Meet the Aspen Crossing staff

Get to know your Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.

Aspen Crossing Residence Hall Director

Aspen Minter
Name: Toni Minter
Phone: 928-523-7034


  • Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors of Business Administration in Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Planning - Mississippi State University

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I love the small town atmosphere, and the ability to be in Arizona and still be close to greenery and the mountains while avoiding the heat.

Why I'm excited for this year: I am beginning the year in a new building and area with a different population of students.  I am ready to inspire someone.

Something about you: I’ve worked with a variety of residents during my years in Students Affairs, including Honors, Freshmen, Graduate, and families. I am especially delighted to work with a new population of students and contributing to their growth and development. My office door is open so stop by and just say hello!  

Aspen Crossing Faculty-in-Residence - Associate faculty of Teaching and Learning

Name: Kate Ellis

Aspen Crossing Resident Assistants

2013 Kelcey_Bates_RA 
Name: Kelcey Bates
Floor: 1st floor
Year/ Major: Senior - Biology minor in Chemistry
Hometown/State: Homestead, FL

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of its location, beautiful campus and small town feel. Four year locked tuition, the urban trail system and it being only a two hour drive home were sweet bonuses!

Why I am excited to be an RA: I love getting to know people’s stories and connect with each person on a different level. I am extra stoked to challenge myself with new surroundings in Aspen Crossings and I hope to add a little more happiness to each of my residents’ lives this coming year.

2013 Nate_Rodriquez_RA
Name: Nate Rodriguez
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Sophomore
Hometown/State: San Diego, CA

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU so I could learn to live away from home. NAU is a great environment with friendly people everywhere. I also chose NAU because of the small community flagstaff offers to the campus. NAU is a great place to learn and live because it is peaceful and is great work environment.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I am excited to be an RA, because this position will help me to grow as an individual. This position will help me to become more outgoing and will teach me the tools on how to be a leader and a helper. I hope to come out of this year with new friendships and a great experience. 

2013 Jisella_Williams_RA
Name: Jisella Williams 
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Senior - Elementary education, emphasis in modern languages and cultural diversity and a minor in global studies 
Hometown: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of its reputation as an excellent teacher education university. I love the low key yet progressive feel of Flagstaff. For me it is the perfect place to decide who I want to be and what I want to do with my life. The people and community here make me feel like I will be supported and challenged to succeed no matter where I choose to go in my life.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to return because I totally and completely love my job. I adore my residents, putting on programs, and working with my staff. It can be challenging some days, but I still think I am one of the luckiest people around.

2013 Craig_McArthur_RA
Name: Craig McArthur
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Senior - Construction Management, Business Minor
Hometown: Scotland, UK

Why I chose NAU: Reminded me of home after 2 years down in Phoenix.

Why I am excited to be an RA: I’m most excited to keep working with the International community, and build off my experiences from both the RA role, and International club.

2013 Richard_Frische_RA
Name: Richard Frische
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Psychology; Communication Studies
Hometown: Mesa AZ

Why I chose NAU: I love their 4-year pledge tuition, and my mom came here and she absolutely loved it!

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I’m excited to interact with the Aspen Crossing community and build my leadership skills!

2013 Zoey_Tonn_RA
Name: Zoey Tonn
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - General Biology; minor in Chemistry
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I grew up on NAU’s campus and really enjoyed the atmosphere it has. I also really like having the smaller class sizes.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I really enjoy getting to know people and I’m looking forward to creating Aspen Crossing the new home-away-from-home for myself and the other residents.

2013 Amanda_Bermudez_RA
Name: Amanda Bermudez
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Psychology
Hometown: Anthem, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I love the atmosphere up here. The weather is beautiful, having all four seasons is great since I love snow and the leaves changing color. Also the campus is really committed to being Eco-friendly and that is something I have always supported. NAU just seemed like the right fit and so far I have been loving living here.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I am so excited to be an RA this coming year because I will get to meet so many new people, give back to my college community, and have an awesome time while I do it! I know it is a lot of responsibility but getting to be a part of the Honors community in such an important way is a dream.

2013 Joey_Zodiacal_RA
Name: Joey Zodiacal
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Political Science
Hometown: Pago Pago, AS

Why I chose NAU: I love the weather.

Why I am excited to be an RA: I am really excited to meet my residents and to execute cool activities that are just jumbling all over my mind.