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.
Bailey Smith – Junior, Marketing and Spanish Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Bailey Smith and I am a junior working towards a major in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. I am originally from Mesa, Arizona, and chose to attend NAU to stay in state and experience the different seasons.
Aside from my duties as an ambassador, I am also involved in NAU’s Black Student Union. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, traveling, and finding new music.
This is my second semester representing the W.A. Franke College of Business. I look forward to helping students understand the numerous resources the FCB offers and providing them with the tools for success. Please feel free to give me a call during my office hours!
Kyler Kariolich – Junior, Accountancy Accordion Closed
My name is Kyler Kariolich and I am currently a Junior majoring in accountancy at The W. A. Franke College of Business. I am from Tucson and chose Northern Arizona University for the amazing scenery and admirable business courses.
Aside from being an FCB Ambassador, I enjoy hanging with my friends and watching hockey. I also workout and occasionally play competitive paintball in Phoenix. I have worked as a head referee at my local field and coached several players over the years.
This is my first semester as an FCB Ambassador, and I hope I can guide students on their endeavors and successes in the FCB. I look forward to meeting you all and will help you through your college career.
Tristan Talosi – Freshman, Finance Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Tristan Talosi and I am a freshman currently majoring in business finance. I lived in Prescott, AZ, before attending NAU but I am originally from Washington State. NAU was my first choice of school because of the unique environment that Flagstaff presents and the campus experience that NAU has to offer.
Outside of being a student and Ambassador I enjoy being with my friends and family. I like to hike and explore the many places within the Flagstaff area. I also take pleasure in skiing as well.
This is my first semester as an FCB ambassador, and I look forward to assisting you on your academic journey. Being a freshman, I feel will help me to better understand the situations that first year students experience and aid them in moving through the process. Feel free to contact me during my office hours!
Sydney Clarke – Junior, Accountancy Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Sydney Clarke and I am a junior pursuing a degree in accounting. This is my first semester as an ambassador and I am beyond excited to work and give back to the college that I love.
I was born and raised in Winslow Arizona which is only about 45 minutes away from Flagstaff. I knew that NAU and the W.A. Franke College of Business were the right fit for me because of the amazing atmosphere and abundant resources that were offered, as well as the great class sizes. I have loved living in flagstaff and being a lumberjack the past two years.
Outside of being an ambassador I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I plan to become involved in other organizations as well this semester. As an ambassador I hope to be a great resource to students and faculty Feel free to contact me during any of my office hours!
Nick Swartwout – Sophomore, Information Systems Accordion Closed
Hello, I go by Nick. I am a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information systems at the W.A. Franke College of Business, and this will be my first semester serving as an ambassador. I absolutely adore the climate and culture of Flagstaff, so attending Northern Arizona University was an easy choice. From my experience, NAU is large enough to frequently present unique and interesting opportunities and experiences, while still being small enough to allow more personal relationships to flourish.
Beyond academics, I am passionate about art and music, primarily creating the former and listening to the latter. I also really enjoy going for walks and hikes to admire the gorgeous landscapes of NAU, Flagstaff, and Arizona as a whole. Sightseeing has compelled me to take up a hobby in photography as well.
I’m so excited to have the opportunity to be an FCB Ambassador! It’s an honor and a privilege to represent this prestigious institution. I look forward to serving the community and helping out my fellow students in any way I can!
Anya Videan – Junior, Marketing Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Anya Videan, and I am currently a junior 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.