Notable Alumni

The King's Academy has many remarkable alumni/ae, some of whom are profiled here. Many of our graduates have distinguished themselves in major fields ranging from education and law to medicine and journalism.

Emin Toro ‘93
U.S. Tax Court Nominee U.S. Supreme Court Law Clerk Partner, Covington & Burling Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Emin Toro is a partner with the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where he represents and counsels multinational companies in tax controversies. After completing his law studies, Mr. Toro served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S…. Continue Reading

Dr. Preeya (Jeyapaul ’98) Desh
Sri Ramachandra Medical University, MD Brown University, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Wabi Sabi Health Foundation, founder

Preeya Jeyapaul graduated from TKA in 1998 and attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical University in India. Studying in India gave her a rich understanding and love of the Indian people- and their access to quality healthcare. For the past several years Preeya has been regularly travelling to India to pour into the lives… Continue Reading

Chris Chafin ‘03
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

After graduating from TKA, where he was a standout on the varsity soccer team, Chafin attended Rollins College on a soccer scholarship. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania for dental school, where he graduated at the top of his class with his DMD.  He followed that with medical school earning his Medical… Continue Reading

Dr. Juli Slattery '88
Dr. Juli Slattery ’88
Clinical Psychologist and Broadcast Media Professional

A 1988 graduate of the school, Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist and broadcast media professional. She was co-host of the nationally syndicated Focus on the Family daily radio broadcast with Jim Daly from 2010 to 2012 and is President of the non-profit organization, Authentic Intimacy. She has also authored books including Finding the… Continue Reading

Dr. Elizabeth Ennis '79
Dr. Elizabeth Ennis ’79
Doctor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology

Dr. Elizabeth Ennis graduated from The King’s Academy in 1979. She received her M.D. from the University of South Alabama in 1989 and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed her residency and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Ennis is Chief Medical… Continue Reading

Christina Alessi '10
Christina Alessi ’10

Christina Alessi graduated high school from The King’s Academy where she was a standout basketball and volleyball player. Then, she attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where she played volleyball all four years. Alessi earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Studio Art in 2014. Right out of college Alessi played for the US Florida Wave team… Continue Reading

Gary Wallace ’86
Radio Talk Show Host

Gary Wallace graduated from The King’s Academy in 1986, studied at the University of Central Florida and hosts a nationally syndicated morning radio show, as Wally on “The Wally Show”. His show is heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide on the WAY-FM Christian radio network. Previously, Wally was the host of a nationally syndicated… Continue Reading

Douglas James Carter '03
Douglas James Carter ’03

D.J. Carter graduated from The King’s Academy in 2003. He went on to Samford University where he got his undergraduate degree in Communication Studies. After college he decided to move out to California to pursue his dream of working in the entertainment business. He worked as an extra on about 25 different television and film projects… Continue Reading

Emmanuel Lamur '07
Emmanuel Lamur ’07
National Football League Player

A 2007 graduate of the school, Emmanuel Lamur plays in the National Football League as the Minnesota Vikings linebacker. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Kansas State University.

Tess Soltau '05
Tess Soltau ’05
Broadway and Television Actress

A 2005 graduate of the school, Tess Soltau studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University, and is a Broadway and television actress. She plays Glinda as part of the Broadway company of Wicked and previously starred as Wednesday Addams in the Broadway production of The Addams Family. She has appeared off-Broadway in the world premiere of… Continue Reading

Sgt. Philip Jones '00
Sgt. Philip Jones ’00
Sergeant United States Marine and Bugle Corps

A 2000 graduate of the school, Sgt. Philip Jones studied instrumental music at Southern Methodist University and travels globally as second baritone section leader for the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, also known as “The Commandant’s Own”.

Kent Annan '90
Kent Annan ’90
Author

Kent Annan graduated from The King’s Academy in 1990 and is a Christian missionary, author and co-founder of the educational non-profit Haiti Partners with Tony Campolo. A graduate of Princeton University, he has authored books including Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle and After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World is… Continue Reading

Heath Evans '97
Heath Evans ’97
TV analyst, NFL Network

Heath Evans graduated from The King’s Academy in 1997 and was a running back for 10 years in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Miami Dolphins and played college football at Auburn University. He won Super Bowl XLIV as a member of the Saints. After Heath’s… Continue Reading

Matthew Wensing '00
Matthew Wensing ’00
Software Developer, CEP of Riskpulse

A 2000 graduate of the school, Matthew Wensing studied humanities at the University of Chicago. A software developer, he created Stormpulse.com; a hurricane forecasting and weather intelligence tool used by Fortune 500 companies, the White House situation room, and 6.5 million private users annually. Wensing is CEO of Riskpulse, an Austin, Texas-based emerging risk management… Continue Reading

Lauren Jelencovich ’03
Professional Soprano Singer

Lauren Jelencovich graduated from The King’s Academy in 2003 and is a professional soprano singer. While a student at the school, she won the grand prize on Ed McMahon’s Star Search television show. After studying vocal performance, opera, and musical theater at the Manhattan School of Music, she has performed around the world at venues… Continue Reading

Colt Morton
Colt Morton ’00

Colt Morton graduated from The King’s Academy in 2000 and was a Major League Baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres. He played college baseball at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Karl Shoemaker ’89
Author and Professor

A 1989 graduate of the school, Dr. Karl Shoemaker is an author and professor of legal history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After playing professional baseball in Italy, he earned a J.D. degree from Samford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His book, Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, won… Continue Reading

Rachel Rossin '05
Rachel Rossin ’05
Multimedia Artist

Rachel Rossin graduated from The King’s Academy in 2005. She studied graphic design and art history at Florida State University,  where she also founded The Greenhouse Project to benefit Uganda’s Greenhouse Orphanage. She is a multimedia artist who works in oil painting, installation, and digital programming (CAD and virtual reality). Rossin is a virtual reality… Continue Reading

Sammuel Lamur ’07
Tampa Bay Storm Quarterback

Sammuel Lamur graduated from The King’s Academy in 2007, played at Kansas State and is a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League.