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2015-2016 The Observer Staff

Jonathan Glover


Jonathan Glover is a senior journalism major. This is his third quarter editing for The Observer. He loves playing video games and pounding away at the drums. Writing is his passion and he hopes to move to San Francisco after graduation to pursue a career in print or digital journalism.

Julia Moreno

News Editor

Julia is a junior journalism major with a political science minor. After graduation, she plans on earning her masters degree in political journalism. Eventually, she wants to join the Peace Corps and write about her experiences as a worker in third world countries.

Victoria Shamrell

Scene Editor

Victoria is a senior print journalism major. She's the Vice President of the Cosplay Club at Central. She also loves baking sweet treats such as lemon bars and cupcakes.

Zac Hereth

Sports Editor

Zac is a senior print journalism major with a minor in sports business. This is his second year at Central after attending Everett Community College from 2010-2012. Zac went to high school in Granite Falls and plans on covering Seattle area sports after college.

Elliott Llera

Online Editor

Elliott is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. After graduating, he'd like to pursue a career in journalism covering international relations and human rights. He loves drumming and bothering everyone in the newsroom with incessant tapping.

McKenzie Lakey

Orientation Editor

Kailan Manandic

Senior News Reporter

Kailan is a junior print journalism major with a film and video studies minor. He enjoys watching movies and playing guitar. After graduation, he'd like to move into investigative journalism and/or documentary film making.

Mikaila Wilkerson

Senior Scene Reporter

Mitchell Johnson

Senior Sports Reporter

Cody Nilsen

Social Media Manager

Cody is a senior public relations major with a minor in human resources. He's interested in online media and publications.

Ryan Moffat

Graphic Designer

Brittany Allen

Photo Editor

Brittany is an English: Writing Specialization and Political Science major. This is her senior year at Central and she has written and photographed for The Observer for the past year. She also owns her own one-woman photography business.

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