Professional Staff Members
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.
Joe-Barry Gardner, M.Ed.
Interim Assistant Director
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!
Arianna Figueroa, ’16
Arianna manages Campus Living operations.
I’m originally from California, where I lived in Southern California and the Bay Area. I graduated from LC with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and pursuing my Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. I’ve really enjoyed living in Portland and continue to be amazed by Oregon’s beautiful nature! 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.
Clayton Bracht, M.Ed.
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.
Meg Brannan, M.A.
Meg oversees Stewart, Odell, and Akin halls. She oversees the Multicultural Engagement LLC and the Wellness LLC.
Dominique Gardner, M.Ed.
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 adore my cat, Lucy and my dog, Ms. Marvel! I spend my free time enjoying sushi (like everyday), a good boba tea, cooking, and Shonda Thursdays.
Nicole “Nikki” Ludd, M.Ed.
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.
Amanda Sarantis, M.A.
Amanda manages the upper division halls Holmes, Hartzfeld, and the Apartments.
I was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California, and have spent the last six years in Oregon. I received my B.A. in Sociology at the University of Oregon, and just received my M.A. in Student Affairs Administration right here at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School. Oregon is my newfound home and I never see myself leaving this great state! In my free time, I enjoy playing and cuddling with my chocolate lab puppy, Quinn, and taste-testing all of the food at the delicious restaurants and carts in Portland.
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 have 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.