Meet your Gabaldon staff

Get to know your Gabaldon staff. 

Gabaldon Residence Hall Director

2014 Dana Gant - Gabaldon
Name: Dana Gant
Phone: 928-523-2799


  • Master of Science in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs – Northern Illinois University, 2012
  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry – University of Central Missouri, 2010 

About Dana: I am very excited to be the RHD of Gabaldon Hall and look forward to meeting its many residents! I enjoy working with students and believe that the residence halls provide a great environment for learning and having fun. My hope is that I am able to help NAU students make the most out of their time on campus and have successful college experiences. Go Lumberjacks! 

Gabaldon Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director

2014 Lawrence Hammer - Gabaldon
Name: Lawrence Hammer
Phone: 928-523-2733


  • Pursuing a Master's in Counseling Student Affairs - Northern Arizona University 
  • Bachelors in Marketing, minor in German – St. Ambrose University, 2013


About Lawrence: I’m simply thrilled to begin my second year as the Grad Hall Director for Gabaldon. I’ve loved my first year at NAU and can’t wait to see what the year has in store! Being from the Midwest, NAU is a big change from the flat plains and humidity I’m used to, plus Flagstaff is a great town! I look forward to taking advantage of what the area has to offer this year in regards to hikes, camping, and of course biking; all while helping students in the hall and going to class.

Gabaldon Resident Assistants

2014 Joshua Gomez - Gabaldon

Name: Joshua Gomez
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

Why I chose NAU:  I came here for the weather and the great outdoor activities that are available here. People are generally nicer here then other places as well.

What I'm excited for this year: I am excited to meet a lot of new people and to make more lasting friendships. I am excited to see the great community that Gabaldon will be. 

2014 Alyse Gray - Gabaldon
Name: Alyse Gray
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why I chose NAU: It is a welcoming environment and I love the small town feel in Flagstaff.

Why I’m excited for this year: Gender Inclusive Housing is an incredible resource for students and I am so proud to be able to be the RA for both GIH and all of A5!

2014 Mackenzie Carstens - Gabaldon BW
Name: Mackenzie Carstens
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it's close to home, and because Flagstaff is very welcoming. I also fell in love with the four seasons and how beautiful the campus is. 

Why I'm excited to be an RA:  I'm excited to meet new people and make more connections on campus. I am also excited to participate in more campus events.  

2014 Bejamin Mitten

Name: Benjamin Mitten
Major: Business Economics
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I enjoyed the feel of the campus. It was the type of college experience I was looking for. 

Why I'm excited for this year: I'm excited to be an RA this year and to introduce people to NAU and re-introduce myself as well in the process. I hope this year matches up to the potential it has at the moment. 

2014 Amanda Montgomery - Gabaldon
Name: Amanda Montgomery
Major: Mathematics and Secondary Education in Mathematics, minor in Psychology
Hometown: Prescott, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I love the sense of community that exists in Flagstaff. Being outdoors is where I have always felt more alive so I try to hike, climb, or bike every chance that I get.

Why I’m excited for this year: This is my senior year! I want to make the most of my last year here which is why I choose to be a RA. I am excited to meet new people, keep old friends, finish up my classes, and graduate onto the next adventure.  

2014 David Beckett - Gabaldon
Name: David Beckett
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown:  Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The amazing weather and friendly people!!!

Why I'm excited for this year: To meet a lot of new people and try to build a community! 

2014 Briana Bohannon - Gabaldon
Name: Briana Bohannon
Major: Interior Design
Hometown: Anthem, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I love the community both of NAU and Flagstaff. Everyone is really friendly and has a good attitude. I have made so many friends and connections here I can’t imagine going to another school.

Why I’m excited for this year: This is my first year as an RA so I’m excited to take on this new part of my life.  With interesting residents and a great staff, I’m sure this year will be filled with fun memories and stories. 

2014 Tyler Hill - Gabaldon
Name: Tyler Hill
Major: Chemistry, minor in Biology
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the beautiful campus and the small class sizes! Also, the atmosphere of NAU and Flagstaff made it an easy choice.

Why I'm excited for this year: I am excited for this year because I get to be back in Flagstaff! I am looking forward to being an RA and progressing towards my degree with all of my classes. I cannot wait to help my residents feel at home in Gabaldon and to start building relationships with each and every one of them!  

2014 Christopher Silver - Gabaldon
Name: Christopher Silver
Major: Strategic Communication, Advertising & Public Relations 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Why I choose NAU: I chose NAU for the location, weather, size, and sense of community.

Why I am excited to be an RA: I love to meet new people!

2014 Morgan Jensen - Gabaldon
Name: Morgan Jensen
Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The beautiful location and the comfortably sized campus!

Why I’m excited for this year: Half of my classes will focus on art and I love how much creativity will be involved!  

2014 Annete Utz - Gabaldon BW
Name: Annette Utz
Major: Biomedical Science, minor in Chemistry 
Hometown: Payson, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The smaller class sizes, friendly campus, and amazing climate!

Why I’m excited for this year: The classes I am taking this year all relate to my future career, and I am excited to meet new people.