Meet The Board

Do you have ANY questions? Would you like to get to know us/SAA a little more? Interested in joining? 

Please contact any of us! We would be happy to do anything we can to help you out!

President Nicole Clore
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Hi, I am Nicole Clore. My husband, Jayson, is a first year dental student. We will celebrate our seventh year of marriage in August. Our home state is Michigan. We have two little boys, Flynn (3) and Grand (4 months). I have a degree in elementary education and I'm currently a homemaker.  I enjoy spending time outside, gardening, scrap booking, and watching tv once the boys are in bed. I have had a great first year here in Kirksville! I have made so many friends through the SAA and the volunteer opportunities have helped me feel connected.  I am excited to serve my peers by supporting, participating in, and promoting the extracurricular activities they are passionate about. My hope is for the SAA to uplift those in our community and one another with kind words and actions. I am truly looking forward to being president of SAA

1st Vice President Kimberly McDaniel
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My name is Kimberly McDaniel, and my husband Dalton will be an Anatomy Fellow next year at ATSU-KCOM. We are originally from the northeast corner of South Dakota and both graduated from South Dakota State University in May 2013: Dalton as an Athletic Trainer and me as a Registered Nurse. I am currently working as a RN with the Northeast Missouri Health Council family practice clinic and at Truman State University. In my free time, I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with family and friends. I am serving as the First Vice President of SAA this year, and can't wait to get started! :) The event that I'm extremely excited for right now is Angel Tree.

2nd Vice President Kortney Nelson
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My name is Kortney Nelson, my husband, Ben, is a DO student class of 2018. We have three kids, Kennady, 6, Korbon, 3, and Noah, 18 months. We've been married almost 8 years and have moved 9 times. We've been through undergrad together, and then he had a real job for two or three years before coming to ATSU. I enjoy reading, catching up on my favorite TV shows, and playing dinosaurs. Occasionally I take on crazy projects like refinishing furniture or starting my own throw pillow business. I'm excited to be the 2nd VP this year. We will have some great fundraisers and an awesome partay for all our graduating significant other (can we say sig figs or something? Significant others is pretty long). Honestly, I've already started planning, that's how excited I am.

Secretary Janelle Lambson
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I am so excited to be a new member of the board and to introduce myself to you! I grew up in Meridian, Idaho, as did my husband. We met while both home for the summer from college and got married one year later in May 2009. I graduated in public health from BYU then followed my husband to BYU-Hawaii where we lived for two years and absolutely LOVED it! Brent is now a second year med student and we are loving this crazy adventure. We have two cute kiddos: Trooper (3) and Navy (10 months). I love traveling, eating delicious food, reading good books, watching movies, exercising, cooking, baseball games, and being with my family. We hope to end up practicing in Meridian someday, and traveling back to Hawaii as often as we can. I am excited to serve in the SAA and hope I can play a part in making this journey as enjoyable for all of you as it has been for us!

Treasurer Laura Koenig
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I grew up in a tiny town in northern Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota for college. I met my husband while we were both RAs and decided to stay in Minnesota for him. It was a good decision! :) We moved to Kirksville last summer to start his first year in med school. I work at the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) with preschoolers and love it. There is never a dull moment! I don't have any children at home, but I have 28 at work that keep me very busy! :). I just got married in June back in Minnesota! I am very excited to be the treasurer for the SAA! I can't wait to get started with planning for the upcoming year and make it an amazing experience for everyone. I am looking forward to meeting new people and getting to know those of you that are staying a little better. My main goal for next year is to make SAA a place where everyone feels they belong.
Communications Courtney Palmer
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Hey, I'm Courtney Palmer, native of Northeast Missouri. I have been married to my husband, Jordan, for five years and we have two adorable children, Piersen and Valerie. Before moving to Kirksville, I taught kindergarten for three years at a small private school. Currently, I stay at home with my kids; and I have still yet to decide what I want to be when I grow up. I do know that one day I will take a vacation with just my husband-hopefully somewhere overseas. For now though, I am just content with helping him get through medical school and serving through the SAA.
Historian Brittany Hatch
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Hello!  My name is Brittany Hatch and I am this year's Historian! I come from the warm state of Arizona. My husband and I have 2 adorable boys, age 2 and 6 months.  Loving on them and teaching them is my number one priority.  I work very part time at the dental school as a dental hygiene clinical adjunct faculty.   My husband is going on to his 2nd year of dental school! Woo hoo!  (For the record, I imagined first year would be way harder than it really was, so take hope in that first years!) One of the things that made this year pleasantly awesome was the SAA.  I was so busy going to SAA activities and serving through the SAA that I never had time to feel lonely.  I'm very excited to meet all the upcoming significant others!  Don't mind me if you see a random girl snapping your picture, that's my job as historian :).  I look forward to documenting the fun activities with awesome people!

Spouse Advisor Marbree Hardee
I moved to Kirksville almost 17(!) years ago to start my freshman year at Truman where I double-majored in Spanish and Biology. Mat and I met in class and were married after our junior year. While he attended KCOM, I worked full-time as a pharmacy technician here and in Rolla, where we spent 3rd & 4th year rotations. We moved back to the 'Ville for his Internal Medicine residency just before our son, Peter, was born in 2007. Now Mat works in a clinic and teaches at KCOM while I enjoy the flexibility of being a stay-at-home mom. I am more comfortable one-on-one than in a crowd but love to be a helpful "big sister" when I can. At our house, we love old movies and comic books. There are a lot of LEGOs and I make quilts when I can. We are also in the process of adopting internationally. Our life is eclectic! I've actually been more involved with SAA since Mat graduated than when he was a student. I'm excited to encourage younger medical and dental families as the new Spouse Advisor. Because Mat and I have had several ups and downs during our journey, it's rewarding to be able to take those                                                             experiences and shine a reassuring 'light at the end of the tunnel'                                                             for those of you coming behind us. Our family has been blessed                                                             by our time in Kirksville and we want you to be too!