Martin, a native of River Ridge, Louisiana, holds a Master’s in Higher Education from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor’s in Government & Political Philosophy from Belmont Abbey College. Similar to many students, he was not the first in his family to attend the Abbey and followed in the footsteps of his oldest brother. He began his career in college admissions his freshman year as an Abbey Ambassador and has since served the Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor, Operations Manager, and Director of Admissions. Martin lives near campus with his wife and children and is passionate about welcoming new students to share in this unique tradition of Catholic higher education.
Lindsay-Janae is a May 2018 graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Management. She is originally from Orange County, California. As a student at Belmont Abbey, Lindsay was a member of the softball team and was elected captain her senior year by her fellow teammates. She joined the Abbey Ambassador program her senior year, and that is where she developed her passion for helping prospective students discover what Belmont Abbey College has to offer. She is excited to be a part of the Admissions team and is looking forward to assisting students through the admissions process.
Emilia is a Belmont Abbey College graduate, class of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Psychology. During her time as a student at the Abbey, Emilia was also a defender on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Growing up she moved up and down the east coast with her family due to her father being in the Navy; however, he retired after 25 years and finally settled in eastern North Carolina. In her spare time, Emilia loves hiking, exploring, and getting outdoors with her son along with reading and exercising. Her passion is building relationships that are centered around Christ and radiating joy to everyone she encounters. She is very excited that she is back at the Abbey as an Admissions counselor where she can share her past experiences and help others feel at home in this community.
Theresa Wilson grew up in Sussex County, New Jersey. She anticipated her family’s move to the Carolinas 2 years in advance when she began as a student at Belmont Abbey College in the fall of 2016. During that time she ran Cross Country and Track, was a scholar in the Honors Institute, and was heavily involved in putting together the Agora literary magazine and campus events. In addition, she was an Abbey Advocate for admissions for 3 years. After graduating in 2020 with a B.A. in History and minors in English, Theology, Medieval Studies, and Education and teaching at Angelus Academy in Virginia for a year, she is deeply blessed to be back home at The Abbey. She is excited to help students explore God’s plans for them especially in getting to know and love The Abbey like she does!
Carter is a Belmont Abbey College graduate, class of 2020, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Digital Sports Media. He was originally from Harrisburg, PA. During his time at the Abbey, Carter was on the Men’s Volleyball team. He continues his passion for volleyball by coaching at a local high school and club. In his spare time, he loves gaming, going to the movies, playing volleyball, anything Disney, and exercising. He loves to build relationships with everyone he comes across and impact the people he meets. Carter is very excited that he can come back and give others a glimpse of the Abbey Experience. He is ready to help with a smooth process and is eager for students and families to make the Abbey their new home away from home.
Joseph is a Belmont Abbey College graduate, class of 2021, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Digital Sports Media. He was originally from South Bend, IN. During his time at Belmont Abbey College, Joseph was part of the Abbey Advocate program for admissions for 3 years. He was also a part of the Campus Activity Board, a New Student Mentor, and part of the Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Scholarship program. In his free time, he enjoys gaming, traveling, hanging out with friends, and getting to know new people. He is excited about coming back to the Abbey to be an Admission Counselor where he can share his experiences and love for the Abbey. He is looking forward to interacting with students and helping them experience the beauty and homelike atmosphere of Belmont Abbey College.
Lunden was born and raised in the Charlotte, NC area where she now resides. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. During her time at UNC, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and held positions on multiple advisory boards. Post graduation, Lunden has worked in Event Planning, Marketing and Collegiate Organizational Operations. During her free time, Lunden takes advantage of her passion of traveling, with some of her favorite destinations being Tokyo, Switzerland and Italy. She is excited to be on the admissions team and help guide students into their future at Belmont Abbey!
Emma Clune was born in rural Ohio, though she spent most of her childhood moving around the country and internationally with her family. She came back to Ohio to attend Bowling Green State University and received a bachelors degree in Marketing and Management as well as a minor in Tourism and Event Planning. While in college, she participated in a study abroad program as well as worked in admissions as an academic resource for students. It is here that she found her passion for higher education and the effect that these four years can have on a persons life. Right out of school she worked as a Marketing Manager and she cannot wait to tie all of her passions together in the effort to support students and their life here at the Abbey.
Olivia Young is a May 2021 graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and minor in Digital Sports Media. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. As a student of Belmont Abbey, Olivia played for the women’s golf team and was a Abbey Advocate. She is excited to be a part of the Admission team and help support students through their admissions process.
Karlisha was a “military brat” but called Southern California her home. A two-time graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a background in Marketing (B.A.) and Business Analytics & IT (M.B.A). Outside of the classroom she served as a work study student with the Athletics Department and Orientation Leader for incoming, new students with the Student Life Department. After being offered the opportunity to work in Admissions following graduation – she was able to partner her love for people with a little business savvy!
Megan Walden was born and raised in Belmont, North Carolina. She is a 2013 graduate of UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and minor in Sociology. She developed her passion for admissions through her internship in the UNCW admissions office where she – attended college fairs and high school visits, assisted during the planning and execution of events, application review and created various schedules, documents and itineraries for the team. Megan’s territory includes Gaston County where she was once an English teacher at a local high school! She is excited to be back in her hometown and continue her career as an Admissions Counselor at Belmont Abbey College. She enjoys aiding future students through the admissions process and encouraging them to become a part of the wonderful community here at The Abbey.