Meet the Tinsley staff

Get to know your Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.

Tinsley Residence Hall Director

2014 Nicole French - Cowden
Name: Nicole French
Phone: 928-523-5273


  • Bachelors of Science, Sociology, minor in photography from Northern Arizona University

Tinsley Resident Assistants

2014 Megan Marquart - Tinsley
Name: Megan Marquart
Floor: 2nd Floor South
Year/Major: Junior - Elementary Education and Special Education
Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Why I chose NAU: NAU is so beautiful and welcoming. I love how involved the campus is with the Flagstaff community. This university just seemed like a great place to create new experiences, make friends, and get the education I strive for in order to achieve my dream of being a teacher.

Why I am excited to be an RA: I am excited to get to hear my residents' stories and connect with each person on a individual level. I want to show them just how fantastic this school is. I am super excited to watch them grow as an individual as I grow along with them and I hope to add a little more happiness to each of their lives this coming year.

2014 Nathaniel Stevens - Tinsley
Name: Nathaniel Evans
Floor: 1st Floor West
Year/Major: Junior - Theatre
Hometown: Wittmann, AZ

Why I chose NAU: As a young child, I remember falling in love with the school and couldn't wait to attend. Flagstaff has such a tight-knit community, a melting pot of multiculturalism, and safe environment where we are all free to learn.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: When I first came to NAU, my R.A. helped me grow as a person, get involved on campus, learn about myself, and make tons of friends. I would love to opportunity to change someone's life the way that he helped change mine.

2014 Brittany Ohe - Tinsley
Name: Brittany Ohe
Wing/Floor: 1st Floor Central
Year/Major: Junior - Biology & French
Hometown: Tempe, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I choose NAU because I really like the inclusive and friendly community that the school and the town of Flagstaff has to offer.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA so that I can meet new people and help create the best possible college environment for students.

2014 Sara Graper - Tinsley
Name: Sara Graper
Floor: 2nd Floor North
Year/Major: Sophomore - Marketing
Hometown: Arpin, WI 

Why I chose NAU: I applied to NAU on a bit of a whim. I had no idea where I wanted to go to school and after being accepted here, my dad took me out to visit for a Christmas present. I fell in love with the campus and Flagstaff and I can't imagine spending my undergraduate studies anywhere else.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: My freshman RA made all the difference during my first year at college. I hope that I can influence others in the way I was influenced by my RA

2014 Jonathan Bloot - Tinsley
Name: Jonathan Bloot
Floor: 3rd Floor West
Year/Major: Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Acton, CA

Why I chose NAU: NAU was a bit of a diamond in the rough for me. Coming from California, I had assumed Flagstaff to be as hot and dry as Phoenix. Yet upon visiting, I fell in love with the town of Flagstaff and the NAU community. The opportunities provided on campus combined with the historical culture of the surrounding town are unparalleled.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I get the opportunity to meet new people and make their college experience the best it can be.

2014 Matthew Duray - Tinsley
Name: Matthew Duray
Floor: 1st Floor East
Year/Major: Sophomore - Computer Science
Hometown: Spokane, WA

Why I chose NAU: When it came down to choosing a school to spend the next 4 years of my life at, I didn't have the slightest clue where to begin. Yet, of all the choices, NAU spoke "Home" to me the most. The view of Mt. Humphreys is unlike any other and the culture and people welcome you with open arms. The university is as diverse, accepting, and exciting as my love for adventure demands. There could not be a better place for me than Northern Arizona University.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I have had both a brother and a close friend influence me positively in their roles as RA's here at NAU. Seeing what they accomplished in helping their residents and the difference they made in building community on campus inspired me to pursue the path of being an RA. I am excited to have my opportunity to build relationships and community with my residents and those I help around me just as my peers before me.

2014 Matthew Dotzler - TInsley
Name: Matthew Dotzler
Floor: 2nd Floor West
Year/Major: Junior - International Affairs
Hometown: Danville, CA

Why I chose NAU: As a transfer student, I was looking for a school that could provide me a great learning environment and still maintain an active student body. NAU went above and beyond my expectations and after touring, I could not see myself attending any other university. The campus is beautiful, the people were amazing, and the academic advisers were willing to listen to my goals and set me on the path to success. 

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to take on the challenges of being a Resident Assistant and to have the opportunity to build a community within my hall. I want to be able to make a difference in my resident's experience and provide them with all the resources they need to succeed here at NAU.

2014 Sarah MJ Askew - Tinsley
Name: Sarah MJ Askew
Floor: 3rd Floor South
Year/Major: Junior- Speech Language Pathology, minor Music
Hometown: Ridgecrest, CA

Why I chose NAU: This university invests a great deal in excellent academic programs, such as in the Health and Human Services Department and the Music Department. I quickly found out that they also invest in your personal growth and connection to community, which I highly value. The community of Flagstaff and NAU is so inviting and engaging that I could not imagine myself anywhere else.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: Finding any opportunity to connect students to their community is my passion. I want to help my residents feel confident in the many academic and social opportunities that will come their way. As an RA, I can make a difference in others' lives even before I obtain my degree in a health field.

2014 Eliza Burke - Tinsley
Name: Eliza Burke
Floor: 2nd Floor East
Year/Major: Sophmore - Music Education
Hometown: Glendale, AZ 

Why I chose NAU: I love the community in Flagstaff. NAU has a really welcoming environment and an amazing School of Music. There is such a rich culture around campus and there is no where I would rather be!

Why I am excited to be an RA: I can't wait to help freshman transition to college a smoothly as possible and I am excited to help create a healthy, friendly learning environment for residents to live in.

2014 Justin Gage Williams - Tinsley
Name: Justin (Gage) Williams 
Floor: 3rd Floor North 
Year/Major: Senior - History
Hometown: Apache Junction, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I liked the small atmosphere that it provided to its student population. At NAU I don't just feel like another number. I am able to develop a relationship with my professors and other students easier because of the small atmosphere that the university is set in. And its really fun here!

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I absolutely love helping people to feel at home in the residence halls in which they live. To me, living on campus is one of the key components to having a great college experience. In light of this I think it is important to have a comfortable living situation. I realize that coming to college is a tough transition from high school because I have went through it myself. It is my pleasure to help Freshmen residents have the best experience with that transition as possible! I love talking with people and developing relationships with them so that they know that I am there to help and that they can count on me! Being an RA allows me to have that 24/7 so it's perfect!