Janet Pearson was named the first superintendent of Carvers Creek State Park in Cumberland County. Pearson, formerly a ranger at Pilot Mountain State Park, oversees training, law enforcement, visitor services, natural-resource protection and environmental education.


Eric Hendrix MA ’06 is proprietor of Eric’s Fresh Fish Market on Mill Street in Sylva. The shop is open Wednesday through Saturday with deliveries twice a week from Atlanta. “The goal is to consistently provide fresh fish in the mountains,” Hendrix said.

Jennifer Thomas MAEd ’07 and her husband, James Thomas ’02, welcomed their second son, Landon, in April. The couple, of Jackson County, has an older son, Matthew.


Angela Delp married Michael Anthony Boone in May 2009 at Moons Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City.


John Bush is head of strategic business development for RigNet Inc., a global communications provider for the oil and gas industry based in Houston. Bush pursues long-range business development projects, particularly in overseas markets where RigNet has little or no presence.

Brenda Sallee is serving a one-year term with Operation Mobilization as a writer/journalist onboard its ministry ship Doulos. She records the ship’s ministry and individual stories in each port for Web and magazine publication. Operation Mobilization is a missionary organization that works around the world and onboard two oceangoing ships.


Kimberly Lightsey MPM has earned the Project Management Institute designation of project management professional, or PMP, the institute’s most recognized and respected credential. Lightsey is a member of the Piedmont Triad Chapter of PMI and is a senior project analyst with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro.


Kristy Green will be performing mission work with the Maasai tribe as a member of Unite 4 Africa, an Arizona-based Christian ministry. The Maasai live in Kenya and northern Tanzania. “I will be working with orphans and on water projects, leadership trainings and feeding programs in these villages,” Green said.


Janet Mason EdD is superintendent of Rutherford County Schools. Mason began her career in the Rutherford schools in 1986 as a teacher before moving into administrative positions. She lives in Forest City with her husband, Rick, and daughter, Meredith.