Bios - Junior Board of Directors

Shakari Echols 

Shakari Echols currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Junior Board, Lee County Literacy Coalition. She received her B.S. from Auburn University in Apparel Merchandising in 2017. She serves as the Chaplin for Sisters w. Hope Incorporated a nonprofit, women’s organization. She also serves as the liturgical dance team leader at Mount of Transfiguration church.
Shakari became involved in Lee County Literacy Coalition because she wanted to be a part of something “greater than her.” She wants to help bring awareness to the many resources that are available for people with literacy challenges. She hopes to be a change agent in her community and impact the movement for literacy in a positive way.


Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook received her bachelors degree from Auburn University in Marketing in 2018. She is currently pursing a masters degree in Public Administration from Auburn University. Sarah has been working in the Auburn community since 2018 and has experience working with Adults 50+ and children ages 6 to 12. Sarah is passionate about ensuring the Lee County community is aware of all the resources available to them

Ashely Patton

Ashley Patton received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science at Auburn University -Spring 2022,  and will be seeking a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia starting in the summer of 2022. She is very passionate about helping anyone in need, therefore, she felt drawn to the non-profit world and is very excited to be a part of the LCLC staff this spring. Ashley began as an intern in January 2022 and is eager to continue to be a helping hand around the office.