Tina started as a counselor in the Career Services Center in 1978 and moved up through a variety of professional roles before being named director in 1993. In August 2007, she was charged with merging the Career Services Center with Academic Advising and Tutorial Services in order to provide integrated academic advising and career planning services for WWU students. This new assignment provides an opportunity for Tina to build on her 30-year commitment to supporting WWU students to make the most of their educational experience to achieve their personal and professional goals. Tina holds a B.Ed - Secondary Social Studies from the University of Washington and an M.Ed - Student Personnel Work from Loyola University - Chicago.
When not at work, you'll find Tina on her farm in the country digging in the garden, playing with her small menagerie of animals (current count - 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 horses and 12 chickens) or playing in her "art room."
Assistant Director, Career Services
Kergie began her journey as a first-time college student in midlife after staying at home raising her children and working the family cattle ranch. She came to Western with her transfer degree from Yakima Valley CC graduating from the Communication department two years later. During her undergraduate years, she became involved in the field of student affairs leading her to enter the Student Affairs Program at Western. She completed her internship in the Career Services Center where she developed her passion for helping others explore and create a vision for their future. She spent two years at Wenatchee Valley College-North in Omak before moving to Vancouver Island, BC where she taught and counseled at the local community college for several years. In 1999, the opportunity to return to Western as a career counselor became a reality. Currently, she enjoys working with the Career Center Peer Ambassador team, interns and career counselors.
At home, she enjoys spending time on the beach, working with her flower garden and spending time with her family.
Assistant Director of Operations
Aaron started at Western in 2007 and in the Academic and Career Development Services department in 2009. He is motivated by the student-driven mission and goals, and is excited to continue his strong connection with the Western community. Aaron has an MBA as well as a Master's degree in Psychology. He worked in business research, healthcare, and social assessment fields before coming to Western.
Learning Support Services
Barb Quick considers herself privileged to contribute to student learning and academic success at Western Washington University. Prior to joining the Academic and Career Development Services team in 2008, she worked for 10 years at the University of Washington in Seattle and 7 years at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Barb has a B.A. in International Relations from Mankato State University in Minnesota, and a Master's of Public Administration (Higher Education Gateway) from the University of Washington. Travel has been an important part of her life and education, with a two-year residence in Japan, multiple trips to Europe, and a 2010 adventure in Turkey. She and husband Karl Sponberg also enjoy exploring the Northwest and Bellingham's many beautiful parks and trails. Rudy, a small but demanding feline, rounds out the family.
Academic Advising Center
Ashley kicked off her WWU experience in the Viking Union in 2009, and shifted to Academic Advising and Career Development Services in 2013. She landed at Western after soaking up the Windy City for a few years; devoting a bit of time to earning her BA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago and working there post-graduation. Any left over time was filled with volunteering at the Shedd Aquarium and eating up as much of the goodies that the Second City had to offer. Now that she finds herself back in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll often find her running, riding, reading or working in her garden when not at work.