Meet The Team

Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

Kiley Garrett

Staff writer, website & social media manager

I was born in Illinois and grew up in Deming, New Mexico, where I graduated from Deming High School. I spent two years as a Music Education Major before making the switch to communication with an emphasis in journalism. My minor is in creative writing, and I’m currently working on my first novel which I hope will be released in summer of 2021. I live in Portales with my fiancé, Patrick Martinez, and our rescue dogs, Macie and Charlie.

Meet The Team

Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

Matthew Dale

Staff Writer/Photographer

My name is Matthew Dale, I am a sophomore at ENMU. I am working on my bachelor of science in communication with an emphasis in public relations. I plan on working on a master's degree after graduation. I'm from Farwell, Texas, and when I'm not studying, I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

Marilyn Upchurch

Assistant Editor

I'm from Edgewood, NM, and I'm a sophomore at ENMU majoring in communication. I'm the secretary for the ENMU Fish and Wildlife Club and I'm on the leadership team at the Christian Challenge. I have been riding horses since I was 8 years old and love trail riding because of the adventure and adrenaline it gives to my life.

Rebecca Darrup

Staff Writer/Photographer

Hi, my name is Rebecca Darrup.  I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but moved to Tucumcari, NM five years ago to start college.  I enjoy photography, silversmithing, writing, and rodeoing.  I’m looking forward to graduating in December 2020 with a degree in communications

Ashley Parker

Designer

Hi! My name is Ashley Parker. I am a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in computer science. I work as a graphic designer for the Campus Life department. I’m a stickler for typography and love any kind of chocolate or gummy bears. I am an active member of ACE+D (Eastern’s art club) and the Christian Challenge.

Meet The Team

Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

Kiley Garrett

Staff writer, website & social media manager

I was born in Illinois and grew up in Deming, New Mexico, where I graduated from Deming High School. I spent two years as a Music Education Major before making the switch to communication with an emphasis in journalism. My minor is in creative writing, and I’m currently working on my first novel which I hope will be released in summer of 2021. I live in Portales with my fiancé, Patrick Martinez, and our rescue dogs, Macie and Charlie.

Meet The Team

Drew Stevens

Managing editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

Matthew Dale

Staff writer/Photographer

I am a sophomore at ENMU. I am working on my bachelor of science in communication with an emphasis in public relations. I plan on working on a master's degree after graduation. I'm from Farwell, Texas, and when I'm not studying, I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

Marilyn Upchurch

Assistant editor/Webmaster

I'm from Edgewood, NM, and I'm a sophomore at ENMU majoring in communication. I'm the secretary for the ENMU Fish and Wildlife Club and I'm on the leadership team at the Christian Challenge. I have been riding horses since I was 8 years old and love trail riding because of the adventure and adrenaline it gives to my life.

Rebecca Darrup

Staff writer/Photographer

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but moved to Tucumcari, NM five years ago to start college.  I enjoy photography, silversmithing, writing, and rodeoing.  I’m looking forward to graduating in December 2020 with a degree in communications

Ashley Parker

Designer

I am a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in computer science. I work as a graphic designer for the Campus Life department. I’m a stickler for typography and love any kind of chocolate or gummy bears. I am an active member of ACE+D (Eastern’s art club) and the Christian Challenge.

Owen Crowlie

Staff writer/Photographer

I hail from Bisbee, Arizona, and I’m a junior majoring in Communication here at ENMU. I’ve been passionate about media since doing radio as a teenager, and aim to use that passion to provide our readers with the best content I can. In my off time I write science fiction and play an irresponsible amount of video games.

Amanda Brown

Staff writer/Photographer

I am a junior on the rodeo team set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication in May 2021. I was raised on a ranch in Texas and have spent my whole life immersed in agriculture. I am passionate about communicating the importance and integrity of the agriculture industry to the rest of the world. 

Gabrielle Smith

Staff writer/Photographer

I’m originally from Iowa but have lived in New Mexico for half my life. I am a junior studying towards a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in business. In my free time I like to paint and do photography.

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