Meet Our Team
Liz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Founder & Co-owner of Amaryllis Counseling, and Co-Founder of 864Pride. For the past 3 years Liz has focused her professional career around increasing access to quality and competent mental health care for the LGBTQ+ community in the upstate of SC. Liz is dedicated to creating safe spaces both on a micro level with her clients and a macro level through program development, advocacy, and training services. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community Liz believes in being on the frontlines alongside other queer folx in creating a better today and tomorrow. On a personal note Liz and her wife Kelly reside in Greenville with their 4 snuggly dogs and devil cat in a little old home where the circuit breaker trips every time they make coffee 😉
Laura Davis completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at The University of South Carolina. Laura is a seasoned trauma and addiction therapist. Laura is trained in numerous trauma focused interventions and recognizes the incredible link between support and belonging and mental health symptoms. In 2019, Laura aided in developing and became a co-owner of Amaryllis Counseling and continued her passion of serving the LGBTQ+ community. As a long time ally, it is a top priority for Laura to continue to fight for equity and sustainable changes in our communities.
Laura is born and raised in the Upstate. She has a loving and supportive husband who is quite nerdy and two small humans. She doesn’t have as many animals as Liz, but two small dogs.
Spencer Beeson, LPC, LAC, AADC
Spencer Beeson completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Christopher Newport University in his home state of Virginia. He went on to earn his Masters in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Clemson University. Outside of his involvement with 864Pride, Spencer works as a therapist at Amaryllis Counseling providing LGBTQ+ affirming therapeutic services with a focus on the intersection of trauma and mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. Spencer has 10 years of counseling and program management experience and is dedicated to providing a safe space for clients to experience growth, empowerment and healing. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor and holds certifications as an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and a Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR therapist.
Spencer is passionate about cultivating, and contributing to, an Upstate community where LGBTQ+ folks feel safe, connected and have equal rights and access to medical and mental health care. He is extremely excited and honored to be a part of the 864Pride family and works in his role as Vice President/COO to drive forward program initiatives and to ensure that the mission and vision of 864Pride become a reality. Outside of his work with Amaryllis Counseling and 864Pride, Spencer can be found hiking/backpacking, exploring new restaurants, traveling or going to live music with his wife, and enjoying some couch time with his four-legged children, Badger and Paxton.
Jaime Fivecoat, MBA, BsED
In addition to her work with 864Pride, Jaime is an active and passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, the transgender community, and for issues related to obesity. She is one of the original members and was the first Chairperson of the Obesity Action Coalition, where she continues to be an active volunteerand is Board Emeritus. In addition, she is a Director and the Secretary for the Board of Directors for Upstate Pride SC, a facilitator for a weekly SMART Recovery meeting, and a member of The USC Medical School Patient Engagement Studio. In all her roles her primary focus is patient advocacy. She speaks regularly at the USC Medical school, Clemson University, and Furman University.
Jaime and her wife Karen have been married for 46 years. Together they love to travel (especially cruises) and to just spend time with each other. When not doing volunteer work, Jaime likes to kayak, knit, and enjoys many forms of entertainment.
Jaime has been retired since 2016 from a 38 years career at Michelin North America. For 28 years of her career she was involved in pension and benefit plan administration. Her expertise is in plan design, administration and governance. Jaime also has experience as an internal Organization Development Consultant. Jaime has an MBA from Kent State University, a BsED from Bowling Green State University and has done extensive post-graduate work with the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
Caroline Caldwell, PhD
Caroline Caldwell, PhD (ABD) is an advocate and believer of 2nd Chances! She is the founder and director of the non-profit New Mind Health and Care that provides free specialized behavioral modification services to individuals, families, and children affected by incarceration or criminal histories. She is the creator of the ReFlight Curriculum for cognitive behavioral education and change. She has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical mental health therapist and 10 years’ experience as a Federal Officer.
Caroline is also the sole proprietor of ReFlight LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing behavioral and life coaching services to organizations to improve employee function, retention, and the development of positive work culture. In addition, she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Ministries and specializes in bringing, love, honor and joy to same-sex, gender neutral, and non-binary marital unions. Caroline is a fierce advocate for marginalized groups including LGBTQ+, QPOC, and returning citizens and she serves on the board of a number of Upstate organizations including: Upstate Pride SC, Upstate SC LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Infinite Possibilities, Olive Branch Project, Greenville Reentry Coalition, United Way, USC LGBTQ+ Advisory Council, Greenville Black Lives Matter, and the Warehouse Theater.
Patrick is a Greenville native who is passionate about bringing positive and inclusive change to our community. A classically trained musician, Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree from Furman University, a Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in oboe from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He has performed on the stages of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall and performed as a member of the South Carolina Philharmonic and Brevard Philharmonic Orchestras.
A passion for community and working with diverse populations led him to leave professional oboe playing behind. He worked as a preschool teacher for at-risk 4-year-olds for several years in the Greenville County Public School System and was named Teacher of the Year at Riley Child Development Center. Patrick also holds a real estate license from the South Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Following a call to share the good news of God’s inclusive and unqualified love for absolutely all people, especially members of LGBTQIA+ community, Patrick serves on the staff of Trinity Lutheran Church on North Main Street in Greenville as the Queer and Justice Ministry Coordinator. In this position he works in partnership with local LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, leads a monthly fully queer-led worship service, and coordinates various feeding and justice ministries. Patrick is pursuing a call to ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as a distance learning Mdiv student of Wartburg Seminary. He humbly and eagerly strives to break down barriers for the queer community in the religious systems that have historically caused so much harm.
Tiffany Santagati is a native of Beaufort South Carolina. She serves as the Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Executive at Community First Bank. She has served in various roles throughout the banking industry in multiple size banks including large regional banks to small community banks serving in diverse capacities and departments including loan production, human resources, retail banking, and mortgage. Tiffany holds a Bachelors in Psychology from USC-Upstate and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University at Greenville Campus.
Tiffany is extremely passionate about creating a community where everyone can be their authentic self without discrimination, bullying, hate, or prejudice. She is excited about the opportunity to assist 864pride build a supportive network in the community for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Through her volunteering and involvement with many regional organizations, she understands that creating an inclusive community for all members of society brings about positive change, not just for the members in marginalized communities but for all.
Tiffany is a self proclaimed foodie who likes to experience new restaurants, people, and different cultures. She is an avid traveler, during non covid times and remains curious about others’ way of life. She loves Gamecocks football, dogs and reading books, mostly non-fiction and biographies. When you can’t find her traveling or eating out she is probably somewhere in the sunshine spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Tripp Muldrow, FAICP
Officer of Public Relations and Fundraising
Tripp Muldrow is a city planner by profession and a principal in the firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates in Greenville, South Carolina. A native of Greenville, South Carolina Tripp is a 1996 graduate of Clemson University with a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning.
Tripp started his career in the Economic Development Department of the City of Greenville where he worked on the revitalization of the City’s West End Commercial District and coordinated historic preservation planning for the City. Over the course of his career, Tripp has worked on downtown revitalization, branding, and community development projects across the United States and in Latin America.
Tripp is a Past President of the SC Chapter of the American Planning Association, has served on the Faculty of the South Carolina Mayor’s Institute for Community Design, served on the board of the South Carolina Downtown Development Association, and was inducted into the class of 2018 College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
He is also active in his own community having served as the Vice Chairman of Greenville’s City Planning Commission, the Leadership Greenville Board of Regents, as well as on the boards of the Historic Greenville Foundation, the Greenville Housing Authority, Friends of the Reedy River, and the Upstate Transit Coalition. Tripp is the proud parent of Olivia Muldrow (She, Her) a high school senior.
Smitty Heavner, PhD, RN
Officer of Metrics & Reporting
Dr. Smith (Smitty) Heavner is an evaluation scientist, bio-informaticist, and registered nurse with 14 years of clinical experience. Smitty is the Scientific Director of the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory, a partnership of the Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health where they guide research on the treatment of COVID-19 and many other infectious diseases. Smitty is a nationally recognized expert in LGBTQ+ health disparities, implementation science, and stakeholder engagement.
As Officer of Metrics and Reporting, Smitty leverages their diverse experience and broad networks of thought leaders, data scientists, clinicians, and public health experts to develop and implement process evaluations, benchmarks, and outcomes analysis for 864Pride. Smitty advises 864Pride and the board of directors on regulatory and compliance considerations surrounding data collection, dissemination of novel clinical models, and funding applications.
Jessica Hobbs, DO
Vice Chair of Medical Services
Dr. Hobbs is an emergency room physician with 10 years of clinical experience and currently serves as Medical Director of the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency and Trauma Center of Prisma Health as well as the Medical Director of the Prisma Health Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program. Dr. Hobbs is a longstanding and vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ health, especially in her work creating the sexual assault program at Prisma Health.
Dr. Hobbs recently graduated from Grandview Emergency Medicine residency program in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Jacksonville University in Florida, followed by NSUCOM in Florida for medical school. Dr. Hobbs’ interests in Emergency Medicine are health policy development and health care resource management. She is also very interested in ultrasound and teaching students and residents, as well as wilderness and disaster medicine. When she isn’t in the ED, Jess will most likely be found out for a run on a trail, followed by her four dogs.