The FCB Ambassadors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in business who act as liaisons between The W. A. Franke College of Business and current and prospective students and their parents. They are an enthusiastic group who want to help make your FCB experience a great one.
What can the Ambassadors help with?
- Provide information and advice to continuing and prospective students and other visitors about
- Specific courses
- FCB faculty
- Majors offered in the FCB
- Program requirements
- Help students complete FCB and NAU forms such as
- Applications for the Business Professional Program
- Graduation applications
- Graduation addendums
- Direct students to appropriate offices around the FCB and NAU
- Help facilitate the Pathways to Professional Leadership, company info sessions, and Discover NAU events
- Escort prospective students and other visitors on FCB building tours
Learn a little more about each of our spring 2020 Ambassadors from their bios below.
Khaliah Gates – Senior, Accountancy Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Khaliah Gates and I am a Senior majoring in accountancy at The W. A. Franke College of Business. I chose to attend Northern Arizona University because of the amazing opportunities and resources the FCB offers to its students.
In addition to being an FCB ambassador, I am also a part of the Honors College here at NAU as well as the Business Leadership Program. In my free time, I enjoy weight lifting, traveling to new places, taking pictures and leading meetings for my club, The Ladies of T.R.U.T.H.
This is my fourth year as an FCB ambassador and I am excited to share my knowledge. I look forward to helping students on their road to success within The W. A. Franke College of Business by being a mentor and a resource. Throughout my time here I have learned a lot so feel free to visit me during my office hours so we can chat. I look forward to meeting you.
Lisa Tafoya – Junior, Management with a Spanish Minor Accordion Closed
Hey there! My name is Lisa Tafoya. I am currently a junior majoring in Business Management, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a certificate in Human Resource Management. I graduated high school in Safford, Arizona, where I spent most of my life, but I’ve lived all over Arizona and even spent a year in Indiana. I chose NAU because I loved the environment when I toured and knew I could thrive here.
Not only am I an FCB Ambassador, but I am president of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, secretary of the Dean’s Leadership Council, a founding member of the Society of Human Resource Management chapter here, and a member of Future Business Women of America.
This is my first year as an FCB Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more excited to give back to the college that has given me so much these last two years. Always feel free to reach out to me or visit me in my office hours if you need any help or want to get more involved.
Anya Videan – Sophomore, Marketing Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Anya Videan, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in marketing. I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the reasons I chose Northern Arizona University is because the W. A. Franke College of Business has so many wonderful resources for NAU students. I am proud to be representing FCB as an Ambassador this year and look forward to assisting current and future Lumberjacks navigate the many opportunities here.
I have been spending time in and around Flagstaff since I was young. I still enjoy exploring the beauty of the many National Parks here that offer some of the most amazing scenery and are so great for hiking, biking, and photography.
I especially love getting involved in NAU activities like concerts, movies, and guest speakers. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and be more involved with both the faculty and my peers at FCB and especially excited to share this knowledge with new students.
Milca Ruiz – Senior, Management and Spanish Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Milca and I am currently a senior double majoring in Management and Spanish at the W. A. Franke College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters. I am also a Campus Recruiter intern for Northwestern Mutual and find my passion in helping individuals discover theirs. I am originally from Mexico City, and I have lived in five other states other than Arizona. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, playing musical instruments, and dancing!
I chose to become an FCB Ambassador to not only be a resource to the students, but to inspire them as well. My favorite role as an Ambassador is attending and assisting students during Pathways. I enjoy seeing students being involved in the discussions in their specific field. This is my second year as an ambassador and I am still thankful for being part of such a great team. Feel free to contact me and visit during my office hours.
Gabriel Breakstone – Sophomore, Hospitality Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Gabriel (Gabe) Breakstone, and I am currently a Sophomore majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I am originally from Los Angeles, California but grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. NAU was my first choice for school because I knew I wanted to remain in-state. However, I wanted a different environment than in the valley. The natural beauty here at NAU, coupled with a more individualistic experience sold me.
Although I am a sophomore, I have extensive professional experience as an entrepreneur working in the marketing and public relations fields with a multitude of different industries.
Outside of being an FCB Ambassador, I am very passionate about staying involved with the Jewish community both here, and at home, and enjoy being outdoors, flying, and cooking. Additionally, I serve as a member of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office – Search and Rescue Unit.
Being a freshman ambassador last year granted me special insight on how things go as a first-year student. I look forward to being able to assist students on their FCB journey. I would love to meet you and chat during my office hours. Feel free to reach out via our FCB Ambassador email
Bailey Smith – Sophomore, Marketing and Spanish Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Bailey Smith and I am a sophomore majoring in both marketing and Spanish. I am from Mesa, Arizona. I chose to attend NAU to benefit from the resources of the W. A. Franke College of Business and experience the natural beauty Flagstaff has to offer. Other than being an ambassador, I am a part of NAU’s KJACK radio station and the Black Student Union.
This is my first semester as an FCB ambassador. I look forward to helping students understand the numerous resources the FCB offers and provide them with tools for success. Please feel free to stop by my office hours!
Victor Gallego Leon – Senior, Finance Accordion Closed
Greetings! My name is Victor-Ernesto Gallego-Leon and I am a Senior majoring in finance, on the path to also receive a certificate in investments. I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ for the most part of my life, and I graduated from Tucson High Magnet School. I also spent most of my teenage years in Chicago, before returning to Tucson.
I chose to come to the W .A. Franke College of Business for the friendly environment and the support I see from the professors to help students out, because sometimes life happens and you’re not always able to give 100% effort. The FCB also helped me get more involved and give back to the community of Flagstaff. Aside from being an Ambassador for the FCB, I’m also the VP of Internal Outreach for DECA and the Social Chair for Delta Sigma Pi, all of which have helped me with my professional life, and definitely time management.
I am always happy to help a student out with anything school related or a question about campus life in general. Feel free to come by the office Monday through Thursday from 9am – 4pm or Friday 9am – 3pm.
Davis Gibson – Senior, Business Economics Accordion Closed
Hello! I am Davis Gibson, and I am a senior with an economics major at The W. A. Franke College of Business, plus a philosophy minor. I grew up on the Navajo Nation, and came here to Flagstaff because it is a wonderful place to be educated and to live. Beauty surrounds us here.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics club, offers many opportunities to learn and participate in the school’s community, and I am very happy to be a member of it.
It is an honor to be an FCB ambassador, because it allows me to serve the school and provide opportunities to more students. It is a wonderful way to give back to The W. A. Franke College of Business, and I would be delighted to help you in any way I can.
Aaron Guerrero – Junior, Accountancy and Finance Accordion Closed
Hi, my name is Aaron Guerrero, and I am currently a junior majoring in accountancy and finance with a minor in creative media and film. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona; and I chose Northern Arizona University because I wanted a change of weather and scenery while also maintaining proximity to my family. After college, I wish to gain my CPA certification and work at a public accounting firm.
I am a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a Supplemental Instruction Leader for managerial accounting, and an audit intern at HeinfeldMeech. When I’m not working, I enjoy drawing, working out, writing and traveling.
This is my second semester as an FCB Ambassador, and I look forward to being a resource and guide for you on your academic journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me via the FCB Ambassador email or during my office hours!
Colton Kemp – Senior, Finance Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Colton Kemp, and I am a senior studying finance with two certificates in corporate finance management and investments. I am from Mesa, Arizona, and decided to attend NAU because of the amazing community both in Flagstaff and at NAU. In addition to being an ambassador, I am also a reporter in Beta Alpha Psi and part of the National Honors Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The W. A. Franke College of Business has provided me with amazing opportunities, and I look forward to helping students take advantage of all the different opportunities FCB offers. I am so grateful to be able to give back to this college, and if you have any questions, please feel free to stop by my office hours.
Zachary Pollard – Senior, Finance and Management Accordion Closed
My name is Zachary Pollard, and I am currently a senior in my last semester at The Franke College of Business studying both finance and management. I am from Northern Arizona and chose Northern Arizona University because of the unique campus size and four seasons it experiences.
Outside of being an FCB Ambassador, I enjoy being around friends and family, staying active by working out, and have always been a sports enthusiast.
This is my fourth semester as an FCB Ambassador, and I look forward to giving as much as I can back to the FCB as well as assisting students with any information or needs. Feel free to reach out and contact me or stop by during my office hours to chat.
Hours and contact information
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed for summer
FCB room 222