Meet the Staff

  • Stacie M. Champine
    Director of Orientation and Transitions

    Hometown: Alta Loma, CA

    M.A., Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
    B.A., Liberal Studies, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.” – Unknown

    Favorite verse:
    “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” —Matthew 5:14–16

  • Stephanie Orona
    Associate Director

    Hometown: Upland, CA

    M.A., Leadership Development, Azusa Pacific University
    B.A., Social Work, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough, give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” —Mother Teresa

    Favorite Verse:
    “Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” – 1 John 3:18

  • Drew Brown
    Program Coordinator

    Hometown: Stillwater, OK

    M.A., English, Azusa Pacific University (in process)
    B.A., Theology, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “I love inside jokes. Love to be a part of one someday.” –Michael Scott

    Favorite verse:
    “I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!” —John 16:33

  • Scott Salsman
    Graduate Assistant

    Hometown: La Verne, CA

    M.S., College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University (in process)
    B.S., Psychology, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “Do simple better.” –Joe Maddon

    Favorite verse:
    “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” —Isaiah 41:10

  • Kristin Atwan
    Alpha Intern

    Major: Communication Studies

    Hometown: Whittier, CA

    Favorite Quotation:
    “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

    Favorite Verse:
    “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” —Matthew 19:26

    Favorite Aspect of APU:
    Joyful and Christ-centered community