Office Staff

Nathan Elton

Nathan Elton

I oversee all facets of the Center for Career Development including strategic planning, program development, employer and external relations, budget management, career advising, and leading a talented team of professionals. Leveraging the Davidson alumni, parent and employer network, I work with senior leadership, faculty and staff to empower students to assess and achieve their post-graduate career goals. Before coming to Davidson, I served in career and student development roles at Oberlin College and Conservatory, Villanova University, Pennsylvania State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I hold an M.Ed. in counselor education from the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in accounting and marketing from The Ohio State University. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Molly, and our children, Olivia and James. 


Jamie Johnson
Associate Director for Career Development

At age 17, I left my Kentucky home to attend a small, Christian, liberal arts college in Southern California, where I received a B.A. in speech communications. Upon graduation I traveled to Scotland to work in a summer church camp and explore Europe with a group of friends. After working at a variety of jobs and reading Richard Bolles' now classic book, What Color is Your Parachute, I realized my life calling was career counseling. I received my M.A. in counseling from California State University, Northridge, and am a nationally certified counselor (NCC), master career counselor (MCC), and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) master practitioner. I have a wonderful husband, three dogs, three cats and a Straight Egyptian Arabian horse named Rami. And I love talking about the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator.


Jeff Kniple
Associate Director for Employer Relations

My previous positions in admissions, orientation, leadership, and academic affairs, mostly at other liberal arts colleges, helped prepare me for the professional challenges of my current role, and marrying into a family with three Davidson graduates helps me feel at home in the community. I hold a B.A. in sociology from Cornell University, and a M.A. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, I spend much of my time keeping up with my two boys and their various sports and activities. I like to practice photography, attend a variety of sporting events, and cook - especially Carolina barbeque.

Tiffany Waddell

Tiffany Waddell
Assistant Director for Career Development

Prior to joining the Davidson family, I served as the assistant director of career education and counseling in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University. Among my many responsibilities, I assisted the college with the development of strategic programming initiatives to support multicultural students, first-generation college students, and students in the arts. In addition to strengthening departmental relationships with faculty, staff and students, I also served as a trained diversity educator and founded an affinity group for 200+ young faculty and staff, to provide a venue for networking and ongoing social and cultural programming to assist recruitment and retention efforts of top talent. I received both my B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University. In my free time, I like to plan events, travel, write poetry and blog.  

Jamie Stamey

Jamie Stamey
Assistant Director for Internships

Originally from the rural community of Arkport, N.Y., I moved to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue a music degree at Belmont University. While I ended up graduating with a B.A. in communication studies, music has been a prevalent part of my life. I married a musician and I worked with many entertainment industry partners through my positions in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. After nearly 14 years at Belmont (where I also completed my M.Ed. in organizational leadership and communication), I'm excited to work with students as they begin to navigate their internship and career paths. Be prepared to see numerous photos and hear funny stories of my daughter, Emmalynn, when you visit my office!

Assistant Director for Employer Relations

Sarah Satterwhite Williams '11
Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement


Julie Lucas
Office Manager

I originally hail from northern Illinois, where I attended Rock Valley College and met my husband while working at a nuclear power plant. After relocating with my husband and two children to southwest Florida, I enjoyed a 14-year career as an assistant in an elementary school. After much research, my husband and I moved to Davidson in 2005, joining the ranks of the "half-backs." When I am not directing traffic from the Career Development front desk, I like to garden, a hobby I have rediscovered since leaving the sands of Florida.