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

Vice President of Operations Sarah Taylor, PhD

Sarah Taylor, PhD

Vice President of Operations

PhD, Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director Afton Thompson, PhD

Afton Thompson, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, Pathology
Duke University

Operations Director Dan Brosnan, MS

Dan Brosnan, MS

Operations Director

MS, Physics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Operations Director Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Director of Customer Service April Troester, PhD

April Troester, PhD

Director of Customer Service

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Principal Data Scientist Jeffrey Grigston, PhD, MBA

Jeffrey Grigston, PhD, MBA

Principal Data Scientist

PhD, Pharmacology
Duke University

Project Manager Allison McMullen, PhD, PMP

Allison McMullen, PhD, PMP

Project Manager

PhD, Pharmacology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Director of Human Resources Amy Rawls, PhD, PHR

Amy Rawls, PhD, PHR

Director of Human Resources

PhD, Molecular Genetics
Washington University in St. Louis

Quality Manager Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Quality Manager

MA, English literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editing Services

Team Manager, Editing Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Team Manager, Editing Natalie Williams, MS

Natalie Williams, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
University of Florida

Team Manager, Editing Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Cell Biology
Duke University

Process Manager, Editing Stephanie Freer, PhD

Stephanie Freer, PhD

Process Manager, Editing

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

Team Manager, Editing Ginger Miley, PhD

Ginger Miley, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Developmental Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

Team Manager, Editing Amanda Morris, PhD

Amanda Morris, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Soil Science
North Carolina State University

Team Manager, Editing Jaime Fox, PhD

Jaime Fox, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

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

Team Manager, Editing Luciana Leopold, PhD

Luciana Leopold, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

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

Team Manager, Editing Pam Fairbank, MA, ELS

Pam Fairbank, MA, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MA, Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Team Manager, Editing Alison Hafera, PhD

Alison Hafera, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Michael Paine, PhD, ELS

Michael Paine, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Team Manager, Editing Ariana Bevilacqua, MS, ELS

Ariana Bevilacqua, MS, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Sayaka Hino, MPH

Sayaka Hino, MPH

Team Manager, Editing

MPH, Health Behavior
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Formatting Services

Team Manager, Manuscript Formatting Stefanie Knauer, MA

Stefanie Knauer, MA

Team Manager, Manuscript Formatting

MA, Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Manager, Figure Formatting Michele Avissar-Whiting, PhD

Michele Avissar-Whiting, PhD

Operations Manager, Figure Formatting

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

Customer Service

Operations Manager, Support Jenny Evans

Jenny Evans

Operations Manager, Support

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

Principal Research Communication Partner Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Principal Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Operations Manager, Customer Partnership Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Operations Manager, Customer Partnership

MA, Hispanic Studies
University of Pennsylvania

China Support Team Manager Teresa Nan, MA

Teresa Nan, MA

China Support Team Manager

MA, History
Renmin University of China

Research Communication Partners

Senior Research Communication Partner Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Senior Research Communication Partner Lynne Hyman, PhD

Lynne Hyman, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Chemistry with an emphasis on Bioinorganic Chemistry
Duke University

Research Communication Partner Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Research Communication Partner Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell Biology
University of Virginia

Research Communication Partner Sarah Conte, PhD

Sarah Conte, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Communication Partner Aimee Talarski, PhD

Aimee Talarski, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Plant Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Communication Partner Alyson Mack, PhD

Alyson Mack, PhD

Research Communication Partner

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

Research Communication Partner Ilouise Bradford, MA

Ilouise Bradford, MA

Research Communication Partner

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

Research Communication Partner Joanna González-Lergier, PhD, ELS

Joanna González-Lergier, PhD, ELS

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

Research Communication Partner Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Research Communication Partner

JD/LLM, Law/Taxation
University of Denver

Research Communication Partner Richard Boykin, MA

Richard Boykin, MA

Research Communication Partner

MA, History
Indiana University

Business Development

Global Marketing & Partnerships Manager Alexis Kennedy

Alexis Kennedy

Global Marketing & Partnerships Manager

BS in Marketing and Communications
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Strategic Accounts Manager Lindsay Miller

Lindsay Miller

Strategic Accounts Manager

MA in Spanish
North Carolina State University