We are excited to announce that we have a new General Manager! Clayton Hayer is a UNC alumnus who comes to us from our sister property at NC State, University Towers, where he served as their GM for the past 20 years. However, don't let his time with the Pack fool you. Clayton started his career in student housing as an RA in Hinton James and after graduation became the West Tower Manager here at Granville, where he oversaw the Tower's staff and the Housekeeping department. That role prepared him to become the Assistant General Manager at UT, and then later the GM. Clayton is married and has two daughters, ages 11 and 13. Clayton is thrilled to be back at Granville and in Chapel Hill!
Hunter Culbertson is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and has lived in Chapel Hill for almost ten years. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in sports administration from UNC. After spending time in St. Louis, Hunter returned to Chapel Hill in 2014 to begin as Operations Manager at Granville Towers. In addition to overseeing facility operations, Hunter is also the summer camp and conference director. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys listening to blue grass music, attending UNC athletic events, and playing golf with his wife, Devin.
Tonya Holmes is from Hollywood, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While in college, she played Division I volleyball and now coaches at Triangle Volleyball Club. Tonya can be found spending her free time with her Goldendoodle, "KJ" (Kool Jackson), and loves to exercise and hike trails!
Byron Green is from right down the highway in Greensboro, NC. He earned all of his degrees from North Carolina State University. The first is in Nutrition Science and the subsequent ones in Education. As a Granville Towers Community Director, Byron works directly with the Resident Advisors, oversees floor and building wide programs, addresses resident concerns, and advises Community Government. When he finds free time, Byron enjoys working out, reality TV shows, and playing in adult kickball and dodgeball leagues.
Keith Jones calls Fort Lewis, WA home but grew up in a military family, so he has lived all over the country and world. He has degrees from Washington State University and Texas Tech University in higher education. As a Granville Towers Community Director, Keith works directly with the Resident Advisors, oversees floor and building wide programs, addresses resident concerns, and advises Community Government. Keith loves to have fun, he has an obsession for sports, and he owns a ridiculous amount of movies and video games!
Allison Hinson is a native of Charlotte, NC and attended Western Carolina University for her bachelor's and master's degrees. Upon finishing her graduate degree, Allison discovered her passion for working with students as a Resident Director at WCU. Allison joined the Granville team in August 2008. When she's not sending emails, giving tours, or answering questions on the phone, Allison volunteers with her local WCU alumni chapter and her sorority. She enjoys Diet Mountain Dew, the color purple, and her two Bengal cats, Calvin and Attie.
Katelin Franklin is originally from Sanford, North Carolina. A born and bred Tar Heel, she is a proud alumna of UNC who studied Communication and Political Science. Katelin has been a part of the Granville Team since 2014. If she's not taking photos of events around property or on a tour, she can be found in the Leasing and Marketing Office. Katelin works to launch social media campaigns, answer phones, respond to email, and enter data. Outside of the office, she enjoys watching Tar Heel sports, cooking, and water sports!
Kadia Kaloko is originally from Spring Lake, NC and is a Carolina alumna. She earned her degree in African & Afro-American Studies. Kadia became a part of the Granville team in May of 2003; she can be found in the business office where her main focus is Accounts Payable- satisfying all of Granville's bills as well as serving as our Human Resources liaison to employees. Her interests include writing, CrossFit, WWE, and being a bright light to our staff and students on a daily basis!
Megan Hess is a mid-westerner who has called North Carolina home since 2008. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Philadelphia University. In the fall of 2015, Megan started in the Granville Towers business office. If she's not processing payments or running to the bank, she may be found drafting Deferred Payment Agreements or Lease Amendments to satisfy meal plan change requests. At home she spends most of her time raising her family and dreams of getting back to painting canvases and furniture if life ever slows down.
Ralph Holbrook was born and raised in Granville County, North Carolina (so you could say that Granville has always been close to his heart). He played baseball at Louisburg College where he studied Religion and History. In 2012, Ralph started working for Granville on the maintenance team, and he now serves as Maintenance Director. In his spare time, Ralph enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, watching football, and playing bluegrass music.
Mark Lamprecht is from St. Louis, Missouri. He holds Associate’s degrees in both Business Management as well as Hotel and Restaurant Management. Mark has worked in the restaurant and dining industry for over 40 years, studying under chefs and managing various restaurants. In 2005, he joined the Granville team as the Manager of Dining Services. Off the clock, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events, seeing live music, and cooking.
Brandon Wilson was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He has worked in the restaurant business for most of his life. Fifteen years ago, Brandon came to North Carolina, and he joined the Granville team in 2005 as the Assistant Manager of Dining at Granville Towers. For fun, Brandon likes to travel, watch good movies, and relax on the beach.
Jacob Holbrook was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Jacob started working at Granville Towers in 2013 as the South Tower Receptionist. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, and watching a good movie.
Mitch Rabon was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and moved to Chapel Hill to attend the University where he studied Computer Science. At the same time, he began working at Granville as a Desk Attendant. Since then, he has taken every opportunity to continue working here, as a Student Manager, Summer Conference Assistant, and finally as the West Desk Receptionist. Catch him playing video games, going to the lake or the beach, and delivering for Wings Over Chapel Hill.
Susan K. Walker is originally from Moore County, NC but has lived in the Triangle area for over 20 years. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Communication Studies. While at UNC, she was involved in Student Government and played Clarinet in the Marching Tar Heels! She began working at Granville Towers in 2013 as one of the front desk receptionists. In her spare time, she enjoys watching game shows, going to concerts, thrift shopping, spending quality time with friends and family, and having a good laugh!
Kim McMillan is a Durham, North Carolina native. She received her diploma from Riverside High School. She has been a member of the Granville Towers Team since October 2008. You’ll find Ms. Kim in South after hours filtering calls and issues that arise throughout the night. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, watching “Forensic Files,” and spending time with her family, especially her six month old baby boy, Ayden.
Corryn Diemer is originally from Bay Shore, NY, but has called NC home since 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in social and economic justice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she’s not conducting tasks as an administrative assistant at Granville, she’s off playing trivia, laughing with friends, or taking care of her perfect kitten, Charlie.
James Kennie is originally from White Plains, New York, but has called Durham, North Carolina, home for the past 10 years. He has worked for Allegiance Industries for the past 4 years in numerous positions before coming to Granville Towers as Account Manager. He is the proud parent of 13 year old Ashley. He enjoys football, basketball and spending quality time with family and friends.
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