Director Staff


Jacob Grant, Director


Haley McKinnon, Assistant Director


Katie Roe, Student Director

Meet the Staff


Brennan Garriques

Hey! I'm Brennan Garriques and I'm a junior social science education major with a minor in leadership development. I'm from Canton, Georgia where I live with my parents and two younger brothers. I run cross country and track here at Troy and I'm also on the Supreme Court in SGA and am involved with the BCM. My hobbies include chilling, reading, and ping pong (yes that's a challenge). I'm really looking forward to being your IMPACT leader and I hope you guys come to love Troy as much as I do! Go Trojans!!


Ashleigh Bredigkeit

Hi everyone, I'm Ashleigh Bredigkeit! I am a Junior Communications major/Public Information minor whose family lives just north of Birmingham, Alabama. I work with TROY TrojanVision News on-campus as a student reporter, and any spare time I have is spent with my best friend, Netflix. (Yes, I am that person.)

Being an IMPACT leader is fulfilling a huge dream of mine, and I can't wait to spend time with each and every student joining us on this amazing journey. Go Trojans!


Marissa Davis

Hey y’all! I’m Marissa Davis, and I am currently a junior studying Global Business and Marketing. I am very active in the Baptist Campus Ministries here at TROY, and serve on the Leadership Team as well as lead the BCM’s women’s workout group, TroyFit. When I’m not studying or at the BCM, I’m probably lost in the woods somewhere, cooking, or making crafts to sell through my Etsy page Presley Layne. I am so in love with TROY, and am excited to be an IMPACT Leader this summer!


Claris Kanife

Hey! I'm Claris Kanife. I am a sophomore nursing major from Lagos, Nigeria. I am very active in the Chi Alpha campus ministry here in Troy. When I am not working part time at Moe's, I'm either at the library, studying or taking pictures at Downtown, Troy or in my room, dancing in front of the mirror over the fact that I have free time! I like reading, 'netflixing' and dancing.

I am so excited to be an IMPACT leader and I look forward to making you all fall in love with Troy University just like I did. It is indeed, an honor to give back to the school that gave me so much. Here's to the school we love! Go Trojans!


Birdie Howell

Hey everyone my name is Birdie Howell and I am a sophomore from Dothan, Alabama. I am working towards a degree in Communications with a minor in dance. If I'm not in the dance studio then I love to spend time cooking, hanging out with friends, or binge watching the newest show on Netflix. I fell in love with Troy the minute I stepped on campus and I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve as an IMPACT leader! Can't wait to have an awesome summer!


Kalle Killough

Hello all! My name is Kalle Killough, and I am a junior Elementary Education major from Oneonta, Alabama. I am a Chancellor's Scholarship recipient and I have maintained a 3.84 cumulative GPA. During my first year at Troy, I served on the 'campus involvement and events' committee for Freshman Forum. Currently, I am a member of the Student Alumni Association. I participate actively in intramural sports and community service events through my Greek organization while also serving as Vice President- Member Education. Just recently, I was inducted into an Education Honor Society called Kappa Delta Pi and selected as an Associate Vice President. My proudest moment so far; however, is being selected to one of the most prestigious leadership positions on Troy's campus--IMPACT leader. I can't wait to meet you all this summer, and I hope that your love for Troy will be as great as mine! Go Trojans!


Joel Kervin

Hey guys, my name is Joel Kervin! I am a junior Marketing major born and raised right here in the great city of Troy, Alabama. I work at Butter and Egg Adventures as a zip line instructor and adventure guide. In my free time I enjoy listening to good music, riding motorcycles, and spending time outdoors. I have always loved Troy, and I am very excited to serve as an IMPACT leader for this wonderful university!


Morgan Long

Hey guys, my name is Morgan Long and I’m a sophomore Sports Management major with a minor in Event Planning. TROY has become my home and I want to share my love for it with YOU. I am currently serving SGA as a senator for the College of Business, a member of the College Republicans, and I am a Trojan Ambassador. When I’m not running to class or catching up on some sleep you’ll find me hanging out with my friends, eating in SAGA, or cheering for TROY during an athletic event. I am very honored to be an IMPACT leader and I’m looking forward to the fun and excitement all of you will bring to TROY this summer. Go Trojans!


Ryan Degale

Hey guys I'm Ryan Degale and I'm a junior Risk Management Insurance major with a minor in leadership. I'm from Lake Mary, Florida (basically Disney World if you don't know where that is). I'm on the cross country and track team here and whenever I'm not in class I'm either running, eating, sleeping or playing Rocket League. This is gonna be a very fun summer and I'm confident you guys will love Troy just like I did when I first came to impact!! 

(P.S. Do Not Take Brennan Up On His Ping Pong Challenge... Just Don't.)


Sami Craver

Hey what’s up hello!? I’m Sami Craver and I’m a junior elementary education major from Athens, AL. I have served as a senator in SGA and Freshman Forum, worked in athletics as a Trojanette, and am currently an ambassador for the university. I’m involved in the Newman Catholic ministry and I love spending time with all my friends who have become family. Troy is truly a home away from home – I can’t wait to share it with you! I’m so excited for the opportunity to meet all of you this summer at IMPACT!


Gus McKenzie

Welcome to TROY! My name is Gus McKenzie, and as an IMPACT leader for 2017, I am excited to welcome you all to our University. I am a Junior Communications major with a double minor in Public Relations and Leadership Development. During my time at Troy I have served in student government association as a member of Freshman Forum and director of Freshman Forum, Greek life, and many other organizations. I am humbled by this opportunity and excited to get to know you all, and help start your Troy experience!


John – Scott Dailey

Hey Everyone! I am John-Scott Dailey. I am a current sophomore Majoring in English with a minor in Political Science. My hometown is Tallahassee, Florida. I am currently involved with a fraternity, SGA, and the pre law society here at Troy University. I would consider myself a sports fanatic which means you can typically find me attending many sporting events on campus. For me, the Impact Program was the start of my amazing experience here at Troy University. I am proud and honored to show the "Trojan Pride" to the new, incoming students of Troy University! Go Trojans!


Melissa Izonritei

Hey y'all! My name is Melissa Izonritei and I am a junior here at TROY! I am currently majoring in Social Science with a minor in Legal Studies. When I am not at the library crying and studying, I am being an active member in my Greek organization, working for the football team as a Trojanette, meeting with the Pre-Law Society, or attending Campus Outreach. I'm so pumped to be your IMPACT Leader this summer and to meet all of you! Get ready for the time of your life these next four years. Go Trojans!


Jonas Marquez

Hey guys, my name is Jonas Anthony Tyler Marquez. I’m a Junior Communications major and a leadership minor from Niceville, Florida. I am active in greek life, play for Troy’s soccer club, and lead worship for a youth group and a campus ministry. I’m super excited to be a part of Impact this year and hope that you will experience the Troy University that I’ve come to love.

Last Updated: May 25, 2017

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