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  • Residential Life Staff

Staff Directory

Zach Brown
Director of Residential Life, Housing, & Student Conduct
418 Dewar Union
Office ext. 4501

Zach returned to his hometown of Oneonta after graduating from Nazareth College in Rochester N.Y. and joined the Hartwick College Residential Life and Housing team as a Residence Director of Smith Hall in 2001. Since 2004, Zach has moved up the Residential Life and Housing ladder holding the positions of Area Coordinator (2004-2005) and Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing (2005-2007) until his current position as the Director of Residential Life, Housing, Student Conduct and Summer Programs. Providing the opportunities for students to grow academically, socially and personally and seeing the students succeed is what makes residential life a great environment to work in.

Heather Quire
Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing
416A Dewar Union
Office ext. 4888

Is excited to join the Residential Life Office as the Assistant Director of Residential life. Prior to arriving to Hartwick, Heather was a Residence Director at massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She earned her graduate degree, Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Leadership, from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she was also a Graduate Assistant/ Graduate hall Director in Residence Life. Heather recently celebrated her ten year class reunion at Cedar Crest college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She will be living in Hilltop.

Erin Toal
Interim Director of Pine Lake, Coordinator of Challenge Education, Pine Lake Residency, and Awakening
Pine Lake : 607-278-5429
Office ext. 4547 

A product of the trees and the trails, Erin is responsible for the managing all aspects of Pine Lake Environmental Campus, including resident concerns, facilities reservations, coordinating programs/events, supervising Pine Lake staff, and providing support to groups and individuals who wish to use the Lake. A former resident of Pennsylvania, Erin has degrees and over 14 years' experience in the Outdoor Recreation and Education fields.  Erin, Mr. Darcy (kitty-cat), Barley (puppy dog), and partner Monica share the 1810 cabin, onsite. They enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, traveling, skiing, and changes that come with each season.  Erin splits her time between Pine Lake and her Campus office (Dewar 320) where she works to manage the Pine Lake, Challenge Education, and Awakening Programs.

Barbara (Konze) Tarka
Administrative Assistant
418 Dewar Union
Office ext. 4501

Barbara has been a part of the Hartwick Residential life team since January 2000 after moving to the Oneonta area from Maine. This has been her first experience with residential life and what a learning experience it has been. "Working in Residential life there is such a sense of community, I feel as though we play an integral role in supporting and influencing the lives of the more than 1,200 residents living on campus."

Paul Habernig
Area Coordinator- Saxton, Wilder, Holmes
1st Floor Saxton Hall
Office ext. 4853

Joined the Hartwick staff in July of 2013. Previously he has worked in Residence Life at Mount Saint Mary College and the Culinary Institute of America, as a Residence Director.  He will be graduating in May 2014 with his Master's in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College. Returning to the Oneonta area as an Alumni of SUNY Oneonta, Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Education. As a native resident of Port Ewen, NY and founding father of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Paul remains involved with his passion for student development. Paul will be living in Wilder Hall.

Alice Vanerio
Area Coordinator - Oyaron, Hilltop, Vaness
1st Floor Oyaron
Office ext. 

Alice joined Hartwick College in August 2011 and is excited to be a member of the Residential Life Team. Alice studied English at SUNY Oneonta, where she was a Resident Advisor for over two years. Upon graduation, Alice returned to her hometown of Long Island, New York. She worked in various fields before attending graduate school to follow her true passion for working with college students. Alice graduated from Hofstra University with her Master's degree in Education focusing in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies & Higher Education. Alice loves working in residence life because every day is fresh and exciting and she enjoys helping students learn and grow.

 Ed Gabrys
Area Coordinator - Smith, Leitzell, Townhouse
2nd Floor Smith 
Office Ext.

Ed came to Hartwick College in July of 2014. He earned his BA in English Literature from Penn State Behrend, and his ME in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Buffalo. Ed also worked as an RA for three years as an undergraduate, and for three years as an Assistant Hall Director during his graduate studies. A longtime enthusiast of the Liberal Arts, he is excited for the opportunity to help Hartwick Students pursue their academic and personal goals.




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