Director of Residence Life
Office Location: Mortensen Hall 19
Emily has worked in student affairs since 2010 and received her undergraduate degree from Regis University in Denver and her Masters in Education with a focus in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. Before coming to Augsburg, Emily worked in residence life at a variety of institutions across the country, including Colorado College, Emerson College in Boston, and Merrimack College in Massachusetts.
As the Director of Residence Life, Emily provides leadership and vision to the department and helps drive the department’s goal of helping students become responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens. She works with the Central Staff, RAs, and departments across campus to create a residential environment that fosters a sense of belonging in which students feel they can be their authentic selves by providing opportunities for care, choice, and connection throughout their college experience. She believes building meaningful relationships across all levels of the institution allows students the opportunity to reflect and increase their self-awareness and help them reach their full potential.
Outside her role, Emily enjoys being outdoors exploring the woods, writing, and spending time with her husband, Will, and their two children, Addy and Ian.
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby 7A
Candice received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and her Masters in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Adams State University in Colorado. She has worked in higher education for nearly a decade and has previously worked at UCLA, Concordia College, and Adams State University.
As the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Candice provides day-to-day management of the direction and administration of five residential buildings housing 1100 students. She works with the Residence Directors and RAs to drive the department’s mission to provide respectful, responsible, and resourceful living communities. Candice believes that living on campus leads to lasting memories and a more fulfilling college experience. She hopes that the lessons students learn in the residential community are as valuable as the lessons learned in the classroom.
Outside her role, Candice enjoys rock climbing, musical theatre, and interior design. She also loves to watch The British Baking Show with her sweet pup, Charlie.
Residence Hall Director, Luther and Anderson Halls
Office Location: Anderson Hall 102 B
Marcus received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and his graduate degree in International Affairs with a concentration in National Security and Diplomacy from Texas A&M University. He has worked in Higher Education for over 5 years and has worked at Emory University, Texas A&M University and Gwinnett County Public Schools as a K-12 substitute teacher. In addition to his professional experience, Marcus has interned in Luwero, Uganda to perform a community-level assessment seeking to determine the impact of the Girl Power Project, an initiative seeking to change the culture around women’s rights and girls.
As a Residence Hall Director, Marcus provides guidance for a mixed-living community. He works with student staff to provide a positive community experience for residents centered on persistent fun, thoughtful, and intentional engagement. It is Marcus’ hope to cultivate a culture of trust and care for the wellbeing of residents, mold strong leaders, establish critical thinkers and resilient residents who lean on one another for support and strength.
Outside of his role, Marcus is a burgeoning anime head who loves character-driven narratives. He enjoys sports such as football, tennis, and golf, occasionally rock climbs, and works out when possible.
Residence Hall Director, Mortensen Hall
Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby 6
Ashley is an Augsburg University alum and received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. Ashley was very involved at Augsburg during her undergrad and worked in the Department of Residence Life for 3 years. After graduating in 2019, Ashley transitioned into the Residence Director role.
As a Residence Director, Ashley fosters a sense of community, belonging and engagement within the residence halls by working with student staff members to host welcoming events, build meaningful relationships, and have thoughtful and intentional interactions. It is Ashley’s hope that by living on campus, students feel safe and comfortable, make thoughtful decisions that contribute to their growth, and are able to explore and engage in new ideas.
Outside of her role, Ashley spends her time cooking/baking, exploring new places, spending time with family, and binge watching tv shows on Netflix.
Residence Hall Director, Urness Hall
Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby 5
Brittany received her undergraduate degree from St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN and her graduate degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been working in students affairs since 2016, taking a break from 2018-2019 to teach English as a second language in Quito, Ecuador. Before coming to Augsburg, Brittany worked in Residential Life at St. Scholastica.
As a Residence Hall Director, Brittany provides mentorship and support for first year students at Augsburg University. She works with the Urness student staff to ensure that opportunities are being provided for students to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens. It is Brittany’s hope that each residential student identifies and develops their sense of self, community, and belonging while living in the Urness community.
Outside of her role, Brittany enjoys baking and cooking, reading, and exercising. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her three adorable fur babies, Bailey, Arlo, and Binx.
Residential Business Manager
Office Location: Anderson Hall 102 A
Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin and her graduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Leadership in Student Affairs. She has worked in higher education for nearly a decade and has previously worked at colleges in Alaska, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, and China.
As the Residential Business Manager, Elizabeth provides operational support for the business side of Residence Life such as billing, occupancy, and other housing processes. In addition to the business support, she works closely with the Residence Hall Directors to help create a positive community experience. It is Elizabeth’s hope to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for students to thrive in during their time on campus.
Outside of her role, Elizabeth enjoys sports, traveling, trying new restaurants in the Twin Cities area, powerlifting, and CrossFit. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her adorable dogs, Gizmo and Minnie.