Alumni Association Leadership Council

Mr. J. Cameron Boles ’13

Cameron Boles is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. Originally from Granite Falls, N.C., he now lives in Marion, where he attends Grace Community Church. He also volunteers in the community: teaching Sunday school classes at his church; mentoring with Hope 29:11, a ministry that supports youth foster care, kinship care or crisis situations; and supporting events at 106.9 The Light. While at Montreat, he studied business administration, played basketball, and served on leadership for the FCA and SGA. He is engaged to marry his fiancée, Laura, in September 2018. They enjoy hiking, travelling, athletics, and dancing.

Mr. Ed Carroll ’10

Ed Carroll is an enterprise account manager for Blackberry, and has been a cybersecurity technical sales professional for the past 15 years. He has lived in Western North Carolina for the past 30 years and currently lives in Weaverville. He attends St. Eugene’s Catholic Church in Asheville, where he serves as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Carroll has also volunteered as a mentor for start-up companies at Venture Asheville, as a board member for the Asheville Museum of Science, and as a ride organizer for the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride fundraiser to battle prostate cancer. While at Montreat, he studied management. He and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters.

Ms. Caroline Clark ’13

Caroline Clark is a 5th Grade teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School. She lives in Swannanoa, N.C., and attends Trinity Presbyterian Church in Asheville. While at Montreat, Caroline studied elementary education. In her spare time, she enjoys going on dates with her husband, Spencer, as well as playing with cats, going to the gym, and singing.

Mr. Jesse Gardner ’02

Jesse Gardner is a senior project engineer with Civil Design Concepts. After completing his bachelor’s in mathematics from Montreat College, he earned his master’s in engineering at North Carolina State University. He is skilled in road design, utility infrastructure design, grading, storm water management, flood modeling/permitting, and water and sewer pumping stations. Mr. Gardner and his wife, Jessica, live in Black Mountain, N.C.

Ms. Liz Guengerich ’99

Liz Guengerich is the controller for Arcis Investments, Inc. and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Montreat College. She lives in Black Mountain, N.C., with her husband, Jason ’97, and their two sons, Ethan and Matthew. She loves attending her sons’ soccer games and spending time with their large family.

Mr. Edward Karriker ’00

Edward Karriker is an early childhood restorative site supervisor for the Rowan-Salisbury School System. He lives in Mooresville, N.C., and attends Concordia Lutheran Church, where he serves as director of music. He also volunteers for King Worldwide and Caring Transitions of Lake Norman. While at Montreat, Mr. Karriker studied Bible and religion before going on to earn a master’s in education leadership from Wingate University. He enjoys coaching, mentoring, and public speaking.

Ms. Elizabeth Lattimore ’75

Elizabeth Lattimore assists and provides leadership for several ministries at Northgate Church in Salisbury, N.C., and taught multiple grade levels in both Christian and public schools. Ms. Lattimore attended Montreat College from 1973-1975 and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in human development and learning. Her son, Daniel, graduated from Montreat in 2011. Ms. Lattimore and her husband, Donald, live in Salisbury, N.C.

Mr. Robert Lewis ’95

Rob Lewis is a manager in technical operations support for Expedia, Inc. He lives in Orlando, Fla., and attends Lakeside United Methodist Church, where he is a worship leader. While at Montreat, Mr. Lewis majored in human services and minored in music. He and his wife, Melissa, have six children, and he enjoys motorcycling in his free time.

Mr. Anthony Rodriguez ’06

Anthony Rodriguez is lead pastor at Valley Hope Church in Swannanoa, N.C., where he lives. He is also an adjunct professor of Bible and religion at Montreat College. While attending Montreat, Mr. Rodriguez studied Bible and religion before going on to earn his master’s from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Erin ’07, have four children, and he enjoys reading and watching and playing soccer.

Ms. Kathy Wendt Stringer ’77

Kathy Stringer is the chief financial officer for Cornerstone Financial Strategies in Hendersonville, N.C. She lives in Inman, S.C., and attends Boling Springs Baptist Church. Ms. Stringer earned her associate degree at Montreat before going on to earn her bachelor’s degree at Furman University. She and her husband, Larry ’77, have three children and three grandchildren, and she enjoys skydiving, water sports, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Ms. Katherine Torrance ’13

Katherine Torrance is a North Carolina licensed attorney in Greensboro, N.C. She lives in Julian, N.C., and attends Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Ms. Torrance earned her bachelor’s in history from Montreat before going on to graduate from Elon University Law School in 2017. While at Elon, she provided pro bono legal services, community outreach, and education at Elon’s Elder Law Clinic and Willes Drafting Clinic, earning the Outstanding Performance in a Pro Bono Clinic Award.