Meet Our Team

Get to know our passionate and dedicated undergraduate student team. 


Dan Barger, President

  • Majors: Political Science & Communications  
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Hobbies: following politics, watching baseball (Go Cards!), and fishing
  • Post-Grad aspirations: Law school and then pursuing a career in either politics, policy making, or public relations.
  • What I like about The Flats? Meeting and interacting with new guests. 

Jordan Henderson, Director of Operations

  • Majors: Political Science & Environmental Policy
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Palos Park, Illinois
  • Hobbies: Sports & nature 
  • Post-Grad aspirations: Grad school for Public Policy Master's.
  • What I like about The Flats? The independence and skills for future use.

Ashley Kennedy, Director of marketing

  • Major/Minor: Communications/Anthropology
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Winter Park, Florida
  • Hobbies: Photography, film, reading GoT fan theories, and biking
  • Post-Grad aspirations: Attending graduate school to pursue a Master's in Management Studies and later working in community outreach for a nonprofit or organization. 
  • What I like about The Flats? The collaboration and creativity used in day to day operations.

Sumayya Menk, Associate of Guest Services

  • Major/Minor: Social Work & Women and Gender Studies / Psychology
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Hobbies: Reading, interior designing, and gardening
  • Post-Grad aspirations: Complete Master of Social Work (MSW) and become a social worker 
  • What I like about The Flats? The Flats is truly a unique guesthouse - the rooms are extravagant and luxurious. Best of all, the team is welcoming. You feel right at home!  

Mia McGuin, Associate of Guest Services

  • Major/Minor: International Business
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
  • Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, music 
  • Post-Grad aspirations: Pursue a Master's in Business
  • What I like about The Flats? I think that the "home away from home" vibe that The Flats provides is truly unique. Any hotel can provide you with a bed to sleep in, but they can't all provide you with the  same comfort that you experience in a place like home.