The Alumni Association-Board of Directors serves as a liaison between alumni and administration and staff to provide input on alumni activities, such as reunions, homecoming, and event planning, and leading alumni in honoring the achievements of fellow alumni. As a reflection of the alumni body, the board provides the school with insights into alumni sentiment on various issues concerning the school and its programs. The work of the board is primarily engagement, advocacy, fundraising, and governance. With the exception of the Alumni Liaison, the remaining board serves three (3) year terms. By voting, alumni become involved in the decisions that affect the life of the school and the experiences of both current students and fellow alumni. They join a collective voice to shape the future of Arbor.
- Karla Wright | 2017President
- Susan Gilliam | 2016Vice-President
- John Scott | 2018Secretary/Treasurer
- Jeryd Greer | 2016Faculty Liaison
Karla Wright | 2017
Karla Wright, graduated from Arbor 2017. After retiring she enrolled at Arbor to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Certified Reflexologist. Karla Wright graduated from Walter State Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Science in Architectural Technology in 1976, preparing her for a career in construction and maintenance at the plants in Oak Ridge. She was accepted into the electrical apprentice program through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 270 in 1978. She retired after working maintenance for 27 years with government contractors at Oak Ridge and an additional 12 years working construction in the Oak Ridge area. Married with four children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, Karla is in private practice in Lenoir City, Tennessee and enjoys spending time with family at the campground, swimming and kayaking.
Susan Gilliam | 2016
Born in Alabama, Susan Gilliam came to Tennessee as a child. She grew up Fountain City, graduating from Central High School. Susan graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Public Health Education and a Masters in Health Education and Health Promotion. She graduated from the first class of Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage. Susan graduated from the Reflexology program at Arbor College|School of Massage in 2016. She is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists. In her spare time, she trains as a marathoner, having completed 17 half-marathons and 3 full-marathons over the past two years.
John Scott | 2018
John Scott graduated from Arbor College in Fall 2018. Desiring a lifetime career that aligned with his values, he enrolled at Arbor College|School of Massage to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Prior to attending Arbor, he received his Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Pellissippi State Community College. John lives in Maryville, Tennessee and enjoys spending time reading, learning, and volunteering.
Jeryd Greer | 2016
After completing high school, I moved to Tennessee to spend a year in community service. I worked in AmeriCorps leading people and learning a lot of life lessons. After AmeriCorps I felt drawn to continue a life of service and pursued an education in massage at Arbor. Ten months later I was licensed and began my massage practice at the Massage Remedy. In a very brief time, I realized I could make a positive impact on future massage therapist and applied for the position for Director of Student Clinic when it became available. Currently I serve as the Director of Student Clinic Services and Post-Graduate Education.