1995. As Recruiting Coordinator, I work with employers, many of whom are alumni that I remember as students, and who are now recruiting Davidson students for jobs and internships. My retired husband, Bob, and I have a grown daughter, Laura, who lives in Chicago with her husband, John, and son, Little John. I am a trained Stephen Minister at Fair View UMC in Mt. Mourne. My community service has included the Relay For Life, where I served three years as the co-chair for the Mooresville relay. My hobbies and interests include reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Julie Lucas
Office Manager
704-894-2132

I originally hail from northern Illinois, where I attended Rock Valley College and met my husband while working at a nuclear power plant. After relocating with my husband and two children to southwest Florida, I enjoyed a 14-year career as an assistant in an elementary school. After much research, my husband and I moved to Davidson in 2005, joining the ranks of the "half-backs." When I am not directing traffic from the Career Development front desk, I like to garden, a hobby I have rediscovered since leaving the sands of Florida.

Alina Gomez

Alina Gomez
Career Development Ambassador

I am majoring in anthropology with a concentration in ethnic studies, and I plan to attend law school and work with families seeking to adopt children domestically or internationally. I have served as a research intern with Rhizome, in Shanghai, China; a Victim-Witness Unit intern with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office in Miami, Florida; and an undergraduate intern with the Department of Homeland Security at the Port of MIami.  I also served as a congressional intern with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. I am a member of Connor House, a staff writer for The Davidsonian, and a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry. My hobbies include indoor cycling, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying out different ethnic restaurants. My favorite quote is: "Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself," by George Bernard Shaw.

Alexa King

Alexa King
Career Development Ambassador

I am majoring in political science and plan to pursue a career in public policy and law. I have served as a Davidson College Sustainability Scholar where I researched material health for Perkins & Will, a sustainable architecture firm. I will also serve as the Patterson Court Council Sustainability Chair. In past years, I have served as Publicity Chair for the Upsilon Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., SGA Representative for the Black Student Coalition, and Social-Cultural Chair for OLAS. I enjoy traveling, reading, singing and volunteering. My favorite quote is: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind," by Bernard M. Baruch.

Minisha Lohani

Minisha Lohani
Career Development Ambassador

I am pre-med, double-majoring in Spanish and chemistry. I have served as a Youth Voice and Engagement intern with America's Promise Alliance and a volunteer for Latino outreach at the Health Reach Community Clinic. I am a medical interpreter at the Ada Jenkins Free Clinic and the president of Club Tennis. I am also a resident advisor and have served as self-selection chair of Turner House. My hobbies include camping, crossword puzzles, and traveling. My favorite quote is: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light," by Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame.

Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker
Career Development Ambassador

I am pre-med and majoring in French with a concentration in medical humanities. I interned as a research assistant for the Biomedical Ethics Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and with the Rhode Island Supreme Court. My plans are to join a volunteer corps post-grad, and eventually attend medical school. I am the president of the Equestrian Team, the French Club, and the Bioethnics Society. I volunteer at Hind's Feet Farm, a facility for people living with brain injury. My hobbies include baking, running, and photography. My favorite quote is: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken," by Oscar Wilde.

Valerie Slade

Valerie Slade
Career Development Ambassador

I am majoring in English and plan to pursue a career in book publishing in the Seattle area. My past experience includes interning with the Phoenix Home & Garden magazine and the Ideas Collide Marketing Firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am the academic and publicity chair for Warner Hall and chair of Adopt-A-Grandparent. My hobbies include photography and reading, and my favorite quote is: "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings," by Salvador Dali.