Meet the Staff

  • Charlie Moore
    Executive Director of Residence Life/Judicial Officer

    Charlie was born and raised in beautiful central New Jersey. After graduating from Houghton College (lots of cows, snow, and elbow room), he spent several years in New England working in residence life. In the summer of 1994, he arrived at APU in pursuit of an M.A. in Leadership Studies. After serving for several years as a residence director, Charlie stepped into his current role as the executive director of residence life. This role allows him to do daily what he loves most—build supportive relationships with students. He sees Residence Life's primary mission to be a department that actively supports students as they explore who God has made them to be and how He wants them to use their gifts and talents to contribute to the community in which they live. When Charlie is not bugging students, he can be found pursuing his other interests: egg salad sandwiches, antiques, and hanging out with his two dogs, Moose and Lucy.

  • Kim Henny
    Administrative Assistant of Residence Life

    Born and raised in Southern California, Kim has enjoyed living here and serving APU for the past 20 years. Beginning her APU career in Undergraduate Admissions in 1994, Kim transitioned to her current position in Residence Life in 2006. The most enjoyable part of her job is partnering with the wonderful Residence Life staff in supporting and caring for residents and interacting with APU's amazing students.

  • Chaili Trentham
    Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Director—Village West

    Chaili was born and raised in Fallbrook, California. She attended APU as an undergraduate student, earning a B.A. in Communication Studies. While at APU, Chaili served as a resident advisor for two years and developed a passion for working with college students living in community. After graduating, she spent two years serving as an event coordinator for a farmers' market management company in Southern California, but returned to APU's community to pursue her M.A. in Leadership and work in Residence Life. She loves adventures, soccer, crafting, tea parties, and Village West.

  • Adam Higginbotham
    Program Coordinator—Walkabout, Theme Housing, Residence Director—Alosta Place

    Adam was born and raised in rural, southern Ohio. He attended MVNU in Ohio where he earned a B.A. in Religion-Humanities with a minor in Sociology. During that time, Adam served in Residence Life for three years; a time which initially sparked his interest in working with and journeying alongside college students. After graduating and marrying Roni, his brilliant wife, they moved to Southern California. In Pasadena, Adam attended Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned an M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. Currently, he is furthering his education by pursuing an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development at APU. Adam and Roni have also recently ventured into parenthood with their firstborn, Declan.

  • Scott Kolmer
    Residence Director—Smith Hall

    Scott comes from the true "Valley of the Sun," Phoenix, Arizona. He recently graduated with a Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from APU. After spending a year working in the Office of Orientation and Transitions, he served as an assistant residence director at APU and realized his passion for Residence Life. He is excited to be the RD of Smith Hall and build a brotherhood among the freshman guys. When Scott is not working, you can probably find him playing basketball or volleyball, eating, watching Netflix, or FaceTiming with his favorite ladies... his mom, sister, and nieces!

  • Diana Kim
    Residence Director—Engstrom Hall

    Dee was born in Michigan but spent the majority of her life in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She graduated twice from Taylor University with a B.A. in Media Communications, and an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development. During college she served as an RA for two years, which made her realize her love for college students. For Dee, Residence Life represents an opportunity to deeply care for students, inspire them to understand their passions, and aide in the development of their faith. She does this all in hopes of empowering students and equipping them as individuals. Dee loves the excitement of spontaneous adventures, exploring the world and cultures, snowboarding, long boarding, listening to music, eating, crafting, reading, and is highly addicted to pop culture, movies, and shows. Dee’s favorite moments are spent getting lost in conversations and creating memories with friends. She’s a creative designer and enjoys capturing the joys in life through photography and graphic design.

  • Amanda Wilson
    Residence Director—Adams Hall

    Amanda hails from the green hills and apple orchards of Yucaipa, California. She attended APU for her undergraduate degree and earned her B.A. in Communication Studies. During her time as a student, she served as an international outreach leader, an Alpha leader, and spent two years working in Residence Life, all of which created her passion to serve and develop college students. Upon graduating, Amanda moved to Fullerton, California to serve as the residence life coordinator at Hope International University. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Leadership at APU while simultaneously seeking out life’s great adventures. Amanda is stoked to be working at APU, a community she and so many others call home. She loves good stories, all matters relating to dance, satire, hashtags, and talking in the third-person (#CaseInPoint). She would love to meet with you to grab coffee or a gourmet donut!

  • Buck Rice
    Residence Director—Trinity Hall

    Buck was born and raised in Northern California, but migrated south to attend Azusa Pacific University, where he graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. During his time at APU, Buck discovered that he had a passion for serving students in a university setting, and after graduating, he pursued that passion by working as a graduate assistant for Residence Life at California Baptist University, and obtaining his M.A. in Leadership from APU. Buck feels blessed to return to APU with his amazing wife, Taylor, and is ecstatic for the opportunity to serve as the residence director of Trinity Hall! In his spare time, Buck enjoys baking, cycling, and beating Taylor at Mario Kart.

  • Elizabeth Wann
    Residence Director—Village South

    Liz hails all the way from Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2010 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry. After graduation, she moved to California to pursue a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at APU. Before joining Residence Life, she was a residential counselor at a home for at-risk teens and worked at a marketing company in Pasadena. After a few years, Liz realized how passionate she is about working with students and could not miss this great opportunity to be a resident director. She is excited to be a part of the APU community and Residence Life. When Liz is not working, she enjoys surfing, singing, and hanging out with her husband!

  • Rhianna Pierre
    Residence Director —University Park

    Rhianna, originally from La Verne, California, graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Kinesiology and is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Azusa Pacific Seminary. During college, she served as an RA for two years, instantly falling in love with the transformative impact of Residence Life and the art of sharing our lives in an authentic way, drawing us closer to one another and to God. After graduating from Westmont, she worked as an assistant residence director at APU and then as a success coach for APU’s online program and the director of children’s ministry at Living Spring Church in Garden Grove. She is overjoyed to be returning to APU as the residence director of University Park. She is a huge fan of conversations over perfectly crafted cups of coffee, ice cream, reading, snail mail, yoga, and being a part of anything that involves dancing.

  • Victoria Volpei
    Residence Director—Village East

    Victoria was raised in Ventura, California. She received her B.A. in Psychology from APU and served as a resident advisor for three years. Her passion for student development grew throughout her time in Residence Life at APU and motivated her decision to commit to Residence Life full-time! She served as a resident director at Grand Canyon University for two years while getting her M.S. in Psychology and returned home to APU a few years ago. Victoria loves spending time with her husband, Jeff, going to the beach, baking, hiking, and Village East.

  • Judson Lim
    Residence Director—Bowles

    Judson was born in New York, but spent most of his life overseas as a missionary kid. He attended Hope International University where he earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies. During that time, Judson served as a Resident Assistant and completed his senior year as the student body president. Upon graduating, he served as the Residence Life coordinator at Hope International University. Judson is currently pursuing an M.A. in Leadership and enjoying every minute of it. He feels privileged to serve alongside student leaders and finds fulfillment in walking with them in their leadership development. He loves ping-pong, basketball, guitar, and most importantly, Diet Coke!

  • Casey Hawes
    Residence Director—Shire Modulars

    Casey is from the great, little mountain town of Mariposa, California, where he grew up raising ostriches with his three brothers and playing any sport imaginable. He received his B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in conflict and peacemaking from Fresno Pacific University. He also thoroughly enjoyed serving as an RA during his time at FPU. Casey has continued to pursue his love for people and ministry in other leadership positions post graduation. He has served as a camp counselor, coach, and speaker, as well as the high school director at San Clemente Presbyterian Church for five years. He feels extremely blessed and excited to serve the students and campus of Azusa with his wonderful wife, Corrie, by his side. While at APU, he plans on pursuing his M.A. in Leadership to continue growing in his gifts of caring and working with people. In his free time, he relishes quality time with his wife, family, and friends, and can be found playing basketball or in a coffee shop relaxing and soaking up genuine conversation.

  • Lynn Huh
    Assistant Residence Director—Shire Modulars

    Lynn was born into a missionary family in the Philippines, and moved with her family to the United States in 2001. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Irvine. During her undergraduate career, she served as a Resident Advisor for two years, which sparked her passion to pursue her Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development at APU. Lynn is thrilled to re-enter the world of residence life after three years and looks forward to what the year has in store. Lynn likes to spend her free time sharing life over meals or coffee, watching TV shows, and napping.

  • Mitzi Martinez
    Assistant Residence Director—Discipleship House, Leadership House

    Mitzi was raised in Los Angeles, California. She recently graduated from George Fox University with a B.A. in Management and will begin her first year at APU’s College Counseling and Student Development program this fall. She is the first one in her family to earn a college degree. Her personal experiences as a first-generation student have instilled in her a passion to serve and empower college students. She is looking forward to serving the APU community! Mitzi also enjoys spending time with family, going on hikes, and cooking.

  • Emma Almquist
    Assistant Residence Director—Outdoor Adventure House, Student Action House

    Emma was born in Canton, Ohio, home of the pro-football hall of fame. During college, she worked at a camp on the Oregon coast which led her to George Fox University. Emma graduated from George Fox with a B.A. in Sociology and is now pursuing her M.A. in College Counseling and Student Development at APU where she is cultivating her passion for college students and leadership development. In her free time, Emma enjoys adventuring outdoors with her husband Tim, spending quality time with close friends, drinking excellent coffee, dreaming of owning a golden retriever, and playing and listening to music.