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.

Abby Stovall

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 into life in the Pacific Northwest.
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!

Abby Stovall
Housing Coordinator
425.889.5334 (Office)
abigail.stovall@northwestu.edu

Shelbie Frye

Shelbie serves as our Interim Residence Life Coordinator. She is born and raised in Lynnwood Washington and has enjoyed being in the PNW her whole life. During college, she stayed close and decided on attending Northwest University where she was heavily involved in many groups such as orientation, cheerleading, student Senate and the Student Activities Board. Recently graduating with her Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Mathematics endorsement in 2020, Shelbie is excited to set foot into the Student Development world and serve the school in a more administrative manner. 

In her free time, Shelbie loves to sporadically make art projects and pet any dog she sees (especially her two black labs at her parent’s home). In August 2020, Shelbie got married to her husband, Jed, and together they love to have friends over, play board games, and watch movies. They are excited to be a part of this community and stay connected with the friends Shelbie made throughout her years as a student at Northwest. Her 5 Strengths are Strategic, Communication, Adaptability, Positivity and Achieving.

Shelbie Frye
Interim Residence Life Coordinator
425.889.5234 (Office)
shelbie.knowles@northwestu.edu

Holly Hollopeter

Holly serves as the Area Coordinator for the Guy, Perks, and Crowder residence halls. As the Area Coordinator, Holly works directly with students to co-create a fulfilling, meaningful, and memorable college experience. Holly is originally from Columbus Ohio, but moved across the country to attend Northwest University (over 2,000 miles!) During her time as a student at Northwest, Holly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and is now working toward her Master’s degree in International Community Development. Between these two degrees, Holly’s interests can be seen clearly: She cares deeply about humanitarian work, encountering the richness of culture, and connecting people with their passions.

According to the Strengths Finders test, Holly’s key strengths are: Communication, Restorative, Woo, Futuristic, and Positivity. All of these strengths contribute to Holly’s enthusiasm for working with the college students here at Northwest! She is eager to learn about your life over a cup of coffee sometime. If you need to find Holly, look in the local bookstores, thrift stores, or head downtown to any of Seattle’s art districts. 

Holly Hollopeter
Area Coordinator – Guy, Perks, and Crowder Residence Halls
425.889.5288 (Office)
holly.hollopeter@northwestu.edu

Patrick McLeland

Patrick serves as the Area Coordinator for Gray & Beatty residence halls. Patrick spent several years of his childhood in South Africa where his family served as missionaries; where he first came to know the Lord. As a student, he received both of his degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with an Addictions Studies focus in 2015, followed a few years later with a Master’s in Student Development Administration in 2018. In the past few years, Patrick has served as a camp director with SpringHill in Michigan. He looks fondly on his experience as a camp director as it, along with his student life experience and education, has prepared him for ministry within the hall. You can find Patrick around the hall, in his office, or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest; he’s new to the area. For fun, Patrick is going to be out for a run, reading a good book, board gaming, movie critiquing, playing yard games, or simply enjoying nature. If you ever want to discuss philosophy or just say hello, feel free to stop by his office, there will always be plenty of coffee to share. 

Through it all, Patrick believes that every person has been created with their own unique divine calling that brings purpose to life. Though Strengths Finder and Enneagram types are important information to some, for others, the significance of such tests may be obsolete. Though Patrick does love a good personality discussion, what’s most important to him is that students can see Northwest their home away from home.

Patrick McLeland
Area Coordinator – Gray and Beatty Halls
425.889.9435
patrick.mcleland@northwestu.edu

Hannah Jones

 

Hannah Jones is a Colorado born Area Coordinator for the Apartments. A graduate of Colorado Christian University, she studied Business and minored in Theology, but spent as much time as possible in the music building, in the mountains, or drinking coffee by the vat. Before moving to the PNW, Hannah lived in 6 different states, which included spending two years in Florida serving in Residence Life. She earned her MBA in Florida (about an hour away from Disneyworld-a favorite place) and gets excited about being able to use business to serve others! 

Her top five strengths according to Strengths Finders, are Restorative, Ideation, Strategic, Input, and Futuristic/Achiever. All of these words end up meaning that she loves dreaming big with people, and being a part of our stories as humans in telling the bigger story of the Gospel. Hannah is well known for having caffeinated beverages in stock and is always ready to hear another story with a cup in hand. If you want to hear a good one, ask her about being trapped in a “special” part of the Louvre.

Hannah Jones
Area Coordinator – FIRS and Student Apartments
425.889.5732
hannah.jones@northwestu.edu

Cristhian Alvarado

Cristhian currently serves as the Residence Life Graduate Assistant. In his role, he works alongside other residence life staff to create an inclusive, fun and home-like atmosphere for the students of Northwest. His passion is for people, and helping them in whatever way he can. In the spring of 2020, Cristhian graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration, and is currently working toward his master’s degree in the same discipline. His top five strengths are belief, activator, developer, empathy and communication.

In his free time you can find Cristhian spending time with friends, playing soccer, or exploring Kirkland and the surrounding areas. If you see him around campus, don’t hesitate to say hello or ask a question!

Cristhian Alvarado
Residence Life Graduate Assistant

cristhian.alvarado@northwestu.edu