Meet the Staff

Nathan Geer

Nathan Geer
Director of Residence Life


Education: MA in intercultural studies and TESOL (Wheaton College); BA in business administration and administration (Northwest University)
StrengthsFinder: Input, Learning, Intellection, Positivity, Woo
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking/adventuring, reading, coffee, raising four boys with fear and trembling


Leo Cruz
Area Coordinator: Le Shana and Gulley Halls

Education: BA in biology (George Fox University); MS in college counseling and student development (Azusa Pacific University)
StrengthsFinder: Adaptability, Connectedness, Communication, Belief, Developer 
Hobbies/Interests: Huge Miami Heat fan! (#Heatlifer), hiking, reading, watching movies preferably in theaters, and watching anime, staying active either by playing basketball or going to the gym, listening to music


Serena Draper
Area Coordinator: Hobson, Macy, Sutton, Beebe, Carey, and Willcuts Halls

Education: MA higher education and student development (Taylor University); BS in finance and management (Grace College)
StrengthsFinder: Positivity, Empathy, Harmony, Communication, Relator
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, drinking coffee, podcasts, swing/big band music, french fries (always…)



Romare Ashford
Graduate Assistant: Pennington Hall

Education: MS (in progress) in college counseling and student development (Azusa Pacific University); BA in interdisciplinary studies, with concentrations in journalism, organizational communication and sociology (George Fox University) 
StrengthsFinder: Positivity, Developer, Responsibility, Arranger, Includer
Hobbies/Interest: Running, skateboarding, anime & manga, music, podcasts, movies



Taylor Hagstrom 
Graduate Assistant: Edwards Hall

Education: MDiv (in progress) (George Fox University); BA in cross-cultural Christian ministries and biblical studies (George Fox University)
StrengthsFinder: Includer, Developer, Adaptability, Positivity, Empathy
Hobbies/Interests: Climbing, spending time in the sun, drinking tea, hiking/camping, plants