THSADA Spotlight: Charlotte Hartshorn & Ellissa Dowling
By Charlotte Hartshorn
Charlotte Hartshorn is the current THSADA intern from Houston Baptist University. Originally from England, Charlotte moved to Houston in August of 2013 to pursue a golf scholarship at HBU. In doing so, Charlotte has been working towards her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology- Sport Management degree which she will graduate with in May of 2018. Charlotte aspires to work in event management and planning, and someday hopes to work for a major sports/athletics company in the management of their social and sporting events. Charlotte hopes to return to HBU following her graduation in May to begin her graduate program, and is yet to decide her field of study.
What is your favorite golf memory? “I made the cut at the English Women’s Golf Tournament in 2014, and that was the proudest I have ever seen my dad. My dad was even my caddy.”
What made you want to come to school in America? “The opportunity of going somewhere new and doing something that no one I knew had done sounded like a great adventure!”
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “In five years’ time I hope to have my Masters and be working as an Event Coordinator in either High School or College Athletics.”
FUN FACT: “I am an awesome baker- mainly of chocolate chip cookies & cupcakes. Just ask the THSADA Office Staff.”
Ellissa Dowling is the current Secretary for the THSADA, and is the daughter of Executive Director, Rusty Dowling. Ellissa is a 2010 Katy High School graduate and was a member of the varsity swim team. Before working for the THSADA, Ellissa worked with autistic students from the ages of five to eleven, teaching both motor skills and everyday life lessons in preparation for junior high academia. Ellissa attended college in San Marcos, Texas for two years, and is looking forward to finishing her degree in Special Education in the next two years. Ms. Dowling hopes to one day own her own company that works specifically with autistic children, helping them to develop their sensory and motor skills.
Favorite Sporting Memoryà “For my 21st birthday, my dad got me suite tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Texas Football Game.”
Dream Occupationà “If I were to have one dream job in the world, I would love to be a pediatric doctor.”
How did you get your nickname “Brusier”? “I got my nickname Bruiser because when I was six years old, there was a hallway in my nanna and pops’ house in North Carolina. In the same weekend, I ran into the same wall, twice, denting the wall on the second time. I got a HUGE bruise on my forehead, and that is how the nickname Brusier has stuck.”
FUN FACT: “My dad won two state championships, but I won a NATIONAL cheerleading championship. #ProSpiritLetsHearIt!”