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Bachelor of Applied Science Program Staff and Faculty

Taylor Huffman

Taylor Huffman, Administrative Assistant II

Taylor Huffman received her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science with a minor in Business Bridge to Career at Boise State University, which she will complete in fall 2017. She began working with the Bachelor of Applied Science program in 2016 as a work study and now supports the Bachelor of Applied Science Program, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, and Boise State Flex.

You can reach Taylor at (208) 426-3496 or

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Faye Montoya,Intake and Outreach Coordinator

Faye Montoya, B.S., M.A.T., M.S., has worked in education from K-12 all the way through post-secondary arena. Her passion is to be an ally for students as they work to navigate the education system. In her pursuit of her own diverse degrees, she has learned much about how to move forward and achieve educational goals, and she applies those skills when working with students to help them meet their goals as well. When she is not advising, she is hiking, kayaking, or spending time with her daughter.

You can reach Faye at (208) 426-1897 or

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Michelle Steffens, Intake and Outreach Coordinator

Michelle Steffens, A.A., B.A., M.Ed., has spent her most recent working years with the State Board of Education where she learned the ins-and-outs of the legislative processes that are the foundation for our education system in Idaho. By changing her role to Boise State, she will help students use this system to the fullest, completing their degrees as quickly as possible and with the full use of resources available to them.

You can reach Michelle at (208) 426-1896 or

Heather Ropelato

Heather Ropelato, Student Success Coach

I earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and am currently working towards a masters degree. As a student with many work and personal commitments, I understand that going back to school can seem like an overwhelming pursuit. I love working with prospective students and discovering together that achieving a quality online degree is doable. Pursuing an education is an important goal and I feel very lucky to work with students to determine if Boise State is the right fit.

You can reach Heather at (208) 426-5921 or

Laura Porter

Laura Porter, Military Programs Coordinator

Laura Porter received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Boise State University. Laura is an important link for students as they begin the Bachelor of Applied Science program as the Military Programs Coordinator. Laura is committed to serving our military community and enjoys talking about how a degree enhances military careers and prepare you for post-separation opportunities. When she’s not talking about fitting school into your busy schedule or Tuition Assistance, you can find her poking around the farmer’s market or at her favorite coffee spot in downtown Boise.

You can reach Laura at (208) 426-3499 or

Connor McComas, Bachelor of Applied Science Advisor

Connor received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Communication Studies at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. For the past five years, he has worked in higher education as an advisor and student advocate, specializing in Career & Technical Education programs. He believes in the power of education changing lives and loves being a part of his student’s success. When not at work you will find him in the hills or on the greenbelt running and biking.

You can reach Connor at (208) 426-3485 or

Photo of Amanda HornAmanda Ryan, Internship Coordinator

Amanda Ryan, B.A., M.A., and current Ph.D. student has spent the last six years working in post-secondary education doing assessment and accreditation, academic coaching, and process improvement. She has a passion for assisting students to meet their educational goals and overcome barriers to learning. When she is not helping students, she enjoys running, volleyball, and brewing/tasting craft beer.

You can reach Amanda at (208) 426-1745 or

Alexis KenyonAlexis Kenyon, Advising Coordinator

Alexis Kenyon, MHS, is the Advising Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Applied Science programs at Boise State University. Kenyon has a background in college admissions and has taught the hybrid MDS 300 course. She uses high touch advising to coach students to persist toward graduation.

You can reach Alexis at (208) 426-4516 or

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Helen Barnes, Lecturer, BAS

Helen Barnes received a bachelor’s degree in Education and French from the University of London and a master’s degree in English from Boise State University. She has taught freshman and Honors composition at Boise State since 2003, and from 2008 to 2015, she worked as the Program Coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program at Boise State. Helen is devoted to enhancing the academic experience for adult and nontraditional students at Boise State. She teaches both online and evening, hybrid sections of BAS 305 Introduction to the Applied Sciences, BAS 310 Communication in the Applied Sciences, and BAS 495 Capstone in Applied Sciences, coordinates internship opportunities, and mentors new students.

You can reach Helen at (208) 426-3496 or

Photo, Clint WolfleyClint Wolfley, Adjunct Faculty, BAS

Clint Wolfley is the Director of Business Development for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. In his role with BCSP, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for promotion of current and future certifications. He is also responsible for developing business opportunities with a focus on professional organizations, major employers, industry associations and government agencies. Prior to working for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Clint supported projects around the globe in industries such as mining, heavy-civil construction, nuclear operations, and industrial process. Clint holds a BBS from Boise State University and an MS degree from the University of Florida. Clint is a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Health & Safety Technician, and Safety Trained Supervisor-Construction. Clint developed the curriculum for and teaches BAS 425, Creating a Culture of Safety.

You can reach Clint at 

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Jon Schneider, Director, Bachelor of Applied Science and Multidisciplinary Studies Programs

Jon Schneider received a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia. He has over nine years of teaching and program and curriculum development experience in higher education. Jon has been managing the Bachelor of Applied Science Program since 2013 and is committed to continuing to improve and develop the program into a career-relevant, supportive, and life-enriching interdisciplinary degree-completion option.

You can reach Jon at (208) 426-3703 or

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