Lisa Desmarais is the business student recruitment manager in the Carson Center for Student Success. She has worked in higher education for about 10 years, including areas such as residence life, student activities, prevention and wellness training, and case management. Desmarais most recently worked for an engineering company in university relations and intern programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history and fine arts from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s degree in higher education and student development from North Carolina State University. Desmarais enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, coffee shops, tending to her houseplants, and teaching pottery at a local studio.
Tamma Peery is a fiscal specialist in the Dean’s Office. She previously worked at WSU’s central payroll office. She has an associate degree from Lewis-Clark State College. In her leisure time, she enjoys the outdoors, crocheting, reading, remodeling campers, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ethan Pickering is the coordinator for the college’s International Business Institute. He previously worked at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was an academic advisor. He and his family moved to Pullman from Washington, D.C. He has previously worked as a social worker in an international middle school, a logistics offer at the American Embassy in Angola, an ESL teacher, and a refugee resettlement case worker. Pickering served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique from 2009 to 2011. During his college years, he studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, majoring in cultural anthropology and Spanish.
Shyanne Schoenlein is a director of development in the Office of Development. She previously worked for WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences in development, and she has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Whitworth University. In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and pets.
Julien Stalick (‘22 Busi. Admin.) is an administrative specialist in the Carson College of Business at WSU Vancouver. A Washington native, Stalick’s favorite hobbies include tennis, soccer, fitness, hiking, music production, and video games. He has two Airedale terriers “that I love to the moon and back, despite the havoc they cause when nobody is around,” he says.
Meghan Steinbeiss is the retention manager for graduate and online programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Central College and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky. She previously worked in academic advising for WSU’s MBA programs. She also works as an adjunct professor for undergraduate political science courses. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, trying new restaurants, and practicing aerial acrobatics.
Ashlee Toone is the administrative assistant for the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. She previously worked in elementary education. Toone and her husband have four children and several pets. She enjoys hiking, fishing, family times, playing games, dancing and singing to music from the 80s and 90s, reading, and learning new things.