Off-Campus Life Staff
Jeannie Ortega, Director
Jeannie feels as though she has grown up on campus, as she has been here since 1982! Having worked part time in various positions on campus, Jeannie eventually began working in OCSS/RAL in 1995 (before the flood!) and has been the director since 2000. She has a background in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from CSU. Jeannie truly enjoys working with students, seeing them reach their goals and realizing their full potential. It keeps her young at heart!
Emily Seems Allen, Community Liaison
Emily was destined to be a Ram when her parents met at CSU in the 60’s. After spending 25 years growing up and working in New York, she moved to Colorado in 2005 to receive her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at CSU. She has worked in many offices across campus from Residence Life to Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services and finally landed in Off-Campus to start her dream job as the Community Liaison between CSU and the City of Fort Collins. Emily’s passion is to help students navigate their college experiences and learn the valuable life skills, that aren’t necessarily learned in a classroom setting that can be used throughout a lifetime. And what shines above all else is the time she gets to spend with her partner Greg and her beautiful son Cooper. Life just wouldn’t be complete without those two essential people (and she can’t forget her dog Henry and cat Martha)!
Nancy Rhodes, Administrative Assistant
Nancy became an honorary Ram when she joined Off-Campus Life in July, 2009. As OCL’s Administrative Assistant, she enjoys trying to help everyone else stay organized. Along with the ongoing operations, she supports big events like the Ram Welcome, Fall Cleanup, and the Housing Fair. Her move to Colorado (after a year-long RV trip around the country with her family) fulfilled her life-long dream of leaving Florida and living somewhere where she could wear sweaters and shovel snow. While she misses visiting her alma mater for burritos and football games (Go Gators!), she loves being involved in CSU and the ever-changing college atmosphere. Nancy has a Political Science undergrad, a Master’s in Musicology, and a Paralegal Certificate – so if you’re looking for the ultimate Trivial Pursuit partner let her know.
Kelsie Endreson, General Manager of the Commerce Division
Kelsie is majoring in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine. She previously graduated from NJC with an Associates of Science. She enjoys basketball, volleyball, and track as well as spending time with her husband, friends, and family. In the OCL office, she coordinates advertisements, FYIs, press releases, PSAs, etc. She rents a house out of town with her husband. She plans to graduate from CSU with her bachelors, majoring in HES: Sports Med, get an EMT certification, and a CSCS.
Emily Dutson, Public Relations
Emily is a senior Journalism & Technical Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and minors in Business and Spanish. She started working at OCL in August of 2010. In the office, she is involved in marketing and public relations efforts. Out of the office, Emily is proud to be a CSU Ram and attends every sporting event she possibly can. She is also a Chi Omega, enjoys spending time at the Rec, and eats Panera every single day.
Katie Claypool, Public Relations Coordinator
Katie is a freshman this year at CSU and is planning on majoring in Communications with a possible dual major in Journalism. As Public Relations Coordinator, she is responsible for press releases, writing articles for the monthly newsletters, promotion of programs, Facebook and Twitter updates, office blogs and more. Katie grew up in the beautiful town of Estes Park, Colorado with her mom, dad and younger sister, Michelle, along with her two Dalmatian dogs: Mack and Cheyenne; and her mutt, Rusty. Katie loves books, writing, hanging out with friends and is excited about the coming years here at CSU Fort Collins.
Justin England, Graphic Designer
Justin is currently pursuing a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and will graduate... someday. He is a transfer student from Kansas City, Missouri, and believes moving to Colorado was one of the best decisions of his life. He has a twin sister, enjoys hanging out with friends, and has an unhealthy obsession with the band Muse.
Elle Rauch, Program Assistant
Elle is majoring in Journalism and Technical Communications with minors in Anthropology and Environmental Sustainability. She moved to Fort Collins from Kansas City in 2011 and plans on graduating in 2015. In the office, Elle is most passionate about managing Party Packs and ordering food for events. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts and skiing.