Meet the Professional Staff
Residence Life is committed to walking with you throughout your university experience – and helping you get where you want to be. The residence life staff is trained to create living atmospheres where you can make friends, live responsibly, and create the memories of a lifetime! Throughout our programs you will find an emphasis on a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the advancement of His Kingdom. We believe that during the college years students should grow as balanced persons emotionally, socially, culturally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Residence Life programs and activities are designed with this student growth in mind. Please join us in these exciting opportunities.
Residence Life Staff are professionals who serve full time directing the various living-learning communities here at Northwest. They also are associate members of the university faculty. Some of their duties include supervision of student staff, crisis intervention, developing personal relationships with students, planning and implementing educational programs and social activities, and assisting residents in all aspects of their spiritual, academic, and personal growth.
Sarah Jobson is the Director of Residence Life an Housing. Her role involves casting vision and direction for the residence life program, traditional student housing placement, supervising Area Coordinators, mentoring and advising student leaders and encouraging community and team development. She has been working, living, and journeying alongside college students for the past 15 years. Originally from California, she has degrees in Communications, Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministries. Her top five strengths are Strategic, Activator, Achiever, Belief and Relator.
At heart, Sarah is a wife, mom, mentor and leadership coach trying to offer others the grace to be and the room to become (like someone did for her when she was in college). When not hard at work, Sarah is usually all over the place – enjoying sports and movies and everything in between. She can be found with her husband Brian, playing with their two sons or in some corner of a local bookstore getting lost in a story.
Director of Residence Life & Housing
Abby Stovall serves on the Student Development team as the Housing Coordinator. Her role is to help facilitate housing assignments and details for Northwest University students to help make their housing transitions simple and beneficial. She graduated from Lee University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in English, where she worked in office administration for Residential Life & Housing. She quickly fell in love with using organization and administrative detail to benefit the lives of students. She has previously worked in administration and project management for a Seattle-area nonprofit organization. Originally hailing from Ohio, Illinois, and Tennessee, she is happy to be settled in to life in the Pacific Northwest. Her top five strengths are strategic, positivity, woo, communication, and ideation.
Abby is passionate about Christ, her husband Tyler, all people (and dogs), and being a part of diverse community. In her free time, she is most likely reading, painting, or eating tacos…or some combination of all three. You can find her in the Student Development office in the Pecota Student Center if you ever have a question or concern!
Hayley Hanford is the Area Coordinator for GPC. In her role she mentors the Resident Assistants and Assistant Area Coordinator of GPC. Together they seek to provide a living community where students can grow in relationships, develop personally, find a safe space to belong, and grow together in their faith. Hayley was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated with a degree in Communication from Northwest University. Her top five strengths are Developer, Maximizer, Belief, Empathy, & Positivity.
Hayley is passionate about the love of Jesus, leadership development, adoption and foster care, family, and friendship. In her free time, she enjoys photography, videography, drone photography, going to the movies, sunsets over Lake Washington, starry nights, canoeing, drinking coffee with friends, and good jams. You can find Hayley’s office on the second floor of Guy Hall. She’d love for you to stop by to chat or share your current favorite song!
Area Coordinator – Guy, Perks, Crowder Halls
Peter Carlson is the Area Coordinator for Gray-Beatty Hall. In this role, he works alongside a team of Resident Assistants to invite students into community with and for one another, seeking the fullness of life and learning together. He received his undergrad degree from Bethel University, and holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development from Taylor University. In life, Peter strives to be a learner, seeking to find new ways of learning and how to share that learning with students.
In his free time, Peter enjoys woodworking, being in nature, traveling, and exploring new foods. If he could have it his way, he’d prefer to be on a boat with good friends, because life has a way of being better when you’re on a boat. He loves telling a story about anything and everything, so stop by his office in the Gray-Beatty lounge and ask him to tell you one!
Area Coordinator – Gray, Beatty Halls
Wesley Rodgers is an Area Coordinator for the Apartments and the FIRS. His role is to develop a team of Resident Assistants to ensure community and good living are developed on the hill. Having grown up as a Missionary Kid in China, Wesley found home in the residence halls when he was an undergraduate student at Crown College in Minnesota, and gained a passion for helping make college home for others. Originally from Texas, Wesley has lived in two countries and five states. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and his top five strengths are Command, Analytical, Futuristic, Input, and Intellection.
Wesley loves the Lord, his wife Emily, and connecting with others to hear their stories. In his free time he enjoys reading, watching films, playing sports, and cooking. You can find him in the Pecota Student Center right next to the Student Development offices.
Area Coordinator – Apartments