Montana State University

Office of Student Success

177 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman MT 59717-4180

Tel: 406-994-7627
Fax: 406-994-5488

Program Staff

Kayla Fields, B.S Kayla Fields, B.S
Program Manager

In 2012, Kayla graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health. Kayla is the Program Manager for the Office of Financial Education where she promotes and encourages students to make financial sound decisions while they are attending MSU. Kayla enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Bozeman, MT has to offer; including but not limited to hiking, biking and floating the river.

Taylor L. Moeller, B.S.

Nancy Gerlach, B.S.
Financial Coach

Nancy received a B.S. from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Her degree was in P.E. with a Pre-Physical / Therapy Option. She spent time, post college, in the grocery business. Nancy then spent 18 years in the flooring business starting out as a sales person. From there she became a Territory Manager for a distributor based out of Spokane, Washington and eventually became a manger of a local flooring store. Nancy learned many aspects of how to sell, how to run a business in a profitable manner, how to deal with people, and what employers look for in prospective employees.

Stephanie Kern, B.A.

Keith Hamburg, B.S.
Financial Coach

Keith has been an active member of Montana State & the Bozeman community since 1994. Prior to working as an Adjunct Professor for Gallatin College at MSU & working in The Office of Financial Education, Keith owned & operated his own business for 15 Years. Keith's goal is to help Montana State students in any way possible, starting with financial education.

Justin Redeen, B.A. Justin Redeen, B.A.
AmeriCorps Vista Member

Justin Redeen currently is a Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with the Office of Financial Education. He graduated from the University of Montana in December 2012 with a BA in political science and a concentration in American politics. He previously interned for Project Vote Smart, a voter education non-profit.

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success Team Members You Should Know

Carina Beck Carina Beck, Ed.D

Carina Beck currently oversees the Office of Student Success and the Career, Internship & Student Employment Services Office at Montana State University.  In this capacity she is charged with developing student success initiatives to improve overall retention and completion rates for the institution while at the same time bolstering career development, financial literacy, internship participation and employer relations.  

Beck received her Doctorate in Education from Montana State University and Master’s in Organizational Communication from The University of Montana.  She has taught courses in communication, career development and human resources.  In addition, she enjoys researching student persistence and new member socialization tactics.  

Beck and her husband, Larry, have two sons, a neighbors cat, two voles and several deer (the later two seem to have declared war on gardens --  Beck's other beloved past-time).
Erin McCormick Erin McCormick, M.Ed.
Assistant Director

Erin has been at MSU since 2004 and joined the Career & Internship Services office in the Spring of 2008.  She has a B.S. in Psychology from Montana State University and her Master's of Education in Student Affairs, also from MSU.  Erin serves as the operations manager for the Center for Student Success. She enjoys gardening and traveling.

Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM
Systems Program Manager

Lori is the Budget Analyst and Systems Manager for Career & Internship Services, Office of Student Success and Financial Education. She has a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Purdue University and her Master's of Science in Human Resource Management, also from Purdue.

Lori Oakley, M.S.HRM Robin Crough
ex.e.ed Program Manager

Robin first came to MSU in 2001 where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005 and a Master of Public Administration in 2007. She then spent six years at the University of California: Santa Cruz, where she enjoyed working in higher education and helping students make the most of their college experience by coordinating opportunities between faculty, staff, industry, and students. At MSU, she will be managing the Internship, Hire-A-Student, and EXCEED programs. In her free time she loves hiking, reading, playing video games, and all things sci-fi and fantasy.
Amanda Tebay, B.S. Amanda Tebay, B.S.
Student Success Coordinator

Amanda has worked at MSU since 2005 and joined the Office of Student Success in July 2013. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from MSU as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Photography from Northwest College. Amanda manages the Return to Learn program, helping former MSU students get back to school after taking a break from university. She also manages the Early Alert program, which allows faculty and staff to refer students to our office if they are worried about their student’s academic success.

Amanda really enjoys connecting with students, encouraging their growth and development, and empowering them to forge their own path at MSU and beyond.