Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Rob Gray, Coordinator

Rob Gray grew up in northern Utah and went to Dixie State College for his undergraduate work in English under the Professional and Technical Writing emphasis. He later attended the University of New Orleans for an MFA degree in Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction and a secondary emphasis in nonfiction. He has taught at Dixie State University since 2010.


Braxton Thornley, Secretary

Major: English (Secondary Education)

Year: Senior

Strength: Arguments & Thesis Statements

Weakness: APA Style

Hometown: Taylorsville, UT


Ryan Gibb, ESL Departmental Tutor

Major: English (Creative Writing) & Pre-Med

Year: Junior

Strength: Creative Writing, Content, Organization, and Flow

Weakness: Grammar

Hometown: Grand Junction, CO


Brittany Bennett, History Departmental Tutor

Major: History & English (Literary Studies)

Year: Senior

Strength: MLA & Chicago Styles

Weakness: Overly Critical Sometimes

Hometown: Mesquite, NV


Kelsie Orton, Psychology Departmental Tutor

Major: Psychology

Year: Senior

Strength: Research & Organization

Weakness: Chicago Style

Hometown: Rexburg, ID


Samantha West, English Departmental Tutor

Major: English (Professional & Technical Writing)

Year: Senior

Strength: Clarity & Concision

Weakness: Repetition

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


Aspen Fairbanks

Aspen Fairbanks, General Tutor

Major: Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Strength: Grammar

Weakness: Writer’s Block

Hometown: Sandy, UT


Cam Sherman, General Tutor

Major: Psychology

Year: Senior

Strength: Organization & Thesis Statements

Weakness: Concision

Hometown: St. George, UT


Cord Esplin, General Tutor

Major: Computer Science

Year: Sophomore

Strength: MLA Style & Organization

Weakness: Spelling

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV


Hanna Pollock, General Tutor

Major: Media Studies (Strategic Communication)

Year: Junior

Strength: AP Style & Research

Weakness: Creative Writing

Hometown: Stansbury Park, UT


Kimi Gubler, General Tutor

Major: Music (Secondary Education)

Year: Senior

Strength: Grammar & Spelling

Weakness: Citations

Hometown: Visalia, CA