Meet the Reilly Staff
Get to know your Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants.
Residence Hall Director
Name: Justin Singleton
- Bachelors in Applied Meteorology – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Masters in Educational Leadership – Northern Arizona University in progress
Why I chose NAU: After doing my Undergraduate in Arizona, I knew I wanted to spend more time in colleges and in Arizona. I chose NAU because the town is amazing, and the weather is phenomenal! Having the opportunity to be an RHD gives me daily interactions with students, which I love!
Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Name: Kerri Soscia
- Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education & Bachelor of Arts, English with endorsement in middle level education - University of Rhode Island
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I was lucky enough to spend my undergraduate junior year here for the NSE RA Exchange program. I fell in love with the vibrant NAU campus and community; I love the town of Flagstaff and how easy it is to get involved with the NAU and Flagstaff communities. I was also drawn by the student affairs masters program. I was very lucky to meet many capable and considerate people who helped me to find my place at NAU and I am excited to meet many more new people and experience all of the things that this university has to offer.
Name: Kellen Turton
Floor: 2nd floor - South & West Wing
Year/Major: Senior - University Studies
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Why I chose NAU: I wanted the full out-of-state college experience (academics, sports, clubs, etc.) without the full out-of-state college price tag! Getting involved on campus and making new friends has really changed my life! The beautiful campus, intimate classes and outgoing members of the NAU community continues to assure me that I made the right choice!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I can’t wait to meet my new residents! Being there for those who are new to campus is an important role and I am excited to fill it! The first year of college holds so much potential and I want to give residents every opportunity to make the most of it!
Name: Josh Floyd
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Senior - Criminology and Criminal Justice
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the small-town atmosphere, the temperate climate, and because I was offered a large scholarship.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: As I enter my third year in the RA role, I am excited to meet my residents and help them grow as students and as people throughout the school year.
Name: Elise Fraher
Floor: 5th floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Hotel and Restaurant Management with a certificate in Wedding and Event planning
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I decided to go to NAU because it had the same feeling of being out of state while only being a 3 hour drive to home instead of a 3 hour plane ride. Plus NAU is the best school for HRM! I love the people, the small town feel, and the weather.
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I love meeting new people and helping others adjust to this new college environment. I am so excited to play such a huge part in making your freshman year amazing! I cannot wait to meet all of my residents!
Name: Ashley Hunter
Floor: 5 West
Year/Major: Senior - Criminal Justice, minor in Social Work
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because out of all the university's in Arizona, i just loved NAU small town feel, the campus and of course the weather!Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because it gives me the opportunity to connect and really help incoming students first year to be amazing!
Name: John Dante Isaac Keene
Floor: 6th floor
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the friendly and inviting campus and surrounding community, as well as the inspiring green engineering programs.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited for the fresh faces and all the unforgettable memories and experiences that coincide with the on campus living of NAU.
Name: Troy Lederer
Floor: 4th floor
Year/Major: Junior - Marketing and minoring in advertising
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because Flagstaff is so awesome and the campus is great!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of my residents and I hope that I can help them adapt to college.
Name: Carlos Rios
Floor: 6th Floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Political Science
Hometown(s): Anaheim, CA; Casa Grande, AZ
Why I chose NAU: At first, I chose NAU solely on financial decisions and its distance from my home. I didn’t want to go to another state but I also didn’t want to go to the local community college. I really wanted to get to a university right away. However, after coming up to Flagstaff for orientation, I quickly realized what a great environment the city and university had. To me it was amazing and I fully committed to NAU. A decision I do not regret.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: My first year on campus brought positive experiences that I’d never forget, and overall it was a great year. This time around I’m looking forward to create those cool and fun experiences for my residents. It’ll be great to meet a variety of new people and interact with them, hopefully making new friends in the process. I’m excited to be of service to the residents and help them out in any way possible.
Name: Natalie Silvers
Floor: 7th floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Nursing
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 am excited to be an RA: College can be a lot to take in for freshman and I understand that. 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 begin this new (more) independent 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: Scott Standley
Floor: 4th floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: Initially, I was just looking at NAU because it was an in-state school, however, I quickly realized what a great experience it would be. I have always been drawn to any kind of outdoor activity, and NAU is located at such a prime location for so many great outdoor opportunities. I love how in my free time, I can literally ride my bike for 15 minutes to get to some awesome trails!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: My RA helped my freshmen year to be an awesome experience, so, in my search for jobs, I realized being an RA would be a great opportunity for me to hopefully do the same for future freshmen. I want freshmen know they are welcomed to our great campus, ultimately so they can enjoy NAU as much as I have!
Name: Spencer Williamson
Floor: 3rd Floor
Year/Major: Sophomore- Journalism
Hometown: McEwensville, PA
Why I chose NAU: I originally chose NAU for the elevation because I am an avid runner, but I stayed for the community, education and unique atmosphere of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because it gives me the opportunity to help new students transition to college and offer support as they begin this new and exciting chapter.
Name: Brooke Wolf
Year/Major: Secondary Education
Hometown: Tigard, OR
Why I chose NAU: because even though it was far away from my home, when I visited the campus it felt like a true home away from home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because freshman year is such a learning experience and I want to be a positive resource for those who this is their first time on their own.
Name: Emily Thompson
Floor: 2nd floor - East Wing 1st floor
Year/Major: Sophomore, Hotel/Restaurant Management
Hometown: Westminster, CO
Why I chose NAU: I chose to come to NAU because it is so similar to home with the
small mountain town feeling and climate. I felt such a close sense of community
since the day I set foot on campus to tour, and have loved it ever since! The
Hotel/Restaurant Management program is also in the top 5 in the nation, which
really got me looking into NAU to begin with.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I love to
help people and really talk to them and understand them. I am excited to be an
RA because this is exactly what I do with my residents! I love being a role
model and mentor and am excited to impact and grow with my residents.