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Jonathan Clues

Jonathan is the vision and entrepreneur behind StudentBridge. His original career as a professional racing driver netted over 20 race wins and 2 National Championships.

After hanging up his helmet, Jonathan turned his attention to the Internet and started several web companies in his hometown of London during the dot.com crash of 2000. Bad timing maybe, but Jonathan's competitive spirit helped him persevere in what he believed. One of those companies, Realview TV, developed an interactive video delivery platform, that successfully embedded streaming video in a multimedia platform, for superior audience engagement and conversion. This ultimately became the core product offering of StudentBridge.

Now residing in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters (and cat), Jonathan's passion remains in digital communications. An established speaker within the Higher Education circuit, Jonathan is always looking for new ways to engage the student population through new media content and devices.

Outside of the office, Jonathan is a keen aviator. He has his airplane and helicopter license and is happy to give pleasure flights around Atlanta.

Monisha Longacre

With over 25 years of digital media experience, Monisha joined StudentBridge in February 2020 to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company and lead the team to achieve the company's growth objectives. Working at PlayOn Sports, The Weather Channel, Ernst & Young and Lotus, Monisha has served in roles in Communications, Product Management, Marketing, Portfolio Management and Project Delivery and founded several early-stage start-ups.
 
Monisha earned a BS in Communications from the University of Virginia and an MS in Corporate Public Relations from Boston University.  She resides in Atlanta with her husband and her son who plays basketball and baseball.  Her daughter attends Rhodes College and plays basketball.  Monisha is often found on the sidelines of sporting events cheering on her children and her favorite teams.  
 
In her free time, she likes to travel, read and check items off her bucket list.

Rob Coddington

Rob joined StudentBridge in 2019 after attempting to become a professional poker player in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though that would be a pretty cool career, we are glad he is with us! Rob has a BS in Accounting and 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Before joining StudentBridge, he spent 13 years at Limited Brands.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio and spending most of his life in Columbus, Ohio, Rob has taken multiple coast-to-coast trips (thank gosh for his Prius)! Rob is a US Army Vet who graduated jump school , but he's a pretty grounded guy nonetheless. He enjoys golfing, bowling, and spending time with his two brothers, three great nephews, and great niece.

Brant Bailey

Brant joined StudentBridge from a background of project management, web development/videography, and business development experience. Originally from Florida, with a brief 10-year layover in Colorado, he moved to Georgia in 2005, actively making a choice to not move back to Florida and allowing others to assume the mantle of the Florida man legend. It was here, in Atlanta, where he finished his Bachelor of International Studies at Georgia State University. He resides in a downtown Atlanta neighborhood with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Brant enjoys spending time working on his classic Jeep truck, paddle boarding, photographing abandoned buildings, and volunteering for various causes within his community.

A beer connoisseur, Brant also wrote this entire bio by himself, in the third person.

Mike Murphy

Mike joined StudentBridge in April 2020. In his career, he has enjoyed a well rounded twenty-plus years in the tech sphere, with roles in IT operations, software development, and enterprise architecture at companies including location services provider HERE Technologies and media company Turner Broadcasting (now part of Warner Media Group).
 

An Atlanta native, Mike earned degrees from Boston University in Social Studies Education and History. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife Patty, a professional artist and environmental activist, their two sons, and one large (but snugly) dog. Mike is a history buff, concentrating in late 19th and early 20th-century history. He also enjoys video games, watching movies at home with his family, and traveling.

Zach Chastain

Joining StudentBridge in 2015, Zach is the team's Director of University Partnerships.

Zach grew up in Lilburn, GA before accepting a baseball scholarship to Georgia State University right here in the heart of Atlanta. He then went on to receive his master’s degree in Sports Administration. Before coming to StudentBridge, Zach worked in the sports industry for four years, starting at Georgia State University Athletics before running special events such as Jay-Z and Beyoncé and TomorrowWorld.

Zach is an avid sports fan (GO BRAVES!) and a craft beer enthusiast. He lives in Brookhaven and enjoys hanging out with his friends, family, and his dog Zoey.

Patrick Creagh

Patrick joined StudentBridge in 2018 even though he fell out of his chair during the interview! Through his role as the Director of Revenue Operations, he works with our Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success teams to add value across the customer lifecycle. Before joining StudentBridge, he spent 4 years with fellow Atlanta startup Patientco. Patrick has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Georgia Tech and hopes they have a better football season this year.
 
In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and winning his fantasy football league.

Drew Horne

Drew joined StudentBridge in the middle of 2017 as a Business Development Representative. His excellent grasp of customer needs and friendly and insightful people skills combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and rapid learning of the education industry meant that, by the end of the year, he was promoted to an Account Executive, where he could interface with clients more directly.  

Drew attended Auburn University and considers music the driving force in his life - he's even organized and thrown a music festival on his own (and plans to do more in the future!). Drew's a self-proclaimed foodie who loves the cuisine options available in Atlanta.

Monique Villalona

With over 7 years in Higher Education Admissions, Monique joined StudentBridge in June 2020 as an Account Executive. While working in admissions, she took an innovative approach to recruitment and retention efforts to increase performance year over year during her tenure at Berklee Online.
 
Monique grew up in New Jersey and attended Boston University, where she graduated with a B.S in Film and Television and performed in the college's premier a cappella group. She enjoys running and completed her first marathon in 2019. Most of her free time is spent with family, friends, or snuggling with her puppy Murphy. 

Rachel Holt

Rachel joined the StudentBridge team in January 2021 as an Account Executive. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Rachel is a graduate of Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. Before joining StudentBridge, Rachel worked in the public relations industry for five years, handling all aspects of business development for the agency and helping prospective and existing clients share their unique stories.

Rachel is an avid traveler and self-proclaimed foodie. In her free time, you can find her checking off the next place on her bucket list, perusing Eater Atlanta’s hot spots with her friends, and hanging out with her Aussiedoodle, Mozzarella. 

Katy Ball

Katy joined the StudentBridge team in August 2018 as a Business Development Representative. In August 2019, she became a full time Client Success Manager helping further develop relationships with our client base.

Katy graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA in the spring of 2017 and has lived in Atlanta, GA since. She spends much of her time outside of work with her two dogs Harvey and Charlie. She enjoys traveling with friends and family as well as the occasional tennis match.

Alyssa Brant

Alyssa joined the StudentBridge team in December 2020. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (Hookem’ Horns!) where she received her degree in journalism in the spring of 2015. She then launched into the education industry, helping promote the power of storytelling in primary and secondary schools through print and digital media. After five years of working closely with various levels of the education system, she developed a strong sense of responsibility towards providing a positive customer experience.

While she is excited to make Atlanta her new home, Alyssa will always be a Texas girl at heart…and stomach - love that authentic Tex-Mex cuisine! She is a big foodie, so in her spare time, you will find her doing something involving food, from cooking to baking or simply just watching a cooking show.

Christopher Showalter

Chris graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Video and Film Production. As a third generation native of ITP Atlanta (that's true Atlanta in case you didn't know), it will always be home, and he knows he'll always return if he ever leaves. Through his work with StudentBridge, Chris has been privileged to travel to most states in the US. He loves nature and visits national parks if they're nearby wherever he's traveling for work.

Before StudentBridge, Chris worked at an online retail company, helping them film and edit marketing content. He's also filmed a lot of weddings, and as a result, he now does everything he can to avoid filming anymore. Since he's traveling to film at campuses 5-6 months out of the year, the only pets he can care for are plants. That being said, he has a very large collection. Besides nature related hobbies - backpacking, kayaking, camping - Chris loves to play music and sing. He was the lead singer, guitarist, and pianist in the band Oliver's Antics for several years. He also currently sings tenor in his church choir. Two of his main pet peeves are people who chew noisily and people who ride his bumper. Please stop.

Lisa Logan

Lisa Logan has mastered the art of making order out of chaos, with extensive experience managing multiple stages of projects. After studying Studio Art and Mass Communications at the University of North Georgia, Lisa went on to work in the marketing and advertising world, developing a strong background in project and client relationship management.

Lisa enjoys being the “fun aunt” to her 3 energetic nieces and nephew, finding new crafty projects to try, and is a firm believer in sunscreen, getting outside, and that moving your body for at least 30 minutes every day improves everything.

Jessica Winters

Jessica joined the StudentBridge team in January 2021 as a Project Manager. Originally from Memphis, TN, Jessica graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Public Relations and Specialty in Recording Industry. Shortly after, she received an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University. Jessica has seven years of experience spanning project management, marketing, media relations, and events. Prior to joining StudentBridge, she worked in the live events/touring and entertainment industry where she managed several creative projects.

 Jessica enjoys being apart of bringing partners' visions to life. In her free time, you can find her singing; songwriting; planning her own creative projects; and binge-watching Netflix, sci-fi, apocalyptic movies, and television shows.

 
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