Our Team

Learn about our team members and their backgrounds in biology, chemistry, languages, and more. We match you with the right team member for editing and other academic manuscript services.

Management

Sarah Taylor, PhD

Vice President of Operations

PhD, Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Afton Thompson, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, Pathology
Duke University

Dan Brosnan, MS

Operations Director

MS, Physics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April Troester, PhD

Director of Customer Service

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Jeffrey Grigston, PhD, MBA

Principal Data Scientist

PhD, Pharmacology
Duke University

Allison McMullen, PhD, PMP

Project Manager

PhD, Pharmacology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amy Rawls, PhD, PHR

Director of Human Resources

PhD, Molecular Genetics
Washington University in St. Louis

Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Quality Manager

MA, English literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editing Services

Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Natalie Williams, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
University of Florida

Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Cell Biology
Duke University

Stephanie Freer, PhD

Process Manager, Editing

PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ginger Miley, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Developmental Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

Amanda Morris, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Soil Science
North Carolina State University

Jaime Fox, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Luciana Leopold, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular Biology & Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Pam Fairbank, MA, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MA, Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Alison Hafera, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Paine, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Ariana Bevilacqua, MS, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Formatting Services

Stefanie Knauer, MA

Team Manager, Manuscript Formatting

MA, Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michele Avissar-Whiting, PhD

Operations Manager, Figure Formatting

PhD, Medical Science
Brown University
BS Biology
University of Rhode Island

Customer Service

Jenny Evans

Operations Manager, Support

BA, Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Principal Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Operations Manager, Customer Partnership

MA, Hispanic Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Research Communication Partners

Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynne Hyman, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Chemistry with an emphasis on Bioinorganic Chemistry
Duke University

Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell Biology
University of Virginia

Sarah Conte, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Aimee Talarski, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Plant Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Alyson Mack, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, San Diego

Ilouise Bradford, MA

Research Communication Partner

MA, English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joanna González-Lergier, PhD, ELS

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Research Communication Partner

JD/LLM, Law/Taxation
University of Denver

Business Development

Deric Corlew

Vice President, Business Development

PhD in English Literature
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Alexis Kennedy

Global Marketing & Partnerships Manager

BS in Marketing and Communications
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Lindsay Miller

Strategic Accounts Manager

MA in Spanish
North Carolina State University