Board of Directors and Advisory Council
Board of Directors
Founding Board Member
Pixie Dozier – Board President
Pixie Dozier has been an active member of the community for over 50 years. She has been a Sunday School teacher, a music and pre school teacher, a guild member, twice the chairman of the CAC, and on the board of trustees of St. Andrews-Sewanee School. She has served on the Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital board and is currently on the Sewanee Community Council serving as the Project Funding Chairman. She is church organist and President of Daughters of the King Chapter at St. James and serves on the altar guild at All Saints Chapel. She was President of the Sewanee Woman’s Club and was named an Honorary member. She was the Sewanee Civic Association Service Award recipient in 2015. She has been on the Board of Folks at Home since 2017.
Craig Stubblebine – Vice President
Craig Stubblebine served on the economics faculties of the University of Virginia, the University of Delaware, and Claremont McKenna College where he held the Von Tobel Chair, and Claremont Graduate School. He is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at CMC. Following retirement from the Claremont Colleges, he was elected treasurer of Claremont Presbyterian Church. Subsequently, he was elected to the Board of Pilgrim Place, a Claremont community of over 300 residents retired from careers in religious organizations. Pilgrim Place is a continuing care retirement community providing independent and assisted living, as well as skilled nursing for its residents. In his last two years on the Board, he served as Chairman of the Board. Carol and Craig were drawn from California to Sewanee to be with their daughter, Julia, and have been members of the Sewanee community since 2014. He has been on the Board of Folks at Home since October 2016.
John Solomon– Board Treasurer
John Solomon, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, came to the University of the South where he received a BA in Economics in 1971. After obtaining his Masters in International Management degree, he worked in the banking industry based in St. Louis, Missouri. His career in banking comprised International Banking, Commercial Lending, and Credit Risk Administration. His last few years in the industry where as the Senior Credit Officer at a Missouri-based savings bank. In 2008 he was offered the opportunity to return to Sewanee to re-start the Pastoral Spanish program at the School of Theology. He has enjoyed rebuilding the program and expanding the seminary’s Hispanic Ministry activities both in this country and in Cuba and Honduras. Sewanee will continue to be home for him and his wife Kathy, after he retires from teaching in June of 2017. He has been on the Board of Folks at Home since 2017.
Ken Taylor – Secretary
Ken is a long time resident of Sewanee and an active member of the community. He and his family started Taylor’s Mercantile in 1984. Ken has served as the President of the Sewanee Civic Association and on the Otey Parish Vestry. Ken has been the official University floral designer and has served as part of the University Special Event Team for 20 years. Married to his wife Lynn for 30 years, they have one daughter who now resides in the Chattanooga area.
Marilyn Derden Phelps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice for 14 years. Before then she was an employee of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center for almost 20 years. She and her husband Tom have lived and been an active part of the community in Sewanee for the last 6 years. She has been on the board of The Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation that supports a school outside of Kampala, Uganda. She has been a board member for Folks at Home since October 2017.
Jessica M. Favaloro is new to the board of Folks at Home. She retired to Monteagle, TN 6 years ago.
Prior to retirement, she worked at Browne McHardy Clinic and Ochsner Clinic as a General Internal Medicine
specialist in the greater New Orleans area. While a physician, she served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine
at LSU School of Medicine, and was a member of Utilization Review Boards for Maxicare of Louisiana and
Blue Cross of Louisiana. She was chairman of the Internal Medicine Department at East Jefferson General Hospital.
Currently she is serving her second year as President of the Sewanee Women’s Club, and is on the boards
of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance and the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club.
Married to Joseph “Joey” Favaloro
Susan Horton first became part of the Sewanee Community when she entered the University of the South as part of the first class of women (C’73). She and her husband George retired and returned to the Mountain in 2016 to make it their permanent home.
Susan worked as a forester on the Tuskegee and Talladega National Forests in Alabama, as a museum educator at the Anniston (AL) Museum of Natural History, and as coordinator of the education and outreach programs at the National Wetlands Research Center in South Louisiana.
Passionate about life-long learning, Susan has an M.A. in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care (earned at age 61—it’s never too late!) and served as a hospital and nursing home volunteer chaplain in Austin, TX. Since moving to Monteagle, Susan volunteers at the Sewanee Senior Center where she also serves on the SSC Board. She serves on the University’s Friends of the Library Board and volunteers at the Sewanee Hospital and with Hospice Compassus. Susan is active in several ministries in her church community—St. James Episcopal Church in Midway.
I came to Sewanee in 1968 to become a member of class of 1972 at the University of the South. After I graduated, I never really left the area, however, I did move off the mountain to the Alto area. After farming the land, raising corn, wheat, soy beans, and hogs, for 20 plus years, I opened Woody’s Bicycles in Winchester, TN in 1995. I moved the bicycle shop to Sewanee in 2008 which really put me (back) in the heart of this community. This move was important to me because it re-united me with the area that I love so much. I have since served on the board of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance and am a proud member of the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club.