Meet Your Counselor

While choosing which college to attend can be a challenge, we can help guide you through this exciting decision. Click and expand each profile below to learn more about our admissions counselors.

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson
Phone: (423) 614-8509



Hello! My name is Ashley Wilson, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Bradley and Polk County.

I graduated from Lee University in December 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Work. Growing up in a small town near Cleveland, it was always a dream to attend Lee University. I quickly found community here by having the privilege of being a part of the Lee University Singers and serving as a freshman peer leader for incoming students. During my time in the Lee Singers, I was given the opportunity to travel across the United States as well as cross-culturally. Some highlights from my time at Lee were traveling to Italy in Spring 2015 and South Africa in Spring 2017 with the Lee Singers. These opportunities provided ways for me to grow both spiritually and relationally.

Overall, Lee allowed me to develop and strengthen my faith, create lasting friendships, and be challenged academically. Lee offers a diverse atmosphere with a place for everyone, and it would be my pleasure to assist you during this time of decision and transition to find your own story. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

Victoria Clevenger
Neeley Cain
Phone: (423) 614-8513

Hello! My name is Neeley Cain, and I am the admissions counselor for  Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. This includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. I was born and raised right here in Cleveland, Tennessee. I decided to attend Lee at the very end of my senior year after touring over twenty other schools, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I originally did not give Lee the chance it deserved because it was close to home, but after sitting down with someone from the Admissions Office, I knew it was the place for me.

My Lee journey began in the fall of 2015 and I graduated in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in TESOL. During my time at Lee, I was able to broaden my perspectives in many ways. I believe Lee allowed me to grow in ways I didn't think were possible through incredible experiences. One of the biggest examples of that was by participating in the UK Study Abroad Program for a semester at Cambridge University. I was also involved in two of the social service Greek clubs: Epsilon Lambda Phi and Tau Kappa Omega. They both gave me an amazing community of friends and an outlet to serve in many ways. In addition, I was able to teach in the Language Departments program, the English Language Center and be a mentor to local elementary aged students. It was because of the faculty and student body at Lee that I was able to have such a rich and fulfilling experience while being surround by a n incredible community. I’ll forever be grateful for all the opportunities and experiences that Lee University gave me!

From the beautiful campus that is tucked in the Tennessee mountains, to the professors that both taught truly invested in my life - all of these things added to a unique and wonderful college experience. I know there are many factors students consider when choosing a college, but I hope I am able to make the process easier for you. I am honored to assist you in the decision making process and hope to play a small part in your Lee journey. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Logan Byrd

Logan Byrd
Phone: (423) 614-8503



Hey! My name is Logan Byrd, and I am the Admission Counselor for Middle and West Tennessee, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. I would love to be able to answer any questions that you may have about Lee University and specifically the admissions process.

I am originally from Baldwin, NY, but am most recently from Atlanta, GA. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Ministry right here at Lee in 2018. Lee was not in my original plan for college; however, I realized there was a much higher calling for me. During my time at Lee, I was involved with a small portion of what Lee has to offer. I had the opportunity to be involved in CRU and their leadership team along with interning at a local church's youth ministry.

I enjoyed every aspect of my time at Lee University. I have many great memories from my years as a student and made friendships that I know will last forever. Lee is a safe place that allows and encourages healthy growth spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. You will find that professors here at Lee are genuine and caring as they go beyond just being educators and often become mentors and close friends.

I would love to share more about Lee with you! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or would like to talk through how you can become a Lee student.

Ali Baker

Madison Funderburk
Phone: (423) 614-8502

Hi! My name is Madison Funderburk and I am the Admissions Counselor for Hamilton County, Marion County, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. I am so glad you are interested in attending Lee University! I would love to answer any questions you may have and help you through this new and exciting transition in your life!

I graduated from Lee University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing Management. Although I came to Lee only knowing one person, this school quickly became a place that I now call home.

During my time at Lee, I had the privilege of being a part of the Lee University Singers and the service-based Greek club, Delta Zeta Tau. Both of these communities brought many service opportunities, lifelong friendships, and memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.

Lee University has been a place where I have been challenged to pursue excellence. I have grown spiritually, academically, and socially thanks to the professors and Christ-centered community on campus. I am forever changed because I found this school, and I am thankful for every moment I have spent here.

I would love to share more with you about Lee and the many opportunities awaiting you here! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions!

Noah Pickelsimer Noah Pickelsimer
Phone: (423) 614-8515

Hello! My name is Noah Pickelsimer and I am the admissions counselor for students from the state of Georgia. I am beyond excited to assist you in the admissions process here at Lee!

I am from Murfreesboro, TN and graduated from Lee in 2021. Lee University has been a life changing experience for me along with many other students who step foot on this campus. This institution has challenged me in many ways academically and spiritually.

I was given the privilege to serve as a Resident Assistant in Medlin Hall for two years during my time as a student and it was the best part of my experience at Lee. I had the opportunity to create an immense number of memories through dorm life that helped shape such a rich college experience! My time as an RA allowed me to be a mentor in the lives of many freshmen guys which was so rewarding.

The professors on this campus also showed me time and time again their intentionality in relationships with both me and other students. This was a blessing for me as a student as I was able to get to know them and feel more comfortable asking for help both academically and personally. With my professors’ guidance, I was encouraged to pursue a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Lee University’s graduate program.

I know your college choice is a big decision and will take some time, but I am fully prepared to walk alongside you as you make your college choice. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I look forward to talking with you!
Kennedy Blair Kennedy Blair
Phone: (423) 614-8521

Hi! My name is Kennedy Blair, and I am the Admissions Counselor for East Tennessee. I am so excited that you are considering attending Lee University! I would love to be able to answer any questions you may have and help you through this new transition in your life!

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with minors in both Business Administration and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in July 2019. While I was a student at Lee, I was a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office, as well as a student worker for the Global Perspectives Office and the Communication Arts Department. I was also a member of the social service Greek club ‘Delta Zeta Tau’. Upon graduation, I participated in the Disney College Program in Orlando, Florida. I also had the opportunity to travel abroad to Lausanne, Switzerland to participate in a Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission. I am thrilled to be back at Lee and helping serve incoming students as they begin their own Lee journey!

My time at Lee was one of the most transformational times of my life. Lee allowed me to be stretched and challenged academically and relationally. Most importantly, I was stretched spiritually and ultimately was able to discover more of God’s heart and his purpose for my life. My favorite thing about Lee is the Christ-centered community and lifelong friendships I’ve made here. Lee gave me much more than a degree; it gave me a home. I’m excited to help you write your own Lee story! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Rachel McHann Jonny Molina
Phone: (423) 614-8534

Hello! My name is Jonny Molina and I am the Admissions Counselor for Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. It’s so awesome you’re interested in coming to Lee University! Throughout your college search process, I would love to help you with any and all things related to Lee and admissions!

I am originally from McKinney, Texas, but lived in Frederick, Maryland for the majority of my life. I came to Lee in the fall of 2016 and graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an advertising emphasis. For me, coming to Lee was an easy decision. My older siblings attended Lee and there was something about Lee that naturally felt like home. Lee became the place I needed in my life to not only succeed academically, but also to strive spiritually. It also opened doors for so many incredible opportunities.

As student, I had the honor of being a member of the Evangelistic Singers. The group gave me an opportunity to play on many different stages throughout the U.S. and even in the Dominican Republic. Those experiences allowed me to develop my faith with God and go deeper with Him. I was also involved in some of the chapel bands and ministered with a lot of amazing people I now call friends.

I can say with confidence that Lee gave me so much more than what I deserved and expected. It gave me life-long friendships, unforgettable moments, and most importantly, a chance for a deeper relationship with God. I am beyond thankful to call Lee my home away from home. I am excited to see where your Lee journey will take you! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.
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