The Shepherds Hill Academy marketing team works to further the mission and the message of our ministry through traditional and digital marketing channels. The department strives to meet parents in crisis with Shepherds Hill Academy’s message of hope and healing, offering an opportunity for true healing for their child(ren) and family. The marketing department also works with donors and partners to further enhance the program, offering students and parents the best possible experience as they seek success for their child.
Director of Marketing
Lane earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Cross Cultural Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA. Prior to Graduation, Lane worked with a non-profit radio ministry in Human Resources Marketing in Vienna, Austria, and volunteered with the non-profit ministry, Love In The Name of Christ, Inc. She also has professional experience in B2B & B2C Marketing and Customer Service. Lane holds certifications in Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Google Adwords, and Lean Management.
Lane strongly believes teens and youth are our future, and they are leaders in training that will someday lead our nation as well as our churches. Lane began working with youth at an early age, volunteering as an assistant pre-school teacher at her church when she was in middle school. During high school, Lane taught vacation Bible school classes and a middle school girl’s Bible study. Lane has also served as the AWANA Commander at her childhood church in Pennsylvania.
Lane strongly believes that investing in teens at such a pivotal point in their lives is essential. She believes these crucial years can be the “breaking” or the “making” point of who an individual becomes, the character they possess, and the purpose they strive to live out daily.
Lane and her husband Tyler were married in 2012. She has four “furbabies” named Copeland, Bazinga, Beau (cats) and Robbie (dog). She enjoys reading, writing, graphic design, networking, napping, and taking walks with her animals.
Brittany graduated from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Counseling. She holds a Hubspot Inbound certificate, and is currently working to obtain both the Hubspot Inbound Marketing and Hubspot Social Media Marketing certificates. In 2018, she was privileged to participate in the Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County course, which is organized by the Stephens County Chamber of Commerce in Toccoa, GA.
Since beginning college in 2007, Brittany has thoroughly enjoyed working with teens both as a church volunteer and in a professional capacity. In 2015, she began working as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator for a local college, and has continued to work with youth in this capacity for the past three years. Before 2015, she worked with teenagers both through Young Life, and as a volunteer church youth leader. Brittany finds teenagers are eager to learn with a desire for meaningful relationships. She also believes the teenage years are some of the most formative in a young person’s life, and that it is crucial they have people to come alongside them to mentor and guide them into adulthood.
Brittany has been married to her husband, Jesse, since 2013. They currently have one furbaby named “Dixie.” Eagerly, they are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in January 2019.
She recently began practicing archery and loves the challenge it brings. Brittany is also heavily involved in weight training. In 2018, she competed in a USPA powerlifting competition in Columbia, SC. Her other hobbies include painting, watching movies, and spending quality time with her husband and puppy.
Honorary Team Member
James attended the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration on Writing and Publication and a minor in Business Administration.
Over the years, James has volunteered to work with children and teens at various church programs. He feels it is important to invest in the lives of young people because they so often simply need the structure, support, attention, or the listening ear of others. In a time where it is so easy to live disconnected self-centered lives, he believes it is important to show empathy and love to others and model that behavior in action to young people.
James married his high school sweetheart Susy on July 11, 2015. James enjoys philosophical or theological conversations with his wife, reading, writing, spending time with family, listening to podcasts, and the latest superhero movie or television show.
Nathaniel David Ether
Content and Social Media Strategist
Certified Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI)
Nate graduated from Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, MN. He has a bachelor’s degree in General Studies and Christian Studies. He also has a minor in Counseling and a second minor in Psychology.
Nate has been serving youth since 2003. He has enjoyed working with youth since he was a teen himself. He has been involved in Boys Brigade (assistant to the rangers on trips), vacation Bible school (teacher assistant, teacher, and assistant director of VBS), a missions trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (team member), Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child and Tsunami Relief), Feed My Starving Children, Source Ministries, as an English teacher at an English camp in North East Germany, and as a youth worker in several different youth groups (Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church and First Alliance Church). It has always been one of his passions to work with youth, and he desires to positively impact the lives of the teens we serve. It is also his desire that he may grow in his own faith from these experiences. His passion for teens is to see them live free of destructive lifestyles.
Nathaniel has served SHA in several different capacities over the years: Boys Wilderness Team Member, Boys Wilderness Supervisor, Boys Teacher’s Aide, Content and Social Media Strategist, and now the primary Instructor for certifying SHA staff in First Aid/CPR/AED with the American Red Cross.
Nate has one daughter, Elena, who was born in 2014. He enjoys sports, swimming, camping, the works of J.R. R. Tolkien, and most of all, spending time with his daughter. He also enjoys learning about other cultures, world religions, worldviews, and languages. Learn more about Nate.
Marketing and Research Coordinator
Terri holds an associate degree in Business Administration from Central New Mexico Community College–CNM (formally Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute–TVI). She also has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management from National American University–NAU.
She has a versatile business administrative background. Her previous experience includes working for major corporations in the convenience store and Department of Defense contracting industries.
Terri truly has a heart for ministry. She joined Shepherds Hill Academy to help with the administrative and marketing efforts. She loves to serve and witness the process of young people breaking free from addictions and negative behaviors as they learn who they are in Christ. She enjoys modeling Christ to the students and offers words of encouragement to them as she observes their transformation throughout their stay at Shepherds Hill Academy.
Outside of serving at Shepherds Hill Academy, she enjoys group Bible studies, family, gardening, skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, reading, and movies.