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 William Cross Lopez - South Viallge
Name: William Cross Lopez
Major: Biochemistry, Biology minor
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I love the seasons and the weather in Flagstaff.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I enjoy helping people and like being involved with my school and residence hall.

2014 Tiffany Tatafu - South Village
Name: Tiffany Macdoanld Tatafu
Major: Interior Design
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: My 2 kids and I came to NAU because of the family housing at South Village. I worked as a Desk Assistant my first year, then applied to be a Resident Assistant. 

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I love meeting my Residents and getting to know everyone. NAU is great for meeting people from all over the world. Programming is also fun. It's almost like being a party planner part time. It's a lot of work being an RA, but after three years, I still love my job.

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. I have never had this type of job before, so I look forward to all the new experiences that come with it. 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!


2014 Tyler Nellis - South Viallge
Name: Tyler Nellis
Major: Secondary Education - History
Hometown: Springville, NY

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I chose Northern Arizona University because I wanted to move to environment that reminds me of home, The costs are decent for a university and Northern Arizona University is one of the premier teaching colleges.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love meeting new people. I have never had this type of job before, so I look forward to all the new experiences that come with it. I plan on encouraging my residents to be involved and active in our community. 

2014 Alexis Noriega - South Village
Name: Alexis Sasha Noriega
Major: Secondary Education in Social Studies
Hometown: Mesa,AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: NAU has a great education program and i want to become a history teacher, so i might as well go to the best college in the state for my degree.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: Im excited to be an RA because i am excited for the experiences it will give me and meeting new people and being involve more with NAU.

2014 LaRenzo Totress
Name: LaRenzo Totress
Major: Photography
Hometown: Phoenix & Flagstaff, AZ

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: I grew up in Flagstaff on the NAU campus so it is my home. I fell in love with NAU when I was only 7 and knew this was the school for me. Plus my grandmother was a student here and she is another reason why I chose NAU.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because I love to help people. I loving getting to know new people and even learning more from the people that I already know. I'm excited to learn from my residents and see what their future plans are. Also to see what they would like to see me do for them around the hall or just what they want to see happen on campus.