Tyler Barton Photo   Bri Bos

Tyler (T.B.)

I am an English Writing major. Though I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, I am a Bozeman native, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I enjoy hiking in the rain, snowboarding in the snow, daydreaming, and hanging out with my wife. I am surprisingly passionate about video games and I hope to one day be a novelist.


Bri (B.B.)

My name is Bri; I am a junior in Industrial Engineering with a minor in writing. Bozeman has always been home, but I grew up all over the country since my dad was in the Navy. Living life must be done passionately and I take this to heart. Gymnastics, boating, photography, traveling, and Montana living are some of my greatest passions. My friends, family and animals are my favorite sources for inspiration.


Jack Bouchard Photo    Destiny Brugman

Jack (J.B.)

I grew up in Brentwood, New Hampshire, though I’ve lived in a dozen other places before coming to Bozeman. I transferred to MSU from Fresno City College in California with the intent of majoring in Economics before I declared a major in Writing. I enjoy snowboarding, the outdoors, and am a member of the Bozeman Boxing Club here at MSU.


Destiny (D.B.)

 I’m Destiny, and I am a English Writing Major going into my junior year. I’m originally from Bozeman and moved around throughout my schooling to end up back in Bozeman at MSU. I participate in Pink Gloves Boxing here on campus. This semester I get to be an assistant instructor with the program. I love writing, both creatively and academically. I will eventually figure out what I really want to do with my major.

Kinsie Clarkson    Kellie Cooke

Kinsie (K.C.)

Hi! I’m a longtime Bozemanite and college sophomore, who just so happens to be majoring in English (with a minor in Music). I like reading, writing, C.S. Lewis, Disneyland, good music, and clever quotes. When I’m not doing homework, you can usually find me playing my violin, frantically jotting down notes for my latest story idea, or outside somewhere with a good book.   


Kellie (K.L.C.)

 I am a sophomore studying Cell Biology and Neuroscience. I am originally from the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. I am enjoying my time at MSU skiing, hiking, exploring, and studying, of course. When I need some stress relief I go out and shoot my bow. I enjoy writing and helping others with their writing.

Adrienne Geraci   Graeme Greenwood

Adrienne (A.G.)

I am currently a sophomore at Montana State and I am working on a major in Fish and Wildlife and a minor in Hispanic Studies. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio where I grew to love Skyline Chili, the Cincinnati Reds, and all things corn hole. My taste in music has been described as 'sawdust and banjos' and I specialize in playing the cowbell. 


Graeme (G.G.)

My name is Graeme Emerson Greenwood. I was born at my home in the hills of Berkeley, California, right across the bay from San Francisco. After graduating high school in 2014, I moved to Bozeman and have been living here ever since. I am currently a sophomore in the Mechanical Engineering program here at MSU. In my free time I like to hang out in the mountains and discuss the intricacies of life. 

 Olivia Hintz   Liz Kovalchuk

Olivia (O.H.)

I’m Olivia. I’m a senior majoring in both Business Marketing and English Writing. I grew up in Eastern Montana, but love living in Bozeman more than anywhere else. I enjoy traveling (I recently spent 5 months studying in England), baking, and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy reading, but for the security of my bank account, don’t allow myself into bookstores too often.


Liz (L.K.)

Hi I’m Liz, which is way more efficient than Elizabeth. It’s the perfect name to order coffee with: short and almost never gets spelled wrong. I’m going to be a junior in the MSU Industrial Engineering program, but this will be my first semester at the Writing Center! I love outdoor activities with emphasis on running. I live for cafes and early mornings. 

Kaidan McNamee    Ellise Moore

Kaidan (K.M.)

Kaidan McNamee is a senior in the Microbiology program at MSU. His primary interest in this field is in research, specifically how bacteria and archaea fight against viral invaders. In addition to attending classes (usually) and researching diligently, Kaidan also writes fiction across a variety of genres and has also developed an interest in scientific journalism, which he hopes to pursue after completing his tenure at MSU. 


Ellise (E.M.)

Hi! I’m Ellise and I’m a junior studying English Literature and French. I like short fiction, big pots of tea, and talking superfluously about things that are cool to me (everything). Recent semesters have found me volunteering in the Diversity Awareness office, working as an orientation leader, student fellowing for Honors Texts and Critics, and helping out with my campus ministry.

 Emma Nelson    Jenna Rhoads

Emma (E.N.)

 I am currently a senior working towards a degree in English Literature and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I moved to Bozeman in 2012 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have thus far been disappointed with the lack of snow present during winter (in the areas where us non-skiing folk frequent). I love to write about literary, gender, racial, and video game theory, and have become completely enamored of Audre Lorde and bell hooks. My hobbies include reading books, organising my books, buying more books, looking at my books, and  baking. Sometimes I go outside, too.


Jenna (J.R.)

Hello there! My name is Jenna Rhoads, and Fall 2016 is my first semester with the Writing Center! I’m a senior studying Policy and Analysis in the field of Political Science. Besides my love for all things politics and coffee, I can be found kayaking on the Yellowstone, singing along to Phantogram, or watching Meet the Press on Sunday mornings.

Kristie Russette    Bay Stephens

Kristie (K.R.)

 I'm a senior Studio Arts and English Writing double major and Harry Potter enthusiast. I'm originally from the Rocky Boy's Indian reservation just south of Havre, MT. Illustration and poetry are a couple of my favorite art forms, but I also enjoy impersonating a photographer. Fall 2015 will be my second semester working at the Writing Center, and I am so happy to continue working with MSU's community of writers. 

Bay (B.S.)

Bay is my actual name (often confused with bae). I’m a junior pursuing an English-Writing major with a Finance minor. Born and raised tromping about the mountains of Vail, Colorado, I enjoy wilderness activities and adventures that make good stories. The third of four siblings, I enjoy people, but time alone is cool too. If you like books, trees, campfires and small houses, we could be friends.

 Demi Sullivan    Hannah Telling

Demi (D.S.)

My name is Demi Sullivan. I was born and raised in Whitefish, Montana where I became a skiing, rafting, hiking and equestrian fanatic. I am a junior at MSU studying English with a Spanish minor. I ride for MSU’s equestrian team and enjoy volunteering at Eagle Mount Therapeutic Riding School. I love riding and writing and Bozeman is the perfect place to pursue both passions


Hannah (H.T.)

 Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m a huge advocate of smelly ski socks, great steaming pots of green curry, and hidden huckleberry patches. I grew up in Dillon, MT but prefer to spend my time at my yurt which is conveniently located ten minutes away from Discovery Mountain. As a sophomore double majoring in English education and art education, I get puppy-dog excited about working with people on all sorts of writing.

 Tayler Veltkamp   Annie Venters

Tayler (T.V.)

 My name is Tayler Veltkamp and I am an Organismal Biology Major. I am a casual fly fisherman, an up and coming backpacker, and the proud dog mom of two lovely pups. When not in the Writing Center, I am outdoors in the awesome Montana wild, or planning a trip into the awesome Montana wild. During the cold months, I am hiding from the deep freeze with a large mug of coffee and an intriguing novel.


Annie (A.V.)

I am happily studying Community Health, I volunteer in the Diversity Awareness Office, and am an advocate in the VOICE Center. I enjoy creative nonfiction writing, napping under trees, and baking muffins. I spend a lot of my spare time talking to and playing with my nine-year-old golden retriever, and I am glad to have another semester in the Writing Center with supportive friends and necessary coffee.


Alli Behrens   Jeff Lynch

Alli (A.B.)

I’m a second year GTA in the English Department.  I received my BS in English Education from Northern Arizona University.  I moved to Montana four years ago, and my love for the outdoors has been further realized in its breathtaking landscapes.  My free time is spent running, hiking, fishing, reading, traveling and spending time with my husband and dogs. 


Jeff (J.L.)

I am Jeff Lynch. I am a life long Montanan and a ten-year resident of Bozeman. I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Montana State University in the English Department.  In addition to teaching classes in writing, my graduate studies focus is on composition theory and practice. I graduated a long time ago with a degree in political science from Carroll College (BA, 1989).




ESL and Graduate Student Specialist

   Erin Strickland  

Erin (E.S.)

My career has been a blend of writing and teaching. I started as a journalist and found my way into education after working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. I have a master's degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and have been teaching graduate and undergraduate non-native speakers of English for six years. I love dessert (hint, hint) and I practice yoga regularly. So, remember: the important thing is just to breathe (and eat chocolate).