Meet the Center for Writing Staff

Front Row: James Spineti, Dane Doormann, Cole Whitehead Sitting on the Couch: Samantha Brault, Liesl Miller, Emily Cackowski, Veronica Spadaro, Sarah Lennon Back Row: Katherine Tirabassi, Caroline Gamble, Aidan Bolduc, Mary D'Orvilliers, Brendan Hoar, Sophia Olsen, Cyndi Smith

Front Row: James Spineti, Dane Doormann, Cole Whitehead Sitting on the Couch: Samantha Brault, Liesl Miller, Emily Cackowski, Veronica Spadaro, Sarah Lennon Back Row: Katherine Tirabassi, Caroline Gamble, Aidan Bolduc, Mary D’Orvilliers, Brendan Hoar, Sophia Olsen, Cyndi Smith

When you come to the Center for Writing for a one-on-one appointment, the tutors will welcome you, listen to your ideas and questions, and offer you specific suggestions to help you move forward with confidence no matter what you are working on or where you are in the writing process.

Meet the tutors:

Aidan
Aidan Bolduc

Major: English – Writing
Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Activities: I also work in the Library as a Research Fellow and I am a member of Active Minds, an organization that promotes understanding for mental illness and that fights against the stigma that surrounds it. In my free time I’m the archetypal nerd: I enjoy reading and writing stories, playing videogames, and acting as Game Master for Tabletop RPG’s with my friends.

Brendan (1)

Brendan Hoar
Majors: Secondary Education and English
Favorite book: Telling the Bees
Activities: singing, running, frisbee

Caroline (1)
Caroline Gamble

Majors: Elementary Education and Spanish
Favorite book: The Help
Activities: soccer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, skiing, sister of Phi Sigma Sigma

Cole (1)

Cole Whitehead
Majors: Music Production
Favorite book: Lolita
Activities: playing music

Dane

Dane Doormann
Majors:Psychology and Art minor
Favorite book: Remember, Be Here Now
Activities: hiking, music

Emily
Emily Cackowski

Major: English Literature and Writing major
Favorite book: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke
Activities: drawing, blogging

James
James Spineti
Major: political science, minor in environmental studies
Favorite book-a clockwork orange
Activities: campus ecology, snowboarding, music, nightcrawler

Liesl

Liesl Miller
Major: English
Favorite book: Treasure Island
Activities: hiking, writing

Mary
Mary D’Orvilliers

Major: Secondary Education and Spanish
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Activities: Zumba, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Sam
Samantha Brault

Major: Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Favorite book: The Kite Runner, Atonement, The Storyteller
Activities: Running and listening to music

Sarah
Sarah Lennon
Major: Communications; double minor in Writing and Spanish
Favorite book: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Activities: Sister of Delta Xi Phi, second job at the circulation desk in the library, and I enjoy reading and writing fiction, drawing, going to the gym, spending time with friends, and petting other people’s dogs.
Sophia

Sophia Olsen
Major: Women and Gener Studies and Theater & Writing minor
Favorite book: The Kite Runner, Atonement, The Storyteller
Activities: Running and listening to music

Veronica
Veronica Spadaro

Major: Film Production and Critical Studies, minor in Writing
Favorite book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Activities: I am part of Keene State Media Productions, the Fencing Club and the Improv Club… I spend my free time hiking, taking photos, editing videos, writing short stories, and mainly wasting time on the Internet.

 

Kate
Dr. Katherine (Kate) Tirabassi (Director)

Major: Rhetoric/Composition
Favorite book: Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Activities: Read, write, work out at Training for Warriors Keene


Cyndi

Cyndi Smith (Assistant Director)
Major: Psychology
Favorite book: The Help
Activities: I love the ‘typical things’, like reading and listening to music, but I really look forward to the times I am able to cuddle up with my dog, Cooper, a miniature Dachshund.

 

 

 

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