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

Rebecca Darrup

Managing editor

I’m a senior this fall, finally graduating in December having earned a Bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism, spending time in many programs along the way. I love rodeoing, photography, writing, reading, silversmithing, and going on adventures with my dog.

Matthew Dale

Staff writer/Photographer

I am from Farwell, TX, and have been at ENMU since the fall of 2018. I am set to graduate in the spring of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication with an emphasis in public relations. In my free time, I enjoy photography and reading.

Jonathan Elkins

Staff writer/Photographer

My name is Jonathan Elkins and I am originally from Dexter, New Mexico. I’m a senior majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. This is my second semester getting to write for The Chase and am looking forward to getting to working with all my fellow writers and staff.  

David Silva

Assistant editor

I am currently in the Graduate Communication Program. I have also received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Animation, Media Arts, & Design in 2015 while attending Eastern. I ventured out to Los Angeles to find a career in animation and television. However, with the fast pace and extremely competitive market it became challenging to find the perfect employment opportunity. Now I'm back in the academic setting where I plan to refocus my energy into my artwork and other creative activities.       

Alicia St. Denis

Staff writer/Photographer

I am from Las Vegas NV, but I moved here to Portales with my husband. We are a military family. I graduated with my associate degree in Marketing at my hometown community college. I have decided to further my education here at ENMU with my Bachelor of Communications. I have 3 dogs, a black lab, a white lab and little dog that we found here in Portales.

Amanda Brown

Staff Writer/photographer

I am a senior 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. 

Owen Crowlie

Staff writer/Photographer

I hail from Bisbee, Arizona, and I’m a senior 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.

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