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.

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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 Lundy

Assistant Director for Residential Life

photo: Kelly Lundy

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 five professional full-time staff and provides leadership to approximately 30 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 second year at the college and I love being part of the Evergreen 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 worked in housing and residence life at public and private colleges in Washington and California including the University of Puget Sound, University of the Pacific, San Jose State University, and Washington State University. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Washington State University and Master's degree 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

Ashley Cain

Resident Director

photo: Ashley Cain

Resident Directors (RDs) are professional staff often with graduate degrees who live and work in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. Each RD directly oversees the administration and development of one first-year residence hall and several apartment-style buildings, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RDs report to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for buildings D, E, F, P, and Q, 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

Erin Lewis

Resident Director

photo: Erin Lewis

Resident Directors (RDs) are professional staff often with graduate degrees who live and work in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. Each RD directly oversees the administration and development of one first-year residence hall and several apartment-style buildings, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RDs report to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for buildings A, T and U. This is my first year at Evergreen, and I'm so excited to be here working with the incredible Greener student body! I grew up in Eugene, Oregon and have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington for my undergraduate education and majored in International Political Economy. It was there that I I became involved in student development activities. I served as an RA for three years, worked in the Admission office, and actively engaged in leadership positions within student government, residence life, and other capacities on campus. I received my Masters degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University in June 2014, and I worked at the graduate coordinator for Leadership Development during my two years there. In my spare time I enjoy reading, practicing yoga, listening to live music, discovering new places to eat around town, and playing with my two kitties.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-5655
E-mail: lewise@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

Mike Russell

Resident Director

photo: Mike Russell

Resident Directors (RDs) are professional staff often with graduate degrees who live and work in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. Each RD directly oversees the administration and development of one first-year residence hall and several apartment-style buildings, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RDs report to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for C, I, J, K and N buildings. I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. I attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. While I majored in Accounting and Management, I spent a bulk of my free time being involved with Residence Life and student leadership organizations. Most recently, I have worked at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin as an Area Hall Director. I am excited to have made the jump from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest!  I enjoy spending my time traveling, cooking, and subsequently eating.

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

Travis Trumbly

Senior Resident Director/Resident Case Manager

photo: Travis Trumbly

The Senior Resident Director/Resident Case Manager (SRD) is a professional staff member with a graduate degree who lives and works in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. The SRD directly oversees the administration and development of one first-year residence hall and several apartment-style buildings, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). The SRD specializes in work with the substance free and clean air themed housing communities, and coordinates social and educational substance free and wellness events for the entire residential community. The SRD also often connects individually with residents who may need some additional support related to alcohol or drug use, and emotional or physical health. The SRD reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: I am the Resident Director for B, G, H, R, and S buildings. I grew up in New Jersey but have lived and worked in Vermont, Massachsetts, West Virginia, Oregon, and now Washington in my adult life. I have a Masters degree in Counseling with a focus in Substance Abuse and Addictions. I have worked in wilderness therapy, leadership development, student life at Marlboro College, and as an artisan baker. I have varied interests spanning outdoor activities, woodworking & ceramics, board games, photography, cooking & baking, and live performance. I am excited to be at Evergreen, supporting residential student growth and development, teaching and learning from students, and engaging within the local community.

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

Tyler Merriam

Outdoor Program Coordinator/Resident Director

photo: Tyler Merriam

The Outdoor Program Coordinator/Resident Director (TOP RD) is a professional staff member often with a graduate degree who lives and works in the residential community. The TOP RD spends 75% of their time working with The Outdoor Program (TOP) and advising outdoor club sports, and 25% of their time coordinating programming with the TOP Floor themed housing community and serving on the after-hours professional staff emergency on-call rotation in the residential community.  The TOP RD reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life and the Director of Recreation and Athletics.

Bio: I am The Outdoor Program (TOP) Coordinator and Resident Director supporting programming in the TOP Floor themed housing communities. I grew up in Schenectady, New York and most recently moved to Olympia from Saranac Lake, New York. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education from Houghton College and a Master’s Degree in Recreation Management from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. Prior to my position at Evergreen, I was manager of St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. When not coordinating outdoor activities and supporting Evergreen students I love spending time outdoors in just about any activity that immerses me in natural places. 

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6526
E-mail: merriamt@vergreen.edu
Office: CRC 113

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 am 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 started at RAD in 2009 as a student employee with facilities and have been working here professionally in the front office since 2012. I love my RAD family! I enjoy teaching and learning from my student workers and residents. On my down time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going to shows of all types of music. I am especially on a bluegrass kick right now. 

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