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OCT Staff Contacts


Vacant
Planning Manager
Phone: 615.741.5316
Email: Kwabena.Aboagye@tn.gov


Troy Ebbert
Community Transportation Planning Supervisor
Phone: 865.594.2662
Email: Troy.J.Ebbert@tn.gov

Troy came to TDOT from the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization where he served as the MPO Coordinator for almost four years. Prior to transportation planning, he served 7 years for the State Local Planning Assistance Office, the First Tennessee Development District, and Washington County TN as a Principal Land Use Planner. Troy is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he works closely with developing new planners through their internship programs. He also serves as the Director for the State of Franklin section of the Tennessee American Planning Association. Troy enjoys camping with his wife Tabitha and three children. He also enjoys coaching his kid’s baseball and football teams. 


Michelle Christian
Senior Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 865.594.0211
Email: Michelle.A.Christian@tn.gov

Michelle is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BS in Geography and a Masters of Science in Geosciences with a concentration in Geospatial Analysis.  Prior to joining TDOT, Michelle interned for one year with the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO), completing two feasibility studies for the proposed Reedy Creek Trail and extensions to the Kingsport Greenbelt, providing geospatial analysis for grant applications, and creating web maps for the  MTPO and City of Kingsport.


Ronda Sawyer
Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 865.410.2861
Email: Ronda.J.Sawyer@tn.gov

Ronda received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography with a minor in Urban Studies from East Tennessee State University followed by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Planning.  Prior to joining TDOT, Ronda gained extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Land Use Planning working 16 years as a Principal Planner for the State of Tennessee Local Planning Assistance Office and later with the First Tennessee Development District Planning Office.  She is an active member of TAPA.

Stacy Morrison
Community Transportation Planning Supervisor
Phone: 423.510.1177
Email: Stacy.Morrison@tn.gov

Stacy possesses over 12 years of planning experience, having served as the Municipal Land-Use Manager for the City of Chattanooga and as Regional Director of Planning for the State of Tennessee. Stacy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's in Public Administration and a minor in Economics. He also holds other professional memberships and certifications related to planning.


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Andrea Noel
Community Transportation Planner 
Phone: 423.510.1213
Email: Andrea.Noel@tn.gov

Andrea is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Master’s Degree in Community Planning & Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural & Applied Science.  Prior to joining TDOT, Andrea worked as a GIS Consultant producing watershed maps for the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Maine. In addition, Andrea worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; two years as a Watershed Coordinator and four years as a Resource Manager, where she oversaw the sustainable development of state owned lands.  Andrea relocated to Tennessee with her husband, Brandon, and three sons. Their family enjoys exploring all of the outdoor recreation Tennessee has to offer. 

Jonathan Russell
Community Transportation Planner Supervisor
Phone: 615.532.3563
Email: Jonathan.Russell@tn.gov

Jonathan is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Geosciences, concentrating in Geography/GIS with a double minor of History and Political Science. Jonathan spent five years as a public school teacher in Tennessee before obtaining his Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University. Prior to joining TDOT, Jonathan worked in land-use planning for the City of Dublin, OH, and for the Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation Department.


Melanie Murphy
Senior Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 615.253.2158
Email: Melanie.Murphy@tn.gov

Melanie is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a BS in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration, with a minor in Geographic Information Science & Technology. Prior to joining TDOT, Melanie interned with the Bureau of Land Management, specifically with the Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution Program, seeking to improve collaborative decision making and land use planning.  Melanie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Chapter of the Young Professionals in Transportation. In her free time, she enjoys recreating episodes of The Great British Bake Off in her kitchen and spending time with her adorable dog (and cat). 


Ian Preston
Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 615.532.0427
Email: Ian.Preston@tn.gov 

Ian holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis with a focus on transportation planning. He also has a background in Environmental Studies, having obtained his undergraduate degree in the field from Rhodes College and worked in the NEPA division at TDOT. Prior to his work with the State DOT Ian has interned with community development organizations in Memphis, concentrating on asset management, housing, and active transportation safety ordinances. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Ian has lived in Tennessee for over 12 years.

Calvin Abram
Community Transportation Planning Supervisor
Phone: 901.612.0039
Email: Calvin.Abram@tn.gov

Calvin has over 13 years of experience in Urban Planning and Community Development. He has earned his BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MPA specializing in Urban Planning and Community Development also from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining TDOT, Calvin worked as a Principal Planner for the Office of Planning and Development in Shelby County Tennessee. In addition Calvin worked for approximately two years at FEMA within the ESF-14 (Disaster and recovery planning) as the Central Task Team Supervisor and several years as a Principal Transportation Planner working for the Cities of Alexandria, VA and Arlington, VA. Calvin enjoys spending time with his family and an active life that includes riding his road bike. 


Antoine Hawkins
Senior Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 901.208.0070
Email: Antoine.Hawkins@tn.gov

Antoine is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with a concentration in Transportation Planning. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Morehouse College. Prior to joining TDOT, Antoine worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Transportation Specialist, where he managed the Small Urbanized Area Grant Program. He also worked for the City of Memphis as Municipal Planner, providing data analysis for the citywide comprehensive planning process. Antoine enjoys family and traveling. 


Jennifer Marshall
Community Transportation Planner
Phone: 901.537.1174
Email: Jennifer.Marshall@tn.gov

Jennifer brings her knowledge as a native Memphian to Region 4. She graduated from the University of Memphis with an MCRP, an MS in Earth Sciences concentrating in Geography, and a GIS certification. Jennifer interned with the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for one year providing data visualization for assessing metro bicyclist/pedestrian safety and interactive GIS webmap maintenance support. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Rhodes College. Jennifer enjoys food and yoga.

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