Meet the Executive Board

  • crystae


    Name: Crystae Rohman
    Major: Accounting
    Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Favorite Color: Orange
    Year in RHA: 3

    "Hey there! I'm Crystae and I am super excited to be serving as the President of RHA this year! This will be my third year in RHA, and I am here because I love everything that RHA stands for and want to be a part of everything we plan to accomplish this year! I love NAU for the outdoors and cool air, as well as the community you just don't find at other schools. I hope to have a lot of success with RHA this year, and I can't wait to meet all of the on-campus students!"


  • austin

    NACURH Communications Coordinator

    Name: Austin Schroeder
    Major: International Affairs with Spanish Minor
    Hometown: Yamhill, Oregon
    Favorite Color: Pink
    Year in RHA: 2.5

    "I grew up in a small town in Oregon with big dreams of becoming a lawyer. I came to NAU in fall of 2012 and will be going to Law School upon graduation. For now, being NCC allows me to make a name for NAU regionally and even nationally while meeting new people along the way. In my spare time outside of planning conferences, I enjoy watching movies, travelling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Stop by the RHA office to get to know me!"

  • Bri

    VP of Special Events and Programming

    Name: Brianna Barrios
    Major: Sociology and Psychology with a Minor in Spanish
    Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
    Favorite Color: Purple
    Year in RHA: 3

    "I am a junior here at NAU and I absolutely love it! After college I'm hoping to travel the world and even join the Peace Corps! In my free time, you can probably find me volunteering, at the movie theater, or hanging out with friends and family! So, if you see me around, come say hi! I'm always open to meeting new people and gaining new experiences in life! RHA is the perfect organization to do this, and that is just one of the reasons that I love it so much! I'm hoping that with my new position, I will not only be able to enhance my own experience through college, but help others form theirs as well!"




  • alysha

    VP of Business Administration

    Name: Alysha Sellers
    Hometown: Iwakuni, Japan
    Major: Special and Elementary Education
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Year in RHA: 2

    "I was born in Arizona, then moved to Japan when I turned 15 for my parents work. I enjoy working with people and am extremely excited to get to know my fellow executives as well as the many students that are residents on campus. Outside of RHA I enjoy spending time with my friends, experimenting with new recipes, and traveling to new places with my family over breaks. "

  • hannah

    VP of Public Relations and Advertising

    Name: Hannah Petersen
    Hometown: Montrose, Minnesota
    Major: Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Advertising and PR
    Favorite Color: Green
    Year in RHA: 2

    “Hi, I am Hannah Petersen. I come from an incredibly small town way off in Minnesota and RHA allowed me to meet so many great people after traveling so far from home. RHA also gave me this great opportunity to serve as your VP of Public Relations and Advertising. Currently, I am a junior here at NAU and I plan on doing big things after I graduate. One of my big goals in life is to be a Creative Director of a massive cooperation. Even though my goal makes my academics a priority I still love watching movies, playing games, having adventures in the great outdoors and creating art in my free time. If you ever get the chance, come stop by the office and say hi, I would love to get to know as many unique individuals as possible on this campus.”

Victor Salazar

Victor M. Salazar, Jr.

Position: Co-Advisor
Title: Coordinator of Staff and Community Development, Housing and Residence Life
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Degree: Master's in Higher and Post-secondary Education
Year in RHA: 1

Victor was born in San Antonio, TX where he completed his undergraduate degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. He completed his Master's degree from Arizona State University and arrived at Northern Arizona University in 2010. Victor previously served as a Residence Hall Director for Sechrist Hall and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the on-campus student experience. Victor is a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and also enjoys taking in the beautiful Flagstaff scenery in his spare time

Rich Payne 2

Rich Payne

Position: Co-Advisor
Title: Executive Director, Housing and Residence Life
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree: Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Year in RHA: 19

Rich was born and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Texas and his doctorate from Northern Arizona University. Rich began as RHA’s co-advisor in 1994 and has served continuously since then. Rich is married to his wife, Cindy, and has three children. When Rich isn’t working he attends all his children’s sporting events, likes to read, travel, and goes sailing in his sail boat.