Meet your Gabaldon staff
Get to know your Gabaldon staff.
Gabaldon Residence Hall Director
Name: Julie Robertson
- Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education- Broadfield Science - Montana State University
- Master of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy - The University of Utah
Why I chose NAU: Initially I was drawn to NAU because of the easy access to so many wonderful outdoor opportunities - as a biker and hiker, this area is top notch! However, the people of NAU and Flagstaff have truly made my experience here rich and memorable. I also love the vibrancy of campus, which is a result of housing over 7000 students here on campus! Go Jacks!
Why I am excited to be an RHD: The unique and diverse students who live in the Gabaldon Hall community make me excited to come to work every day! I also really enjoy working in a department that is so genuinely positive and student focused. I have found the Housing and Residence Life department, NAU, and the larger Flagstaff community to be warm and welcoming, and I constantly try to extend that experience to my residents and staff.
Gabaldon Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Name: Taylor Bailey
- Bachelor of Science, Sociology of Family
Development; Bachelor of Arts,
Dance Studies. minor LGBT Studies
Why I chose NAU: I originally choose NAU for the Counseling program but I have grown to love the environment that NAU and Flagstaff has. I am excited to spend another winter in Flagstaff being able to enjoy Snowbowl. I love the welcoming feeling of Flagstaff and the artistic environment I have seen across my journey of Arizona. I am even more excited to continue my Aerial Arts training at the local aerial studio in Flagstaff!
Why I am excited to be a Graduate Assistant: I have served as an RA at my undergrad for three years. I am ready to start my second year within the role as a Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director and take more opportunities at working with students living in the community.
Name: Ilse Ortiz
Major: Crime and Justice
Hometown: Somerton, AZ
Why I chose NAU: NAU is located in one of the most beautiful places to live in, Flagstaff. I love being able to walk around the campus throughout the year and observe the magical changes throughout the seasons (something nonexistent in my hometown). The community that NAU provides is friendly, educational and overall the kind of environment I saw myself in while attending school.
Why I am excited to be an RA: There are various things I learned during my first year as a RA and I am excited to have the opportunity to execute them with a new group of students. I love meeting new people and being able to discover their worlds while exploring my own.
Name: Mackenzie Carstens
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I was drawn in by the beautiful scenery and the welcoming Flagstaff community. NAU also provides me with opportunity for adventure and has a great campus energy!
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to provide resources and new opportunities to residents. I am also excited to form a welcoming and growing community that will enhance all of our college experiences.
Name: Raymond Olivarez
Hometown: Highland, CA
Why I chose NAU: Beautiful scenery, great programs and affordability.
Why I am excited to be an RA: To experience working with different people, as well as watch and help them grow over a year’s time.
Name: Kimi Barton
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I love NAUs community and welcoming atmosphere! Growing up in Flagstaff also made me just fall in love with being here. There's so much adventure available to you no matter where you go! NAU helps support that by being involved with the community. I love being a part of the Lumberjack Family!
Why I am excited to be an RA: I loved my RA and really enjoyed watching all the fun things available in ResLife. Having the opportunity to be a part of this family and help my future residences makes me so excited for this next school year!
Name: Scarlett DeLorme
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Why I chose NAU: I wanted to get out of the city, and being in Flagstaff reminded me of the east coast (I lived there for 5 years). I also liked the small time vibe of Flagstaff and how much the town revolved around the school. It made me feel more comfortable - and more safe - about moving away from home.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to expand my leadership skills as well as meet all kinds of new people!
Name: Taylor Axlund
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Page, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the wonderful, vibrant community that is offered around campus. NAU has also given me the opportunity to enjoy the change in temperature by exploring the countless number of trails surrounding the forested area of Flagstaff.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA so that I may help make an enjoyable foundation for all the residents I will be privileged to meet.
Name: Alex Lara
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of its close communities and possibilities of new friendships. I also chose NAU because I loved the weather and view of the mountains. Lastly I chose NAU because I believed in their education system.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to be a RA because I look forward to making new connections and helping where I can. I love the ability a RA has to make a difference in student's lives. I also believe this is a position that will help me grow as a person.
Name: Tyler Myrman
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I wanted to get away from the heat. Once I visited NAU, there was no changing my mind. I met with professors and they really gave me the idea that they are close to their students and want to help them excel, which is exactly what I have experienced. I love the outdoors life here in northern Arizona and this is the perfect place to study geology.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to enhance the students experiences here at NAU as well as show them what our great school has to offer. I love meeting new people and plan to show them how amazing NAU and northern Arizona is.
Name: Lacy Ashworth
Major: English with minors in Advertising and Public Relations
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it worked with me financially, and it was semi-close to home while still giving me the opportunity to "go away for college." I am extremely happy I did, because at NAU I feel I am more than just a number. By choosing NAU, I became a member of a tight-knit, friendly campus full of helpful resources and amazing teachers. The beautiful scenery is just the cherry on top.
Why I am excited to be an RA: Being an RA is definitely a privilege. I am excited to put my leadership skills to work and to be a part of a team all working for the greater purpose that is helping others. As NAU has so many things to offer, I look forward to getting more involved as I encourage others to do so.