Meet the Sechrist staff

Get to know your Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants.  

Sechrist Residence Hall Directors

Kathryn Pierce
Name: Kathryn Pierce – Residence Hall Director
Phone: 928-523-8787
E-mail: kathryn.pierce@nau.edu

Education: 

  • Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs – Northern Arizona University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Interior Design and minor in Business – Northern Arizona University, 2011

About Kathryn: I am so excited to be working with such an awesome department and staff this year and am looking forward to what the year will bring. I love working with freshman students because of the energy and excitement that they bring to campus. Seeing the growth of first year students throughout the academic year is such a rewarding and exciting experience.

2014 Laurie Meidl
Name: Laurie Meidl – Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Phone: 928-523-5520
E-mail:  laurie.meidl@nau.edu

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology with an emphasis in Healthcare - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Master of Education Counseling - Student Affairs at NAU (in progress) 

Why I choose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because of the people, the Residence Life department and the Counseling-Student Affairs Master’s program. I really appreciate that NAU is a student centered institution with the goal of students succeeding both academically and personally. Therefore, professional staff has been placed around campus to assist students as they develop and transition into independent adults. As I am both a student and a professional staff member, I have the best of both worlds. Also, the 300 days of sunshine is a bonus. 

 

Sechrist Resident Assistants 

2013 Andrew_Gallegos_RA
Name: Andrew Gallegos
Floor: 1st Floor north
Year/Major:Senior - Political Science, Spanish & Criminal Justice minors
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I really enjoy the small town atmosphere. Most everyone that lives up here are very inviting and accepting of nearly every background. Flagstaff is a wonderful place to learn about yourself and for your own personal growth.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I have grown a great deal since I first arrived here at NAU since the Fall of 2010. I feel I would be a great resource for any student that would need guidance and enjoy helping others, while still being a respectful, loyal person.

2013 Joshua_Floyd_RA 
Name: Joshua Floyd
Floor: 1st floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Criminology & Criminal Justice
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The fresh air and the small-town environment.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: To help new students adjust to college and to help with the Criminal Justice Learning Community! 

2013 Lauren_Rom_RA
Name: Lauren Rom
Floor: 2nd floor north
Year/Major: Junior - Hotel & Restaurant Management
Hometown: New River, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The weather is beautiful and it’s the perfect distance from home.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I love encouraging and supporting students, especially freshmen.  It’s also a blessing and an honor to be a part of such a marvelous staff.  This role is challenging yet rewarding and all together a blessing. 

2013 Jazmine_Mincey_RA 
Name: Jazmine Mincey
Floor: 2nd floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Criminal Justice and Political Science, International Relations Minor
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC

Why I chose NAU: I love the atmosphere here in Flagstaff. The people are nice, the weather is great, and the campus is wonderful. Coming to NAU is honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I want to be able to assist students in their transition into college. The first year can be a challenge and I want to be that resource that my residents can come to whenever they need anything. 

2013 Tyler_Barnard_RA
Name: Tyler Barnard
Floor: 3rd floor north
Year/Major: Sophomore - Parks & Recreation Management
Hometown: Olney, MD 

Why I chose NAU: I wanted to experience something new!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I’m excited to be returning to Sechrist next year and getting to work with new staff and residents.

2013 Amanda_Monroy_RA
Name: Amanda Monroy
Floor: 3rd floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - International affairs
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The close nit community on campus. 

Why I’m excited to be an RA: So I can be more connected to the community at NAU.

2013 Nick_Sanicola_RA
Name: Nick Sanicola
Floor: 4th floor north
Year/Major: Sophomore - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because their Hotel and Restaurant Management program is ranked so high. Also, I have always loved Flagstaff and wanted to experience four seasons!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am really excited to be an RA because I get to interact and be a resource for my residents. I looked up to my RA my freshman year and he helped me be successful. I know freshmen year can be tough and I want to be part of building a community to help enrich my residents’ college experience.

2013 Tyler_Creamer_RA 
Name: Tyler Ryan Creamer
Floor: 4th floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Criminal Justice
Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the great outdoors activities.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I get to help kids transition to college.  

2013 Mandy_Mccormick_RA
Name: Mandy McCormick 
Floor: 5th floor north
Year/Major:  Junior - Hotel & Restaurant Management
Hometown: Peoria, AZ 

Why I chose NAU: I have loved this campus since visiting it when my older brother came here, and once I learned about the excellent school of Hotel and Restaurant Management I knew this was the school for me.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to return to Sechrist and work with a great staff to help the new residents have a great first year at NAU.

2013 Alexandria_Saquella_RA 
Name: Alexandria Saquella
Floor: 5th floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Pre-Law
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the great learning opportunities, as well as, the friendly atmosphere.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to help freshman get comfortable with college and even help them become successful in every way I can.

2013 Cristian_Tafoya_RA
Name: Cristian Tafoya
Floor: 6th floor north
Year/Major: Sophomore - Civil Engineering
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it has great weather, a friendly learning environment, and offered my major.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I’m excited to be a Resident Assistant because I want to help others learn the ropes, help them transition into college, and make living in a Residence Hall a great experience. 

2013 Micah Hagar 
Name: Micah Hager
Floor: 6th floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Sociology Major and Queer Theory Minor
Hometown: Bradenton, FL

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I fell in love with the laid back and active atmosphere of the campus and surrounding community's richness, not to mention the beautiful climate!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited and honored to be an RA; having the privilege to be a resource for, and mentor to, the freshman class at NAU is a fantastic and unique experience indeed!

2013 Kellie_Gillman_RA
Name:Kellie Gillman
Floor: 7th floor north
Year/Major: Junior - Psychology
Hometown: Vacaville, CA 

Why I chose NAU: I love the small town feel, and the changing seasons! Everyone is so friendly and I felt at home immediately!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: Freshman year can be tough, and I've learned so much from my experiences. I can't wait to help others with the common stresses of being a first year student and to get to know everyone!

2013 Arianna_Flores_RA 
Name: Arianna Flores
Floor: 7th floor south
Year/Major: Sophomore - Business Management
Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of its beautiful campus and I wanted to be far enough from home to have my own independence, but close enough to still be able to go home whenever I am able to.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to build relationships with both my staff and my residents! I also can’t wait to see my residents fall in love with NAU just like I did my freshman year.

2013 Davis_Bedient_RA 
Name: Davis Bedient
Floor: 8th floor north
Year/Major: Sophomore - Physics with a Minor in Math
Hometown: Incline Village, NV

Why I chose NAU: No application essay. 

Why I’m excited to be an RA: To share my passion for flagstaff and NAU incoming students.

2013 Jerad_McCraw_RA
Name: Jerad McCraw
Floor: 8th floor south
Year/Major: Senior - Business Management
Hometown: Mesa, AZ 

Why I chose NAU: Beautiful campus, amazing hospitality, and great people. Also, my major is fulfilled by attending Franke College of Business; which is a well-known school of business.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: This is my third year being an RA in Sechrist Hall and I couldn't be more excited. This year I will be the Senior RA and in charge of the front desk. With the experience I had the last two years, I can't wait for a new set of residents, who are freshman, to show them the ropes. I'm very excited to be a big part of my residents' lives as they take that next big step on their way to success!