President: Juli Parrish (she/her), University of Denver
Originally from: Cambria County, Pennsylvania, but I've also lived in 4 of the 8 states in our region.
Worked in writing centers for: 15+years (11 years as an administrator)
What is your favorite part about working for a writing center? Collaboration, curiosity, inquiry, discovery, and reflection.
What do you hope to bring to your position on the RMWCA board? I hope to learn more about the any writing centers in our region and to help foster connection and collaboration.
Favorite/Recommended piece of media? Currently, it's the alternate-history space-race tv show For All Mankind.
President Elect: Heather Graham (she/they), Salt Lake Community College
Originally from: Draper, UT
Worked in the writing centers for: 7+ years
What is your favorite part about working for a writing center? Learning about the vast and diverse lived-experiences of the students I get to interact with. Chipping away at the status quo and challenging academic gatekeeping through supporting students.
What do you hope to bring to your position on the RMWCA board? A 2-year community college/peer tutor perspective
Favorite/Recommended piece of media? Marianas Trench's "Ever After" or "Phantoms" albums.
Outreach Coordinator: Olivia Tracy (she/her), University of Denver
Originally from: Golden, CO
Worked in Writing Centers For: 6+ years.
What is your favorite part about working for a writing center? I love the possibilities writing centers create-- not just the opportunities for writers and consultants/tutors to have conversations about writing that can create space for each of their learning needs, backgrounds, and identities, but also the ways that writing centers can promote equity and access in the wider campus and community.
What do you hope to bring to your position on the RMWCA board? I hope to foster connections among writing center administrators and consultants/tutors within and beyond the Rocky Mountain region. By creating opportunities for writing center folx to brainstorm together, learn from one another, and share resources and strategies, we can create more accessible and equitable writing center spaces and practices.
Favorite/Recommended piece of media? Anything by Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and The Indigo Girls.
Treasurer: Clint Gardner (he/him), Salt Lake Community College
Time working in writing centers: 34 years
What is your favorite part of working in writing centers?
Working with peer writing tutors and witnessing the life-changing work that they engage in.
What do you hope to bring to the RMWCA Board?
I hope to collaborate with the excellent folks on our board and in our region to continue the development of the best regional association of writing centers (ever).
Favorite/Recommended piece of media?
I’d have to say David Attenborough’sThe Living Planet. It is a bit dated, but is a stunning natural history series.
Secretary: Tara Hogan (she/they),