Meet Our Team
Coordinator, training specialist for data analytics - business practices team
Alyson Bryson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Radford University. She then earned a Master of Education degree from Western Governors University in learning and technology. Prior to joining the Fiscal Training Team, she taught middle school math for five years. Alyson uses her prior experience to provide meaningful learning experiences in the fiscal training program specializing in technology and data analytics.
Graduate Assistant - business practices team
Sofia Campos is a graduate student at Virginia Tech, pursuing a Master's of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Miami in May 2023.
Director of financial management and business operations
A Virginia Tech alumnus, Crotts began his career as a staff auditor in the Internal Audit Department (now the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance), progressing to senior information technology auditor during his seven years there. He joined the finance division in 2015 as assistant director for strategic initiatives and business analysis before taking on his current position in 2020. Crotts holds the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor (non-practicing) designations.
Kelsey Huffman graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's in Mathematics, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree. Kelsey taught math in grades 6 - 12 and then moved to a technology resource position, helping teachers and students use technology in the classroom. As part of the Fiscal Training Team, she uses her background in Math education, technology instruction, and adult education to assist the team with content development and new technology resources.
Senior business intelligence analyst - data analytics team
Zdenek Jakoubek is a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst with the Analytics Team for Financial Management. “Z” has a passion for all things data and has a goal of delivering useful data insights to the Virginia Tech community. He is a career Higher Education IT professional whose roles have included development, system administration, security, and desktop/end-user support. “Z” has earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Mathematics from Radford University. Prior to joining the Virginia Tech Finance Team three years ago, he was a member of the Division of Information Technology at Radford University for fourteen years.
Coordinator, training specialist for financial management and accessibility - business practices team
Brianna Saville-Reynolds uses her background in education to interpret and design the curriculum for finance training initiatives. She is dedicated to supporting best practices in design and instruction and has earned the IAAP Certified Professionals in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).
A Blacksburg native, Brianna graduated from Radford University with her degree in English Education and a minor in Appalachian Studies. Brianna joined the Fiscal Training Team after working five years in the public school system.
Assistant director - financial management
Shelley Seckers has led the Fiscal Training Team in developing and implementing the program for the past four years. Before joining the team, Shelley worked for Mining and Minerals Engineering where she assisted with daily departmental operations, and before joining Virginia Tech, she was a teacher for 14 years.
Shelley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational/Instructional Technology. She recently completed a Project Management Certificate Program with the University of Hawaii.
Fiscal training coordinator - data analytics, business practices team
Matt Swift shares his wisdom related to best practices through his vast experience at Virginia Tech. He has spent time in the Budget Office, the College of Engineering, and the Research Division. His solution-oriented approach to operational and fiscal challenges helped bring the long overdue training initiative forward.
Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Auburn University and also attended UC San Diego.
If you would like to learn more about our department, then take a moment to review our organizational chart.