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    Bethany GrubbsBethany2019

    Director of the Residential Experience
    (she/her/hers)
    bgrubbs@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6819

    Bethany, who is from Mechanicsburg, PA, received her BA from Penn State University and her MA from the University of Delaware.  In addition, Bethany has also lived in Atlanta, GA.  Outside of Higher Education, Bethany loves bicycling, hiking, and playing board games.  After a long day of work, Bethany is usually hurrying to day care to pick up her pre-k son Anthony so they can have some fun before dinner and bed.  When considering why she worked towards a career in Higher Education, Bethany says, “being an undergraduate RA at Penn State brought me out of my shell and showed me how I could be a confident leader and positively impact others with the effort and work I put into my job. It also showed me that when you're passionate about your work it can be a ton of fun.” 

    Bethany’s favorite place on Campus is the garden next to Facilities’ Van Briggle building because it is peaceful, quiet, and a lovely place to walk or sit and read a book.  As food and self-care are big favorites of the Residential Experience Team, Bethany‘s favorite place to eat in the Springs is Little Nepal Indian Restaurant!  For self-care, Bethany finds going to the spa for a pedicure or message to be the best!  Aside from the typical things, you would talk to the Director of the Residential Experience about, go chat with Bethany if you love exploring student leadership, have kudos or critiques for an RLC or Residential Experience policy, or have a question that could not be answered by an RLC.  Shoot her an email to set up a time to meet!

    Residential Life Coordinators


    Allison KendrixAllison2019

    (she/her/hers)
    akendrix@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6298

    South Hall, Glass House

    Allison, who is from Sacramento, CA, received her Bachelor’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University.  Outside of Higher Education, Allison loves live music, sports, and travel.  After a long day of work, Allison is usually in the gym or eating tacos with friends.  When considering why she worked towards a career in Higher Education, Allison says “I love being able to plan events and connect students to their passions and resources.” 

    Allison’s favorite place on Campus is South Hall, where her office resides.  For self-care, Allison finds lifting weights and sharing space with friends to be the best.  Aside from the typical things you would talk to an RLC about, go chat with Allison about sports, faith, Broadway, or anything related to California!



    Anneke BruwerAnneke2019

    (she/her/hers)
    abruwer@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-7349

    Western Ridge Apartments, Language Houses

    Anneke, who is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, received her Bachelor’s from Nelson Mandela University and her MS in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University.  In addition, Anneke has also lived in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Outside of Higher Education, Anneke loves Netflix, Hulu, baking, and learning as she is always studying something new.  After a long day of work, Anneke is usually at home because although she is an extrovert, she cherishes quality time at home, catching up on tasks, and exploring Colorado Springs with her partner.  When considering why she worked towards a career in Higher Education, Anneke says, “I wanted to make an impact. I have a lot of unique qualities and trainings that have made me a perfect fit for higher education, but specifically student affairs. I enjoy helping people grow and educating them, not only through academics but also practical life experiences. My passion for education has led me to this field and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” 

    Outside of her buildings, Anneke’s favorite place on Campus is her office in JLK because it has a premium view of Pike's Peak.  As food and self-care are big favorites of the RLC Team, Anneke’s favorite place to eat in the Springs is any and every ice cream shop!  For self-care, Anneke enjoys sleeping, good coffee, being active, and maintaining a good work/life balance through exercise and being social outside of work.  Aside from the typical things you would talk to an RLC about, Anneke expresses an open invitation to her office where she welcomes personal stories.


    Cody PorterCody2019

    (they/them/theirs)
    cporter@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6620

    Old Town - Bemis, McGregor, Montgomery, & Ticknor

    Cody, who is from Tampa, FL, received their B.S. in Microbiology and their M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida.  Outside of work, Cody loves playing Overwatch, and listening to vinyl records.  After a long day of work, Cody is usually playing PlayStation Online, going on walks, or taking big naps.  When considering why they worked towards a career in Higher Education, Cody says, “I wanted to advocate for marginalized student groups and infuse equity and inclusion into the field.  I remember finding a lot of support for my personal growth as a student, and I wanted to make the same impact on other people in that way.” 

    Cody’s favorite place on Campus is Bemis Hall, where their office resides.  For self-care, Cody finds playing their ukulele, using SPF 30 or higher, and drinking an iced coffee every day the best.  Aside from the typical things you would talk to an RLC about, go chat with Cody if you are interested in talking about sexuality, gender, and intersectional identities.



    Xavier Karjohn

    (he/him/his
    xkarjohn@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6311

    Mathias Hall, Arthur House

    Heather, who is from Plano, TX, received her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and her M.Ed. in Professional Counseling with a College Student Affairs Emphasis from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.  In addition, Heather has also lived in Atlanta, GA.  Outside of work, Heather loves traveling the world with her husband, going to the movies, and playing board/video games.  After a long day of work, Heather is usually hiking, walking downtown playing Pokemon Go, or snuggling on her couch with her cat. When considering why she worked towards a career in Higher Education, Heather says “I have a passion for giving students the best possible experience while in college, and helping to gain life skills for after leaving higher education.”

    Outside of her buildings, Heather’s favorite place on Campus is Rastall Dining Hall because she loves interacting with various students and colleagues alike.  For self-care, Heather often works out at OrangeTheory. Heather's office door is always open to students, so come chat with Heather if you want candy, you want to talk  about trying new things, or are looking for someone to just listen to how your day has been!


    Luis ValdezLuis2019

    (he/him/his)
    lvaldez@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-7350

    East Campus, Synergy Houses, Jackson, Greek Housing, Cottages, and Off Campus

    Luis, who is from Santa Fe, NM, received his Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology from the University of New Mexico and his Master's of Educational Leadership from Portland State University.  Outside of work, Luis loves teaching his dog Orion to dance bachata, going to foodie spots and breweries, and creating calligraphy/lettering/grafitti pieces.  After a long day of work, Luis is usually boxing, cuddling or hiking with his pup, or talking to his family.  When considering why he worked toward a career in Higher Education, Luis says, "I want to help foster a transformative time of growth.  College was my most transformative time, but only because of the community I was fortunate enough to have, so I want to help build that for others!"

    Outside of his buildings, Luis' favorite place on campus is the rooftop of Shove Chapel because it's fun walking up the spiral staircase and the view is very pretty.  As food and self-care big favorites of the RLC team, Luis' favorite place to eat in Colorado Springs is La Flor de Jalisco because they are the realest tacos in the city, and they are mi gente!  For self-care, Luis finds going to the movies or watching TV, singing on long drives, or traveling to be the best!  Aside from the typical things you would talk to an RLC about, go chat with Luis about tattoos and tattoo culture around the world, all things comedy, NEW MEXICO, and food!



    Sergio PortesanSergio2019

    (he/him/his)
    sportesan@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6227

    Loomis Hall

    Sergio, who is from St. Paul, MN, received his Bachelor's from Colorado College in 2016.  In addition, Sergio has also lived in Peru, Nebraska.  Outside of work, Sergio loves exploring the city by bike or foot, going to concerts like some of his all-time favorites (Kacey Musgraves, Bruce Springsteen, and Dierks Bentley), or going to Las Vegas, a city he has visited over 15 times.  Sergio is usually biking, doing the incline, trying a new recipe, cheering on the Tigers to victory, playing trivia, or simply having some quiet alone time.

    When considering why he worked ward a career in Higher Education, Sergio says, "Being an RA at Colorado College is the best job I've ever had, so I wanted to help other students have a great experience."  Outside of his building, Sergio's favorite place on campus is Palmer Hall because 90% of his classes were there, much to the chagrin of his advisor.  Sergio's favorite place to eat in Colorado Springs is Jose Muldoon's.  For self-care, Sergio likes to do yoga, work out, listen to music, and sleep in.  Aside from the typical things you would talk to an RLC about, go chat with Sergio if you are interested in geeking out on the intersectionality of history/political science/feminism, the Oxford Comma, new music, or seeing his original 2012 Gold Card!

    Front Desk Coordinators

    Lisa SmithLisa Smith

    (she/her/hers)
    lsmith@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6254

    Mathias Hall, Arthur, Jackson, East Campus Apartments


    Kathy PogueKathy

    (she/her/hers)
    kpogue@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6300

    South Hall, Glass House


    Grayson WilsonGrayson 2019

    (he/him/his)
    gwilson@coloradocollege.edu
    (719) 389-6229

    Loomis Hall, Old Town, Language Houses, Western Ridge Apartments