Hall Directors & Resident Advisors
Residence Hall Directors
RHDs have responsibility for a cluster of buildings on campus. Each RHD is a full time staff member with previous experience in Student Affairs. All RHDs live on campus and report to an Assistant Director. Residents are encouraged to make the effort to get to know their RHD, and to utilize his/her ability to be an advisor, a counselor or just a friend.
Aside from counseling residents, RHDs have responsibility for supervising a staff team of Resident Advisors and for all of the paperwork related to running a residence hall. This includes keeping track of room assignments and changes, check-in and check-out information, renewals and maintenance. RHDs are also responsible for enforcing policies and laws, just as RAs. They are trained to serve as information sources and can usually help students find answers to questions about academics, the administration, etc.
Residence Hall Director (Bearkat Village)
Kristen Schulhoff is originally from Parker, Colorado. In 2020 she received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, graduating Summa cume laude from Murray State University in Murray, KY. While attending Murray State, Kristen worked as an RA, was a proud member of Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honors Society, and competed in horsemanship with the University Equestrian Team. She is passionate about creating positive educational environments and is excited to support resident life experiences while at Sam Houston. She plans on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education in the near future. In her free time, Kristen loves to spend time with horses, her German Shepard puppy Tula, and her friends and family. Click here for more information about Bearkat Village.
Residence Hall Director (Piney Woods Hall)
Riley Doerr is from Katy, Texas. She is a senior ungraduate student studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education and Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. She stated with Residence Life in Fall of 2019 where she was a Resident Advisor at Piney Woods Hall before becoming an Residence Hall Director at Bearkat Village, Lone Star Hall and then moving back to Piney Woods Hall. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, she plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education at SHSU. In her free time, Riley enjoys taking road trips across the nation and going to concerts. Click here for more information about Piney Woods Hall.
Assistant Residence Hall Director (Estill Hall)
Brianna Musachia, from Spring, Texas, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and is currently in pursuit of a Master's degree field of study. She was an RA for 4 years prior to accepting the Assistant Residence Hall Director position. Brianna plans to stay working within the university system and helping students to grow and succeed. Brianna enjoys travelling the world as well as reading books and keeping up a blog to provide reviews for recent books she has read. Click here for more information about Estill Hall.
Residence Hall Director (Raven Village)
Heather-Reneé Gooch comes to us from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, where she had been a Hall Director for six years. During that time she was an active campus leader, most notably as a Sustainability Coordinator and Educator. She brings to Sam Houston years of experience, as well as an academic background in Sociology and Psychology from Southwest Baptist University. A lover of languages and anthropology, Heather-Reneé has studied French, Spanish and Bosnian. She found those skills useful during her time as a social worker as it helped to create connections and build community. Since moving to Huntsville, she has become active with civic groups and plans to begin a Master’s program in Higher Education Administration next winter. Heather-Reneé oversees Raven Village and supervises a team of Resident Advisors. Click here for more information about Raven Village
Residence Hall Director (Jackson Shaver)
Mikaela Hubert, from Houston, Texas, is the Assistant Residence Hall Director over Jackson-Shaver Hall and the 4 West buildings: Baldwin House, Crawford House, Creager House and Mallon House. Prior to becoming an Residence Hall Director, Mikaela earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with minors in Dance and Political Science. Mikaela was an RA at Raven Village while an undergraduate student and active in many organizations including: National Broadcasting Society, Pay It Forward, National Society on Leadership and Success, National Association for Black Journalist and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Mikaela is currently in pursuit of a Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and enjoys poetry as well as binge-watching movies. Click here for more information about Jackson Shaver, Baldwin House, Crawford House, Creager House and Mallon House.
Residence Hall Director (Belvin-Buchanan Hall/Elliott Hall)
Danielle "Dani" Cornelia was born in Montana, moved to Arizona at the age of 5, and then moved to the Big Island of Hawaii at 13. She went to college in Michigan where she was an RA for 4 semesters as well as an RHD during Summer 2013 and graduated with honors in 2015. Her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Development was used as she taught kindergarten/preschool in the classroom, initially, but has been teaching English online to students in China for the last 4 years. Dani moved to Texas in 2017 (to the DFW area) and is new Huntsville. She is extremely excited to be back in Residence Life, as being an RA/RHD was one of her favorite jobs she’s ever had. She is eager to develop a strong sense of community in Belvin-Elliot during this the upcoming school year. When Dani isn’t working, she spends time with her Mini Australian Shepherd, Charlie, and is always planning an adventure. She goes to at least one new National Park every year as it is her goal to visit all of them in her lifetime. Click here for more information about Belvin-Buchanan Hall. Click here for more information about Elliott Hall.
Residence Hall Director (Piney Woods Hall)
Alyson Sivec Alyson Sivec graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Magna Cum Laude with a minor in Accounting in May of 2019. Alyson was a proud member of the Delta Tau Alpha Agricultural Honor Society while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Soon, Alyson hopes to begin working on a Master's degree in Business Administration.Alyson has worked for the Department of Residence Life since the spring of 2017 when she started as a Resident Advisor for Estill Hall. In August of 2017, Alyson became the Agriculture LLC RA for Piney Woods Hall during its first year. In August of 2018, Alyson became the Assistant Residence Hall Director at Piney Woods Hall for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Alyson became a Residence Hall Director after her graduation from Sam Houston State University in May of 2019 and is excited to begin another year at Piney Woods Hall.In her free time, Alyson enjoys reading as well as barrel racing and exploring more state parks and national forests with her two horses. Click here for more information about Piney Woods Hall.
Residence Hall Director (Sam Houston Village)
Warner Workman III began his residence life career as an RA at Waynesburg University where he studied Criminal Justice. Warner continued his career in higher education at Grove City College where he worked for two years as the Residence Director for apartments and on-campus houses. Warner also worked for three seasons as an Assistant Baseball Coach for the Grove City College Baseball where he coached hitting and defense. Most recently, Warner worked at a juvenile placement center in Western Pennsylvania as the supervisor of the Crisis Intervention Complex. Warner and his wife, Rachel, are from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have been married since August, 2017. Click here for more information about Sam Houston Village.
Residence Hall Director (White Hall)
Marcus Jamison is from Kosciusko, MS. He began his residence life career as an RA at Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS. He completed his undergrad degree from Jackson State University and comes to us from University of Houston where he served as International Admissions Counselor. He and his wife, Yolanda, are proud parents to three children. Marcus oversees White Hall and supervises a team of Resident Advisors. Click here for more information about White Hall.