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Carmel, Ind. – Phired Up is excited to be expanding our team once again with the addition of three new Growth Consultants this summer. Each consultant will provide education and training to our clients, and will be available beginning this August to work with chapters and communities across North America. LaShatá Marie Grayson, Lindsay Ollis, and Karli Sherman will be joining the team in part-time capacities as they continue their full-time professional roles.
“We are strategizing with communities and national organizations daily. Now is the time to work together to create a new future for fraternities and sororities by transforming the way people join,” said Phired Up’s Assistant Vice President, RJ Taylor. “I am excited to welcome these talented, growth-minded professionals to our team as we continue to encourage and assist as many in our industry as possible.”
LaShatá Marie Grayson graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) with a Master of Science in Education degree in College Student Personnel Administration, a degree in Management, a specialization in Event Management and Tourism planning and development. She is currently wrapping up her graduate assistantship in Fraternity and Sorority Life at SIUE. She specialized in teaching students in and out of the classroom and creating programs and events.
“I am excited to be part of a team that impacts students and truly pushes them to the next level,” said LaShatá Marie. “I love and believe in the work of Phired Up. It is truly so wrong for Phired Up to be so dope. Phired Up is one of the best out there for advancing fraternity and sorority, and to be able to be on a team of change agents is life-changing for me.”
LaShatá Marie is a former special education teacher and program coordinator for the charter school system. In her free time she volunteers for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values. She has served in a state leadership role for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and delivered national leadership programs and facilitated discussions around identity development, recruitment, values-based programming, and leadership development for local, regional, and national entities. LaShatá Marie enjoys doing CrossFit, spending time with her family and sorority sisters, and writing on her fitness blog in her free time. She loves volunteering in her spare time to help her undergraduate chapter foster sisterhood and programmatic efforts. She also enjoys trying different vegan restaurants and running.
“I’m so excited for LaShatá Marie to join our team because I absolutely love how authentically passionate she is about the fraternity/sorority life experience and making a positive impact on students’ lives,” said Haley Cahill-Teubert, a Phired Up Organizational Growth Consultant. “She’s such a bright light and I’m looking forward to working alongside her!”
Lindsay Ollis joins the team as a graduate from Auburn University with a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration. Prior to graduate school, Lindsay attended the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting. She currently serves as the Coordinator for Greek Life and Panhellenic Advisor at Auburn University, where she previously worked as the Panhellenic Graduate Advisor during her time in graduate school.
“I am PUMPED to join the Phired Up team because who wouldn’t be?! This opportunity will allow me to continue my professional goals, while collaborating with key industry leaders, students, volunteers, etc.,” said Lindsay. “I am passionate about igniting innovative, bold, and courageous ideas in order to create the future of fraternity and sorority life, this opportunity will put me in the position to do this on a larger scale!”
Prior to her time at Auburn, Lindsay served as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Alpha Xi Delta National Women’s Fraternity. She continues to volunteer for Alpha Xi Delta, in addition to volunteer roles with the North-American Interfraternity Conference as a UIFI Facilitator. When she’s not working or volunteering within the industry, Lindsay enjoys reading, socializing with friends, attending church, participating in her young professionals group, and watches the Real Housewives (Bravo Reality TV is her jam).
“Lindsay has experience, perspective, and a peaceful but strong presence that will connect incredibly well with so many of our clients, said Matt Mattson, Phired Up Co-Founder and President. “I’m so excited about the impact Lindsay is going to have as a Phired Up educator and strategist; our industry needs her voice!”
Karli Sherman is a native of south Louisiana and is a professional speaker, educator, and event manager. Karli believes in programming with a purpose and challenging the process to help groups, companies, and individuals grow, learn, and create robust experiences. Karli is an alumna of Florida State University (Master’s in Higher Education & Student Affairs, 2013), and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Bachelors of General Studies in Arts and Humanities, 2008).
“I am thrilled to join the Phired Up team, and I’m ready to shake things up, challenge the process, and have some fun!” said Karli. “It’s time to level up and get more awesome, yall.”
Her areas of interest include unique event management, college student development, organizational membership recruitment/retention, diversity & inclusion, leadership coaching, musical theatre, and glitter. Karli is involved with the Junior League of Lafayette, travels internationally as a Recruitment Ambassador for Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and represents the Kiwanis Club of St. Martinville, Louisiana as the reigning Ms. Pepper Festival Queen. She is quite involved with her local community through The 705 Young Professionals organization, the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Leadership Lafayette Class XXXIII. Karli is active in her Catholic faith, live theatre, and voice acting, and is a dog mom to her 3.5lb maltipoo named Pixie.
“Karli brings a new and exciting level of energy coupled with a level of understanding the Phired Up philosophy,” said Hailey Mangrum, a Phired Up Organizational Growth Consultant. “We are all so pumped to welcome her to the team!”
All three new members of the Phired Up team started their role officially on May 1, and will work to train throughout the summer to deliver education and training this Fall. You can reach out to LaShatá Marie by email at email@example.com, Lindsay by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Karli by email at Karli@phiredup.com.