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 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

Jaymie Lacina

Assistant Director for Residential Facilities

photo: Jaymie Lacina

The Assistant Director for Residential Facilities is responsible for the daily administration of the facilities in Housing. She 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

Travis Trumbly

Assistant Director for Residential Life

photo: Travis Trumbly

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 five professional full-time staff and provides leadership to approximately 25 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: I grew up in New Jersey but have lived and worked in Vermont, Massachusetts, 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. My varied interests span outdoor activities, woodworking & ceramics, board games, photography, cooking & baking, and live performance. I love working at Evergreen, supporting residential student growth and development, teaching and learning from students, and engaging with the local community.

Contact:

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

Erin Lewis

Senior Resident Director for Conduct and Programming

photo: Erin Lewis

The Senior Resident Director for Conduct and Programming is a professional staff member with a graduate degree who lives in the residential community. They provide support to the residential and campus community through an emphasis on student conduct and event planning. The Senior Resident Director for Conduct and Programming facilitates the creation of a robust programming and engagement calendar for campus residents and administers the student code of conduct. The Senior Resident Director for Conduct and Programming reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Life and the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs for Student Conduct 

Bio: This is my third year at Evergreen, and I love 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 where I majored in International Political Economy. At Puget Sound, I served as a Resident Assistant for three years, worked in the Office of Admissions, and actively engaged in leadership positions within Student Government, Residence Life and Greek Life. I earned my Masters degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University in June 2014, and I worked as the Graduate Coordinator for Leadership Development during my two years there. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, practicing yoga, running, 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

Ignacio (Nacho) Alarcón

Resident Director

photo: Ignacio (Nacho) Alarcón

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.

Hi! I am the Resident Director for the A, E, F, G, and H buildings. Additionally, these buildings house the Student Visitor Program (SVP) and The Outdoor Program (TOP). Before arriving at Evergreen, I was raised primarily in Pennsylvania and studied philosophy and psychology as an undergraduate. I then completed my M.A. at Bowling Green State University while working with living-learning communities at Oberlin College, student conflict resolution at University of Michigan, and student success at The Leadership Center outside of Los Valles, Honduras. My professional passions are focused in the empowerment of students least represented in spaces of social power and privilege. I'm excited to continue building upon these passions at Evergreen. Outside of work, you’ll find me working in the community, exploring the outdoors, and doing all things food and music across the Pacific Northwest

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

Robert Lane

Resident Director

photo: Robert Lane

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.

This is my first year at Evergreen, and I’m excited to be a greener!  I am the Resident Director for the C, I, J, K, N, T and U buildings. I grew up in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area and this is my first time moving out of Michigan. I attended Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant, Michigan for my undergraduate education where I majored in Organization Communication and Minored in Business and Leadership. At Central Michigan, I served as a Resident Assistant for two years, worked in as a desk manager, and was even able to hold leadership roles in Greek Life, Residence Life and Residence Hall Assembly. I earned my Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University in April 2016, and I participated as a conduct officer, student involvement intern, late night programs coordinator as well as teaching a first year experience course. In my free time I enjoy to travel, spend time with friends and family, go to movies or check out the local food and music scenes.

Hanna Smith

Resident Director

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.

This is my first year at Evergreen and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of such a lively community. I am the Resident Director of D, P, Q, and the Mods. I’ve moved in and out of Washington consistently throughout my life, so I’ve designated the Olympic Peninsula as home base. I attended Colorado State University-Pueblo as an undergraduate studying psychology and studio art. Very involved in residence life, I was encouraged to enroll in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ student affairs master’s program. I graduate this fall! I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential and breaking down the barriers that have previously held them back. After limitations are removed, possibilities are endless. In my free time I enjoy getting outside near the water or on a trail. I’m also looking forward to tackling a large “must read” list once I graduate.

Lisbeth Panush

Program Support Supervisor

photo: Lisbeth Panush

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

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

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

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