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. 

Jonathan Elkins

Staff Writer/Photographer

My name is Jonathan Elkins. Practically everyone in my life knows me as “Buck”. I’m a senior majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. My hometown is Dexter, New Mexico. When I graduate, I hope to stay in Portales for a while and start on my Master’s Degree.

Virginia Murray

Assistant Editor

My name is Virginia Murray, and I'm 27 years old. I am a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and I'm currently working on my Bachelor's Degree in communications at ENMU. I'm also a barista, and love trying and learning about different types of coffee.

Marilyn Upchurch

Staff Writer/Photographer

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.

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.

Zachary Santos

Staff Writer/Photographer

My name is Zachary Santos, but most people just call me Santos. I was born in Hobbs, NM and raised in Jal, NM until my mom and I moved to Portales.I am now in my last year studying Communications and Public Relations at ENMU. When I'm not practicing the guitar or fishing, I continue to work with the Theta-Zeta chapter of Kappa Sigma.

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