Meet the South Village Apartment Staff

Residence Hall Director

2014 Mike Billar - South Village
Name: Mike Billar
Phone: 928-523-2541
E-mail: mike.billar@nau.edu

Education: 

  • MS Counseling - Northern Arizona University 
  • BS Teaching of Theater - Northern Arizona University 

Why I chose NAU: I've always loved the staff and students. They make coming to work feel more like a non-stop party of laughs and enjoyment.

Resident Assistants 

2014 Alex Ladwig - South Village
Name: Alex Ladwig
Major: Strategic Communication
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because I wanted to move away somewhere completely different for college. I fell in love with the campus (not so much the snow) and the small town feel that Flagstaff has. I absolutely love it up here and I can honestly say that NAU was one of the best decisions I have ever made!

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love meeting new people and trying new things. This will be my second year returning the to RA role in South Village so I'm excited to continue growing my experiences and applying the things I have learned to this upcoming school year. I plan on encouraging my residents to be involved and active not only in our South Village community, but also the NAU and Flagstaff communities. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!

 


Name: Alexis Noriega
Major: Secondary Education in Social Studies
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because i wanted to explore a new city and change my surroundings. I lived in Mesa my whole life and wanted new experiences, also i am an education major and all my favorite teacher are NAU Alumni. Teaching is my passion and NAU was the perfect fit to achieve my goals to become an educator.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I love being an RA, as a returner i am excited to start a new year with returning and new residents. The RA job has taught me many life lessons and I have taken so much more from the job than i thought i could and I'm excited for the new experiences to come.


Name: Lexi Tartaglio
Major: International Affairs, History
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU to get out of the heat. With the two hour drive, it is just far enough from home to get a college experience while still being able to go home when necessary. The weather and atmosphere are both a plus! When my family would come up here for a few weeks each year, I loved downtown and how central NAU was to everything around it. 

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA to work with everyone in South Village and get to know all of you better! I look forward to being a resource for each of you and also a friend. I hope any of you feel that you can talk to me about whatever the issue or also just to confide in. I think we’ll have a great year in So’Ville!



Name: Elyanna Juarez
Major: Communications
Hometown: Coolidge, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: As soon as I had step foot on campus, I fell in love. It's beautiful here in Flagstaff and it was a perfect fit for all of my needs. I also chose NAU because it is far enough but also close enough to home.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I look forward to expanding my horizons and getting to know others who I may not have gotten to meet otherwise. Being a RA is also a great opportunity to be involved on campus in many different ways.



Name: Daniel Hartin
Major: Special and Elementary Education
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU not only for the beautiful outdoors we are surronded by, but I also choose it for my major. Out of the three major universities in Arizona, NAU has the best teaching college, so why not major in special and elementary education at the best school I could go to in state! I'm so excited to become a teacher and I'm glad I get to spend four years in the beautiful town that is flagstaff!

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I love to interact with everyone I come across and I can't wait to learn something from my residents, because let's face it, we all have something new we can learn. I'm also excited for all the new experiences and opportunities that this job will bring, and I hope to encourage all my residents in South Village, even the families, to be more active on campus and in our community! I know this year will be awesome and it can only get better as we go along! 



Name: James Paul Rodriguez III
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: For the diverse environment and the ability to enjoy all four seasons that nature has to offer.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to have the ability to provide my experience as an individual who has already obtained a degree from a university. I hope to be a valubale resource, mentor and guide for my residents. I want to impact lives by providing a safe and successful learning community.