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Meet our Network

Sherri Bergman

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development,

  • Email and Social Media Marketing 

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Fundraising 

  • Grant Writing, Grant Management, Grant Research,

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training 

  • Web Page Design 

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Print Media,

  • Program Sustainability, Program Planning, Program Implementation

During her 32-year professional career, Sherri Bergman has worked in development, marketing, and communications for educational institutions, museums, and government. She has worked in a volunteer capacity in issues related to literacy, citizenship, community engagement, and the arts.

John Hille

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development 

  • Email and Social Media Marketing 

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment 

  • Financial Management 

  • Fundraising

  • Grant Writing

  • Grant Management

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training,

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Print Media

  • Program Sustainability 

  • Program Planning 

  • Community Development 

  • Storytelling​

Since retiring, John Hille has served as the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Albion College, as consultant on entrepreneurism and innovation in curricula for Bloomsburg University and as author and presenter of Career Management.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Retention at Juniata College and Vice President for Advancement and Marketing. Before that, he was Vice President of The Complex Sale, President of SFG Technologies, Vice President of Ross Systems, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Dunn and Bradstreet Software and

Services, Director of Industry Markets for Management Science America, Executive Director and founder of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Memphis. He is currently president-elect of the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club, chair of the development committee of Friends of the South Cumberland, treasurer of Housing Sewanee, and chair of the trails committee of the Clifftops Property Owners Association. John was the founder and is past president of the Huntingdon County Foundation. He is past president of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and the Huntingdon Area Habitat for Humanity and past chairperson of Huntingdon County Big Brothers Big Sisters Council.

He was founder and past Chair of the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and served as a member of the Huntingdon County Advisory Board of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Kai Koopman

Skill Areas:

  • Email and Social Media Marketing 

  • Web Page Design

Kai Koopman is the Office Coordinator for the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of the South. Kai was an AmeriCorps VISTA member, and worked at various non-profits in West Michigan before moving to the Mountain in 2016. He completed degrees in English and Art History, and has designed websites and social media platforms for authors and startups. He is eager to assist local nonprofits with online marketing questions.

Kylene McDonald

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Financial Management

  • Grant Research

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

Kylene McDonald is the Business Manager for St. Mary’s Sewanee. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Non‐Profit Management. As a longtime worker in the non‐profit world, she has helped organizations obtain their 501(c)(3) status, set up financials, and train new board members. She has also filed 990 tax returns, helped get financials ready for annual outside audits and has served on finance committees for church.

For fun, Kylene plays fantasy baseball and sings with the Concert Chorale of Nashville.

Scott Parrish

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Financial Management

  • Fundraising

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Program Sustainability

  • Strategic Planning

Scott Parrish served Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee as Vice President of Advancement and is currently the Executive Director of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Scott has been an active supporter and board member for many nonprofit organizations, and has taken a leadership role on several boards. Scott was the founding chair of the South Cumberland Community Fund. He has also served on the executive committee from 2012 to 2018, acting as treasurer from 2017-2018.

Hilda Vaughan

Skill Areas:

  • Grant Writing

  • Grant Management

  • Grant Research

  • Program Planning

  • Program Implementation

Hilda Vaughan has a background in college career services, retreat planning, elder care and nonprofit management and grant writing. She most recently was a VISTA volunteer with the South Cumberland Community Fund as Nonprofit Network Coordinator and Grant Writer, organizing workshops for local nonprofits and assisting with locating and applying for grants. She is currently a grant writer for the Grundy County Department of Education. Hilda also leads Arts Inside, a program

that provides art and writing classes for incarcerated men and women at the Grundy County, Tennessee Detention Center

Beth Wiley

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Financial Management

  • Fundraising

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, and Training

  • Program Sustainability 

  • Program Planning

  • Program Implementation

Beth Wiley is originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania but has been steadily moving south since college.  She received a B.S. in Music Education and MBA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.  She worked for 12 year as a Corporate Purchasing Agent in the automotive, OEM, and printing industries in northern and central VA.  Upon moving to Sewanee in 1999, she worked as the Director of Alumni & Development Services at The University of the South for 17 years, overseeing

development operations.  She is currently working in Johnson City, TN as AVP for Advancement Services, returning to her home in Sewanee on weekends.  She has served on the board of St. Andrews Sewanee School in the capacity of Vice President and President of the Parents Council, as Financial Administrator and Treasurer at Otey Memorial Parish, and on various boards for youth athletics in the Sewanee & Winchester areas.

Rich Wyckoff

Skill Areas:

  • Financial Management 

  • Event Organizing 

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training

Rich Wyckoff is a retired executive for Burger King Corporation, and in 2006 became president and COO of a 27-restaurant franchise based in Huntsville, Alabama. A part-time resident of Monteagle since 2005, he moved to the Plateau full-time in 2014. He is a member of the Morton Memorial Methodist Church, where he serves as treasurer and also chairs the building committee.