Scott Jackson is a communications coordinator with the college’s Marketing and Communications team. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, he moved to Idaho as a teenager and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. He has spent the last decade working in radio, web, and newspaper journalism as an anchor, editor, and writer, including six years with the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Lewiston Tribune. In addition to writing and editing, he has experience in web and social media management, email newsletter strategy, audio production, and podcasting. Off the clock, he enjoys reading, crocheting, baking, gardening, and rock climbing.
Mick LeClaire is an administrative assistant in the Dean’s Office. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2021, after completing his studies at the College of Western Idaho in 2018. He has worked as an administrative assistant for UIdaho’s Department of Psychology and Communication, a fellow for Carolyn Long’s Congressional campaign, a bartender, a waiter, a call center manager, a retail worker, and more. His enjoys movies, reading, and cultivating his indoor plant collection.
Joshua Maestas is a support technician 1 in the Office of Technology. He has worked in the IT field for the past three years. Previously, he worked for a Colorado school district’s IT department before moving to Pullman. He holds an associate degree in animal science from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado, and was a certified veterinary technician for 10 years before changing careers. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, trying new food, and learning about technology.
Savannah Maltos (’23 Mktg., Entrep.) is the program coordinator for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Carson Business Solutions Programs. She assists with overall management, operations, event planning, and leadership for the programs she oversees. As an undergraduate, she participated in the Business Plan Competition and the Northwest Entrepreneurship Competition with team “KESO,” placing third in the traditional business category and won the People’s Choice awards.
Mat Morgan is the new director of the Marriot Hospitality and Culinary Innovation Center and the executive chef for the School of Hospitality Business Management. His expertise includes a focus on fine dining wine dinners and large events. He also has professional management experience in health care, university dining, and resorts with high-end restaurants. Coming from a background of ranching and family farms, sustainable and local farm-to-table dining drives his creative work as much as possible, along with a bit of international gastronomic flair.
Austin Nasralla (’23 Comp. Sci.) is a support technician 1 in the Office of Technology. Prior to working at WSU, he was a tech intern for the Pullman School District. Before transitioning into a full-time position at the college, he worked as a student technician while studying for his bachelor’s degree. He was born and raised in Pullman. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, and playing video games.
Stephanie Sobol is an administrative assistant in the Department of Hospitality Business Management. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, she had planned on moving overseas and teaching English as a second language. She completed her program right after Sept. 11, 2011, and her plans changed. She fell into bookkeeping and office management and worked in that capacity for 20 years. She and her husband moved to Pullman to be near family and for a different pace of life. They enjoy camping, fishing, and most things outdoors.