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

 

Lori Johnson

Associate Director for Residential Life

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The Associate 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 Associate Director supervises the professional full-time staff and provides leadership to approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate student staff members. The Associate Director has responsibility for occupancy management, emergency planning and assessment. The Associate Director for Residential Life reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

The Associate Director for Residential Life is responsible for covering the duties of the Director when needed.

Bio: I was born in upstate New York but the PNW has been my home since 2004. I love the ocean, forest, mountains, and good coffee. I’ve been at Evergreen since 2017 working in Student Rights and Responsibilities. I’m excited to be working and learning with Greeners in Residence Life/RAD starting in fall 2021! 

I received an Associate of Arts in Community Health at Harper College in IL and transferred to Southern Illinois University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Higher Education and Student Affairs. I’ve enjoyed working in housing and residence life throughout my career at small liberal arts colleges and large research institutions.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family hiking, swimming, and exploring the PNW. I’m a proud parent of an Evergreen graduate.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6191
E-mail: johnslo@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.

Students can Schedule online with an RD (evergreen login required).

John Diana 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

Alyx Cardenas

Resident Director

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Bio: After growing up in the Southern California desert, I ventured to the Pacific Northwest for my undergraduate studies, majoring in theology with foci in systematic and sacramental theology and minoring in philosophy, at University of Portland. I remained in Portland, Oregon, for another year, because I couldn't get enough of the small city and rainy weather. From there, I moved to the East Coast (having never been before) for my master's in Theological Studies with a concentration in queer theology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. I fell in love with the PNW and knew the East Coast wasn't for me, so I was determined to make my way back.

In my free time, I enjoy visiting the coast, trying small business coffee shops, playing with makeup, and reading YA fiction. When I can, I spend time in Portland with friends or in Phoenix with my sisters. A fun fact about me is that I can whistle complete songs.

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

 

Assistant Resident Directors

Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs) are graduate student staff working on graduate degrees who live and work part-time in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. Each ARD directly oversees the administration and development of our residential community, and helps supervise a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). ARDs report to a Resident Director. Assistants Resident Directors are available to meet with residents virtually or in person when scheduled in advance.

Caroline Dudley

Assistant Resident Director 

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ARD Caroline Dudley

Bio: I originally grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon. My next adventure was attending a small liberal arts school in the northern panhandle of West Virginia to complete my bachelor’s degree in Political Science, which leads me to explore further my education here at Evergreen, I am currently pursuing my master’s in public and Non-profit administration.  

Outside of academics, I can be found reading, gardening, or dreaming of my next travel destination.  I try to live by the mantra “Success is subjective” and hope to encourage and support the individualized definitions of success!  

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

Trevor Mansmith

Assistant Resident Director 

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Bio: I grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago and moved out to the west coast to do my undergrad in Environmental Science at Western Washington University. I am now in the Master's in Teaching program at Evergreen looking to become a high school Biology teacher. 

Music, Film and Baseball are my 3 biggest passions! Some of my favorite artists are Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, and Earl Sweatshirt. Some of my favorite movies and shows are Twin Peaks, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Lighthouse. My favorite baseball team is the White Sox (but I follow all teams). Come talk to me! I like to talk about anything and everything and I want to get to know you! And if you play soccer or basketball I'll be sure to play with you at some point

Contact:

Phone: (360) 867-6132
E-mail: Trevor.T.Mansmith@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