2013-2014 STFs

Jared Ahlers

Jared Ahlers

Hometown: Whitewood, SD
Major: Business Administration
Sophomore
Fall 2013

Hello! My name is Jared Ahlers I am a Sophomore at Black Hills State University majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in management. I spent my first semester at Dakota State University studying Computers and Network Security. I transferred to BHSU to pursue a business degree and I was hired on to be a Student Technology Fellow at BHSU in addition to that I am also the Assistant Manager at Taco John's of Spearfish. I am really excited to pursue my degree here at BHSU and look forward to progressing my knowledge through working with the Marketing and Communications on campus.


Cory Ambrose

Cory Ambrose

Hometown: Clark, SD
Major: Psychology
Senior


Hello! My name is Cory Ambrose. I am working on a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy here at BHSU. I plan on either teaching psychology at a college level or doing programming on the research side of psychology. I enjoy everything the Black Hills have to offer, such as snowboarding, hiking, cliff jumping at the lake, long boarding, disc golf, playing guitar, and much more. As a second year STF, I will continue working with Flash, making interactive movies for faculty to assist them in their teaching methods.


Kelli Anderson

Kelli Anderson

Hometown: Harrisburg, SD
Major: Psychology with a Business Minor
Senior


I run for the BHSU track team. My events include the 200, 400, and the 4x4. I enjoy climbing, biking, and xc skiing.


Clair Cecil

Clair Cecil

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Psychology
Senior

Hey all! My name is Clair Cecil. I am a Psychology Major and Art Minor at BHSU. When I'm not buried in human behavior research I love getting lost in art projects. There is nothing quite like putting on headphones, listening to the music "flavor of the day", and immersing yourself in an art project to soothe the soul. As a first year Student Technology Fellow I am super excited to learn the ropes and get to know everyone in the program. Thank you for stopping by to read my bio! Have a wonderful day.

Donald Decker

Donald Decker

Hometown: Frankfort, SD
Major: Math Ed, Science Ed
Freshman


My name is Donnie Decker, I am Majoring in Math Educaiton with a Minor in Science Education. I am from Frankfort, South Dakota. This year I am a freshman at BHSU. I am a first year STF. I am on the BHSU cross country team. I love running, and there is no better place in the world to run then here in the Black Hills. My sister Mandi and my Cousin Mitch Kraft are also attending Black Hills State


Shaylee Flint

Shaylee Flint

Hometown: New Underwood, SD
Major: Graphic Design
Freshman

Fall 2013

Hi! My name is Shaylee Flint. I'm a freshman here at BH and I'm majoring in Graphic Design. I'm also a cheerleader at the school. In my free time, I love to read, draw, watch movies, listen to rock music, and I'm trying to learn to play guitar.


Taylor Fox

Taylor Fox

Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Major:Computer Science/Computer Game Design
Freshman

Fall 2013

Hello, I am Taylor Fox and this is my first time being an STF. I enjoy computers in general and my hobby would have to be video games. I hope to someday create the very same games I enjoy playing myself.


Adam Gomez

Adam Gomez

Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Major: Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photography and Graphic Communications
Junior


My name is Adam Gomez, I was born and raised in Spearfish. My major is Mass Communications with two emphasis in Photography and Graphic Communications. I am just starting my Junior year. I love to be outside and always doing something with my photography. I also have a love for working on cars.


Samantha Gray

Samantha Gray

Hometown: Faith, SD
Major: Corporate Communications | Business Administration
Senior


Hi! My name is Samantha Gray. I am currently a senior at Black Hills State University where I am studying Corporate Communications and Business Administration as well as working as a Student Technology Fellow. This is my second year working as an STF, I will be helping with maintaining the BHSU website as well as assisting faculty members with their own websites.


Kirk Hauck

Kirk Hauck

Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Major: Psychology | Music
Junior


Hello, my name is Kirk Hauck. I'm double majoring in psychology and music here at BHSU, with the hopes of either going into clinical psychology or music therapy. My hobbies include reading, singing, playing the piano, perusing the bizarre corners of the Internet, hiking, and going on adventures with my friends. As an STF, I play around with HTML and CSS to make web pages for professors.

Matthew Hess

Matthew Hess

Hometown: New Underwood, SD
Major: Environmental physical science
Sophomore


I enjoy using graphic design programs and my favorite classes are chemistry and desktop publishing.


Kyler Huber

Kyler Huber

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major:Business Administration emphasis in Management with a Marketing Minor
I am an outgoing person that loves anything to do with the outdoors. Snowboarding, going to the lake, and longboarding to name a few. I plan on moving to Omaha in the Summer to find a career that allows me to use my skills in these areas.


Amanda Huppr

Amanda Hupp

Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Major: Tourism and Hospitality
Freshman


Hello! My name is Amanda Hupp. I'm from Spearfish, SD. I am majoring in Tourism and Hospitality here at Black Hills State University. In my free time I enjoy fishing and hanging out with my friends and family. This is my first semester working as an STF.


Taylor Huppler

Hometown: Belle Fourche, SD
Major: Math & Science Education
Senior


Hello! My name is Taylor Huppler. I am originally from Florence, SD, but now live in Belle Fourche with my husband. This is my first semester as an STF. I am very excited to be a part of this program, and look forward to learning as much as possible!


Erin Jarvis

Erin Jarvis

Hometown: Hill City, SD
Major: Biology
Junior


My name is Erin Michelle Jarvis. I am a junior and I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Business Administration. I graduated from Hill City, SD in 2011. I love to play golf and have two adorable corgis. I am part of the STF team here on campus at BHSU and hope to help anyone out! I work on the Marketing and Communications side of it. Check out my site for more information about myself and the STF program!


Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Hometown: Bison, SD
Major: Business Management
Sophomore


Hello, my name is Jessica Johnson. I am currently a sophomore at Black Hills State University majoring in Business Management with a specialization in accounting. After finishing my degree, I hope to move back to my hometown of Bison, SD and start my own bookkeeping/accounting business for farmers and ranchers in the area. My hobbies include riding horse, golfing, and creating graphics. This is my second semester working as a Student Technology Fellow. I have really enjoyed the work and have learned so much about using various kinds of computer programs.


Mitch Kraft

Mitch Kraft

Hometown: Wessington Springs, SD
Major: Business Admin/EPS
Junior


I am Mitch Kraft, a Student Technology Fellow at BHSU. I work with Christopher Dawes creating interactive tutorials in D2L for faculty. Using Captivate I create interactive and fun quizzes and study materials for faculty to give their students. I have also learned to use Camtasia to create self paced tutorials for faculty and students. In Camtasia I used call outs, captions, and videos to help clearly explain the aspects of D2L for faculty. This experience has taught me to be creativity and to explain a difficult process in a way that others can understand. I believe that being a Student Technology Fellow is a wonderful experience and greatly helps prepare me for my future career.


Dominique Laki

Dominique Laki

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Political Science and Theater with Teaching
Sophomore

Fall 2013

Born and Raised in England, moved to South Dakota in 2010. Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, Reading, Gaming, Researching, and other random things. Interesting Fact: I’ve met the Queen. Visited to Buckingham Palace, and Sandringham House. Birmingham’s Chess champion at the age of 10. I’ve been a STF for almost a year now, I like what I do, it’s fun, complicated and crazy. In my own time I stream on TwitchTV.


Megan Lapka

Megan Lapka

Hometown: Volga, SD
Major: Graphic Design/Communication
Freshman


Julieanne Morse

Julieanne Morse

Hometown: Mobridge, SD
Major: Mass Communications with Photography Emphasis
Senior

I enjoy photography. I recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in which I served as a military photojournalist there. I'm glad to be back in the U.S. and I look forward to finishing my degree here at BHSU.

Mikaela Murtha

Mikaela Murtha

Hometown: Parkston, SD
Major: Secondary Math Education
Sophomore


I enjoy hanging out with my family, being outside on the farm with our animals, and spending time with friends.


Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn

Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Major: Exercise Science
Senior


Hello, my name is Megan Quinn. I am currently a senior at Black Hills State University. I’m majoring in Exercise Science. Following this year at Black Hills, I will be going to graduate school for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As an STF, I get the privilege of working with faculty to help improve the application of their course materials. In my spare time I enjoy biking, hiking, watching movies, and going out with friends.

Kristin Rath

Kristin Rath

Hometown: Canton, SD
Major: Double major in Science Education (emphasis in chemistry and physics) and Physical Science
Junior


I am on the BHSU Track and Field team where I run sprints, relays, and the 400 hurdles. I like to go hiking in the canyon and all around Spearfish. After graduation I want to teach abroad for a year or two then come back to South Dakota and teach high school.


Alex Richardson

Alex Richardson

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Psychology
Freshman


My name is Alex Richardson, I am from Rapid City, South Dakota. I am a freshman. I plan on majoring in psychology here at Black Hills State University. I enjoy hiking, camping, and playing basketball. I also like to play video games and watch T.V. in my free time. This is my first semester working as a Student Tech Fellow.


Jordynn Schmautz

Jordynn Schmautz

Hometown: Belle Fourche, SD
Major: Corporate Communications
Junior


Hi! My name is Jordynn Schmautz and I am a junior here at BHSU. I am Majoring in Corporate Communications and Minoring in Commercial Arts with an Emphasis in Graphic Communications. I am from Belle Fourche, SD and this is my first semester working as an STF.


Kerry Tarrant

Kerry Tarrant

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Undeclared
Freshman


My name is Kerry. I am from Rapid City, South Dakota. This is my second semester with STF and enjoy working here. My hobbies include skiing, long walks on the beach, eating, hiking, video games, and working out.


Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox

Hometown: Yankton, SD
Major: Exercise Science
Senior

Fall 2013

I came to BHSU because I enjoy running and the outdoors. I have ran Track and Cross Country throughout school while still finding time to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and hunting.

Michael Wilcox

Michael Wilcox

Hometown: Yankton, SD
Major: Human Services
Sophomore

Fall 2013

My name is Michael Wilcox. I am 20 years old and a sophomore at BHSU. I am majoring in Human Services and minoring in Sociology. This is my second semester working as an STF.

Ann Wilken

Ann Wilken

Hometown: Faith, SD
Major: Business Administration Specializing in Management and Economics & Finance
Senior


Hi! I'm Ann Wilken and I am a senior a BHSU. I currently work as Student Technology Fellow and as a barista at a local coffee shop. This is my second semester working as an STF and have really enjoyed working here helping to maintain the BHSU website. In my spare time, I enjoy running and exercising and hanging out with my friends.