Director of Communications & Marketing
Weston Brooks serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the School of Veterinary Medicine. He develops and implements marketing, communications, media and engagement plans for the school. Weston joined the team in October 2020. He grew up on a small ranch in Eastland, Texas with a dad who is a veterinarian and part owner of a mixed animal practice. Weston along with his parents and two older siblings are all Texas Tech Alumni. Therefore, being a Red Raider has become a family tradition! He graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in Electronic Media and Communications.
He loves watching movies and filmmaking. Weston was a team member on the creation of a short film documentary called “Texas Snow”, which is about the heritage and hardships of cotton farming in West Texas. It was featured in several film festivals. He enjoys traveling and outdoor activities such as camping and snow skiing. However, he mainly loves spending time with family.
Administrative Business Assistant
Abby Gibson serves as the Administrative Business Assistant to the Dean and Associate Deans of the School of Veterinary Medicine. She provides the principal secretarial support as well as administrative and Human Resource needs of the School. She started her career with Texas Tech and the School of Veterinary Medicine in November of 2019. Abby is an Amarillo native and a Texas Tech Alumni, having graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Art with a concentration in Photography.
She is a third generation Red Raider and was a member of the Goin' Band from Raiderland and the Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, the band service sorority. Abby is engaged to be married in December to the love of her life, Blaine. Together they have two adorable dogs, a lovable cat, and a crazy hamster. They love spending their free time together by going on camping trips or just spending time at home playing video games.
Director of Admissions and Student Services
Sarah Innis serves as the Director for Student Services and Admissions. She will be working with the Dean of Student Services and Academic Affairs to build the admissions cycle and administer student support.
Sarah is an Amarillo native and graduated from Randall High School. Later, she earned her undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University and started her career by working for the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy. She has spent seven years between the Amarillo and the Dallas campuses working in student affairs specifically in admissions, recruitment, and student success.
Sarah is also a fellow Red Raider and earned her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in 2018. She will be returning to her hometown and looks forward to being a part of this amazing program while reconnecting with family, friends, and the family dogs, Jasmine Precious, and Mr. Wiggles.
Director of Facilities
Scott Mitchell serves as the Director of Facilities for the School of Veterinary Medicine. Scott will provide operational supervision of the School's state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, he will provide day to day management of the large animal facility, Mariposa Station.
Scott holds a Master's degree in Range Management from the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. Scott comes to the School of Veterinary Medicine from the private wealth sector, where he managed a large portfolio of farms and ranches in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Scott grew up on his family's farm/ranch in the small rural community of Lazbuddie, Texas.
Kristina Pennell serves as the Unit Manager for the School of Veterinary Medicine. She helps implement budget goals for the school as well as manage start-up funding and research accounts for SVM faculty.
Originally from Schertz, Texas, Kristina graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications in 2012. In 2013, she began her career at TTU as the lead account processor for the Department of Animal & Food Sciences, where she managed gift, grant and state funding for various professors. She also served as the Compliance Coordinator in Accounting Services, where she specialized in implementing effort regulations on sponsored projects. In her free time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband, Corey and their son, Cash.
Nicole Pruitt serves as the Lead Specialist for the School of Veterinary Medicine. She manages the budgets for the accounts of the SVM faculty. Nicole received her associate's degree in Medical Management from Amarillo College. She comes to us with 24 years of experience from Texas Tech University Health Science Center-Managed Care, where she worked in the finance department.
Nicole grew up in Wellington a small rural community in the Texas panhandle, in a farming/ranching family. She now resides in Bushland with her husband Mark. Together they have 5 wonderful children and many awesome grandchildren.
Administrative Business Assistant
Kami Ray serves as the Administrative Business Assistant to the Dean and Associate Deans of the School of Veterinary Medicine. She provides the principal secretarial support as well as administrative and Human Resource needs of the School. She started her career at Texas Tech in June of 2015 and with the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in April of 2020.
Originally from Ohio, then she spent her elementary years between Amarillo & Spearman, TX. Her middle and high school were spent back in Ohio with her family there. At the age of 17 she moved back to Amarillo where she met and married her Husband of 24 years, they have three beautiful kids together. Their family spent 13 of those years in Lubbock, TX where she first started working at Texas Tech in the Student Disability Services Department. She is excited to be back in Amarillo and be a part of this wonderful program!
Director of Outcomes Assessment
Elizabeth Rowe serves as the Director of Outcomes Assessment in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). She will be involved in programmatic evaluation, implementation of examination software, development of measurable outcomes, and assessment data analysis. Elizabeth started her career with Texas Tech University SVM in July of 2020.
A Tennessee native, Elizabeth completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Learning at the University of Tennessee-Martin. She then went on to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she completed a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology and a Specialist in Education (EdS) degree in Instructional Technology and Educational Studies. Elizabeth spent the first 6 years of her career in K-12 education, where she was heavily involved in instructional mentorship, data analysis, and outcomes assessment as a mentor teacher in the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP).
After moving to Kansas in 2013, she joined the College of Education at Kansas State University as an academic advisor. Most recently, she served as the Instructional Designer for Lincoln Memorial University's novel Doctor of Medical Science Program, where she played an integral role in curricular development and program design. Elizabeth is married to Josh Rowe, an Associate Professor of Anatomy here at TTUSVM. Together, they have one daughter, Jocelyn. They love to spend time exploring the local terrain and playing with their two dogs.