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Shaydean Saye
Director of Residence Life
Office: 406.657.1051

This fall, Shaydean will begin her 14th year working in student affairs. Her career includes time working for Rocky Mountain College, in addition to the Residence Life programs at New Mexico State University and Montana State University-Bozeman. She is responsible for the Residence Life Department and works with the staff to deliver programs and services that enhance the academic and social success of the students living on-campus. Shaydean assists with efforts to improve student satisfaction/retention, oversees the campus-wide community development program, and provides leadership and supervision to the Residence Life staff. Her goal is to provide a safe and positive experience for students - one that will be filled with new friendships and opportunities as they make RMC their "home away from home."

Shaydean earned both her Bachelor of Business and Master of Accountancy degrees from Rocky Mountain College, so she has personal experience in what students of RMC need to be successful. Her time outside of work is spent enjoying the outdoors with her family.


Sam Kohl
Area Coordinator - West Campus

Sam is originally from Ocala, Florida, but slowly made her way west living in Georgia, Colorado, Nevada, and eventually Montana. She graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Museum Studies. While attending MSU, Sam worked as a Resident Advisor for two years. This is Sam’s third year working in the Residence Life Department at Rocky. She is currently the Area Coordinator for west campus, which includes sophomore and above living. Sam enjoys traveling, visiting historic sites, horseback riding and watching indoor lacrosse.


Jacob MacKenzie
Area Coordinator - East Campus

From Sacramento, California, Jake is currently pursuing his masters in accountancy at RMC after spending three years at Montana State University in Bozeman. While in Bozeman, Jake was a Resident Advisor for a year and then an Assistant Resident Director for another year. Jake grew up in Australia and enjoys traveling and trying new things. As an avid sports fan, Jake enjoys talking about any sport, especially football and rugby. Jake begins his first year as Area Coordinator at Rocky Mountain College.



Lily Kraft

Assistant Residence Hall Director - West Campus


Hometown and state/country:  Bridger, Montana

Major: Biology

Year in school: Junior

Favorite thing about Rocky Mountain College: All of the wonderful friends I have made here.

A piece of advice for college students: Sleep when you can.


Sarah Vainio

Assistant Residence Hall Director - East Campus


Hometown and state/country: Missoula, Montana

Major: Psychology and Sociology

Year in school: Junior

Favorite thing about Rocky Mountain College: The family of people here to support you.

A piece of advice for college students: Limit the time you spend watching Netflix.