Our Staff

 
 
Mimi Martens

Mimi Martens

Manager
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919-230-1195

As Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality, Mimi oversees all premium seating management for Kenan Stadium, the Smith Center, and Carmichael Arena.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Mimi made the move to Chapel Hill to accept the role of Hospitality Manager with Carolina Athletic Hospitality in September 2022. She attended Auburn University, pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management with an Event Management Focus as well as a minor in Business.

Previously, Mimi has worked for the Tennessee Titans in Premium Services and Auburn University Athletics with on-campus recruiting. When she’s not cheering on the Tar Heels, she can be found on FaceTime with her family, shopping, or spoiling her two young nieces. GDTBATH!

 

Melina Oxer

Melina Oxer

Assistant Manager
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919-230-0334

As Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality, Melina works to plan and facilitate all special events hosted within the Blue Zone and runs the premium spaces at Boshamer Stadium. She also assists Mimi with executing gamedays in the premium areas of Kenan Stadium, the Smith Center, and Carmichael Arena.

Melina grew up in the small town of Lake Placid, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and received a B.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology as well as a B.S. in Sport Management in 2022. She also received her M.S. in Sport Management from UF in 2024. Before joining us at UNC, Melina was the Office Intern at Gator Hospitality and also has experience working with UF Athletics in the external events department along with game day operations and football recruiting.

When she is not at work, Melina loves spending time at local coffee shops, in a spin class, and shopping at local boutiques. She loves traveling with her family and visiting her brother in Oklahoma, who is a U.S. Army First Lieutenant!

Ava Pearson

Ava Pearson

Office Intern 
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Born in Chapel Hill and being a third generation Carolina alumni, Ava is a true born and bred Tar Heel! She is a 2024 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning a B.A in Sport Administration and was a member of the Exercise and Sport Science Honor Society, Phi Epsilon Kappa. While attending Carolina, Ava was on the UNC Carolina Girls Dance Team where she served as co-captain her senior year. Ava was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, crowned UNC Homecoming Royal, and interned for Carolina Football in player development, operations, and recruitment. 

Ava’s interests include playing golf, watching football, shopping local boutiques, beach trips, and grabbing coffee with family and friends.