Office Hours with Beth DeBauche

Beth DeBauche


Ohio Valley Conference


 "Each one of us is given this amazing journey of life. It is up to us to be open to what is in store. Some of which we can control, some of which we cannot. We need to just believe and let go as our precious story unfolds." - Angela Carone

Beth DeBauche is an athletics administrator with a joyful heart. She serves student-athletes as they learn lessons about their true potential through intercollegiate athletics. She lives by the mantra from Adam Hamilton that 'a grateful heart recognizes that all of life is a gift.'


5 Things She Can't Live Without
Running Shoes: so that I can to exercise my body and mind and explore the world around me

A Rosary: to continually remind me that God is with me

My passport: so that I can travel the world, and when I am not, still dream of great adventures

My phone: so that those dear to me are always within reach

A key to home: so that I can remember there is a place where I am unconditionally loved

Office Hours with Jennifer Berry

Jennifer Berry

Director of STEAM and Science

Metro Nashville Public Schools


“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein

Jennifer Berry, PhD, is the Director of STEAM and Science for Metro Nashville Public Schools. As a former science teacher and administrator, Dr. Berry has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for her work supporting STEM instruction.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Masters in Teaching from the University of Arkansas, and a Doctorate of Education from Capella University.


5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Nature: My happy place is to observe the natural world.

Animals: I love having dogs, chickens, and horses in my life. They make everything better.

Books: I love to read, so I never have a book far from me at any given time.

Flowers: There is so much beauty in nature, especially through flowers. I love their smell, texture, colors, and geometry.

Adventures: I love traveling and exploring new places.

Office Hours with Ixzchel Salgado

Ixzchel Salgado

Sr. Manager, International Tour Operator Program

New York Road Runners


Listen. Learn. Always get back up.  

Ixchel Salgado is a sport, brand and program strategist with a current focus on international relations. She is passionate about identifying and developing processes that enhance client relations and create more efficient operations. 

Ixchel's career has been fueled by a need to better her family. Her career achievements have come through dedication, hard work, perseverance and lots of love for what she does and those whom she helps. Ixchel is a first generation college graduate and proud Mexican-American from Los Angeles, California.


5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Luna: My furball - she keeps life light and always makes me laugh.

A good book: I love nothing more than losing myself in a good story after a long day's work.

A journal: I enjoy writing everything from to-do lists to poetry.

Calendar: I enjoy writing important dates on a calendar.

Bucket list: I created a bucket list several years back to ensure I didn't miss anything I hoped to achieve or do in life, a sort of to-do list for life. It has been successful at keeping me moving towards new goals.    



Office Hours with Sara Toussaint

Sara Toussaint

VP, Sports Marketing

Wells Fargo


Show up. Do good.

Sara Toussaint is a sports/brand marketer from Chicago’s South Side who now resides in the South. She is a proud Puerto Rican-Palestinian American who credits optimism, drive and luck for the big roles she’s had in her career.


5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Kindle: I need to read every day.

Twitter: It’s where I go to learn from new voices and where I share my thoughts with the world.

Passport: For travel. I have so much fun visiting other countries and it enhances my cultural awareness.

Leave-in Conditioner: Keeps my curly hair manageable!

Scented Diffuser Oils:  Aromatherapy is a source of comfort.

Office Hours with Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson

Head of Business Innovation & Strategy, Client Group Infrastructure



Never be afraid to ask questions – and be prepared to listen to the answer!

Melissa Anderson, a project management veteran, drives the successful adoption of technology solutions to expand AB’s sales and marketing team’s digital footprint, advance business process innovation, and enhance client reach globally.


5 Things She Can’t Live Without

Coffee: Can’t live without it! :)

Podcasts: Right now, I’m loving shows about history, folk lore, and science, but it’s such a dynamic medium that you can always find something new that fits your mood.

Beach/Ocean: I love everything about the beach and try to get there as much as I can. (Other than leaving family and friends, it was the hardest thing to let go of when I relocated from NY to Nashville in 2019.)

My iPhone Camera: I use it for so much more than pictures…I keep track of restaurants I want to try, stores I want to google, and recipes I want to make!

Family & Close Friends:  I have a short list of trusted people in my life that are more like a board of directors. They help me to bounce ideas, vent about stress and frustration, and most importantly are my biggest cheerleaders in celebrating success with me!