Meet the Wilson staff

Get to know your Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.  

Wilson Residence Hall Director

2015 Alie Brabec - Pine Ridge Village
Name: Alie Brabec
Phone: 928-523-3531
E-mail: Alie.Brabec@nau.edu

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art Comprehensive in Drawing - University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Masters of Science Education, School Counseling Student Affairs - University of Nebraska-Kearney

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the wonderful people that I met when I first arrived. I have stayed because of those people and the great students that I get to work with on a daily basis. The beautiful area and many outdoor activities that Flagstaff and Sedona provide, don't hurt either!
Why I’m excited to be an RHD: I am excited to work in Housing and Residence Life because it gives me a chance to meet the new students in Wilson and see their development grow throughout the year. I also really enjoy working with the student RA staff in the building and helping them become stronger leaders on campus.

Wilson Resident Assistants

2016 - Wilson - April Huckleberry

Name: April Huckleberry
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Science and Spanish
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I was born and raised in Pullman, a small college town in eastern Washington State, up until the age of 6 when my family moved to Tucson. 12 years later, I chose to attend NAU because the climate and the small-town feel of Flagstaff reminded me of my childhood and made me feel like I was home again. I couldn't wait to become a part of the NAU community.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited for another year of being an RA because I love getting to know new people, being part of a community, and being a resource to students who are adjusting to the college lifestyle.

2016 - Wilson - Nick Mercurio

Name: Nick Mercurio-Sakwa
Year: Sophomore
Major: Management
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the picturesque views and because from the moment I stepped on campus I felt at home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA to help guide serve the next generation of Lumberjacks and to provide them with the same incredible resources I was provided just one year ago.

2016 - Wilson - Dakota Templeton

Name: Dakota Templeton
Year: Junior
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I wanted to get out of the valley to change the scenery and NAU had the exact major I wanted to purse.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I enjoyed my first year as an RA and I hope to do just as good of a job as I did last year, I'm looking forward to meeting maybe new people this next year.

2016 - Wilson - Nadia Lame

Name: Nadia Lamé
Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education and Psychology
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I knew at a young age that I wanted to go to NAU for my undergrad. I love snowboarding, climbing, hiking, and all other things outdoors, and Flagstaff offers a great environment for all of those things! Plus, the program for elementary education is wonderful, and has a great reputation.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to take on my second year as an RA because I made so many memories last year with my residents, and staff, that I cherish dearly. Helping my residents grow from the timid, and nervous individuals they were on move in day, to become the accomplished, and confident individuals they ended the year as was an incredible experience.

2016 - Wilson - Ruby Arjona

Name: Ruby Arjona
Year: Senior
Major: Chemistry & Criminal Justice
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the beautiful campus and the friendly atmosphere that surrounds Flagstaff. The numerous hiking trails and incredible scenery found in and around Flagstaff suit my outdoor personality.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love meeting new people and learning about their experiences and backgrounds. I want to be a positive role model to my residents and develop a sense of community within my hall.

2016 - Wilson - Kelsey Chancellor

Name: Kelsey Chancellor
Year: Junior
Major: Secondary Education - History
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose to come to NAU because of the location. Flagstaff is a small town with all four season and everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see. NAU originated as a teacher college which makes it a perfect match for my career path.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: My freshman year I had an amazing RA that helped me adapt to my first year at NAU. I hope to do the same with the residents living in Wilson and make sure their experience at NAU is the best it can be. I am also excited to be a part of the Secondary Education Learning Community for the second year. Being a RA has positively affected my life and I am so happy to be returning to the position.

2016 - Wilson - Katrina Cuevas

Name: Katrina Cuevas
Year: Fifth Year Senior
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the environment. I loved the idea of a smaller town with nature that was also just a few hours away from Phoenix. Everyone I had met in Flagstaff had been so positive and wonderful, I just had to come to NAU. I also love the health and fitness attitude present on the campus.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an SRA and be present in a freshmen hall again. I cannot wait to get to know my staff and residents even better within the upcoming weeks. I hope to help facilitate a positive and fun environment, as well as create awesome memories during my last year at NAU. Being an RA is such a wonderful experience, and I am so blessed to be coming back for a fourth year.

2016 - Wilson - Erika Patro

Name: Erika Petro-Turnquist
Year: Junior
Major: Biology and Chemistry
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the beautiful campus and the endless academic opportunities. Being at NAU has allowed me to branch out, flourish, and become the person I want to be!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I love to meet new people and get to know them on a personal level. I am also excited because I want to make my residents' time at NAU as memorable as possible, by guiding them towards opportunities to grow and thrive during their first year of college.

2016 - Wilson - Joe Anderson

Name: Joe Anderson
Year: Sophomore
Major: Strategic Communications - Merchandising
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the welcoming community of Flagstaff, and the beautiful views of every season. NAU has offered a great education to many people, so I knew it could do the same for me.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm most excited to meet so many rad freshman. I cant wait to be a resource for them to use as they transition into their first year of college.

2016 - Wilson - Aaron Solod

Name: Aaron Solod
Year: Sophomore
Major: Accounting and Information Systems Management
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the class sizes and sense of community I felt just from orientation. Also, the campus is just gorgeous and you don't need a car. Everything is within walking distance. Plus, it allowed me to escape the Arizona heat.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA for the opportunity meet some incredible people and help them ease into the transition of college life. Once they realize how great it is not having any parents around, which I am sure most of you can't wait for, the NAU community will become your new family.