Our Team



Dan Sheppard

Jr. Partner

From the time Dan can remember, he always had a baseball in hand. Starting in tee-ball and soon moving into competitive leagues, Dan was a natural athlete and soon expanded his skill set into football, as well as baseball, in high school. After being scouted by the Chicago Cubs Dan made the decision to first attend college and play D1 baseball for the University of Iowa – Go Hawkeyes! He pursued his Bachelor’s while excelling at his responsibilities as a student-athlete and after graduating, immediately went to pursue his Master’s in Sports Management at Northern Illinois.


Dan started with South Inc Nashville in February of 2015 after being attracted to our company’s culture and performance-based advancement. With his competitive nature and no-excuses mentality, Dan received his first promotion 15 short months later and second promotion to Junior Partner in August 2016.


When he’s not at the office or hanging out with his team, Dan can be found re-watching Prison Break (he’s watched it 3 times already!) or catching a movie. A massive cinephile and sports fan, he’s always entertaining us with movie quotes and sports trivia.


Kassi Davis

Director of Human Resources

A Hendersonville native, Kassi grew up just outside of Nashville with a passion for soccer, horseback riding and enjoying nature with her 2 brothers! A soccer player for 15 years, Kassi learned the values of hard work, dedication, and teamwork. It was no wonder after studying at Volstate, she looked for an environment where she could apply her passion for people.


Starting with South Inc Nashville back in January of 2016, Kassi originally applied to be a part of our Management Training Program! Though highly successful in our marketing department, our Executive Team found Kassi’s skill set perfect for our HR/Recruitment team, and she was offered a position spearheading employee on-boarding and satisfaction.


You can find Kassi cheering on the Vols every Saturday, exploring new restaurants in Nashville and picking up the occasional soccer ball here and then. In 3 years she will continue to implement growth for our office and client, helping with the training and development of all HR Managers in our company across the US!


Hannah Hoffman

Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Stone Mountain, GA, Hannah went to Georgia Southern for Business Management and Marketing. Growing up the youngest of five children, she has always been an ambitious hard worker with a desire to help others. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, walking her dog, and breathing in that fresh Music City air any way she can.


In January 2012 Hannah began her professional career in Atlanta mastering the in’s and out’s of marketing, sales, and business management. Starting out as a sales representative, Hannah quickly earned assistant management and then management responsibilities within the first 13 months of her career. In the spring of 2013, Hannah moved to Nashville to expand her horizons, working in a new and exciting market, full of culture and surrounded by music. She opened her first office in Nashville soon after the move and has continued to grow a booming marketing office ever since.


Hannah highly values helping others to achieve professional success by providing the same opportunity she was given when she began her career. With help from one another, greatness can happen for any number of individuals, she believes. Today, she intends to expand this opportunity through a concentrated work ethic and a positive attitude dedicated to her clients and her business partners, present or future.


Jordan Alford

Corporate Trainer

Jordan is from a small town in North Alabama. She has 2 younger sisters and grew up playing softball, wakeboarding, and camping. Jordan attended the University of Alabama, where she received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.


She lived in Tuscaloosa for 10 years before moving to Nashville. Jordan started working for South Inc in September 2018 and loves to spend time with her 3 dogs when she’s not at work!


Joshua Armstrong

Corporate Trainer

Joshua was born in Southampton, England and played a variety of sports, specifically English football. He moved to America in 2013 to attend Cumberland University on a soccer scholarship, where he won the conference championship in 2015!


Joshua graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and later completed his MBA in 2018. He loves the city of Nashville and always enjoys a night out on Broadway or Demonbreun.


Hunter Carter

Corporate Trainer

Hunter considers himself to be a “good ole country boy” and a “southern gentleman” who was born and raised in Walnut Log, TN. He received his Professional Welding License at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).


Hunter loves spending time with his 3-year-old son when he’s not at work. He also enjoys bow fishing, hunting, boating, and rebuilding cars and trucks!


Justin Snow

Corporate Trainer

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Justin enjoys being social and hanging with friends in his free time. He also loves the outdoors and any type of sport. His friends love his humor, and Justin loves to make people laugh.


Before working at South Inc, he worked with a production company for big-name artists such as 21 pilots, Garth Brooks, Drake, Kelsey Ballerina, and more. Justin even worked a Super Bowl Halftime Show during a performance by Lady Gaga!


Keely Chesnut

Human Resources Recruiter

Keely Chesnut was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, the city that herself and the company both call home. As a teen, Chesnut was outgoing and highly involved. Alongside her studies, Chesnut held membership in various clubs including HOSA, Beta Club, and Student Council. When she was not busy with study sessions or club meetings, you could find Chesnut competing in horse shows and practicing her sport. “My high school involvement definitely taught me the people skills I use now as a recruiter,” says Chesnut, “it’s all about talking to people and building relationships. I also got the opportunity to network and attend various conventions, which made a huge impact on my career today.”


Keely graduated from high school in 2014 and headed to the University of Tennessee to study Marketing. In addition to being a full-time student and member of the American Marketing Association, Chesnut spent her collegiate years working in the corporate world and gaining experience at a Mortgage company in downtown Knoxville. “It was a great experience, but I worked in a cubicle cold calling people all day,” says Chesnut, “it definitely helped me find what I want and need in a career.” Enter South Inc.