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Sandi Bottemiller, ’76
Director of Housing & Orientation

Sandi oversees all aspects of Campus Living, including housing assignments, facilities improvements, and more.  She also coordinates New Student Orientation and Parents Preview each August. 

“I’m an Oregonian, through and through although I’m not a huge fan of the rain.  I have spent the better part of my life at Lewis & Clark.  As a kid, when my dad was the Registrar here, I spent much of my summers on campus. Once it was time to start my career, L&C seemed the perfect spot! I love this community and the part I get to play in providing a home away from home for our students.  I am a wife, a mom of two and a grandma (“Mimi”) of four.  I love the time I get to spend with my family, all who live close by. I enjoy finding and preparing new recipes, working out and spending quiet evenings with my husband and our dog, Teddy.”

Arianna Figueroa, ’16
Administrative Coordinator

Arianna manages Campus Living operations. She is excited to be in the Student Affairs Administration master’s program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. 

 “I’m originally from California, where I lived in So Cal and the Bay Area. I recently graduate from LC with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and currently pursuing my Masters in Student Affairs Administration here at LC’s Graduate School. Living in Portland for the past 4 years has been fun and I still can’t get over the beauty of Oregon! I have a huge passion for makeup and spend my free time watching football with my family, trying a new food spot, and playing with my 3 pups.” -Arianna

Meg Brannan, M.A.
Area Director

Meg oversees Stewart, Odell, and Akin halls.  She oversees the Multicultural Engagement LLC and the Wellness LLC. 

“I’m originally from Oneonta, NY and obtained a Bachelor’s in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. After graduation I worked for a year as an Area Coordinator in Residential Life at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. I then went on to obtain her Masters’ in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. I spend my free time playing soccer, watching soccer, journaling, reading, exploring Portland with my fiance Lee, and trying to figure out which puppy to adopt.” -Meg


Joe-Barry Gardner, M.Ed.
Area Director

Joe-Barry specializes in the experiences of upper division students, and oversees Holmes and Hartzfeld residence halls. He also supports the campus apartments. He also helps coach the football team- Go Pios!

“I’m originally from Tampa, Fl and obtained a Bachelor’s in Telecommunication and Film from the University of West Florida. I then went on to obtain my Masters’ in College Student Affairs Administration also from the University of West Florida. I spend my free time playing sports, eating corndogs, watching anything to do with Superheroes, and hanging with friends and family. I’m is always looking to have fun and spread some joy!” -Joe-Barry

Nicole “Nikki” Ludd, M.Ed.
Area Director 

Nikki oversees the five individual buildings that make up Forest Hall, home to Outdoor Pursuits and Environmental Action LLCs. She also advises the Co-op with the student coordinators.

I was born in Honolulu, HI and grew up in Orange, NJ. I received my B.A in English from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. After graduation, I worked at a YMCA camp in Outdoor Education and coached high school swimming. I attended graduate school at my alma mater, University of North Florida, where I earned an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration. I enjoy hiking and camping as well as exploring Portland. I have two cats named Oliver and Oakley who can be seen lounging in the windows of Tamarack.” -Nikki


Clayton Bracht
Area Director 

Clayton serves as the Area Director for Copeland Hall, home of the Xperiment LLC. 

“I’m originally from Ephrata, WA and received my Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Religion and Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University. I then received my Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy with and Emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Utah. I love my two dogs, Huckleberry and Cooper, and my cat, Penny and love spending my free time hiking, backpacking, and exploring the outdoors and national parks with my partner Jessica, playing ultimate frisbee, watching the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks, reading Calvin & Hobbes, and enjoying crock pot soup on rainy Northwest days.” -Clayton

Dominique Gardner, M.Ed.
Area Director

Dom manages Platt-Howard Hall, home to the Global Village and Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA) LLCs.  Dom also coordinates the Platteau, the Student Art Center, with student staff.

“I’m originally from Eureka, CA and have a Bachelors in Animal Reproduction and Development from Oregon State University and a Masters in College Student Affairs Administration from University of West Florida. I have always had a tremendous love for animals and adores her cat Lucy and her dog Ms Marvel! I spend my free time enjoying sushi (like everyday), a good boba tea, cooking, and enjoying Shonda Thursdays.” -Dominique

Julia Huerta
Graduate Assistant

Julia works with the Resident Career Advisors and residents in the apartments.  She is working towards her graduate degree in Student Affairs Administration at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. She manages the apartments: Roberts, East, and West.

I grew up in Portland, OR and received my Bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I spent the two years after undergrad working at a boarding school in Minnesota as a Residence Hall Supervisor. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration here at Lewis & Clark. I recently adopted a Chihuahua puppy named Luna and also has a cat named Cranberries. I loves spending time doing jigsaw puzzles and listening to Disney songs. I’m excited to be back in my hometown and close to my family.” -Julia