Meet the McKay Hall Staff
Get to know your McKay Village Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.
McKay Village Residence Hall Director
John Schaefer Phone:
928-864-1401E-mail: John.Schaefer@nau.edu Education:
- Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration – The University of Akron, 2009
- Bachelors of Science in History – Northern Arizona University, 2005
Northern Arizona University provided me tons of opportunities and experiences during my undergraduate time here. I wanted to come back here and help provide those same opportunities and experiences to the new students and help them understand what it means to be a part of the Lumberjack community. Go Jacks!
McKay Village Resident Assistants
Name: Sarah Meeks
Major: Speech Language Pathology
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose Northern Arizona University because I love being in all of these trees and this fresh mountain air! I have been in love with this school since my dad showed it to me in 6th grade and have always known that this is where I want to be. I am so proud to be a Lumberjack!
Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I have had wonderful RA's through out me whole time here at NAU and was inspired by the work that they do. I love to socialize and meet new people and I also enjoy helping others through problems so this role is a perfect fit for me!
Name: Taylor Lungren
Major: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Certificate
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: The weather, the people, the small-town atmosphere, and I just immediately felt at home when I came to check things out!
Why I'm excited to become an RA: I can't wait to help people make their college experience worthwhile and get better leadership skills and confidence. I also love making the door decs and other crafty things!
Name: Karlee Moxley
Major: Speech-Language Sciences & Technology
Hometown: Sierra Vista, AZ
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: After visiting NAU for my older sister's orientation, I fell in love with the campus. I knew this is where I wanted to be, not only because of everyone's positive and friendly attitudes, but because of the scenery and beauty of Flagstaff. I also appreciate NAU's smaller class sizes, which gives us the opportunity to stand out as a student and not be just a number.
Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I want to help give students the best college experience possible. I love helping others and being someone they can always count on. I hope to be a positive influence, familiar face, and listening ear, all while making friends and memories that will last a life time.
Name: Todd Stratton
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I originally chose NAU because I was very interested in going to Physical Therapy school and I knew that NAU had an excellent program. While that is no longer my primary goal, I love the culture of NAU and the education I am receiving.
Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA to meet and learn from all of my residents. It is very easy to go through life in a bubble and never expose yourself to other ideas and ways of living, but as an RA I have a good reason to share experiences with a lot of people.
Name: Tyree West
Major: Criminal Justice, minor in Psychology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because I wanted to broaden my horizons and experience another part of the country. Arizona was far enough and not so far from home at the same time, NAU seemed to be a great place to spend my college life and a place where I could still feel at home.
Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I am excited to be a RA because it gives me a chance to meet new people, and a chance to learn from others, and offer my help to others.
Name: Gage Myers
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I really enjoy flagstaff and the small town feel it has, and I really enjoyed the feeling of community here at NAU.
Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I really enjoy getting to meet new people and build relationships. My RA had a big impact on my college career and I hope to be able to do the same for my residents.