Meet the Team

Jessica Farmer

Project Manager

Jessica graduated from Elon University with a degree in Business Management. While at Elon, she was a student-athlete on the women’s basketball team. Through work experience, Jess grew a passion for multimedia design and hopes to pursue a management position within the field upon graduation. In her free time, Jess enjoys traveling, cooking, and trying new local craft beer and food!

Amanda Travis

Graphic Designer

Amanda graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2012 with a degree in English, concentrating in professional writing and minoring in psychology. Amanda has worked in various leadership positions in the financial industry since graduation, but her passion is in creative writing and design. In her spare time you can find her painting or reading a good memoir.

Kelsey Lane

Video Editor, Photographer & Blogger

Kelsey graduated from Elon in 2017 with a degree in Communication Design and Sociology and minors in Leadership Studies and African Studies. While at Elon, she was heavily involved with the Periclean Scholars program, through which she had the opportunity to travel to Namibia to film a feature length documentary. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys anything that involves outdoors, photography, and traveling to new places.

Imoni Tull

Social Media Specialist, Graphic Designer & Blogger

Imoni graduated from North Carolina A&T with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism. She has a passion for all things art including photography, videography, and graphic design. In her free time you can find her somewhere laughing, eating a good meal, and/or spending time with family.

Rhett Lawson

Video Producer & Photographer

Rhett graduated from Elon University with a BFA in cinema and television arts. He’s passionate about documentaries and loves capturing real stories with real people. Aside from film, Rhett loves exploring the outdoors and appreciating nature. He also is a big fan of mountains, snow, and snowboarding.

Case Gardner

Video Blogger & Videographer

Case graduated from Campbell University in 2017 with a degree in Digital and New Media. While at Campbell, he worked as a member of the film crew for the school football team. Through his classes and experiences, he discovered a passion for digital storytelling that he hopes will become a part of his career. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and making bad jokes on Twitter.

TJ Felton

Assistant Videographer

TJ graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2017. He majored in Mass Communication and Broadcasting. He enjoys a good TV Series and hopes to one day create his own. In his free time he writes poetry and cooks.

Derek Lackaff


Dr. Derek Lackaff is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University, where he teaches and mentors students in an innovative M.A. program in Interactive Media. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Communications from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research, teaching, and practice engage with social media, civic technologies, minority language technologies, and the social psychology of communication technology use.

Doug Kass


Professor Doug Kass is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University where he was an Olin Fellow, and his M.A. in Cinema and Television from the University of Southern California. His professional expertise includes directing, screenwriting, documentary production, and film history. Kass’s work has appeared on Showtime, BBC, CBC, AL Jazeera Europe, VH1, Nickelodeon, E! Entertainment, BBC America, and PBS.