Office Staff

Nathan Elton

Nathan Elton

A native of Wilmington, Del., 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. 


Jamie Johnson
Associate Director for Career Development

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.


Jeff Kniple
Associate Director for Employer Relations

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.

Tiffany Waddell

Tiffany Waddell
Assistant Director for Career Development

Prior to joining the Davidson family, I served as the assistant director of career education and counseling in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University. Among my many responsibilities, I assisted the college with the development of strategic programming initiatives to support multicultural students, first-generation college students, and students in the arts. In addition to strengthening departmental relationships with faculty, staff, and students, I also served as a trained diversity educator and founded an affinity group for 200+ young faculty and staff, to provide a venue for networking and ongoing social and cultural programming to assist recruitment and retention efforts of top talent. I received both my B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University. In my free time, I like to plan events, travel, write poetry and blog.  

Jamie Stamey

Jamie Stamey
Assistant Director for Internships

Originally from the rural community of Arkport, N.Y., I moved to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue a music degree at Belmont University. While I ended up graduating with a B.A. in communication studies, music has been a prevalent part of my life. I married a musician and I worked with many entertainment industry partners through my positions in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. After nearly 14 years at Belmont (where I also completed my M.Ed. in organizational leadership and communication), I'm excited to work with Davidson students as you begin to navigate your internship and career paths. Be prepared to see numerous photos and hear funny stories of my daughter, Emmalynn, when you visit my office!

Kelly Weaver

Kelly Weaver
Recruiting Coordinator

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but raised in Florida, I am happy to now call North Carolina home. I earned my B.A. in education and my M. Ed. in higher education, with a focus on educational leadership, both from the University of Florida. My 11-year career in higher education began as a student orientation leader and continued as a fundraiser for UF. For six years I served as associate director of the MBA program at UF. As associate director I interviewed MBA candidates, executed marketing initiatives, and traveled to China and Turkey with students on global immersion trips. When not at work, my husband and I enjoy attending college football games and sampling local restaurants. 


Julie Lucas
Office Manager

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.

Amani Carter

Amani Carter '16
Employer Relations Ambassador

I am a junior History and Sociology double major born in Chester, PA and raised in Bear, DE. I have just returned from a summer studying abroad at Cambridge, University in the United Kingdom. The summer before that I completed a mentorship with the partner of a major law firm in Philadelphia, in service to my larger career goal: to be an attorney. On campus, I have been a member of various organizations ranging from the Student Government Association, Mock Trial, Virtuous Praise Gospel Choir, and serving on the Executive Board of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I love to sing and to eat, but never at the same time.

Stella Dadson

Stella Dadson '15
Employer Relations Ambassador

I am a senior Economics major born and raised in Ghana. I plan to pursue a career in the finance industry and/or consulting. In the summer of 2014, I worked as an intern with an investment management firm in Conshohocken, PA and in the year before that, participated in Vanderbilt University's Accelerator Program. On campus, I have played a number of different roles, ranging from serving as the Freshman Class President, an Eco-rep, a Resident Advisor and Building Manager and as a conduct council representative for Warner Hall Eating House. I love to dance and have choreographed a dance for Dance Ensemble.

Katie Layendecker

Katie Layendecker '15
Employer Relations Ambassador

I am a Gender and Sexuality Studies major and Economics minor from Palo Alto, CA and Portland, OR. I am the Treasurer of the Davidson Women's Action Committee, a group on campus whose goal is to facilitate meaningful conversations between Davidson's women and men that are important to the community. I am also a member of the Warner Hall Eating House. In past years, I have served on the Executive Board of the Davidson College Club Crew Team. I also volunteer at Young Elites, a leadership program for high school girls in the area. In my free time, I love to watch sports, enjoy the outdoors, and play with my dogs.