Staff

Staff

Don Gibson

Associate Director of Housing & Student Life


Don Gibson

Department: Housing and Residence Life

Campus Address: Emerson Annex

Phone: (207) 768-9560

Email: donald.gibson@maine.edu

Jennifer Ball

Administrative Specialist CL1


Jennifer Ball

Department: Housing and Residence Life , Health Services

Campus Address: Emerson Annex

Phone: (207) 768-9587

Fax: (207) 768-9583

Email: jennifer.ball@maine.edu

Violet Washburn

Coordinator of Campus Engagement & International Student Services​


Violet Washburn

Department: Housing and Residence Life

Campus Address: 108 Campus Center

Phone: (207) 768-9582

Email: violet.washburn@maine.edu

Education:
M.S., State University of New York at Potsdam, 2012​

 

The Resident Assistant Staff

 

The Senior Staff: Christine Lewis, Courtney Cote, Sara Packard

Our Senior Staff members reside in Emerson, Merriman and Park Halls. They serve the Department of Housing and Residence Life as an advanced leader in the residence halls, promoting community involvement, and responding to situations and emergencies as they arise after-hours in the residence halls.

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Christine Lewis: My name is Christine Lewis, and I’m excited to be a Senior RA this semester! I’m a Social Work major in my senior year and I’m originally from Wilton, ME. I’m really into photography, the outdoors, cars, music and meeting new people. I am a very go-with-the-flow type of person. I usually come off as quiet but once you get to know me, you’ll soon realize that isn’t the case. I’m also a really easy person to talk to so please feel free to come to me about anything! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of my residents and can’t wait to see what this year has to hold!

Sara Packard: Hello! My name is Sara Packard and I am a Senior RA in Park Hall. I am from the small town of St. Albans, ME and I am currently a senior majoring in Athletic Training. I enjoy sports very much and I am also a member of the softball team here at UMPI. I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and making it a fun year!

The Emerson Hall Staff:  Michaela T, Matt T, Sarah D, KG, Christian M, and Alissa E

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AJ Naffziger: Hey, Owls! My name is AJ Naffziger and I’m super psyched to be an RA this semester! I’m a History major in my sophomore year and the current Vice President of the UMPI 100%. I’m originally from Vero Beach, Florida, and I’m something of an artist, or at least I try to be. I’m gender fluid, and my preferred pronouns are neutral (they/them/their) or masculine (he/him/his). I’m responsible for the LGBT/GSRM (Gender Sexual and Romantic Minorities) learning community. I’m always here to talk if you need me and I can’t wait to meet you all!

Ashley Crandall: Hi! My name is Ashley Crandall. This is my second semester as an RA, and I will be on the second floor of Emerson. I am from Oakfield, ME, and have lived in the county my whole life. I absolutely love it here! I am a junior, and am a psychology major, with a minor in early childhood. I love working with children! I started out the first semester of my sophomore year as a PULL Programmer, then proceeded to become an RA. I am excited to see what this year brings!

Jordan Cook: HI, I am Jordan Cook and I am a Junior. I am an Athletic Training. I am an RA on the second floor of Emerson Hall. I play on the men’s basketball team and I am from Essex, England. I’m looking forward to this year and hope I can help my residents have a fun and enjoyable year!

Mitchell Bartlett: Hello, my name is Mitchell Bartlett.  I am the third floor RA for Emerson Hall.  I am also a Senior in the Criminal Justice Major with minors in Pre-Law and Educational Studies.  I’m from a really small town called Weston, ME.  A fun fact about myself is that I love to go white water canoeing.  I’m also the president of CRU, the Christian club on campus.  I’m excited for the upcoming school year and if you have any questions or problems do not be afraid to come talk to me!

Christopher Arnold: Hello, my name is Christopher Eric Arnold II but call me Chris and I’m on the third floor in Emerson. I am a second year Criminal Justice major and hope to become a federal agent in the future. I’m originally from Sarasota, Florida and moved to Carmel/Etna, Maine. I am really into music, in fact I know how to play roughly 16 instruments. I’m looking forward to see what this year has to offer and I hope to help everyone feel comfortable in the dorms!

The Merriman Hall Staff:  Chris U, Sarah M, and Brittany H
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Zach Veayo: Hello, my name is Zach Veayo, I am a Junior this year with a major in secondary education and a concentration in history. I participate in two sports on campus, the Nordic ski team, as well as the men’s soccer team. I find myself to be athletic and wanting to be outdoors, but am also very social and willing to chat. I look forward to being your RA this coming school year!

Forrest Heath: My name is Forrest Heath and I am a sophomore majoring in PTA and AT. I lived most of my life right in Patten and Sherman, Maine. Interests of mine are music, cars, outdoor activities, and sports, especially basketball and soccer. I am the RA on second floor Merriman and I can’t wait to meet all of my residents! If you have any questions, need help with something, or just want to talk to someone feel free to drop by my door. I like to socialize so feel free to drop by anytime!

 

The Park Hall Staff: Lydia T, Matt F, Kathryn M.

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Hazen Dauphinee: Hi, I am Hazen Dauphinee! I am a Sophomore attaining a Secondary Education major with a concentration in History. I am an RA on the second floor of Park Hall. I love fly-fishing, golf, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. I can’t wait to start the year and look forward to meeting all of my residents!

 

 

The Skyway Manager: Kassidie B.

Kassidie Bell: Hey all! My name is Kassidie Bell and I am on my junior year for my bachelors in Social Work (: I was born in Denver, Colorado but moved to Maine when I was in middle school. I live in the small town of Palmyra, Maine. I love reading, hiking, playing my wii u, and hanging out with my friends. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and making this a great year!!

 

Contact Us

Housing and Residence Life
Emerson Annex
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9587
Fax: (207) 768-9583
jennifer.ball@maine.edu