Connections Spring 2023

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Mick Wright was reelected to the board of commissions for Shelby County, Tennessee. This will be his second four-year term. He is a government relations and public policy manager for Youth Villages. He is married to Alison Hiatt (’99) who is a pediatric ICU nurse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. 

Joshua Hutchinson is the director of forensics at KPMG. He spent the last 13 years as an FBI special agent in the Dallas division and as a member of the FBI Dallas SWAT team. 


Brian Brophy was named lead minister at Reidland Church of Christ in Paducah, Kentucky, following Terrell Lee (’82) who recently retired after 39 years. Brophy is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry at Anderson University in South Carolina. He
and his wife, Alicia Lee (’02), have two children, Ashton and Barrett. Alicia earned her master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and has served as an elementary educator for 19 years. 


Brad Palmore was appointed director for the multi-door dispute resolution division for the Superior Court of Washington, D.C.


Michelle Scobba Avery earned a Master of Arts in communication from Johns Hopkins University. She is the manager for provider communications for Humana and resides in Louisville, Kentucky. 


Peter (’09) and Tara Curtis Snell announce the birth of a daughter, Hazel Dean, on March 14, 2022. Peter is in private practice with Gastro One, and Tara is a dermatology physician assistant at Tanenbaum Dermatology Center. The couple have two other daughters, Lena and Ruby, and live in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. 


Riley (HST ’16) and Robin Gould Pate announce the birth of a son, Philip Riley, on July 12, 2022.

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