Meet the Allen hall staff
Get to know your Hall Director and Resident Assistants.
Name: Demetri Kelley
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor Certificate in Sociology; Northern Arizona University
- Master of Arts in College Student Personnel; Bowling Green State University
Why I chose NAU: I attended NAU as an undergraduate student, and had an amazing experience! From the day I first visited campus as a prospective student, I immediately felt part of the Lumberjack family. NAU is full of faculty, staff and student leaders who are genuinely interested in our students' well-being and success. The opportunity to give back to my alma mater and help guide students toward positive educational experiences was an opportunity that I had to take!
Why I am excited to be an RHD: The campus community is perhaps the most critical piece of the collegiate experience, which is why being an RHD is so exciting! I enjoy working with first-year students, and I am excited to help foster a welcoming and supportive living and learning environment as they transition through the collegiate experience.
Allen Resident Assistants
Name: Tessa Diehl
Major: Comparative and Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Religions
Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Why I chose NAU: My parents met at NAU and many members of my family have gone here. Flagstaff is also one of my towns and the general atmosphere is full of support.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I have spent my whole life being called "Mom" by all of my friends and acting as a form of counselor in various settings - now I get to jumble all of that into one great job! Not to mention all of the amazing people I will meet and the friends I will inevitably make!
Name: Ryan Fulton
Major: Sociology and Psychology
Hometown: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England & Sierra Vista, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for a change in weather from Southern Arizona. I was used to playing soccer in the heat of Tucson and Phoenix and was ready for a change. NAU was the only school I applied for and knew as soon as I got here it was the right choice for me!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to help the NAU class of 2020 adjust to their new college life! This process can be intimidating and luckily for me I had a great RA and they really helped me settle down and were always available and if I want to do the same for this year's class of freshman!
Name: Mia Phelps
Major: English, Social Work minor
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it felt like home. I spent my high school years moving around Arizona and NAU was the closest thing to Colorado that Arizona had to offer.
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I feel like the position will help me grow as an individual as well as a leader. I am excited to help support the incoming freshmen as they transition into college.
Name: Hannah Carter
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Why I chose NAU: As soon as I stepped on the campus at felt at home. I love the people and the atmosphere, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I had an amazing RA that really helped me with the transition to college life and with different struggles I faced. I'm excited to get the opportunity to be that person for someone else, and to work with some awesome people.
Name: Cassidy Bertolone
Hometown: 29 Palms, CA
Why I Chose NAU: It was affordable and relatively close to home. I also loved the location and all the school had to offer
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited because I get to learn good leadership skills and how to be a good support system for other people who might be having a tough time.
Name: Trace Johnson
Major: Visual Communications
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it was a change of scenery from the desert and because I was really attracted to the campus. At NAU I am able to study Visual Communication without breaking the bank.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because it will give me an opportunity to help others have the same positive first-year experience I had while also challenging me to grow myself.
Name: Danielle Burke
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the well known Physical Therapy program and the campus atmosphere. You truly feel like you are home when you are here.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because being a freshman can be overwhelming. I want to be a resource that my residents can come to as they grow. I am also excited to see my own growth throughout the year.
Name: Benjamin Mitten
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the beautiful location and the opportunities it provided.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to work with Freshman in order to get them on the right path, giving them the resources and friendly environment they need in order to succeed.
Name: Nikki Harcey
Major: Visual Communications
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I choose NAU for the environment, the campus is beautiful welcoming. Coming from Phoenix, I appreciate the change in scenery and being closer to nature without being too far away from home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love seeing the growth in residents from the beginning of the year to when they check out of the buildings in the spring. Being a resource and a friend for the residents is an extremely rewarding experience.
Name: Ty Bean
Major: Secondary Education/English
Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I had visited Flagstaff before and fell in love with not only the scenery but the way the city conducts itself. It is kind of slow-paced and relaxed which I thoroughly enjoy.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: This is my second year being an RA and my first year being an SRA so I am super excited to not only gain personal experience but to use my experiences in college and my knowledge of the area to help freshman navigate themselves and hopefully to fall in love with NAU like I did.