Dr. Hoult is originally from Hartselle, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Personnel from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He also earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Argosy University. Dr. Hoult began his career in residence life during his time as a graduate student at Jacksonville State University working as a hall director. He knew early in his studies that he wanted a career in housing and residence life. Throughout his professional career in higher education, Dr. Hoult has served as the Coordinator of Student Activities and Residence Life at Shawnee State University in Ohio, Resident Manager at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and lastly as the Director of University Housing at Jacksonville State University for 12 years. During his time at Jacksonville, he restructured the housing department to include a professional staff of area coordinators, renovated and upgraded several residence halls and facilitated the construction of a new residence hall facility which included a club floor and skyboxes for the football games. Dr. Hoult and his wife, Catrece, have two children, Kevin and Nayla, and one dog, Ali.
Ms. Young is originally from New Orleans, LA where she completed an undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans. In 2005, Ms. Young began serving as a Graduate Hall Director and was promoted to Area Coordinator in 2009. She began serving as Assistant Director in summer 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Adult Education at Auburn University. Ms. Young has two dogs, Mille and Shuggie.
Mr. McKinnell received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of South Alabama. A native of Mobile Alabama, he has worked at Auburn University since June 1999 working with the Outreach Program Office and Managing Conferences and Summer Programs. In November 2006 Mr. McKinnell joined the Housing team. An active member of the Auburn community, Mr. McKinnell can be found coaching various youth sports in the local area or coaching Auburn High School Football. Mr. McKinnell is married with two children and attends Auburn United Methodist Church. Mr. McKinnell and his wife, Brandy, have two sons, Rusty and Tyler, and three cats Dobby, Waffles, and Brownie.
An Auburn native, Lindsey Sharpe completed her Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management with a minor in Business from Auburn University in 2006. Mrs. Sharpe has worked in student housing in multiple settings. Prior to joining the Housing team, she spent five years working with a private student housing management firm and served students in both the Auburn and Texas A&M markets. In 2019, Mrs. Sharpe completed her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University. Mrs. Sharpe and her husband, Dusty, have two children, Lily and Cannon, and two dogs, Luna and Maple.
Caroline Bush moved to Auburn as a freshman in 2005 and hasn’t left! She graduated from Auburn University in 2009 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Mrs. Bush and her husband, Allen, have two sons, Ellis and John Allen, and one dog, Scout.
Mrs. Box received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Auburn in 2016. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Box began her college career as a Baylor bear but quickly found herself falling in love with all things Auburn and moving to the plains. Mrs. Box and her husband, Justin, have two dogs, Presley and Oakley, and one cat, Samson.
Abigail Rodgers is originally from Alexander City, Alabama where she grew up learning “all things Auburn.” She graduated from Troy University in May of 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics while minoring in Leadership Development. Mrs. Rodgers joined the Housing staff at Auburn in January of 2016. In December of 2019, Mrs. Rodgers completed her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration as well as a graduate certificate in College and University Teaching from Auburn University.
Ms. Scarpa is originally from Mobile, Alabama and is a 2016 graduate of Auburn with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics. As an undergraduate student, Emily served as a Resident Assistant for three years. She completed a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration with a minor in Sport Management in 2018. After nearly two years as a Graduate Area Coordinator, Ms. Scarpa joined AU Housing as an Area Coordinator in February 2018. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Adult Education at Auburn University.
Ellori White is originally from Stone Mountain, GA and received her B.A. in Communications from Jacksonville State University (JSU) in Jacksonville, AL in 2013. Ms. White served as a Graduate Assistant at JSU where she obtained her Master’s in Sports Management emphasizing Student Leadership in Athletics. Ms. White served as Residential Director at Savannah State University before joining Auburn University Housing in November 2017. Ms. White has one dog, Indy.
Lexy Payne is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In 2014 Lexy obtained her Master of Arts in Education in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Lexy served as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for four years before joining Auburn University Housing in July 2018. Ms. Payne has one dog, Ace.
Jermaine Ferguson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and received a B.A. in Mathematics from Tuskegee University. Mr. Ferguson served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of North Alabama (UNA) where he earned a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies with a concentration in Community Development. Mr. Ferguson served as Associate Director of Housing Operations at Alabama A&M University before joining Auburn University Housing in November 2018.
Allie comes to the Auburn plains from the prairie state of Illinois. Allie began her career at Eastern Illinois University as a student conduct Graduate Assistant, and she later became the Student Standards Specialist. Allie joined the Auburn family in 2016 as the Coordinator of Student Conduct in the Office of Student Conduct, and she transitioned into the role of Area Coordinator with Auburn Housing in 2020. Allie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a Master of Science degree in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education at Auburn University.
Nia Avila was born in Bronx, NY and raised in Holly Hill, SC. She is an alumna of Clemson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Production Studies- Theatre in 2016. After graduation, Nia served as a Prevention Coordinator for Safe Harbor, a domestic violence agency in the upstate in SC. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here at Auburn University.
Emma Taghon is originally from Columbus, GA. She graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While at Berry, Emma served as Student Supervisor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. At Auburn, Emma is pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Zachary Werninck is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and is a 2019 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida where he received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and minors in Advertising and Management. At FGCU, he served as a Resident Assistant and Resident Life Team. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.
Tyler Wilson was born and raised in Adrian, GA and is a 2016 graduate of Georgia Southern University. There he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration for Management. For the past two years he has been working in Fraternity and Sorority Life and recently moved to Auburn where he is pursuing a Master’s in Education for Higher Education Administration.
Katelyn Dewrell is originally from Delta, Alabama, and is a 2019 graduate of Troy University where she received her bachelor’s in multimedia journalism. Katelyn is pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.