ETSU Upward Bound Staff

Dr. GrossDr. Ronnie Gross
TRIO Executive Director

Email Address:
Phone Number:  423.439.4002
Degrees: B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S.
Interests: Golf, Running, NASCAR, ETSU Sports Teams
Favorite Quote: "You cannot command commitment, you can only inspire it." - Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. CarverTeresa Carver
Information Research Technician

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.5619
Interests: Sports (especially basketball), Traveling, My Nephews, Eating Out, Movies, Swimming, My Pets
Favorite Quote: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus

 

 

 

Ali WilliamsAli Williams
Interim Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.4003
Degrees: B.S. in Human Services with an
Appalachian Studies minor; M.A. in Counseling.
Interests: Cooking, reading, gardening, being crafty, and listening to music. Spending time with friends and family. TV and movies. Being outside, especially on the lake.
Favorite Quote: "You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." -Mary Tyler Moore

 

 

 

Ms. Grater Emily Grater
Interim Assistant Director of Academics


Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.6188
Degrees: B.A. in English and Secondary Education; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Interests: Traveling, hiking, reading, drinking coffee
Favorite Quote: "The kinder and more intelligent a person is, the more kindness he or she can find in other people." - Leo Tolstoy

 

 

 

 

  

Julie KumarBrittany Lyn Eshbach Lewis
Project Counselor

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.5899
Degrees: B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling 
Interests: Cooking, crafting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 
Favorite Quotes: "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault 

 

 

   

 

Ms. BrownTiffany Brown
Interim Academic Coordinator

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.4474
Degrees: B.A. in English; M.A. in English
Interests: Reading, teaching, and spending time with family

 

 

 

 

Jessica Nicely Jessica Nicely
Educational Advisor

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.5241
Degrees: B.A. in Education
Interests: Hiking, reading, basketball, and  Netflix.

 

  

 

Gregory Stout Greg Stout
TRIO Project Specialist

Email Address:
Phone Number: 423.439.8653
Degrees: B.S. Geoscience
Interests: Astronomy, Planetary Science, Computers, and oh yea Dodge Challengers.
Favorite Quote: "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy when fried and taste good with ketchup" - Bumper Sticker on a green 1974 Plymouth Station Wagon.