Assistant Athletic Director for Major GIfts & Premium Seatingmailtepling@sports.uga.edu
Travis Epling joined The Georgia Bulldog Club in June of 2014, and currently serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts & Premium Seating. Travis’ responsibilities include identification, cultivation, and solicitation of private and corporate financial support for the Athletic Association.
Before joining the UGA Athletic Association, Travis worked for The Big Green Scholarship Foundation at Marshall University from 2010-2014. His responsibilities included soliciting gifts towards a $30 million Capital Campaign and serving as the director of the M Club. He also had an instrumental part in implementing a reseating and reparking plan for both football and basketball. Travis oversaw four regional chapters with the Big Green, as well.
The native of Point Pleasant, West Virginia earned a B.B.A in Marketing from Marshall University in 2008, as well as a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Marshall University in 2010. Travis attended MU as a student athlete running cross country from 04 to 08 where he was named to the All C-USA team in 2008. From 2008-2010, he worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Track & Field/Cross Country teams. Travis married his high school sweetheart Whitney Scarberry of Point Pleasant, WV in June 2012, and the couple lives in Athens with their dogs Tucker and Nelly.
Director of Premium Seatingmailbhayes@sports.uga.edu
Brittany rejoined the Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality in July 2019 after previously working as a part-time intern for the Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff in 2017-2018. As Director, her duties include leading the management of the premium areas for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball. Brittany focuses on donor communication as well as serving as the lead manager for the baseball premium operation at Foley Field.
Brittany is originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with her Bachelor's in Sport Management. Prior to returning to Georgia Athletic Hospitality, Brittany worked in the University of Minnesota Event Management Department. At Minnesota, Brittany directly oversaw Women's Soccer, Wrestling, Men's Gymnastics, and Softball. Brittany also served as the In-Venue Host and Escort Lead for the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Minneapolis as well as the Tournament Director for the 2019 Big 10 Wrestling Championship and the 2019 NCAA Softball Regional and Super Regional Tournaments.
Brittany was ecstatic to make her way back to Athens and UGA. She is a dog-lover with a brand new pup of her own, Willa. She enjoys going to Zumba and hanging out with her friends.
Assistant Director of Premium SeatingmailKarsyn.Burdette@uga.edu
Karsyn Burdette currently serves as Assistant Director of Premium Seating.
Karsyn joined The Georgia Bulldog Club in April 2022 and served as a Development Intern, with responsibilities that included serving as a primary initial contact for current and prospective Bulldog Club donors via phone and email, supporting the execution of the Bulldog Club's annual membership cycle, assisting the Major Gifts and Stewardship teams with daily operations, and attending games as well as special events.
Before joining The Georgia Bulldog Club, Karsyn completed an internship with Georgia Athletic Hospitality as a Game Day Manager. She assisted with game day operations in all premium areas for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball. Prior to that, Karsyn was an intern with the Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s minor league baseball team as a Corporate/Group Sales Intern.
Karsyn is from Newnan, GA and completed her undergraduate degree in Business Management with a minor in Sports Management at the University of Georgia in May 2023. Karsyn plans to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Management and Administration.
Assistant Director of Premium Seatingmailfelipe.email@example.com
Felipe Rocha joined The Georgia Bulldog Club (TGBC) and the Georgia Athletic Hospitality (GAH) staff in August 2023 as an Assistant Director of Premium Seating. His main focus with GAH is the recruiting, hiring, and oversite of our part-time game day staff, ambassadors, as well as serving as the main premium seating contact for UGA Baseball. In addition, Felipe serves the premium areas of football, basketball, baseball, and gymnastics on game days, as well as assist with special events for TGBC donors.
Prior to joining TGBC, Felipe served as the Administrative General Manager with Laboratório Enzilab, a Brazilian biochemical laboratory specialized in clinical analysis owned by his family. He worked in the daily management operations of the company from December 2021 until July 2022. Before this position, he was the Development Graduate Assistant at The University of Memphis where he oversaw the car dealership program of the athletics department, as well as worked with donor communications and stewardship for over three years. He assisted the Development Office in raising and recording a total of $9.3 Million during the height of Covid-19. He started at The University of Memphis as the Events and Facilities Graduate Assistant in August 2018 for one year before joining the Development staff.
Felipe is originally from Brazil and left home at the age of 13 years old to play basketball in Spain. He came to the US when he was 15 years old to play high school basketball in Florida and New Jersey. He continued his basketball career at Union University (TN) where he earned a full scholarship as a student-athlete. Felipe has earned a Bachelor’s in International Business with a minor in French in 2017 from Union University (TN), a Master’s degree in Sports Management from The University of Memphis (TN) in 2020, and is currently working towards his Doctorate degree in Sports Management remotely from The University of Memphis (TN) as well. In his free time, he loves working out, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.