828.669.8012, ext. 2761

The TLC Team

John Rogers, M.S.
Director, Team and Leadership Center at Montreat College

John has been helping people understand who they are and what they bring to their team for more than 20 years.

As a facilitator and director, he has worked with sales teams, manufacturing management, international ministry leadership teams, educators and administrators, as well as youth in public and private education, therapeutic settings, and Christian camping and conference centers. Some of his clients include Baxter Health Care, Genentech, Superior Modular Products, The Navigators, and the North Carolina Public School System.

He has taught at Middle Tennessee State University, Western Carolina University and Montreat College. John’s background includes Director of Community Based Programs SOAR Inc., Excursions Director Eagle Lake Camp - The Navigators, starting and operating outdoor gear retail and consulting business.

His education includes a B.S. in Aerospace Administration, and a M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Email: jrogers@montreat.edu 
Phone: 828.669.8012 ext. 2761

Adjunct Facilitators

Todd Murdock, N.C.C.

Todd brings the dual perspective of an outdoor adventure educator and that of a certified counselor to our team. He has 25 years of work experience with youth and adults in the outdoors as well as the classroom. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and a Master's of Education in Counseling from WesternCarolina University. He is a certified instructor trainer for the Wilderness Education Association leading multi-day wilderness and mountaineering programs with young adults. He has guided on many of the rivers in the southeast and led several groups of youth on cross country cycling tours. Todd works everyday with first-generation college-bound students, helping them find the resources and desire to go to college.

Todd’s expertise is in the area of leadership. For more that 20 years, Todd has been teaching others the art of being a good leader; more importantly, the employees that work for Todd say he is a great leader. Todd’s program, Western Carolina University Educational Talent Search, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and on their last submission the program proposal received a perfect score. He is as creative as he is insightful.

Todd has taught
Project Adventure Inc. courses such as "Advanced Adventure Based Counseling” and “Advanced Leadership Skills." He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor in North Carolina, and a National Board of Certified Counselor.

Jeff Curtis

Prior to launching Curtis Wright Outfitters in March 2003, Jeff worked as an independent fly fishing guide and instructor inWestern North Carolina and an innkeeper at Sourwood Inn, a thirteen room inn on 100 acres of land in Asheville, NC. As part of the design and development team at Sourwood Inn, Jeff was instrumental in creating an outdoor-oriented atmosphere, blending a rustic feel with the amenities of a luxury inn. His responsibilities as innkeeper included advertising, bookkeeping and guest relations.

Prior to inn keeping, Jeff worked at two psychiatric facilities: Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, NC, and Marshall Pickens in Greenville, SC. While employed at these institutions, he worked with other team members to create and implement a comprehensive treatment program. Jeff has also served as Director of Programs at Project SOAR, a wilderness-based therapeutic recreation program near Waynesville, NC. His responsibilities included leading team building exercises and ropes course elements, as well as developing and implementing group initiatives. Jeff also served as partner and manager in a multi-store chain of clothing stores in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Furman University.

Jeff has work with several corporate clients, including McDonald's Corporation, Biltmore Farms Hotel, Market Source, and North Carolina State University.

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