News Writers

Kimberly Geiger

Kimberly Geiger

  • Director of Communications, College of Engineering
Haley Goodreau
"You can't always be certain but you can certainly be positive."

Haley Goodreau

  • Social Media Manager, University Marketing and Communications

About Haley

  • Story admirer and outdoor enthusiast with a knack for getting to the heart of a narrative.
  • Specialties: Higher Education, Social Media Management, Creative Direction, Public Relations

Cyndi Perkins

  • Senior Content Specialist, University Marketing and Communications

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.
  • Specializing in feature writing, she co-creates, writes, and edits content for the University, from webpages and Michigan Tech Magazine stories to social media.
  • A novelist active in the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, the Authors Guild member looks forward to writing more books—and to camping trips in her RV with husband Scott and Goldendoodle Max.
Jessie Tobias

Jessie Tobias

  • Copyeditor, University Marketing and Communications

About Jessie

  • Former newspaper copy editor and proofreader for a major outdoor recreation retailer.
  • Hails from Pinconning, Michigan, and has lived in Western Nebraska and Colorado.
  • Combination word nerd and bookworm.
  • Doting pet parent.
Rick White
"I’d much rather watch people do what they do than talk to them across a desk."
—John McPhee

Rick White

  • Director of Strategic Communications, University Marketing and Communications

About Rick

  • Rick leads the UMC communications team in projects ranging from media relations to editing MTU News and Tech Magazine.
  • He has degrees in geography, environmental studies, and creative nonfiction.
  • He enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula.