University Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Creative

Ian Repp

  • Assistant Vice President for University Marketing and Communications

About Ian

  • Ian enjoys being outdoors, going for long jogs, and spending time with his wife, J.R., and their two boys, Cale and Crosby.
Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly

  • Creative Director
Crystal Verran

Crystal Verran

  • Director of Operations

Links of Interest

About Crystal

  • She is the first person to contact when you are interested in working with UMC on a project.
  • She loves to brainstorm new ideas for publications with clients and enjoys the variety of projects that come through UMC.
  • Crystal is a great source when questions arise regarding University Identity Standards.
  • A self-described “design nerd,” she finds herself picking up publications from a variety of different places (to read and critique).
Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

  • Executive Director for Communications

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications strategy and serves as a special assistant for state relations endeavors.
  • Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.
  • She enjoys spending time with family and friends and moonlights as a fiction writer and editor.
Bill Tembreull

Bill Tembreull

  • Senior Design Specialist

About Bill

  • He has worked in design and publications at Michigan Tech for 35 years.
  • His work has earned numerous national awards.
  • He oversees the design of most University publications, including brochures, posters, magazines, newsletters, and more.
  • Prepares bids for pricing publications.
Vassilissa Semouchkina

Vassilissa Semouchkina

  • Graphic Designer
Jon Halquist

Jon Halquist

  • Graphic Design Specialist
Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins

  • Feature Writer

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.
Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen

  • Science and Technology Publications Writer

About Kelley

  • Her career includes writing for small-town newspapers in Montana and working as a public information officer, an events coordinator, and science editor for an IEEE publication, Earthzine.
  • She enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, reading voraciously, crocheting, and exploring the Keweenaw.
Mariana Grohowski

Mariana Grohowski

  • Copyeditor/Writer

Links of Interest

About Mariana

  • Her responsibilities include copyediting and writing print and digital texts.
  • Her passions include hugging dogs, running marathons, consuming coffee, and learning all the things. She fancies herself a scholar of veterans studies.
Andrew Grohowski

Andrew Grohowski

  • Digital Services Marketing Manager

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Analytics
  • Digital Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • User Experience
  • Marketing Research

About Andrew

  • He is a Michigan Tech alum.
  • He assists in project management, analytics, and digital advertising.
  • His passions are curling, sailing, and getting lost on hikes.