Leadership Development Coordinator
Paige was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in pre-medicine, she decided to live in Pensacola to be a part of all that it has to offer. She holds a strong desire to help those in our community and make Pensacola a vibrant community. Paige serves as the Leadership Development Assistant, assisting with all of our programs.
In the role of Operations Assistant, Arjuna Coles oversees The Spring Co-working Space and ensures that members have the resources they need to be set up for success. Originally from Fairfax, VA, Arjuna moved to Pensacola after working in the Florida Keys for nearly two years. During his time in The Keys, Arjuna developed a passion for entrepreneurs and freelancers. Whether entrepreneurs need a dedicated space to work or are looking to get connected with The Spring’s vast amounts of resources, Arjuna is here to help. Prior to joining The Spring, Arjuna was a Digital Marketing Specialist where he assisted with the website development process and design.
Early Learning Project Manager
Reggie joined Studer Community Institute as a Research Fellow and contributed as a writer and editor of the 2014 Pensacola Metro Report. As project manager, Reggie created and launched parent outreach programs to enhance parent engagement and improve the quality of life.
Learning Content Developer
Stephana has lived in Gulf Breeze for most of her life and feels lucky to be raising her children in the beautiful Florida panhandle. A University of Florida grad with years of marketing, content development and instructional design experience, she joined the SCI team in 2019 as Learning Content Developer to run SCI's online training and the Accelerate Roundtable program.
Rachael is the President of Studer Community Institute. She oversees the work, strategic planning and financial stewardship for all of SCI. Rachael focuses on all core areas — early brain development, community building, and leadership development and entrepreneur support — to enable SCI to achieve its mission to improve the quality of life for all people in the diverse communities they serve.
CivicCon Executive Director
Terry joined Studer Community Institute after a career in media leadership, including as President of the Pensacola News Journal and as well as other newspapers around the country. He is responsible for planning CivicCon Speaker Events with the aim of creating public dialogue on important topics. He also mentors local advocates and organizes classroom opportunities for citizens to be more effective as advocates for positive change. CivicCon is a partnership of the News Journal and the Studer Community Institute to make our community a better place to live, grow, work and invest through smart planning and civic conversations.
Hanna is in the role of CivicCon Assistant. She has responsibility for managing CivicCon’s Facebook and Instagram pages. She assists CivicCon Founding Members and manages Eventbrite listings and other various administrative duties. Hanna majored in Comprehensive Marketing for her BA at University of West Florida and is certified in digital marketing.
Director of Early Learning
Shannon is director of early learning at Studer Community Institute. She had a nearly 20-year career in journalism before she joined the Institute when it was founded in 2014. She leads the research, content creation and program development efforts for the Institute's early learning projects.
As a Pensacola native, Gracie has great love for our community and is passionate about seeing it continue to prosper. In the role of Entrepreneurial Coordinator, she manages the day to day operations of The Spring programs and works to ensure local entrepreneurs receive the assistance and guidance they need to grow successful businesses. Whether entrepreneurs are interested in receiving mentoring from one of The Spring's prestigious mentors, or they are looking for guidance within the ecosystem, Gracie is here to help and serve as their go-to resource when starting a business. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Marketing and Economics and was a Project Analyst for Studer Group | Huron Consulting Group prior to joining the SCI team.
The Spring Chief Entrepreneur Officer
D.C. Reeves serves as Chief Entrepreneurship Officer at The Spring, while also serving as the Chief of Staff for Quint Studer at the Studer Family of Companies. D.C. is also an entrepreneur himself. He opened Perfect Plain Brewing Company in downtown Pensacola in November 2017 and focused its mission on community building and the organic creation of an incredible craft beer experience. Perfect Plain quickly became one of the busiest taprooms in the state of Florida. D.C. recently authored a book, The Microbrewery Handbook, outlining Perfect Plain’s success. Before joining Studer Family of Companies, D.C., an FSU graduate, spent a decade as sports journalist, most recently covering the University of Alabama for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tuscaloosa News from 2013 to 2015.
Training and Marketing Coordinator
Morgan grew up on a farm in the cornfields of Minnesota, and has called Pensacola, Fla., her home since 2013. Serving as the Marketing and Training Coordinator at Studer Community Institute since 2018, she is responsible for the logistics, marketing, development and implementation of all leadership workshops and flagship conference, EntreCon®.