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Meet the Staff


Sabrina White

FB_IMG_1497154658307Hey all! I’m Sabrina and I am a senior by credit,  junior by year double majoring in Biology and History (U.S. emphasis). I am from Steilacoom, WA, a small town on the Puget Sound. After graduating, I plan on going to medical school and continue on my journey to become a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and specialize in research on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I am also treasurer of the Pre-Health club for the 2017-2018 year. I am an avid car enthusiast and plane maniac. I build planes with my father at our hangar in Shelton, WA and I am working on getting my private pilot’s license. I have three adorable cats that I love to cuddle with. I spend a lot of time reading, painting, swimming, and volunteering and competing as a Unified Partner with the Thurston County Thunderfish Special Olympics swim team. I started at The Belltower my freshman year, working as a staff writer, and then as a section editor for the first half of my sophomore year and Managing Editor the second half of my sophomore year. I am excited to be EIC this year!

Managing Editor

Bethany Montgomery

file1.jpegHey everyone! My name is Bethany, and I’ve been working at the Belltower for two years now, a semester as a writer, two semesters as a section editor, and a semester as managing editor. I’m a political science major and I enjoy investigative journalism and research projects. Although I am from Centralia, I lived in the Solomon Islands for a good portion of my childhood. Currently, I’m living in Olympia and also work on campus in the library. I am passionate about breakfast food, swing music, and cute cats. I also enjoy drawing, baking for my family and friends, and watching movies. I’ve enjoyed writing for the Belltower and look forward to continuing on for the rest of my college life!

Section Editors

Brittany Orlosky: Sports

DSC_0051My name is Brittany Orlosky and I am a senior at St. Martin’s from Mill Creek, Washington. I am majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Political Science. I plan on getting my masters in Criminal Justice and attending Law School after I graduate with plans of becoming an attorney. I have played on the women’s soccer team here at SMU since my freshman year and will be ending my soccer career this fall. I started working for The Belltower my sophomore year writing for the sports section and became an editor last year for the Sports Section. I am the current President of the Criminal Justice Club as well. My passions include all things related to crime and law, the sun, and motivational military videos.

Brian Messing: News and Lifestyles

IMG_0648Hello, my name is Brian Messing. I am the section editor of News and Lifestyles at The Belltower. I am sophomore from Bainbridge Island, WA, double majoring in Accounting and Political Science. Writing is a huge passion of mine. I enjoy writing all kinds of things, including news articles, short stories, books, screen plays and plays, but mostly politics. In the summers I work for the park district in the writing camps for children. In addition to writing for The Belltower, I am also the President of Saint Martin’s Model United Nations Club. Outside of academics, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching movies and going for walks in the forest around the Saint Martin’s campus.

Amanda Chappell: Features

27329559_1813948021957773_1819468831_o-1.jpgHi all, my name is Amanda Chappell and I am the Features editor here at The Belltower. I started out as an education major, but a few weeks into my first semester here at Saint Martin’s, I switched to English, and I haven’t looked back since. Being an editor has opened my eyes to the world of editorial publishing — the field I am hoping to dive into post-graduation. My goal as an editor, other than to ensure a quality issue, is to help shed light on mental illness. I am also currently Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta, Saint Martin’s English Club & Honor Society.

Layout Team

Abigail Lowrie: Layout Manager

fileHi! I’m Abby Lowrie, and this is my second year working for The Belltower. I’m a Communications major with a Gender and Identity Studies minor. I grew up in the small town of Yelm about a 30 minute drive from campus, never thinking I would end up at the university so close to home. I love the rain, tall trees, and beautiful nature the PNW has to offer. When I’m not in the office or in class, I tend to be in my room with friends and my cat.



Kaycee Bridget Selga: Layout Assistant

Jillian Leonard: Web Master

jillis-pic-e1518823924592.jpgHello I’m Jillian, and this is my first year working with The Belltower. I’m in charge of the Belltower website. I’m from Southern Tacoma, Washington. I wanted to go to a college that was close to home and also had an ABET accreditation for civil engineering, and Saint Martin’s University was the place for me! I’m a freshman student here but a junior standing as a Civil Engineering major and I’m hoping to get a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management. I enjoy binge watching TV shows, being with family and playing logic games.


Business Team

Andrew Kier: Business Manager

suit-pic.jpgMy name is Andrew Kier. I am a senior business student minoring at Saint Martin’s University. In addition to my classes, I work for the SMU Belltower as Business Manager where I manage the business team, run the Belltower social media, handle all expenses such as payroll and purchase of new equipment, conduct ad sales, and handle all general Belltower business activities innovation. I’m a Captain of the Saint Martin’s track and field team where I compete in the sprinting events. I love sports, especially track, so I was elated at the opportunity to continue my athletics career in college. I have also become very involved in several on campus clubs. During my freshmen year, I co-started the Saint Martin’s Business Club. During that time I acted as club secretary which turned out to be quite a lot of work! SAVE is another club I helped found and am active in. SAVE stands for Saints Against Violence Everywhere and is the male athlete’s anti power-based violence group. We actively stand against things such as domestic violence and abuse, discrimination, bullying, and the stereotype of the violent, aggressive “tough guy” which is pushed on men, especially male athletes.When I am not studying for exams, writing paper and attempting to stay on top of the endless amount of homework given to college students I love to go hiking, cooking, working on my car, reading, spending time in the gym working out and watching my favorite shows on Netflix.

Jonathan Dawes: Distribution Specialist

JonЗдравствуйте (Hello). My name is Jonathan Dawes. I am a standing Junior, and this is my third year at St. Martin’s. I study History and English; History being my major (with a European emphasis) and a minor in English. I have also been studying Russian language for the last two and a half years, and during my freshman year went and studied in Russia! I plan on pursing getting a commission in the United States military. On my spare time I go for nature walks on campus, where I also take photos of campus. I also love to go hiking and snowshoeing (more-so during the winter seasons) throughout the many state parks in Washington state. I have been working for The Belltower for my second semester as the Distribution Specialist.


3 Responses to “Meet the Staff”

    • belltowersmu

      Currently we do not have the writers listed on our meet the staff page! We are working to get bios for them to place on the website soon!


    Just read the last edition of BellTower. VERY impressed with the range of topics covered, the quality of the content and the writing, and I surely learned LOTS by the info and insights provided. It’s a real buffet of content, from local to national to “global”, fun to dive into because of the diversity. It helped me understand what’s up on campus, made me think about issues that confront all of us, and had a nice mix of heavy and light topics. All of this to say: NICE work, folks; know it’s appreciated from cover to cover (as is online access too). It’s a meaningful, enjoyable product of which you can collectively be proud.
    Gery, class of ‘71


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