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.
Joe-Barry oversees the Campus Living related items such as working with the Lead RAs, the Living Learning Communities, Fall RA training, and many more. He works closely with the Director of Housing & Orientation in order to sustain Campus Living’s four core principles.
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 always looking to have fun and spread some joy!
Kristin Brown, M.A.
Kristin serves as a resource to students and parents regarding on campus living and provides reception/administrative support for the Director of Housing & Orientation, Assistant Director of Campus Living, and five Area Directors.
I grew up in the small Santa Ynez Valley city of Solvang, California before I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. After my B.A. I studied acting at Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) and went on to get my Master of Arts degree in Theatre, Film, and Dance from Humboldt State University. I enjoy puzzles, movies, journaling, reading, and all sorts of introvert activities that thrive in the rain. I love my new home and I am overjoyed to put down roots and raise my two young children in this beautiful state. I am thrilled to be part of the Campus Living family at Lewis and Clark!
Jessica Carron, M.Ed.
Jessica oversees Stewart, Odell, and Akin halls. She oversees the Multicultural Engagement LLC and the Wellness LLC.
I am originally from Germantown, Illinois, which is a small town located across the river from St. Louis, Missouri. For my undergraduate degree, I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where I received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in History and Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising. After completing my undergraduate degree, I went on to receive my Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, where I began my professional work in housing. I love to spend my time catching up on current events, painting/drawing, playing games, traveling and hanging out with my partner, Luke, and my cat, Ollivander.
JD Chancellor, M.Ed.
I have been working in student housing for over five years in both university and privatized housing. I attended Oklahoma State University for undergraduate studies in Agricultural Leadership and Kent State University for graduate school studies in Higher Education Administration. I have a passion for traveling and love to learn about new cultures. I love dogs and love to see pictures of everyone’s pets (I will spend hours talking to about them). I love sports, specifically softball and volleyball, and I am always up for a pick-up game! A random fact about me is that I love insects.
Joseph Fastuca, M.S.
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I grew up just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, and hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and a newly minted Master of Science degree in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. I have loved living in Oregon over the past couple years and am excited to keep exploring this beautiful state! In my free time, I love reading, cycling, hiking, exploring the outdoors with my fiancé, drinking coffee, and finding my new favourite brunch spot in Portland.
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.
Arielle Valdez, ’17
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, but have spent the last five years right here in Portland! I graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and Rhetoric & Media Studies, and am currently attending the Graduate School to pursue my M.A. in Student Affairs Administration. When I’m not working or studying, I love eating, drinking coffee, playing and listening to music, watching movies and tv, and spending time with my friends and family. I’m so grateful to continue to be a part of the LC community and the Campus Living family!