Alphabetized Staff Listing

David

David "Archy" Archambeau

  • Print Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

  • Photography Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
  • Creative Lead, Studio
Bruce Brotherton

Bruce Brotherton

  • Web Developer/Programmer, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
Responsive Design

About Bruce

  • He is from Hancock.
  • He is responsible for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Accessibility implementation on the University's content management system.
  • In his free time he reads and plays video games.
  • Ask him about the nuances in animated films.
Allison Carter

Allison Carter

  • Executive Director of Marketing, University Marketing and Communications

About Allison

  • She helps clients identify and develop marketing strategies and materials to advance the goals of the University.
  • She has extensive experience in writing content for recruitment publications and websites, and creating communication plans and dynamic presentations.
  • She is a Michigan Tech alumna.
  • She enjoys spending time with family, crafting, gardening, and heading to the beach on warm summer days.
Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen

  • Science Writer and Project Strategist, University Marketing and Communications

About Kelley

  • She writes about Michigan Tech research and serves as communications liaison to the Great Lakes Research Center and Michigan Tech Research Institute. She's also a member of the university social media team.
  • 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.
Sarah Erickson

Sarah Erickson

  • Associate Director of Marketing, University Marketing and Communications
Andrew Grohowski

Andrew Grohowski

  • Digital Marketing Manager, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

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.
Alexander Hughes

Alexander Hughes

  • Web Applications Development Manager, University Marketing and Communications

About Alexander

  • He is a Michigan Tech Alumnus from Hancock.
  • He is the programming and technical lead for the University’s content management system (CMS).
  • He is an avid golfer, enjoys curling, watches many many movies, and would like to visit Finland someday.
Amanda Jackson

Amanda Jackson

  • Project Manager, University Marketing and Communications
Ben Jaszczak

Ben Jaszczak

  • Multimedia Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly

  • Creative Director, University Marketing and Communications
Mark Kiilunen

Mark Kiilunen

  • Mail Services Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
Scott Mikkola

Scott Mikkola

  • Mail Services Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
Mechelle Normand

Mechelle Normand

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 web pages 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.
Heather Powers

Heather Powers

  • Digital Project Manager, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

 
Web Project Management
 
Web Design/Content Strategy
 
Digital Analytics
 
Web Accessibility

About Heather

  • Knowledgeable in web/content strategy, marketing, digital analytics, document accessibility, and web design.
  • Provides content management services, project coordination, marketing expertise, and support to digital projects.
  • She enjoys quilting, knitting, gaming, hiking, traveling, movies, reading, and spending time with her pets.

Ian Repp

  • Associate Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
Megan Ross

Megan Ross

  • Digital Support Manager, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

Omni CMS
Events Calendar
Training and Documentation
Customer Service
Studio Scheduling

About Megan

  • She is a Michigan Tech alum from Houghton.
  • She creates documentation and provides training for the content management system (CMS), blog system, and events calendar.
  • She manages help requests and oversees the student team.
  • She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.
Will Schuett
"Yeah, I can make that work"

Will Schuett

  • Digital Project Manager, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

 
Web Project Management
 
Web Design/Content Strategy

Specialties

  • Provides advice and assistance to Michigan Tech's Undergraduate Admissions webpages.
  • Creates, updates, and recommends revisions for several general web pages on mtu.edu.
  • He enjoys thinking through situations and trying to figure how things work. If a situation needs resolving, he's happy to use all his life experiences to recommend a practical and proper solution.
Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications team, including news and media relations, social media, and brand communications staff.
  • Her professional background includes experience in higher education administration and instruction, law, government relations, and writing and editing.
  • She enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Rodney Thompson

Rodney Thompson

  • Manager of Print and Mail Services, University Marketing and Communications
Jessie Tobias

Jessie Tobias

  • Copy Editor

About Jessie

  • She has been a word nerd all her life.
  • She has copy edited for a family of county newspapers in the Lower Peninsula, and has proofread for a major outdoor recreation retailer.
  • She is a native Michigander and has lived in Western Nebraska and Colorado.
  • She enjoys being outside, petting her dogs, and hiking with her family. 
Desiree Valle

Desiree Valle

  • Web Developer: Accessibility, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

 
HTML
 
Javascript
 
Web Accessibility
 
Debugging

About Desiree

  • She is from California and learning to add "eh?" to the end of sentences.
  • She is responsible for identifying and resolving Accessibility issues in the University's content management system.
  • She enjoys finding solutions to Accessibility and Usability issues to make websites more inclusive and usable by everyone.
  • She can be found reading, crafting, cooking, or playing with her nieces and nephews whenever she gets the chance. 
Joel Vertin
"Just Go with It!"

Joel C. Vertin

  • Director of Digital Services, University Marketing and Communications

Superpowers

Leadership
Digital Analytics
Web Accessibility
Change Management
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

About Joel

  • Leading a digital marketing revolution at Michigan Tech
  • Manages UMC's studio and web teams
  • Manages the Digital Marketers Group
  • Passionate about web accessibility
  • Serves on the HighEdWeb Association Membership Committee
  • Presenter at HighEdWeb and Higher Ed Experts conferences
  • Is a Michigan Tech alumnus (BS '09, MBA '13) from Calumet
  • Enjoys golfing, running, softball, nordic skiing, and being a Dad
Austin Walhof
"The best way I've found to have a positive impact on code is to write it!"
—Bob Martin

Austin Walhof

  • Web Programmer, University Marketing and Communications

About Austin

  • He is a Michigan Tech alumni from Central Wisconsin.
  • He is responsible for writing and maintaining web applications and pages that are consistent with Michigan Tech’s brand.
  • In his free time, he can be found tinkering with code, gaming, reading, and watching hockey.