Meet the Pine Ridge staff
Get to know your hall staff.
Residence Hall Director
Name: Maamideede Hudson
Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: From online research I noticed that the overall staff satisfaction and sense of community was extremely high. On my campus visit I felt extremely welcomed to NAU. Everyone is so kind and helpful, I know this will be a great place to call home and a place where I’ll be able to make a lasting impact and grow as a professional. Although I love my city (New York City) I love the outdoors and felt in love with the mountains and the dark sky.
Name: Zach Rosas
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Avondale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because Flagstaff is the place to be. It's a naturally beautiful environment, the people are chill, and it just feels like home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because the values of this position very closely align with the values that my position as a Social Worker will have in the future; these values are something that I am very passionate about.
Name: Macey Peters
Major: Secondary Education - History
Hometown: San Tan Valley, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I wanted to stay in Arizona but also experience green grass and there's a chickfila on campus.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because it will give me the opportunity to make a difference in students' lives before I even start my career.
Name: Brianna Miloz
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I loved the change of scenery from Phoenix and also the sense of belonging I got when I first visited the campus. I also love all the great opportunities that our campus has to offer and how welcoming it is to all the students.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love having the chance to meet a variety of unique people from all different backgrounds. I am very passionate about making people feel welcomed and comfortable in a new environment and I am always willing to help. I also love being able to share with others all the different ways that I have become involved on campus and helping find something that they can do the same.
Name: Brandon Samz
Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Why I chose NAU? I wanted a chance to get away from the desert heat and still stay close to my family. Flagstaff seemed like a great choice, and I fell in love on my first visit!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited for my second year as an RA, because I get the opportunity to take what I learned from the experience last year and use those skills to ensure all my residents have a fantastic year!
Name: Natalie Silvers
Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for a multitude of reasons. To start, when I came to tour NAU I was embraced by the welcoming feel of Flagstaff and NAU campus. Everyone I encountered, particularly the student tour guides, were genuine and wanted to personally connect with me. This was unique to NAU compared to other universities I toured prior. Additionally, I am an outdoors kind of girl and NAU is the best place to be for pretty much anything outdoorsy. Northern Arizona University just felt right. The gut feeling was there, so I went with it.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: From personal life happenings to extracurricular activities to classwork, college has a lot to offer and therefore a lot to balance. I want to be there as a resource for students as they journey towards adulthood. I look forward to interacting with students and connecting with them on a personable level. I am excited to see the personal and group development within the students that I have the privilege to work with.
Name: Noah Oliver
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Apple Valley, CA
Why I chose NAU: Because I love the atmosphere and the classes are very personal and it's easy to get to know your teacher. Also the climate and activities around campus are something I enjoy.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA to be able to help residents with anything they may need navigating the school or help with academics.