Resident Directors

Meet our Resident Directors!
Rebecca Groves

Bridgeway Commons: Rebecca Groves

Hello, folks! My name is Rebecca Groves. I am starting my seventh year here at UW-Platteville in the Department of Residence Life. I have been the Resident Director in both Hugunin and Dobson Halls. This year I am excited to be the Resident Director of Bridgeway Commons! I obtained my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women's Studies from UW-Whitewater. I have a Master's in Education: College Student Personnel, from Western Illinois University.

I am passionate about working with first-year students, veterans and military personnel, as well as many other diverse communities. I also am passionate about topics such as life coaching, social justice, diversity issues, and spirituality. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, home decor, and crafts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling 608.342.7304 or by emailing me at grovesr@uwplatt.edu.

 

 

Whitney Hanson

Brockert Hall: Whitney Hanson

Hello! My name is Whitney Hanson, and I am originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where I majored in Psychology, minored in Sociology, and spent my final two years working in the areas of Residence Life and Orientation. Following my graduation from UWRF I continued my passion for housing by earning a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, while working for the Housing Department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

In my spare time I love to read, watch movies and TV, spend time with friends and loved ones, spend time outside, and take part in various artsy and crafty activities! This is my first year at UW-Platteville and I look forward to the many adventures I will have in Brockert Hall and with its residents!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by my office or contact me at hansonw@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.3240.

 

 

Kyle Herberg

Dobson Hall: Kyle Herberg

I am from Kohler, Wisconsin. I have worked in Higher Education in various roles for the past 7 years. I was a Resident Assistant and Desk Services Manager at UW - Stout, ACUHO-I Camps/Conferences Intern at The University of West Georgia, a Graduate Student Resident Director at The University of Oklahoma, as well as a Hall Director at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. I received my B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism management from UW – Stout. I also received my M.Ed in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Some of my favorite activities are drinking coffee, running, practicing yoga as well as going on adventures. I am looking forward to learning and growing together at UW – Platteville! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by my office or contact me at herbergk@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.3260.

 

 

Lawrence Anthony Parrott

Hugunin Hall: Lawrence Anthony Parrott

Hello! My name is Lawrence Anthony Parrott, I hail from Chicago IL. I  received my Bachelor's Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Human Service and Psychology from Baker College. I served for two years as an RA while attending Baker College. This is my fifth year at UW-Platteville, I will be serving as the  RD for Hugunin Hall.

In free time I enjoy watching movies or binge-watching television shows on Netflix. I absolutely love Chicago sports! I try and watch every Chicago Bulls game that I can.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at parrottl@uwplatt.edu or call my office at 608.342.3210.

 

 

Taylor Burke

McGregor Hall & Cooper Living and Learning Center: Taylor Burke

Hello! I am Taylor Burke, the Resident Director of McGregor Hall and Cooper Living Learning Center. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance with a Business minor from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I have worked with residence life for 3 years as a resident assistant and senior assistant. This is my second year as a Resident Director and I look forward to being back on this amazing campus I call home!

My hobbies include camping, geocaching, playing/watching sports and Zumba! I am so excited to meet you all and have an incredible year!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling 608.342.3250 or by emailing me at burketa@uwplatt.edu.

 

 

Savion Kirk

Melcher Hall: Savion Kirk

Salutations everyone! Savion Kirk here, Resident Director of Melcher Hall.  I hail from Freeport, IL where we are the home of the Pretzels!

I received my undergraduate degree from this fine institution where I served as a Resident Hall Association (RHA) representative and was very involved with Hall Council. I enjoyed the campus residence life so much I served as a Resident Assistant for three years. After graduation, I taught for a bit in Freeport, but I missed my home of UW-Platteville! I am ecstatic to have returned and serve in the role of Resident Director. I have a passion for helping students make an adventure out of their college career and become lifelong leaders.

If you ever want to chat, have questions, or want to voice concerns stop on by my office located across from the Front Desk. You can also contact me at kirks@uwplatt.edu or via phone at 608.342.3211.

 

 

Olivia Kopecky

Morrow Hall: Olivia Kopecky

Hello! My name is Olivia Kopecky and I am the Resident Director for Morrow Hall this year. I graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. While at St. Kate’s, I was a leader for my Residence Hall Association and enjoyed leading programs and events. I am originally from Webster, WI where I grew up on a hobby farm. 4-H has always been a big part of my life, so I am proud to say that this year is my 17th year as a member of the organization.  I also love to crochet, hike, cook, travel, and go skiing.

This is my first year at UW-Platteville and I look forward to accomplishing some awesome goals this year! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone at 608.342.3200 or via email at kopeckyo@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Nicole Mitchell

Pickard Hall: Nicole Mitchell

Hello Everyone! My name is Nicole Mitchell and I am the Resident Director of Pickard Hall. I am very excited to be working with the Department of Residence Life.

I graduated from UW – Platteville in 2015 with a B.S. in Business Administration. My experiences and involvement at UW – Platteville inspired me to attend graduate school for student affairs. In May of 2017, I graduated from Arkansas Tech University with my master’s degree in College Student Personnel. I am excited to be back to a place I can call home. 

In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball among a variety of other sports, all of the Marvel Movies, being outdoors, camping, and spending time with family and friends. I am a HUGE Badger Volleyball fan and I also root for the Green Bay Packers and other Badger athletics.

Feel free to stop by my office, call me at mitchelln@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.3220.

 

 

Kasey Fisher

Porter Hall: Kasey Fisher

Hello, everyone! I am Kasey Fisher, the Resident Director for Porter Hall. This will be my second year as a professional staff member at Platteville.
I am from Rock Island, Illinois but have been calling UW-Platteville my home away from home for the past five years. I earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in management and human resources. While attending UW-Platteville, I was involved with Residence Life, Student Ambassadors, Dance Marathon, and NRHH.


In my free time; I love to travel, paint canvas, cook/bake, watch movies, play and watch sports, and be outside.  If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to stop by my office on the first floor of Porter, call me at 608.342.3230, or email me at fisherka@uwplatt.edu.

 

 

Adam Iserman

Rountree Commons: Adam Iserman

Hi, Pioneers! My name is Adam Iserman and I am the Resident Director of Rountree Commons. An alumnus of UW-Platteville, I am very excited to be working with the Department of Residence Life.

A native of southwest Wisconsin, I grew up in Hazel Green. For the past two years, I served as the Pickard Hall Resident Director. Prior to that, I worked at the University of Central Arkansas where I also completed my Master’s in College Student Personnel Services and Administration. While in Arkansas, I also had the opportunity to teach a University Studies course designed to help new students be successful throughout their higher education experience.

When I have a little bit of free time, I enjoy being outside, getting in a round of golf, spending time with family and friends, and of course…cheering on the Green Bay Packers!

Feel free to stop by my office, call me at 608.342.7282 or email me at isermana@uwplatt.edu.

 

 

Emily Harris

Southwest Hall: Emily Harris Feddes

Hi, Pioneers! My name is Emily and I just moved to the great state of Wisconsin from Billings, Montana. I attended Montana State University Billings, home of the Yellowjackets, where I earned my degree in Psychology and my minor in Creative Writing. During my time at MSUB, I worked in Residence Life as both the International Resident Coordinator and the Diversity Coordinator. I absolutely love working with and getting to know students.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking, and trying cheese curds everywhere I go in Wisconsin. I also enjoy intentionally remaining behind the times and then binge-watching TV shows that everyone watched 5 years ago. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me by phone at 608.342.7250 or via email at harrise@uwplatt.edu.

 

 

Melissa Stoner

Wilgus Hall: Melissa Stoner

Hi! I’m Melissa Stoner, the Resident Director for Wilgus Hall. This will be my fourth year at UW-Platteville.

I am from Maryland but I spent my undergrad years in Washington D.C. I am excited to continue my adventure in the Midwest area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication with a minor in Public Health from American University. At American, I was highly involved in residence life, wellness education, and women’s advocacy.

In my free time, I love to cook and bake. I also love movies and my Netflix account. My favorite show is Doctor Who so Whovians definitely stop by my office!

If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to stop by my office on the First floor of Wilgus, call me at 608.342.3280, or email me at stonerm@uwplatt.edu.