Residential & Dining Services Staff

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Purposeful community where students, staff, and faculty share a passion for learning and collaborate to enhance student growth.

Just community where the individual is honored, our interdependence is acknowledged, diversity is pursued, freedom of expression is protected and civility is affirmed.

Sustainable community that values, cultivates and maintains its human, natural and physical resources.

Sharon Goodman

Director of Residential and Dining Services

photo: Sharon Goodman

The Director of Residential and Dining Services provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the residence halls and dining services at Evergreen. The Director supervises three assistant directors, administration, facilities and residential life, and provides leadership to eight full-time professional staff and approximately 75 to 150 undergraduate staff members in Residential and Dining Services. The Director of Residential and Dining Services reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6419
E-mail goodmans@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Mark Lacina

Assistant Director for Residential Facilities

photo: Mark Lacina

The Assistant Director for Residential Facilities is responsible for the daily administration of the facilities in Housing. He supervises three professional full-time staff and provides leadership to 45 to 150 undergraduate student staff members, depending on the time of year. The Assistant Director for Residential Facilities reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

Bio: I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Evergreen before most of you were born.  When not working to keep our facilities in tip top shape, I enjoy long distance running in national parks, backcountry skiing on Mt. Rainier, watching baseball, and reminiscing about the numerous Grateful Dead Shows I attended from Oakland, California to Cairo, Egypt.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail lacinam@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Kelly Ammendolia

Assistant Director for Residential Life

photo: Kelly Ammendolia

The Assistant Director for Residential Life is responsible for the daily administration and management of the residence-life program consisting of 900 resident students. The Assistant Director supervises four professional full-time staff and provides leadership to approximately 35 undergraduate staff members. The Assistant Director has responsibility for occupancy management, emergency planning and assessment. The Assistant Director for Residential Life reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

Bio: This is my first year at the college and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic community. I am responsible for managing the Residential Life program on campus, which includes supervision of the professional Resident Directors, oversight of the paraprofessional Resident Assistants and campus residents, and facilitation of community standards, engagement and wellness. Prior to Evergreen, I spent the past six years working for the Department of Residence Life at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I hold a B.A. in Communication from Washington State University and M.A. in Higher Educational Administration and Leadership/Student Affairs from the University of the Pacific. I grew up in Washington and love the Pacific Northwest! Some of my interests include spending time with my family and dogs, running and exploring the rich culture, food, activities, and nature of this area.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6191
E-mail ammendok@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Julia Rose

Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing

photo: Julia Rose

The Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing facilitates and promotes a safe living and learning residential community. This person directly oversees one first year building, several apartment style buildings, and an area staff of Resident Assistants. The Resident Director reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I grew up in northern California (Yreka and Eureka, respectively), and attended Humboldt State University, where I majored in Psychology. I am also a current TESC student in the Master's in Public Administration program. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, camping, attending community events/ sporting events/ concerts, and baking, among other things. I am particularly interested in civic engagement, and in the past I have enjoyed working with local boys and girls club chapters, domestic violence centers, alternative spring break programs, and food pantries. This will be my third year at Evergreen, and I am really looking forward to the many exciting changes that have been implemented for residents, from mixed gender first year housing to a theme floor with the TOP program!

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-5115
E-mail: rosej@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Sydney McClary

Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing

photo: Sydney McClary

The Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing facilitates and promotes a safe living and learning residential community. This person directly oversees one first year building, several apartment style buildings, and an area staff of Resident Assistants. The Resident Director reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: This is my first year at The Evergreen State College and I'm excited to be part of this unique campus. I'm originally from Indiana where I studied music (piano) at U-Indy, and then received my master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana State University. While in grad school I got involved in a number of social justice initiatives, student-led programming, and identity development. I love to read, be outside, cook vegetarian/vegan foods, learn new things, and have new experiences. Here's to a great year!

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-5665
E-mail mcclarys@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Ashley Cain

Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing

photo: Ashley Cain

The Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing facilitates and promotes a safe living and learning residential community. This person directly oversees one first year building, several apartment style buildings, and an area staff of Resident Assistants. The Resident Director reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for C, T and U-buildings and Modular Housing, affectionately known as “the Mods”. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I went to Providence College, where I studied Social Science, and the University of Notre Dame for law school. At Notre Dame I also worked as an Assistant Rector in one of the undergraduate halls. I love the beach, ballroom dancing, and being outdoors.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6655
E-mail caina@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

D.J. Walch

Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing

photo: D.J. Walch

The Resident Director for First Year and Apartment Style Housing facilitates and promotes a safe living and learning residential community. This person directly oversees one first year building, several apartment style buildings, and an area staff of Resident Assistants. The Resident Director reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for D, K, N, P, Q, R, and S Buildings. As a second year Resident Director at Evergreen, I am excited to continue to work with the wonderful students here. I'm originally from Texas where I got a degree in Music and pursued a Masters of Higher Education /Student Affairs at Texas Tech University. Before starting at Evergreen, I worked at the University of Arkansas to create cultural programming and leadership programs for first year students. I love to make new friends, explore the area, and try new things.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6196
E-mail walchd@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Deborah Miles

Fiscal Specialist

The Fiscal Specialist provides services related to room billing, payroll, purchasing, and department budgeting. This person reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6147
E-mail: milesd@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Jaycie Osterberg

Program Support Supervisor

photo: Jaycie Osterberg

The Program Support Supervisor provides staff support and reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services. She manages and coordinates the activities of the front office and provides office and administrative support for professional staff in the department. She also trains and supervises approximately five Front Office Assistants. 

Bio: I hail from the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Port Angeles, Washington. I earned my undergrad here at Evergreen and am now pursuing my Master’s in Public Administration here as well. I manage the daily activities of the office including all of the housing assignments, room transfers, and key inventories. I love working with residents and am always learning from them and my student workers. On my down time I enjoy razor clam digging, mushroom hunting, and going to shows of all types of music. I especially love bluegrass. 

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6419
E-mail: osterbej@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Noel McHugh

Residential Information Technology Manager

photo: Noel McHugh

The Residential Information Technology manager provides planning, implementation and maintenance of information technology resources. This person supervises six student Resident Technicians. He is responsible for network and communications infrastructure, databases, web applications, and technology support services.

Bio: I grew up in Bellingham, Washington and graduated from the Evergreen State College.  After a stint in the private tech sector, I returned to Evergreen where I worked in several technical capacities before coming to Housing.  I enjoy working with brilliant Evergreen computer science students (aka the ResTechs) developing creative solutions to Housing's information management needs.  I spend my free time with my family in the mountains, on the water, and in my yard growing organic vegetables and barbecuing cheeseburgers.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6104
E-mail: mchughn@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Ray Ruiz

Buildings/Grounds Supervisor

The Buildings/Grounds Supervisor oversees day-to-day operations of custodians, grounds, residential maintenance (day and night), linen, auxiliary services and the key shop. This person supervises two professional positions, acts as in-house project foreman and provides leadership to 45 to 150 student staff, depending on the season. The Buildings/Grounds Supervisor reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Facilities.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail: ruizr@evergreen.edu
Office:  Mod Facilities Shop

Matt Lebens

Security, Safety & Emergency Response and ADA Compliance Coordinator

photo: Matt Lebens

This position reports to the Buildings/Grounds Supervisor and is responsible for the following:

  • Maintaining all locks, doors and keys within the residential complex
  • Ensuring the proper function of the residential fire-safety systems
  • Management of Injury/Illness Reporting System.  Ensure adherence to occupational safety standards
  • Development, coordination and implementation of RAD Emergency Response Plan
  • Training, mentorship and supervision of 12-person staff/volunteer Emergency Response Team
  • Acting as liaison between Access Services and RAD Front Office in order to ensure ADA compliance

Bio: Matt was born and raised in the desert oasis known as Yakima, WA. He’s been gainfully employed by Evergreen Residential and Dining Services since June of 1998. Matt loses much of his time and money operating a local record label. In Matt’s mind, Genesis’ 1987 masterpiece entitled Invisible Touch is quite simply the greatest recording of all time. While off the clock, Matt enjoys smoking pork back ribs in his back yard. Matt aspires to, one day, craft a memorable piece of fiction. A trilogy, perhaps.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail: lebensm@evergreen.edu
Office:  Mod Facilities Shop

Steve Johnson

Engineering Technician

The Engineering Technician provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing and AutoCAD services. This person reports to the Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail: johnstev@evergreen.edu
Office:  Mod Facilities Shop

Lizzy Rieke

Staff Coordinator of the Flaming Eggplant

photo: Lizzy Rieke

The Flaming Eggplant Café Coordinator is responsible for providing support, fiscal oversight, and programmatic administration and coordination for a student-run Café that is collectively governed and sources ecologically and socially responsible food. This position supervises up to 30 student employees and interns, manages a goods and services budget of approximately $85,000, and Café revenue generation totaling $178,000.  The Coordinator works to maintain and protect the autonomy of the student collective while supporting the workers in responsibly managing a food service and active student organization.  The Coordinator collaborates with student workers to develop policies and procedures, provide guidance and training, and establish goals for the Café. In addition, the Coordinator oversees the implementation of daily operation of the Cafe in accordance with the mission and goals of the Café and ensures that all college and state rules, regulations, and policies are applied to the business and financial functions of the Café such as purchasing, personnel, and cash handling.


Bio: I grew up outside Seattle and have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life, with a few long excursions to such magical places as Peru, Europe, rural Virginia, California and Colorado.  I am a cook by trade, though my professional skill set is very eclectic.  I have lived in Olympia since 2009, graduated from Evergreen in 2012, and came back in fall of 2013 to work with the Flaming Eggplant Café as the Staff Coordinator.  I worked at the Flaming Eggplant for two amazing years while I was a student, and it’s been an honor to come back and work with the café in an advisory role.  While I’m not supporting Flaming Eggplant collective members in their work for ethical food, accessible nourishment and worker autonomy, I like to dance, make music, play with my dog, make things (especially out of wood and metal), ferment things, be outside, and cook delicious foods for people I love.  Some of my other interests include healing work of many kinds, nutrition, conflict resolution, cooperative development, farming, ethical butchering, plants, teaching and learning about oppression, and organizing to end it.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6092
E-mail: riekee@evergreen.edu
Office: CAB 201