Miranda Abney, Class of 1997. After earning a BA in Communications from North Carolina State University, Miranda developed her early communications experience working for North Carolina’s “Eat Smart, Move More” Campaign and Patsy Aiken Designs both in Raleigh, NC.
In February of 2007, Miranda accepted an opportunity to work on an iconic advertising campaign for MILK. Initially based in Washington D.C., she led teen consumer target marketing efforts for the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign. In this role, Miranda directed national advertising, public relations, in-school promotions and robust online outreach utilizing various social media outlets.
In early 2012, Miranda was promoted to Marketing Director and launched a new campaign “Built with Chocolate Milk”. Recent work includes the successful repositioning of chocolate milk – once known primarily as a treat for kids – to a natural and delicious sports recovery drink, targeting adult athletes with a fully integrated $17MM+ marketing campaign. The campaign has won 20+ industry awards since it’s conception.
Living and working remotely in sunny Los Angeles for the last five years, Miranda enjoys surfing, running on the beach path and spending time with good friends and her French bulldog, Sir Charles Barkley. Miranda misses her family based in Wilmington, NC.
Betsy Peters Rascoe, Class of 2007. I am currently working at Design Dimension Inc, an exhibit design firm in downtown Raleigh. DDI is a full scale design studio with an in-house production and fabrication shop. We focus on creating exhibits for museums and historical societies and custom interiors for our more commercial clients.
As the lead designer, I am honored to manage the creative and always interesting design team! I have learned how to work with our clients from the very beginning of the design phase, taking their story and bringing it to life. We use a collaborative design approach, working very closely with the client in multiple design phases to create engaging and informative exhibits.
Although the NCSU College of Design prepared me for my design career, Greenfield was a very important part of my career choice. GFS allowed me to become a leader, a listener, but most importantly a team player. The design process is all about collaboration, and the balance of education and fun. I also learned how important research can be to my job. I enjoy digging into each story, whether it is about the H.L. Hunley submarine, the process of creating pharmaceutical drugs, or the life of Billy Graham, the research is so important to creating those "ah-ha" moments in an exhibit. I have certainly found my niche here at DDI, the small environment feels very much like the Greenfield family vibe.
Bob Crocker, Class of 1993. I received my BS Degree from East Carolina University, Spent 3 years with the Johnston County Sheriffs Office as a Deputy Sheriff and SWAT Team Member, went on to have a successful building and development business with my father for ten years. My passion for service has brought me to my current position where for the past four years I have served as a Police Officer, Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Field Training Officer and Assistant Training Coordinator for the FBI Police, a counterterrorism and Security police force for the FBI. I also serve on the Protection Details for the Attorney General of the United States and the FBI Director. I currently live in Alexandria, VA.
“Greenfield School taught me passion, service and dedication. The small atmosphere made it a great learning experience, where public school couldn't. I came to Greenfield in 1989. When I arrived at Greenfield i was immediately welcomed by the soccer coaches and team. That led into the school year and I was again welcomed into my classes.. The small size of the school also gave me the opportunity of closeness with students, staff and parents. Greenfield is a family!!”
Angie Ward, Class of 1996. Angie is a Program Assistant for the NC State Wolfpack Club. She graduated from NC State in 2000 and Greenfield School in 1996.
“I loved the one on one attention and smaller class sizes at Greenfield School. I came from public high school my junior year and really wish I had come to Greenfield sooner. I feel like Greenfield helped me improve my grades and become a better candidate for admission into the college of my choice which was NC State University”
Sarah Moore Cooper, Class of 2001. I graduated from Greenfield School in 2001 after being a student there since the third grade. I went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I graduated in 2005 with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Charlotte to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2007, I graduated from UNC Charlotte with my Masters in Social Work. I started working in substance abuse treatment, a field I never thought I'd get into, and it has since become a passion of mine. Over the past 8 years I have worked in both residential and outpatient treatment settings, helping individuals overcome addiction and work towards recovery. During that time I also became licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist.
After having my son Jackson in November 2014, I decided to make a career shift, leaving the non-profit sector and joining a private therapy practice. I now work as a therapist on staff at Carolina Therapy Specialists, PLLC. I see children and adults ages 10 and up for both mental health and substance abuse concerns.
I currently live in Charlotte with my husband, son, and our 2 dogs.
“Greenfield School played a huge role in shaping me into the person I am today!”
James Cash, Class of 2000. After finishing Greenfield as a member of the class of 2000, I attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies. I then took a three years hiatus from adulthood by moving to Mexico. While in Mexico, I taught in English as a second language children and worked for a professional services firm that bought and sold real estate for ex-patriots living abroad. After three years, I returned to the United States and enrolled in law school at the University of Kentucky. I graduated in 2010.
Since law school, I have held several different positions in the public and private sector. I have worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas B. Russell, the Chief District Court Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. There, I drafted opinions and orders in civil and criminal cases for approval and publication by the judge. Further, in a criminal case with national security implications, I was given the responsibility of handling and reviewing materials designated as Top Secret. After two years a law clerk, I worked for an AM LAW 100 firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where my practice included white collar and antitrust defense. Currently, I am Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, where I defend the United States and its agencies in civil litigation and pursue restitution from criminal defendants.
“Even now, fifteen years removed from graduation, I draw upon lessons learned from my time at Greenfield School. The educators and staff from Greenfield prepared me in ways both professionally and personally that I could never have anticipated. I feel blessed to have received such a remarkable education. ”
Meredith Stokes, Class of 2005. After thirteen years of attending Greenfield School, I went to Meredith College. In 2009, I graduated with honors from Meredith and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Health Science. After graduating from Meredith College, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December of 2011.
Throughout college and beyond, I have been involved in various community activities. I helped coach a swim team for two seasons with the Special Olympics of North Carolina. I am very passionate about animals and have volunteered at and fostered animals for four separate nonprofit organizations in Wake County. Because of my interest in health care, I also devoted several hours towards the Mariam Clinic, a health clinic in Wake County that provides free healthcare to the uninsured.
I accepted my first nursing position at Duke Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Specialty Nurse Internship Program (SNIP), which is a new graduate transition program. For two and a half years, I took care of premature babies in critical condition, who were born up to 17 weeks early. In 2014, I started a new job in the Special Care Nursery at WakeMed Cary. In this position, I am able to care for babies born up to 8 weeks early as well as attend deliveries and help mothers with their new babies.
“I’m so thankful to Greenfield School for starting me on the right track and helping me get where I am today. “
Sarah Peters Allgood, Class of 2005. Georgia bound! I knew from the moment I first visited Athens, GA that the University of Georgia would be at the top of my college list during my final (and 16th) year at Greenfield School. I eagerly started college at UGA, only-sort of-knowing my freshman roommate and that the bulldog mascot's name was Uga. My first intended college major and career set me up for grand hopes and dreams of being a bi-lingual, resort property manager in Costa Rica (whatever that meant). After enrolling in several business school classes, I quickly learned my strengths were more interpersonal than entrepreneurial. I changed majors to Speech Communication/Communication Studies and thank goodness I did. Two of my most memorable classes were "Non-Verbal Communication" and "Communication in Pop Culture".
A few college highlights include: kayaking through caves in Lagos, Portugal while studying abroad to complete my Spanish minor, participating in the 24-hour Dance Marathon each year to help raise money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, dressing up for sorority/fraternity socials as a member of Delta Delta Delta, and of course- Georgia Football game days!
After graduation in December 2008, I worked as the assistant to a local wedding and event coordinator. A year and a half later, I started working as an Admissions Counselor at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Georgia. During my time in Admissions, I was also able to earn my M.Ed., specializing in Young Adult Education, from UGA. Outside of the office, I was very involved in the Junior League of Athens and a local children's etiquette school for middle and high school students called Perfectly Polished. In 2010, I became certified as a Children's Etiquette Instructor through the Etiquette & Leadership Institute.
I currently live in Augusta, GA with my husband, Matt, and two pups: Ginger and Katy. Serving as the Director of Scholarships and Alumni Relations for the Watson-Brown Foundation, I have the rewarding opportunity of selecting 200 new scholarship recipients from the Augusta area each year. Other community involvements include: ACT Prep class instructor at local high schools, Community VP with the Junior League of Augusta, and a member of the Leadership Augusta class of 2016.
Vince Carson, Class of 1999. I graduated from UNCW in 2003. While studying at UNCW I was a double major in both Communication Studies and Sociology. I also made some amazing friends who are still very close today.
After graduating college I packed up my car and my dog and moved to Aspen, Co!
Aspen is hands down one of the most beautiful places on earth!
I spent about 4 "seasons" in Aspen working in the hospitality industry.
This was my first real experience meeting and spending time with people from very different backgrounds and cultures. Consequently, these friendships would lead to great opportunities later on in life.
After a few years in Aspen, I packed up my car and my dog and moved to Laguna Beach, Ca.
I hadn't realized how much I missed being near the beach and the ocean.
When arriving in Laguna Beach, I didn't really know anyone.
However, it is a small community and I quickly made friends and had a large network of contacts.
This led to my first "real" sales job. I was an energy management consultant for lighting solutions company in Southern California. My role was to sell new energy efficient lighting solutions to commercial and residential properties. I was helping companies save tons of money by reducing their energy consumption and operating costs. Plus it was a win for the environment!
After about five years in Laguna Beach I was ready for a change. Ironically I took to social media to see if it could be useful in providing a new opportunity. An arbitrary Facebook status led to a new opportunity in Australia! An Australian friend of mine (that I met in Aspen) was in need of a sales manager. I am currently the sales manager for an import and distribution company in Brisbane, Australia. I have become a national and global representative and get to travel quite a bit for work.
Recently I have expanded my territory to also cover all of New Zealand as well as Australia.
I have spent time in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji, Nicaragua and Malaysia to name a few.
I have no regrets whatsoever but wish someone would have told me to go travel and see the world when I was younger. That being said...I am so grateful to have grown up in such a great community that allowed me to become the person I am today. I have to admit that Greenfield played a big role in the way I look at life and the opportunities that I have had so far. I wouldn't trade my experience growing up in Wilson and going to Greenfield for the world!
Wiley Narron, Class of 2008. I graduated from Greenfield in 2008. I graduated from Hamden-Sydney College (2008-2012) with a major in Psychology and a minor in Classical Studies. After graduating from college I went and taught English in China for 2 years (2012-2014) which I would recommend to anyone. I am currently living in Sydney, Australia getting a Master of International Relations.
"As far as academia is concerned, Greenfield definitely helped me in terms of research papers and public speaking. In graduate school I have to write a minimum of 6000 words per class per semester (4 classes per semester), so knowing how to go about research and do proper citations is really important. Greenfield started me on the proper path to learning all these skills."
Will Cash, Class of 2003. I graduated from Elon University in 2007, which proved to be a great fit for me. During my time at Elon, I was able to study abroad multiple times, participate in varsity athletics and the Leadership Fellows program, and most importantly it is where I met my wonderful wife Brooke.
After Elon, I went to the University of Kentucky for graduate school and studied Business Administration and International Commerce. Little did I know that this academic path, along with my love for fried foods, would help me launch my career into the fast food industry.
I have spent the last 5 + years working and traveling the world, for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and currently for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. As Director of International Supply Chain, I currently lead all of the ingredient and raw material sourcing for Krispy Kreme's International restaurants. And yes, I do eat doughnuts all the time.
I currently live in Winston-Salem, NC with my wife Brooke and our 2 wonderful kids Stanton and William.