Meet the Isom Team!

Sally Malone

Sally Malone is the Owner Representative for SRM, LLC, owner of the Isom Place Oxford. She moved to Oxford in 2013 from Little Rock, AR. Sally is a problem solver, scientist, listener, music lover, friend, traveler, believer, reader, and a cat woman. As the owner, she feels an obligation to preserve the land and its history. Sally sees Isom as an important local resource that deserves conserving for future generations. She strives to be a good steward for the Isom House for the period of its longevity, hoping to preserve its integrity and its story. Her goal is to give clients the opportunity to experience Isom's grandeur and dignity that was carved from another time with a chance to make lasting new memories of their own. 

Tracy Morgan
Venue Assistant

Tracy Morgan is the venue assistant for Isom Place Oxford and the founder of Bon Viveur, where she teaches her skillset in cuisine once a month at the Isom House. She has lived in Oxford for 26 years, and she is married to John whom she has three sons with – Gus, Sam, and Ira. Tracy has a master's in social work and has spent many years working as a therapist. She enjoys helping others overall. Along with entertaining, creating, and cooking, Tracy loves to travel. Traveling gives her a unique perspective on food, wine, and history. She enjoys playing tennis, yoga, and organizing. Most of all, Tracy loves spending time with her friends, family, and Buster, her dog. Tracy is excited to teach new cooking skills and promote excellence and individuality through Bon Viveur. She wishes everyone who joins her classes to get the full experience of one of Oxford's most treasured landmarks.

Kelly Bell
Venue Manager

Kelly Bell is the venue manager of the prized Isom Home. Growing up with her father, she listened to endless stories of patriotism and history. She joined the United States Air Force at age 19, and worked protocol for the base commander. During her service, Kelly met her best friend and husband and had three beautiful children. She moved 15 times in 18 years during her service. She now has one grandson on the way. Kelly has always been a champion of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. She loves to serve her community and has been a part of several non-profit organizations and ministries. When Kelly decided to call Oxford home, she had the honor of being the manager of The Jefferson Oxford. Now, she takes on the role of managing the historic Isom House. Kelly is beyond excited to meet all that step through the front doors, so they too can make their history in a piece of ours. 

Caitlyn Loiacono
Web Designer/Social Media Manager

Caitlyn Loiacono is senior at Ole Miss majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is from  Madison, MS but views Oxford as her second home. Caitlyn worked as a digital editor for Square Magazine, a student-run project on campus. Spending most of her time as a full-time student, Caitlyn is building her education in the field of marketing and branding. She enjoys working on creative projects, such as graphic design, writing, and social media. Caitlyn currently serves as the web designer and social media manager intern for Isom Place Oxford. Her work includes editing the venue's website and all social media platforms. Her goal is to ensure that the Isom Place is a venue is welcoming to anyone who walks through its doors.  

Rachel West
nvitation Magazine

Rachel West is the publisher of Invitation Magazines (Invitation Oxford, Invitation Northeast), a local magazine covering Oxford and Tupelo. She oversees a staff of artists, editors, writers and a sales team. She founded Invitation Oxford in 2006 and Invitation Tupelo four years later. She has always been interested in historic homes particularly in Mississippi. She and her team's office are located at Isom Place where they use the property for many aspects of their work including photography shoots and a quiet place to write stories. Previous to launching Invitation Magazines, Rachel lived in Jackson, Mississippi and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rachel earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Ole Miss (Class of 2001) and a master’s degree in business marketing and management. She is a native of Arkansas and has lived in Mississippi for 25 years.

Merrill Lamar
Wedding Coordinator

Merrill Lamar was born and raised in Oxford, MS. She is working as Isom's in-house coordinator and is very passionate about the event industry. Merrill loves connecting with people and enjoys helping them plan their special day. During her time at Ole Miss, she worked several roles in the event industry. She has gained much experience working with different planners and even developed her own coordination style unique to her. Being from Oxford, Merrill is very knowledgable on the city. She loves spending time on the Square, being with her golden retriever, Beatrice, and spending time with her friends and family. Merrill is very excited for what the future holds and cannot wait to start working with brides to the provide them the best wedding experience!