Meet the Pine Ridge staff
Get to know your hall staff.
Residence Hall Director
James Psalidas (interim RHD)
Name: Katherine Denton
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies-Learning and Pedagogy
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because it was such a beautiful campus. Also since I am from the Phoenix area, I liked that I was close to home, yet just far enough away. I was really excited to come to Flagstaff so I could see the changing seasons and experience a small community here on campus.
Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love to be here for others. I want to be someone that my residents can trust and find a friend in.
Name: Danielle Treto
Major: Criminology & Psychology
Hometown: Nogales, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: NAU is both a mixture of being challenging and welcoming all in one. The student-teach ratio, weather, and scenery were all things that NAU had to offer and peaked my interest.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: Being and RA is more than being a rule enforcer. We want to make that personal connection with students and be another resource. I'm excited to make those connections and help to make this a great experience.
Name: Amy Frauen
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU for the location as well as the community. It's a great place to live and go to school. Also the campus is smaller compared to the other state university so I'm able to feel at home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I'm excited to meet all kinds of new people and be there to help and hopefully make a difference
Name: Nicholas Schrank
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because of the small town college environment and great NAU staff/faculty.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: To get to know amazing students and get more involved with the campus.
Name: Samantha Pineda
Major: Biological Sciences & Minor in Chemistry
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the beautiful campus, laid back community, and friendly atmosphere. Flagstaff’s climate, and endless outdoor activities also made it an easy choice. NAU is my home away from home!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I can't wait to help my residents make their college experience worthwhile. I love helping others and developing close relationships. I hope to influence my residents, always be there for a helping hand, and be a positive leader in the NAU community in my RA role.