Residential & Dining Services Staff

Learn a little bit about our RAD staff and what they do in their roles with Residential and Dining Services.

Sharon Goodman

Director of Residential and Dining Services

 

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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 two assistant directors, 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.

Bio: I enjoy working with Greeners and have been working at Evergreen for the past eight years. I grew up in Vermont and earned my BA in secondary education and my Masters of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to Evergreen in 2008, I worked in Residence Life at Reed College in Portland Oregon for 12 years.

Working at a small campus, I like to be involved in many aspects of the college community and make a difference to this community that I call home. I serve on a variety of committees and enjoy watching all of our student workers learn and grow, and leave Evergreen to find their dream jobs. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the Pacific NW, growing my own food, playing with my family, and taking time to enjoy the wonders of Olympia.

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

 

Dani Clark

Assistant Director for Residential Life

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The Assistant Director for Residential Life is responsible for the daily administration and management of the residence life program consisting of approximately 900 students living on campus. The Assistant Director supervises four professional full-time staff and provides leadership to approximately 20 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: While I have lived on both coasts in the United States and in the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest is new for me. I am excited to be here and enjoy being near the water and mountains again. I focused on Gender & Women’s Studies for my undergraduate work at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. I then completed my master’s work at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN with a focus on Higher Education & Student Affairs. I have worked in residential life throughout my career at both small liberal arts colleges and large research institutions. I am excited to work with and learn from Greeners during my time here. Outside of work I like dragon boating, kayaking, hiking, board games, and vegetarian cuisine.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6191
E-mail clarkd@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

 

Resident Directors

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 our residential community, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RDs report to the Assistant Director for Residential Life. Resident Directors are available to meet with residents and their offices are located on the 3rd floor of Building A.

John Jaeger

Resident Director

 

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Bio: Mainly from Illinois, I have moved 15 different times in my growing years.  I went to University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign where I completed my undergraduate degree in Religious Studies with concentrations in Islamic Studies and Art History.  After working at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for five years as a Resident Counselor, I decided to head to Ft. Lauderdale and Nova Southeastern University to pursue a Master’s of Science in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Management. Presently, I continue to work on the latter focus by volunteering at the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center, where I continue to learn how to be a community mediator.

My hobbies include tabletop roleplaying, board games, comics, cooking, and outdoor activities like backpacking and canoeing.  I like to build miniature terrain and make stop motion animation.  I draw sequential art and make zines when I have a free moment to myself.  I have also started canning! I enjoy taking my dog, Betty, camping with me.  She’s not good with direct petting but feel free to ask to see how she’s feeling about walking with us!

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6196
E-mail: jaegerj@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

 

Samantha Guter

Resident Director

 

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Bio: Originally a Chicago native, I transitioned to living in central New York for a spell and am excited to now call the Pacific Northwest home! I earned my undergraduate degree at Ithaca College in Journalism with minors in Theatre and Art (with a focus in sculpture and printmaking), then transitioned into the professional world as a Residence Director for 3 years at my alma mater. I have done work with training, student staff recruitment/selection, social media and communications in housing, inclusion and social justice work, and love learning new things each day at work. I enjoy having impactful conversations and individualizing my practices to best suit students’ needs. You might see me around Olympia outside of work hours doing yoga, kayaking on one of the inlets, making art, trying new restaurants, or cozied up in a local café with a library book.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-5115
E-mail: Samantha.Guter@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

 

Alec Mothershead

Resident Director

 

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Bio: Howdy, y'all! Originally a Texas native, I completed a Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Texas Christian University with a focus on community organizing and civil rights advocacy. From there I went on to compete a Master's in College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech University while working as a Resident Director. I believe authenticity is critical to a positive student experience and love working with students on their journey of self-discovery. I'm happy to work at Evergreen and be a part of our campus community. Outside of work, I enjoy tabletop roleplaying games, board and card games, comics and cooking. My academic interests include social justice, sociology, and philosophy.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6655
E-mail: Alec.Mothershead@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

 

Natalie Hull

Assistant Resident Director

 

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Bio: Originally from sunny Southern California, I moved up to the Pacific Northwest to attend Pacific Lutheran University for my undergraduate education. There I majored in Philosophy, and Politics & Government, with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. It was during undergrad that I became dedicated to learning about social justice and ethics centered problem solving. My on-campus employment and interactions with student affairs professionals at my college led me to my interest and passion for working with college students, and this upcoming Spring, I will graduate from the Master's program for Higher Education and Student Affairs at Saint Martin's University. I look forward to getting to know the students and campus culture at Evergreen! Outside of work, I can usually be found studying, listening to podcasts, reading, or taking long walks!

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6187
E-mail: Natalie.Hull@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

 

Erin Chisholm

Resident Director for Special Projects

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Bio: Originally a South Florida native, I completed my bachelor's degrees in history and interdisciplinary social sciences ( I even got to write my senior thesis on The Beatles) at the University of South Florida. While attending USF, I worked as the Title IX case manager and VP of Conduct for the Panhellenic Association. In these roles, I found my passion for student affairs work through creating a program to help victims of sexual assault feel safer on campus. After completing my undergraduate degree, I moved to Athens, Georgia to complete my Master of Education with a focus in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia. While completing my degree, I had the opportunity to work for several different colleges and universities focusing on restorative student conduct practices, conflict resolution, residence life, diversity and equity work, and university wide assessment efforts. All of these experiences helped me realize my love and passion for learning from students and helping them grow into the best version of themselves through intentional, individualized relationships with each student. 

Outside of work, you can find me at the gym kickboxing, hiking, near any large body of water reading a book or in my car driving to explore new scenery. I also love finding new coffee shops and restaurants to explore.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6132
E-mail: Erin.Chisholm@evergreen.edu
Office: Residence Hall A - 3rd Floor - RAD Office

Beth Panush

Program Support Supervisor

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The Program Support Supervisor for Residential and Dining Services is responsible for providing staff support to the Director and office, as well as administrative support for other professional staff in the department; coordinating the day to day operations of the room assignment process; managing the front office operations including the selection, training and supervision of student assistants; and working closely with Residential and Dining Services staff in a team environment to facilitate effective completion of tasks and assignments.

Bio: I have lived in southwest Washington all of my life and graduated from Evergreen with my Bachelor’s degree in 2013 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 2015. Before my formal education I spent over 30 years as a business manager with both private and non-profit companies. After being a student worker in the front office of RAD for more than 3 years, I was delighted to get the opportunity to continue working for this great educational institution while supporting the growth and development of other students. I spend my free time traveling, baking and enjoying everything (especially the wines!) this region of the country offers.

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

 

 

Debbie 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

 

Noel McHugh

Residential Information Technology and Operations Manager

 

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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

 

Abdul Asmath

Housing Maintenance Custodian Supervisor

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Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6317
E-mail: asmatha@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

Ray Ruiz

Building/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

 

Katie Frank

 

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RAD Facilities Office Assistant III

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Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6908
E-mail: frankk@evergreen.edu
Office: Mod Facilities Shop

 

Daniel Mountain

Maintenance Mechanic and Locksmith

The Maintenance Mechanic and Locksmith builds and fixes things when not managing keys and locks.

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Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6658
E-mail: mountaid@evergreen.edu
Office: Mod Facilities Shop