Our Team

General Information:

Please contact the Alumni Office:

502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0077
ph: (509) 313-5999
fax: (509) 313-5982
alumni@gonzaga.edu

Alumni Contacts

Kara Svennungsen Hertz, '01
Director of Engagement and Alumni
hertzk@gonzaga.edu
Contact Kara with questions regarding the overall Alumni Association operations.

Bob Finn, '88
Alumni Outreach & Engagement
finn@gonzaga.edu
Contact Bob with questions regarding opportunities for further involvement, including sponsorship opportunities.

Drew Rieder, '96
Director of Alumni Chapters
riederd@gonzaga.edu
Contact Drew with questions regarding the Alumni Chapter Program.

Shelby Ryan
Operations & Budget Specialist
ryan@gonzaga.edu
Contact Shelby with general questions regarding the Alumni Association and events.

Crissy Byers, MA '12
Associate Director - Alumni Events
benage@gonzaga.edu
Contact Crissy with questions regarding Chapter Events, Alumni Events, and Reunions.

Megan Torba, 
Alumni Event Coordinator
torba@gonzaga.edu
Contact Megan with questions regarding Chapter Events, Alumni Events, Volunteering and Reunions.

Erika Whittaker,
Event Communications Coordinator 
whittaker@gonzaga.edu
Contact Erika with questions regarding Alumni Communications, Alumnibelieve, the Alumni Events Blast and Social Media.

Fr. Stephen Hess, SJ, PhD, '87, '91
Alumni Chaplain
hesss@gonzaga.edu
Contact Fr. Hess for assistance with spiritual/faith events or assistance with spiritual formation and programming. Supports alumni in living the Gonzaga mission in their personal and professional lives.

Erin Shields, GIF '99 
Associate Director, Alumni and Employer Engagement
shieldse@gonzaga.edu
Contact Erin with questions regarding the Trek Program and Mentoring and Career opportunities.

Olivia Vaclavek, 
Digital Engagement Assistant
vaclavek@gonzaga.edu
Contact Olivia with questions regarding emails, imodules reports and digital needs.