University of Mobile Magazine is published by the University of Mobile Office of Institutional Advancement, and is distributed free of charge to alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the university.

Editorial Staff




Lesa Moore ’07

Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations/Editor

Lesa received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of South Alabama, her Master of Business Administration from UMobile and enjoyed a successful career at Xante Corportation before joining the UMobile staff in 2002. Lesa says that family time is her favorite time, especially when it’s in the mountains, accompanied by husband and high school sweetheart Jay and their children, current UMobile student Logan and middle schooler Olivia.








Kathy Dean

Director of Media Relations/Copy Editor

Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Auburn University and worked at the Mobile Press-Register before joining the UMobile staff in 1993. When not writing, editing, proofing, interviewing, relating to media or pursuing her avocation as a volunteer grammar policewoman, she and husband Chuck, MBA ’05, enjoy playing with granddaughter Sarah Grace Desko and spending time with daughter Megan ’08 and son-in-law Andrew Desko ’08. They are also the parents of an amazing son, John, 21, who lives on in their hearts and lives forever with God. Kathy’s latest obsessions are two miniature schnauzers, Jingle Belle and Tinker Belle.








Trey Taulbee ’08

Director of Communications & New Media/Writer & Videographer

Trey received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UMobile and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. He has worked in enrollment services, campus life, and now as a member of the marketing department at UMobile. When Trey isn’t holding a camera or perusing the office for snacks, he is busy exploring the eastern shore of Alabama (camera in hand) with his wife, Michelle, and Schnoodle, Malone.








Shannon Mason

Marketing Coordinator/Writer

Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of South Alabama and began working at UMobile in 2011. She enjoys shopping for the latest fashion trends, traveling, and watching Alabama football with her family and dog, Misty- (along with the guilty pleasure of reality TV).








Nancy Snodgrass ’91

Marketing Assistant/Writer

Nancy received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from then-named Mobile College and worked in IT support and even owned her own sewing business before joining the UMobile staff in 2009. She is married to Phillip Snodgrass ’83 and enjoys playing the piano, crocheting, film noir, and reading classic mystery novels.









Allison Nelson ’06

Director of Alumni Relations/Class Notes

Allison received her Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts in Elementary Education from UMobile. She taught in the Mobile County School System before joining the UMobile staff in 2011. She is married to Kris Nelson ’01, Director of Residential Life and has two boys Logan, 5, and Lawson, 3. Allison enjoys spending time outside and playing with her boys.








Amanda Pritchard

Graphic Designer

Amanda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of South Alabama and worked in multiple local organizations before coming to UMobile in 2013. Amanda is married to Matthew and has a son named Andrew. When she isn’t photoshopping the faces of her co-workers or making things pretty, she enjoys playing with Banjo (her Labradoodle) and scouting Pinterest for the most impressive recipe to try at home.








Jay Adcock

Graphic Designer

Jay is a native of South Florida who studied design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His clients have included the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Port of Palm Beach, First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, and The University of Mobile just to name a few. His work has won Gold and Silver ADDYs for many of his clients. Jay lives in Newnan, Georgia with his wife Melanie.