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
    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Chaili was born and raised in Fallbrook, California. She attended APU as an undergraduate student, earning a B.A. in Communication Studies, and returned for her M.A. in Leadership a few years later. Since then, Chaili has served in Residence Life in various living areas as an R.D. and has a passion for connecting others to developmental opportunities and mentorship. She loves traveling, farmers markets, park adventures with her family, and teaching the occasional leadership class with undergraduate students in the leadership minor program!

  • Adam Higginbotham
    Assistant Director of Residence Life and 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 also enjoy the adventures of parenthood with their sons, Declan and Cohen.

  • Amanda Wilson
    Residence Director—Adams Hall

    Amanda hails from the green hills and apple orchards of Yucaipa, California. She attended APU for her undergraduate and graduate education, earning her B.A. in Communication Studies and her M.A. in Leadership Development. She has spent 5 years working in Residence Life and each year has served to further her passion to work alongside and develop college students. 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, and most importantly the women of Adams Hall (#AdamsHallForever). She would love to meet with you to grab coffee or a gourmet doughnut!.

  • 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. While transitioning to APU, Judson finished his M.A. in Leadership. He feels privileged to serve alongside student leaders and finds fulfillment in walking with them in their leadership development. He loves playing ping-pong, basketball, guitar, and most importantly, coffee!.

  • Lauren Bournique
    Residence Director—Engstrom Hall

    Lauren is originally from the Hoosier state of Indiana. She received her B.A. in Christian Education (2011) and M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development (2017) from Taylor University. She spent two years at Bethel Ministry School studying social justice issues and working specifically with the local homeless community. Additionally, she was a missionary with Youth With a Mission for two years serving the local community of Kona, Hawaii, and then living in both Zimbabwe and New Zealand doing missionary work. For Lauren, education is a key to changing lives and society, and this passion is what drives her to work with college students at APU. She believes when students discover who God made them to be there is nothing that will stop them from changing the world! When Lauren isn’t hanging out with students or staff you will find her doing CrossFit, running, hiking, at the beach, or with friends at a coffee shop drinking iced coffee.

  • Megan Brooks
    Residence Director—Shire Mods

    Megan grew up in Danville, California, and moved down to Southern California in 2009 to attend APU. She received her B.A. in Psychology from APU in 2013 and is currently working on her M.A. in Leadership. As an undergraduate student, Megan served in Residence Life for two years and discovered her passion for college student development. Seeing students grow and thrive brings her so much joy! Megan also loves apples, reading, yoga, and creating music with her incredible husband, James.

  • Scott Salsman
    Residence Director—Smith Hall

    cott, originally from La Verne, California, attended APU as both an undergraduate and graduate student receiving his B.A. in Sport Psychology as well as his M.S in College Counseling and Student Development. Before joining Residence Life, Scott worked in the office of Orientation and Transitions, which solidified his passion for working in student life. Scott is thrilled to be working within Residence Life and is so excited to be a part of Smith Hall! When Scott is not working, you can find him playing any sport, watching baseball, and adventuring with his wife, Kenzie!

  • Alpha Joy Lawson
    Residence Director—Trinity Hall

    Alpha Joy was born and raised in Southern California. She is a part of a very, very large (as in 60-something first cousins) and amazing Filipino-American family. She is also a proud alumna of APU, where she completed her B.A. in Business Management and M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development. Alpha Joy’s transformative undergraduate journey inspired her to lean into higher education as not only a career field, but as her calling to serve college students. She feels honored to serve in Residence Life as a way to pursue her calling. In her spare time, she enjoys good boba (bubble tea), quality time with friends and family, and especially trying yummy food around the area!

  • Mikhael Jolley-Ruud Cometa
    Residence Director—University Park

    Mikhael was born in the Philippines, and as a military/missionary kid, has lived with his family in California, Virginia, Hawaii, and Japan. He graduated in 2014 from APU with a B.A. in Sociology. After graduating, he spent a year working with young adults from at-risk backgrounds in the "happiest city," San Luis Obispo, California. After his year-long stint in SLO, Mikhael spent the coldest two years of his life in the Midwest where he worked in Residence Life and pursued an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry in Student Development at Wheaton College. He is excited to return to APU with his super cool wife, Loren, where they are both excited to open up their home to host meals, game nights, movie nights, jam sessions, and more fun/chill activities. You can often find Mikhael making fancy coffee, surfing, reading, outdoor adventuring, playing guitar, cooking, and 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.

  • Samantha Aguirre
    Residence Director—Village South

    Sam received her bachelor’s degree from APU and most recently graduated from Azusa Pacific Seminary with her Master of Divinity. She approaches student development as an opportunity for ministry and is intentional with building meaningful community to create foundations that are long lasting and God-honoring. Some of Sam’s favorite things are spending time with family, food adventures with friends, beach days, decorating, and dancing..

  • Casey Hawes
    Residence Director—University Village West

    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. 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. He is currently pursuing his M.A. in Leadership to continue to grow in serving the community around him. 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.

  • Kennan Beard
    Assistant Residence Director—Shire Mods

    Kennan was born and raised in Modesto, California, where he spent most of his time growing up in the rural countryside. He traveled south to attend Azusa Pacific for his bachelor’s degree and graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Computer Science. While at APU, Kennan discovered his passion for serving students in several different areas and capacities. Once again back at Azusa Pacific, Kennan is pursuing his M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development. He enjoys working on cars, tinkering with computers, and taking part in deep and meaningful conversations at the neighborhood Chick-fil-A.

  • Bailey Borello
    Assistant Residence Director—Alosta Place, Outdoor Adventure House

    Bailey grew up in the small town of Garden Valley, California, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada along the raging American River. She is a graduate of Biola University, Class of ’16, with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in APU’s college counseling and student development program to cultivate her passion for serving undergraduate students and leadership development. In her free time she loves hiking, horseback riding, serving excellent coffee in her barista role, exploring new places, and spending time with close friends.

  • Ryan Soltes
    Assistant Residence Director—Alosta Place, Discipleship House

    Ryan was raised in Irvine, California. He recently graduated from APU with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. At APU, he served in various student affairs offices including Rez Life, the Office of Orientation and Transitions, Communiversity, and Discipleship. Currently, he is in his first year of APU’s college counseling and student development (CCSD) program. He will use the CCSD degree to further his confidence and abilities in student affairs in higher education, his passion and vocation. Ryan enjoys going to the beach, adventuring in new places, spending quality time with friends and family, and playing basketball and volleyball.