Our Team

Regional District Manager

Laura Thompson

Laura is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and she just started again with Elon Dining (she was with us before for 6 years). She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University, and her favorite pastimes are sitting at the beach with her family, hearing her kids laugh, reading a good book and enjoying the sound of the ocean!

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General Manager

Tisha Davidson

Tisha is a Elon University alumni, and she worked for Elon Dining from 2001 to 2003 as a Location Manager and 2010 to 2013 as the Catering Director. Elon has held a special place in her heart since her campus visit when I was 16. Making the move back to Elon as the General Manager is like coming home again. When not at work Tisha enjoys spending time with her family – from the horse barn to the baseball field and everywhere in between!

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Controller

Debbie Rogers

Debbie is from Conway, North Carolina, and has a Associate’s in Accounting from Halifax Community College. She has been working with Elon Dining for 6 years, and loves bowling in her spare time!

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Executive Chef

Jay Vetter

Jay is originally from Moorefield, WV, and is starting his first year with Elon Dining! He has worked in kitchens for 25 years, and comes to Elon after being the Executive Chef at JMU University in Virginia. Jay went to Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University, and a degree in Hospitality Management from Concord University. He is also Pro Chef II Certified from The Culinary Institute of America! When he is not hard at work on our menus, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and three kids Brooke, Meredith & Braeden!

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Health and Wellness Manager

Tabeer Khan

Tabeer is originally from Pakistan, but she has lived in High Point, NC for past 10 years. She is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a B.S. in Nutrition Human Dietetics and Meredith College’s dietetic internship program. She has been with Elon Dining for almost two years. Fun fact: Tabeer can speak five languages, and she enjoys traveling and doing henna art.

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Hospitality Services Director

Keith Griffin

Keith is originally from Monroe, NC, and has just recently joined our team from JMU University in Virginia! He has a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management degree from the Washington DC Art Institute. Keith loves all things sports, and his favorite food to prepare is pork belly, so look for more of that on our menus!

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Hospitality Services Director

Emmie Ocker

Emmie is originally from Titusville, Florida, but has called NC home since attending UNC Chapel Hill where she received her bachelors in Management and Society. This is her first semester with Elon Dining! Outside of work she enjoys gardening, exploring local breweries and coffee shops, and traveling around in her RV to new hiking spots with her dog.

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Chef de Cuisine

Candace Lawson

Candace is originally from Buffalo, NY! She has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Almanace Community College, and is also a Elon University Alum! She has been with Elon Dining for 11 years and loves making people smile and laugh!

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Chef de Cuisine

Danny Sartyoungkul

Danny is originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and has a B.A. in Geography from UNCG. He has worked with Elon Dining for 8 years, and he loves to collect kitchen knives!

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Sous Chef

Myles Hamilton

This is Myles’ first year with Elon Dining! He is from Norwolk, Connecticut, and studied at Johnson & Wales University. He’s excited to be working with our team at Lakeside Dining Hall this year. More to come about Myles soon!

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Hospitality Services Manager

Cathy Mims

Cathy is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She has a Associates Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with Elon Dining for almost a year now! Interesting fact: She was in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

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Hospitality Services Manager

Cathy Robinson

Cathy is from Rockland County, NY. She has been with Elon Dining for 15 years. Cathy loves animals, and has 5 dogs and 1 cat!

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Hospitality Services Manager

Maddie Rector

Maddie attended Elon University (’17) and received a B.S in Biology. She started as a student worker in catering in 2015 and have been with Elon Dining ever since. This is her first year as a manager and she is so excited to be a part of such an incredibly creative and innovative team. She loves all food, but she will always hold a special place for the Lexington Style BBQ that she was raised on. 

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Catering Director

Michelle Campos-Gregoris

Michelle is originally from Porterville, CA, and has been working with Elon Dining for 15 years. In her spare time, she loves to knit and to garden!

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Catering Manager

Deanna Pitts-Bellia

Deanna is from Tallahassee, Florida. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Florida State University, and has been with Elon Dining for almost a year. She once studied abroad in Paris, France!

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Chef de Partie

Mirek Lysakowski

Mirek is from Wroclaw, Poland, where he obtained a Szkola Gastronomiczna. He has worked with Elon Dining for 17 years, and he loves to raise chickens and quails!

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Pastry Chef 

Adam Neill

Adam is from Lake Jackson, Texas. He has an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts from Stratford University, and has worked with Elon Dining for 4 years. He has been to 14 countries, and has celebrated New Years in a different city for 10 years!

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Guest Experiences Manager

Casey Claflin

Casey is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a B.A. In English and Economics from the University of Michigan He has worked with Elon Dining for one year, and he worked as a line cook for 6 years after college!

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Sustainability Coordinator

Caroline Redick

Caroline is originally from Grand Haven, Michigan! She has a B.S. from Michigan State in Environmental Economics and Policy and Sustainable Agriculture. Fun facts: her favorite food to grow is sugar snap peas, and her favorite food to cook is homemade pasta!

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Digital Specialist

Elliot Egerton

Elliot is originally from Durham, North Carolina. He has seven years in the Graphic Design field; highlights include a stint of freelance web design, a year and change managing a local sign shop, and over four years designing for a national grocery retailer. Likes to think he knows a little bit about everything. You’ll find him kicking back on his screen porch with a cup of strong coffee most evenings, no matter the weather.

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