Chapter Contact
You can reach the board members listed below at stc.east.tennessee.chapter@gmail.com.

2022–2023 Board Members

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John Batson III

President

John Batson is a technical editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he supports the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division. He is the lead documentation maintainer for the SCALE nuclear modeling and simulation code system and specializes in LaTeX and collaborative software tools.

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Adam Swift

Vice President

Adam Swift is a technical communications professional working and living in East Tennessee. He is a technical editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an independent contractor for the University of Tennessee System. He served as secretary of STC-ETC during the 2021-2022 term.

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Rachel Brooks

Treasurer

Rachel Brooks is a technical writer/editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She also serves as the Publications Manager and newsletter editor for the International Journal of Nuclear Security.

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Ethan Barlow

Secretary

Ethan Barlow is a technical writer/editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During the 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 terms, he served as an STC-ETC undergraduate liaison. 

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Emily Huckabay

Immediate Past President

Emily Huckabay is a technical editor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she supports the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division. She served as president of STC-ETC during the 2021–2022 term.

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Dr. Russel Hirst

Permanent Advisor

Dr. Russel Hirst is an STC Fellow. He directed the technical communication program in the UTK English Department for a quarter century and now in retirement continues to serve as editor of the International Journal of Nuclear Security, which he helped launch in 2015. With more than 30 years of service to STC-ETC, Dr. Hirst has mentored many students along their career paths in technical communication.

Mary Knepper

Permanent Advisor

Mary is a past president, long-term member, and valued advisor.