Residence Life Team

Contact Information

Matt "Moose" Young

Director of Housing

Although my name is Matt I answer to the nickname Moose more than anything else. I started at TSJC in the fall of 2013. Prior to Trinidad State I was the photographer at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. Before that I worked for almost 15 years taking photos for various newspapers.

I was born and raised in Cheyenne, WY and went to high school in Wellington, KS. I have 1 brother and 3 sisters who are scattered across the globe. I share my apartment with a beagle named Fred.

What I enjoy most about working housing are the residents and that every day is different and challenging. I will also have to admit that living where I work is nice too, Fred gets to come to work every day and he gets to meet all the resident too. Not every day is great, but most days are better than the day before. What more can you ask for?

In my free time I like to hop on the motorcycle and get some miles in, or take the truck and go on a road trip. I have not forgot my “former” life and usually have a camera of some type with me on my adventures.

Assistant Coaches

Destiney Bragman

Women's Basketball

Hey what's up?
I'm Coach D, the women's assistant basketball coach. I started my college career playing here at TSJC then transferred to Stephen F. Austin State University. When I was asked if I'd like the opportunity to come back to coach at Trinidad I said without a doubt. I love this campus and community.

Bry Cool


Bryanna is from the small town of Glasco, Kansas. She is entering her second season as the assistant volleyball coach for the Lady Trojans, after playing four years for the Swedes of Bethany College.

She wants to know if you're a banker? Because you should leave her a loan.

Chanucy Russell

Men's Basketball


Brandon Walker



Justin “Tino” Leal

Cross Country / Track & Field

My name is Justin Leal, I was born in El Paso Texas. I am 26 years old, I am the assistant coach for track and field at TSJC.  I was a soccer player at Trinidad State. Also I was the student body president for TSJC. I am a here for the students and to help them reach each goal they have in mind. I love to work out and meet new people.

Tom Maggio

Men's Soccer


Chase Machain



Resident Assistants

Dominic Cavadias

Resident Assistant

I grew up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin and graduated from Mukwonago High School in 2008. I moved to Trinadad in 2016 to attend the Gunsmithing program at TSJC. and hope to continue my education and become a mechanical engineer.

Ato Williams

Resident Assistant

My name is Ato Mugabe Williams and I'm currently 20 years old. I'm from St. Catherine Jamaica and I'm currently at Trinidad State Junior College Studying Associates of Arts. I play Men's Soccer here and I'm also an RA and the Men's Soccer Rep in the SGA.

Jesus Martinez

Resident Assistant

Hello, my name is Jesus Martinez, but everybody calls me “Chuy,” don’t ask me why, because I don’t know. I’m from Coahuila, Mexico, if you don’t know where’s that at don’t worry nobody knows. I live in Mexico until I was 15 then a came to the USA to play basketball. I’m a sophomore here at Trinidad State, studying an associate of science. I’m 6’7” just in case you were wondering.

Rene Melendez Villalobos

Resident Assistant

My name is Rene Melendez Villalobos, a former basketball player for the Trojans. I was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, lived in Mexico for 17 years, after that I moved myself to Denver, CO. I went to Abraham Lincoln high School in Denver. I also have 1 brother.
What I like to do most is play basketball. That is why I´m here in the United States to be better every day and make myself a better person. It is hard to come to another country where they speak another language, but I am trying to learn the most I can, and prepare myself for the future. Every day you can learn something else.
In my free time I like to practice, watch movies, try to enjoy my life, and make my family and myself proud.

Paul Perez

Resident Assistant

My name is Paul Perez and I'm 21 years old. I'm from Venezuela originally, now I'm living in Miami. I don't like school at all but I had to pick a major so my parents wouldn’t complain about it. My major is Associate in Arts even though I don't know how I'm going to use it. Also, I came to TSJC to play my sophomore year of baseball. By the way, my English is awful so if I talk to you and you don't understand what I'm saying, just shake you head and smile. Welcome to Trinidad State and I hope y'all have a lot of fun this year.

Jordan Wyatt

Resident Assistant

My name is Jordan Reilley Wyatt -named after the great Michael Jordan himself. I was born on October 13, 1997 and have lived in Colorado my entire life. I enjoy playing sports, hiking, biking, reading, writing and just being adventurous overall. I am at Trinidad State to pursue my dream of being a college basketball player and to begin the process of obtaining a Bachelors Degree in business. Eventually I'd love to move somewhere near an ocean, open my own publication and editing firm, and become a published author.

TJ Lozano

Resident Assistant

Hi! My name is Tierra Lozano but my nickname is Tejay. I'm 20 years old and I'm from Taylorsville, Utah. I play on the women's soccer team here at Trinidad. I'm excited to be an RA and make this year a great experience for all students. 

Priscilla Sanchez

Resident Assistant

My name's Priscilla Sanchez. I'm from El Paso, Texas. I'm on the volleyball team here at Trinidad, I've played for 8 years now, and plan on continuing at for year university. I'm studying to be a travel nurse. And I'm extremely excited for my last year here at Trinidad State!

Emmett Reimer

Resident Assistant

I come from a small town in southwest Kansas, growing up on my family farm. I am currently attending the gunsmithing program here at TSJC. In addition, I am also returning to participate in track, having placed 6th in the nation last year in the javelin throw. After school, I plan on entering the workforce as a certified gunsmith.

Alyssa Suazo

Resident Assistant

My name is Alyssa Suazo. I am a sophomore here at Trinidad State and I am on the volleyball team. I am from Pueblo, CO. I am studying Exercise Science and I plan on transferring to a four-year university.

Shahennessey “Henny” Bradford

Resident Assistant

My name is Shahennessey Bradford. I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am currently at TSJC studying for my Associate of Science. I am on the Women's Basketball team. I have a best friend named Larry and I love Spider-Man. I am such an outgoing person and just love to have fun.
Go Trojans! 

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