Event Staff

Naomi Bower

Hometown: Surprise, Arizona

Major: Psychology

One Thing: I love to travel!

Why Student Activities? I love people and wanted to work for them and with them.


Sawyer Casey

Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Major: International Relations: Strategic Intelligence

One Thing: I've lived at least twice in 4 different states: twice in Tennessee, Idaho, Virginia, and South Carolina.

Why Student Activities? Honestly, I just applied and eventually got the job. Now, I like how I get the chance to help provide a getaway for students on campus through events. Especially, I like building stuff for the events.


Trae Christian

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Major: Pre-Law

One Thing: I love photography!

Why Student Activities? The staff has always seemed to enjoy working and helping people, so when I saw that for the first time I knew that it was something I would like to be a part of.


Clay Copper

Hometown: The Dalles, Oregon

Major: Economics

One Thing: "Clayton's Copper" is a breed of butterfly only native to Maine.

Why Student Activities? I chose Student Activities to get involved in our community here at Liberty.


Jared Devin

Hometown: Blandford, Massachusets

Major: Digital Media: Video

One Thing: I can do a backflip.

Why Student Activities? I really liked the staff and wanted to be a part of the team!

Sara Dis

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Major: Elementary Education Integrated Studies: Science

One Thing: I changed my major to Elementary Education.

Why Student Activities? I get to meet people I never would and I love everything music!


Hailey Gustafson

Hometown: Lovettsville, Virginia

Major: Business Administration: Project Management

One Thing: "Everything tastes better with ranch" is one of my life mottos.

Why Student Activities? I wanted to work for Student Activities because it looked like so much fun & such great experience for the career I am looking to pursue after college!

Heath Hatmaker

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee 

Major: Pastoral Leadership

One Thing: I have an unhealthy love for all Mexican food. 

Why Student Activities? I'm really outgoing and love to have fun and be with people. So Student Activities is kinda like getting paid for being myself. 


Tyler Hicks

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Major: Camp & Outdoor Leadership/Youth Ministry

One Thing: Harvard was my safety school.

Why Student Activities? I joined SA so I could have a direct helping hand in creating community and unity in the student body and provide a great student experience.


Morgan Knollinger

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Major: Business Administration: Communications

One Thing: I basically live at Disney.

Why Student Activities? This department is probably the best on campus. The staff is great, and the events are fun!


Marissa Kusayanagi

Hometown: Wildomar, California

Major: Psychology

One Thing: I love to travel!

Why Student Activities? I wanted the chance to serve the student body at Liberty while hanging out with some of my best friends.

Jordan Sangalang

Hometown: McCordsville, Indiana

Major: Information Systems

One Thing: I'm an identical twin.

Why Student Activities? I joined Student Activities because I love that they really engage the culture through music, movies, and art. And I thought it looked like the best job ever!



Megan Schmidt

Hometown: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Major: Human Services

One Thing: I love my family and spending time with my little nephews!

Why Student Activities? I absolutely love serving people, making them feel loved, and helping them feel like they belong. SA does an incredible job doing that and I wanted to be a part of something that does what I love!



Makenzie Theiss

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Major: Psychology

One Thing: I know every word to the song, "Ice Ice Baby".

Why Student Activities? Every time I went to an event, the staff was always so lovely! I wanted to be a part of that!


Event Supervisors

Adie Hayes

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Major: Graphic Design

One Thing: I have backpacked across Europe.

Why Student Activities? I wanted to work at student activities because I love working with people who love to have fun and I also enjoy working events.

Drew Snavely

Hometown: Bath, New York

Major: Finance

One Thing: Anybody can find a place in my heart through soccer.

Why Student Activities? I saw this opportunity as a great way to get more involved at Liberty and a great way to meet more people.

Kay Torres

Hometown: San Diego, California

Major: Business Administration: Marketing

One Thing: I've swam with sharks!

Why Student Activities? This job allows me to serve the staff as well as the student body, and that's hype.


Full Time Staff

Steph Ward


Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Degree: B.S. in Visual Communication Arts: Graphic Design; M.S. in Management

Favorite Book: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

As Director of Student Activities, I oversee the overall calendar and vision of our department from promotion to execution and analysis. I also lead the Student Activities staff, compromised of 20+ full time and student worker employees. 

Brian Shesko

Associate Director

Hometown: Boswell, PA

Degree: B.A. in Religion: Biblical Studies

Favorite Book: The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey

As Associate Director, I am responsible for guiding and advising our departmental initiative toward more thoughtful and purposeful engagement of the various forms of entertainment we provide for the students of Liberty University. This includes leading workshops and other trainings for our student worker staff as well as written content such as previews and reviews of many of our events. I also help oversee event analytics that contribute to the University’s assessment for accreditation standards.

Kari Moye

Assistant Director

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Education: B.S. in Communication Studies: Advertising and PR (Minor: Business); M.S. in Marketing - Digital Marketing and Advertising (2017)

Favorite Book: White Oleander by Janet Finch

As Assistant Director for Student Activities I oversee the department’s branding and create marketing pieces for all events this includes all print and digital advertisements as well as promotional videos. I also manage the promotional calendar for Student Activities and Outdoor Recreation which includes leading the graphics and video interns.

Erin Diaz

Special Events Coordinator

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Education: B.A. in English

Favorite Book: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

As Special Events Coordinator I take care of pushing the department's promotion to external portals through social media, our website and other marketing tools. I also deal with the logistics of special events such as Coffeehouse and concerts.