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Al Riddick: Relationship and Business Development

Professional Experience: Fuzzy Logix – Business Development; HSBC – Wholesale Mortgage Division; Hendrick Automotive Group
Education: Elon College – B.A., History

Professional Experience: Fuzzy Logix – Business Development; HSBC – Wholesale Mortgage Division; Hendrick Automotive Group
Education: Elon College – B.A., History

Al joined the Charlotte office of TTS in 2008 to focus on relationship management and business development. Previously, Al served as Vice President of Business Development with a start-up business intelligence consulting group, a role that allowed him to work with clients in a wide variety of businesses. He also worked for HSBC in their wholesale mortgage division from 2004-2007. Prior to that, Al was with the Hendrick Automotive Group, a large privately held automotive company.


Laverne Bailey: Training Coordinator

Professional Experience: Vanguard Group – Training Delivery Coordinator
Education: Francis Marion University – B.S., Psychology
Laverne joined TTS Charlotte in 2007. As TTS’s Training Coordinator, she plays an important role in supporting the instructors, the Public Course series, and other company initiatives. She is particularly strong in establishing a rapport with new team members, communicating expectations, and liaising between departments to coordinate team activities. Prior to joining the TTS team, Laverne spent eight years working with the Vanguard Group, a mutual fund company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Training Delivery Coordinator for six of those years, she oversaw the implementation of departmental training for new hires as well as associates.

Sandra Hart: Training Coordinator

Professional Experience: Unum – IA Coordinator; Centegra Health System – Supervisor
Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – B.S. Psychology
Hart-Sandra-0007Sandra joined the TTS Charlotte office in 2014. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she moved south and she’s been here long enough that she occasionally mixes a Southern accent with her native Midwestern tongue. On any given day, you will find Sandra in a variety of supportive roles ranging from instructor assistance, self-study, event coordination, and customer support. Prior to joining TTS, Sandra worked in the healthcare and insurance industries. She has strong experience with business processes and process improvement.

Kristy Hill: Controller

Professional Experience: Professional Employer Organization – Income Tax Specialist; Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor – Staff Accountant
Education: Old Dominion University – B.S., Accounting
KristyKristy joined TTS in the Charlotte, NC, office in 2010 as controller. Kristy commenced her professional career at Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor CPAs, a public accounting firm in Reston, VA, where she worked as a Staff Accountant from 2006 to 2009. There, she served the firm’s individual, retail, and small business clients. While in that capacity, Kristy gained tremendous accounting knowledge and client service skills. After moving to Charlotte, NC, she began working at a professional employer organization as their Income Tax Specialist.

 Brittney Godwin: Senior Accountant

Professional Experience:  Wells Fargo – Retail Banking; North Carolina Department of State Treasurer – Financial Operations Division
Education:  Elon University – B.S., Accounting
Godwin-Brittany-0002 Brittney joined TTS Charlotte in 2012. As TTS’s Senior Accountant, she provides operational and financial information to TTS’s management by reconciling and compiling TTS’s public course, self-study, on campus and instructor travel data. Prior to joining TTS, Brittney was employed by Wells Fargo, a Fortune 100 company, where she expanded her business and accounting expertise through the use of various computing and accounting systems to review and reconcile accounts. While employed by the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, she generated financial statements and monthly investment reports. In additional to working for the government and the banking industry, Brittney has also worked for an academic institution and a non-profit organization.

 Scott Thomson: eLearning and System Solutions

Professional Experience: Castle Branch- Business Development
Education:  University of North Carolina at Wilmington- B.S., Entrepreneurship & Business Development
ScottScott joined the TTS Charlotte office in 2014 and currently serves as the eLearning and System Solutions Specialist. In this role, he focuses on various technology initiatives in an ongoing effort to improve TTS’s internal systems and client facing platforms. A problem solver by nature, Scott enjoys coordinating with different stakeholders to solve complex business problems with innovative solutions. Prior to joining TTS, Scott was a Business Developer at Castle Branch, a top 10 background screening and compliance management solutions company.


Talisa Harris: Accountant

Professional Experience: Urse Dodge – Staff Accountant; Hendrick Automotive Group – Accounts Payable Specialist
Education: Fairmont State University – Bachelors of Science – Business Administration
Talisa joined TTS Charlotte in 2016. As TTS’s Staff Accountant, she also provides operational and financial information to TTS’s management by reconciling and compiling TTS’s credit cards, bank statements, public course, and self-study. She manages the teams travel and reimbursements, and adds supportive roles with self-study and customer support. Relocating to Charlotte, Talisa was first with Hendrick Automotive Group, where she worked as an Account Payables Specialist for Mercedes Benz and Audi. Prior to that, in West Virginia she was employed by Urse Dodge, where she worked as a staff accountant and trained/oversaw the Accounts Receivables/Payable team.

Amy de Jong: Client Services Associate and Executive Assistant

Professional Experience: Mustard Seed School – Lead Teacher; Story Haven LLC – Associate Director and Lead Facilitator
Education: Calvin College – B.A., Religion; New Pathways to Teaching NJ – K-5 Teaching Certification
Amy joined TTS in 2018. Prior to joining the TTS team, she spent 10 years in the field of elementary education, in both the classroom and the after-school program space. As associate director of Story Haven, Amy taught storytelling workshops to children and adults and published a set of original stories. She is active in the arts community; curating art shows, running performance series, and singing in various musical groups. Amy utilizes her teaching experience to contribute to pedagogic strategy and instructor development at TTS. She also brings a wealth of project management, event planning, program development, and administrative experience to her role as executive assistant and client services associate. Amy leverages these skills to help manage communication, organize systems, and nurture relationships with clients.