sandy_hough

Sandy Hough, Associate Dean, Residence Life and Student Care

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Business and Economics, Westmont College; M.Ed. in College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University; Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University (expected December 2017).
At Biola since: November 2014
Favorite part about being in student development: For the past 17 years I have worked in some way or another on a college campus. I love this stage of life and watching students wrestle with the big questions: Who am I? Who did God create me to be? I desire for students to grow and develop and believe Biola’s residence halls are the perfect place to experience genuine community.
Strengths Finder top five: Achiever, individualization, developer, belief, learner

Brendon_Kirkbride

Brendon Kirkbride, Area Coordinator, Residence Life

Education: B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, University of Northwestern, St. Paul; M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Biola University
At Biola since: July 2016
Favorite part about being in residence life: I am grateful for the opportunity to live life alongside students and to assist them in their holistic growth and development during their time at Biola.
Strengths Finder top five: Connectedness, Harmony, Restorative, Empathy, Relator

Gale Stacey

Gale Stacy, Administrative Assistant, Residence Life

"Hopefully, I help make life flow a bit easier for the people I work with and can be a restorative factor in the lives of those around me. Helping to make things “work” is a part of who I am. I intentionally try to extend myself to assist, help, and befriend people, to make them feel a part of things and comfortable."

Resident Directors

Sarah_Brown

Sarah Brown, Alpha West

Education: B.A. in Sociology, Biola University; M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Talbot School of Theology (in process)
At Biola since: 2015
Favorite part about being a resident director: Sitting with students in their highs and lows as they adventure through their college experience as well as learning and growing along side the RA staff.
Favorite Biola tradition: Mock Rock!
Strengths Finder top five: Empathy, developer, input, restorative, responsibility

D'Andre Coats, Stewart Hall

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, Taylor University; M.A., in Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University
At Biola since: 2015
Favorite part about being a resident director: I am very excited to walk alongside students as they begin and continue to wrestle with life's biggest questions. I truly value learning that occurs inside and outside of the classroom and I am thrilled to be able to challenge my students in new ways.
Favorite Biola tradition: Mock Rock
Strengths Finder top five: Harmony, woo, includer, empathy, futuristic

meleca_consultado

Meleca Consultado, Blackstone Hall

Education: B.A., Biola University; M.A., Taylor University
At Biola since: 2011
Favorite part about being a resident director: Having one-on-one conversations with students that invites them into a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and most of all God's character and the work he is doing in their lives.
Favorite Biola tradition: Christmas tree lighting and when the lights on the trees in front of the library walkway get turned on during the holidays!
Strengths Finder top five: Empathy, positivity, woo, restorative, context

pie_dyson

Pie Dyson, Alpha East

Education: B.A. in Linguistics; B.A., in Applied Psychology; M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development
At Biola since: July 2017
Favorite part about being in residence life: My favorite part about working in residence life is getting to interact with students and residence advisers on a daily basis. I am looking forward to connecting with students in multiple areas of their lives: spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. I am so excited to cultivate deep and challenging conversations in our living community that will help us to grow together as a Christ serving community.
Strengths Finder top five: Achiever, belief, command, input, learner

Joe_Harper

Joe Harper, Hart Hall

Education: B.A. in Christian Ministries, Boise Bible College; M.A. in Christian Ministry and Leadership with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Talbot School of Theology (in process)
At Biola since: January 2016
Favorite part about being a resident director: Being invited into a student's life to journey with them as they discover who they are and how they fit into the world as a whole.
Favorite Biola tradition: Nation Ball
Strengths Finder top five: Restorative, individualization, achiever, connectedness, includer

Chris_Lee

Chris Lee, Sigma

Education: B.A. in Christian Ministries, George Fox University; M.A. in Higher Education, Geneva College.
At Biola since: July 2017
Favorite part about being in residence life: My favorite part about being in residence life is the combination of education and ministry. I love the opportunities that arise from working with and living alongside students — it's a special place to be!
Strengths Finder top five: Woo, relator, strategic, ideation, includer

Jordan-Lounsbury

Jordan Lounsbury, North Horton

Education: B.A. in Communication Studies, Biola University; B.A. in Christian Ministries, Biola University; M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry; emphasis in Student Development, Wheaton College
At Biola since: 2015.
Favorite part about being a resident director: I am most excited to work with a team of resident advisors and journey through life with them.
Favorite Biola tradition: Mock Rock
Strengths Finder top five: Input, responsibility, adaptability, strategic, maximizer

tiffany_tomlinson

Tiffany Tomlinson, Hope North

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Biola University; M.A. in Christian Ministry and Leadership with an emphasis in Women's Ministry, Talbot School of Theology (in process)
At Biola since: Started as a resident advisor in 2008, became a resident coordinator in 2010 and became a resident director in 2013.
Favorite part about being a resident director: My favorite thing about being a resident director is getting to intentionally journey through life with students and helping them discover more about the Lord who made them and who He created them to be.
Favorite Biola tradition: The Christmas tree lighting!
Strengths Finder top five: Empathy, harmony, developer, belief, includer

Anne-Warner

Anne Warner, Hope South

Education: B.A. in Communication Studies, Taylor University; M.S. in Business Leadership, Grand Canyon University; M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Talbot School of Theology
At Biola since: 2012.
Favorite part about being a resident director: The opportunity to share moments with students that lead to discovery and flourishing.
Favorite Biola tradition: Nation Ball!
Strengths Finder top five: Individualization, restorative, connectedness, learner, developer

debbie-wyatt

Debbie Wyatt, South Horton

Education: B.A. in Communication Studies, Biola University; Minor in Business, Biola University; M.A. in Theology, Talbot School of Theology
At Biola since: Began as a student in 2002; joined resident life in October 2010.
Favorite part about being a resident director: Meeting one-on-one with students and getting to know who they are, what's taking place in their lives and helping discover where they're headed. My job rocks!
Favorite Biola tradition: The Christmas tree lighting. We make it a family tradition; my parents, sister and a bunch of friends all stand together singing Christmas carols. It's perfect.
Strengths Finder top five: Woo, positivity, harmony, communication, developer

Graduate Resident Assistant

Landini_Natalie

Natalie Landini, Thompson Apartments

Education: B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, Biola University; M.S. in Leadership, Grand Canyon University (in process)
At Biola since: July 2017
Favorite part about being a graduate resident assistant: Getting to journey with students as they discover and integrate their faith, passions and strengths.
Strengths Finder top five: Developer, learner, input, restorative, belief