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Meet the View Crew


The View Crew creates belonging for new students during their transition to Grand View. Their goal is to keep new students excited about attending Grand View. They provide campus tours and are available to answer any questions or concerns. The View Crew wants new students to see Grand View as a home away from home.







My name is Jacob Adams. I am a sophomore here at Grand View majoring in sport management and minoring in marketing. I am from Ames, IA, but went to Gilbert High School. I play baseball for the Vikings and I am also involved in View Crew and Team GV. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends and in the winter, go snowboarding. Fun fact about me: I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Hope you enjoy your stay here at Grand View.


Hello! My name is Adrienne Beardsley and I  am a sophomore here at Grand View. I am majoring in sports management and also minoring in marketing. I plan on completing my graduate degree in sports management here at Grand View as well, and I dream of someday planning the Super Bowl. I am originally from Ankeny, IA. I am involved in View Crew and women's soccer and I am a wrestling manager. I love to spend my free time watching Netflix, working out, and hanging out with friends and family. A fun fact about me is that I love painting peoples’ nails, so if you ever want a free manicure--I’m your girl. ;) Welcome to Grand View!


Hello! My name is Emily Blum and I am a senior here at Grand View Universit majoring in nursing with Spanish and LOGOS minors. I am involved in View Crew, Team GV, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Peer Ministries, and I am a peer leader for nPOD. I have a cross-eyed dog and hope to be a flight nurse someday!



My  name is Hayley Ellis and I am a senior here at Grand View wrapping up degrees in history and secondary education. I have been involved all over campus in different leadership positions and club roles—View Crew, Student Leadership Team, History Club, Education Club, Presidential Ambassadors, the LOGOS honors program, and a handful of others. I’m also involved with an organization called Please Pass the Love which works to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. A fun fact about me is that I was the only person on the GV Ski Trip two years ago to ride on a snowmobile! Welcome to Grand View!


Hi, my name is Jeffrey Fitzgerald and I am a sophomore majoring in digital media. I am from Newton, IA. I am involved in View Crew and Team GV here on campus. Also I have done football filming and radio broadcasts for both the GV men’s and women’s basketball teams. I would like to get a job right after Grand View in sports broadcasting. I love to hang with friends, watch movies, and listen to music. If you have any questions around campus, feel free to ask! Either I can help you out or can place you with the right person that can.


My name is Megan Gerke and I am a junior from Cedar Rapids, IA, studying photography and graphic journalism. I am one of the View Crew Coordinators and a proud member of Team GV. I am also art director for The Grand Views, which is the campus news magazine. When I’m not photographing GV sports, I am watching Food Network and daydreaming about being a Disney princess when I grow up. If the whole princess thing doesn’t work out, I would love work for Sports Illustrated as a photo or art editor.


Hello! My name is Logan Gihring and I come from a small town in Iowa called New Virginia, where I attended Interstate 35 High School. I am currently a junior here at Grand View. I am majoring in elementary education while getting a STEM endorsement. I plan on leaving Iowa after graduation (not sure where I’ll end up). Some fun facts about me: I can say the alphabet backward. I have broken 9 bones. I love poetry. I have a strange fear of ducks. I'm new to the Crew, and I can't wait to meet all of you!!!  


Hi, my name is Grant Henderson and I am a red-shirt junior majoring in sport management and secondary education. I am from Cedar Rapids, IA. I am involved in View Crew and Viking Brigade, and I wrestle here at Grand View. My plans after college are to coach a college wrestling program or get a teaching job. To be honest, I am very unsure about my future. I enjoy riding and working on motorcycles, hanging out with friends, and just doing anything outdoors. If you need anything, let me know, and welcome to Grand View!


Hi, my name is Courtney Hill. I am sophomore majoring in kinesiology and I'm from Chicago, IL. I am currently involved in View Crew and I play running back for the football team. After college, I plan on going to PT school to become a physical therapist. I love to work out, play sports, and go on adventures on my free time. A fun fact about me is I was a three-sport athlete in high school: I played basketball, ran track, and played football.


Hello! My name is Ashley Jaeger and I'm a junior from Johnston, IA, studying nursing. Along with View Crew, I am involved in Viking Volunteers on campus. Some of the things I do for fun are hanging out with my friends and family, seeing movies, and being on a student leadership team. A fun fact about me is that I met one of my closest friends at Grand View during my freshman registration. If you ever have any questions about GV, feel free to ask me!


Hi, my name is Michael Jevyak and I'm a sophomore majoring in business finance. I am from Eldridge, IA. I am involved in View Crew and also run track for Grand View. I plan on either going into bank investing or continuing my education to get my master’s degree. I spend my free time either weightlifting or hanging out with friends. I love meeting new people and getting to know them. A fun fact about me is that I am a leap-year baby, so I only get a birthday every four years. Feel free to add me on all social media!


Hey guys! I'm Tim Johnson, a junior from Chicago, IL. Currently, I am a business administration major with a concentration in finance. In addition to View Crew, I am also part of the men's volleyball team. I enjoy taking pictures, hanging out with friends, plus sports, music, and games. A fun fact about me is that I have a 43-inch vertical. Don't be afraid to say hi!



Hey guys! My name is Angela Lose and I am a junior here at the AMAZING GV! I am a triple communications major with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. Hopefully one day you'll catch me on The Today Show in NYC. I love being involved on campus--I am currently president of Viking Volunteers, a Viking Brigade Board Member, View Crew member, a multicultural ambassador, a writing center tutor, and program director of KDPS radio on campus. I also serve as an Iowa Civic Ambassador. Stop me on campus anytime and say hey. I would love to chat!


Hey-yo! My name is Claire Ludwig. I am a junior majoring in kinesiology with minors in LOGOS and biology. After I graduate from Grand View, I hope to go to graduate school for physical therapy. I am from Carroll, IA. This is my first year on View Crew and I am also involved in Presidential Ambassadors. In my free time I love playing or coaching volleyball, hanging out with friends, going to my cabin to jet ski and wake board, and spending a lot of time with my family. FUN FACT: I have been to every Jethro's... Please get the mac n' cheese if you have not already! I'm always here to help.


Hey, I’m Chelsee Orton. I am a sophomore double majoring in criminal justice and psychology with an English minor. I am from Grimes, IA. My plan is to go to graduate school in Virginia and get a master’s in forensic psychology. I like watching movies, hanging out with friends, and drawing! A fun fact about me is that one of my eyes is bigger than the other. Welcome to Grand View!


Hello! My name is Zakir Pasha and I am a junior from Chicago, IL. I am a biology major with minors in chemistry and sport management. After GV, I plan to attend medical school somewhere close to home and become an orthopedic surgeon or a vascular surgeon. Along with participating in View Crew, Biology Club, PreSoma Club, Phi Eta Sigma, and being a Resident Assistant, I also compete on the men’s volleyball team. When I’m away from the court and the classroom, I enjoy hanging out with friends, biking downtown, going to the beach, and eating. A fun fact about me is that I love traveling and learning new languages. I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you have!


Hi, my name is Jacob Redman and I am a junior psychology and criminal justice major with a minor in the LOGOS program. I am involved with Peer Counselors, View Crew, Grand View Dance Marathon, and men's tennis. I am from Osceola, IA. After my time at Grand View, I plan to continue on to get my master’s in clinical psychology before starting my career. I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, fishing, sports, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and singing louder than I should. Welcome to Grand View!


Hi! My name is Kylie Roslien. I am a junior majoring in nursing, and I am from Pella, IA. I am involved in View Crew and regularly attend chapel and play in almost all the intramural sports. I plan to get a nursing job right away after graduation (hopefully in pediatrics), or go on to get my master's degree before beginning my career. I love to travel and experience new things so hopefully I can get some opportunities to do that, too! I love to eat, watch Netflix, and have fun with my roommates and friends. A fun fact about me- I'm a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan. I've met Aaron Rodgers three times and got to dance with Randall Cobb! I love Grand View and I am so excited that you're here. Let me know if you ever need ANYTHING. I'm so happy to help! 


Hello! I’m Laren Skulte, a senior business and marketing major. Here at GV, I’m on the cheer team and involved in Team GV, and SLT. I’m also a Viking Brigade board member. I am from Davenport, IA, and live only a few blocks from St. Ambrose University. I chose Grand View because I felt at home and loved the friendly environment. Fun fact about me: I am close friends with Frank from American Pickers on the History Channel. We like to spend holidays and family gatherings together. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you. Welcome to the Viking family! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask, or add me on any social media.


Hi, my name is Kassie Sopher. I am a senior majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. I am from Des Moines, IA. I am involved with View Crew, Student Leadership Team, and Presidential Ambassadors. After graduation, I plan on continuing my education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. I love to read, binge-watch Netflix, and spend time with my dogs! A fun fact about me is that I assisted Lance Burton at the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas during a live magic show and ruined his final trick. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. Welcome to Grand View!


Hi guys! My name is Cassidy Van Veen. I am a junior from Monroe, IA, majoring in nursing with a minor in honors. This is my second year on View Crew! I am also involved in student ministries, Viking Volunteers, Presidential Ambassadors, and the LOGOS honors program, and I am a tutor on campus. After graduation, I am hoping to work in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and maybe even go on to pursue my Master of Science in Nursing degree. A fun fact about me is that I have a twin sister and we look nothing alike. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, binge-watching Netflix, and taking naps. I love traveling and meeting new people. I’m so excited for you guys to start your adventure here at GV!


Hello everybody! My name is Adam Walther. I am senior majoring in criminal justice with two minors in sociology and psychology. I am from Waverly, IA. This is my third year on the View Crew, but other than that I am involved in wrestling and Viking Brigade. I also used to be part of Team GV which means that I used to give tours of campus and work in Admissions. After my time here at Grand View is done, my plan is to apply for law school or go on to get my master's in criminology, with the ultimate goal of being a detective. In my free time I love to go to my cabin, go boating, learn about history (not a nerd), and ride my motorcycle. Also, a big part of my life revolves around my family and friends. FUN FACT: I have never been to or seen an ocean. If you ever have any questions, let me know! Always willing to help.