For media inquiries, please contact Gina Ohnstad, (509) 527-5739.

  • Joshua Jensen

    Joshua Jensen

    Vice President of Enrollment and Communications

    Boyer House
    (509) 526-3014

    Joshua Jensen joined Whitman College in July 2016.

  • Gina Ohnstad

    Gina Ohnstad

    Senior Director of Communications

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5739

    Gina Ohnstad joined Whitman in August of 2014. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the news business to the communications department. Gina most recently lived in Portland, Oregon, where she produced the 5:00 news at the NBC affiliate. Her newscasts earned the station multiple Emmy, Associated Press and Oregon Association of Broadcasters awards. Gina has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Outside of work, Gina loves to camp with her family in their VW van, and is an avid cyclist and runner. Keeping up with her toddler son does wonders for her training.

  • Christie Fuller

    Christie Fuller

    Executive Assistant and Communications Office Manager

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5160

    Prior to coming to Whitman College, Christie worked directly for C Suite Executives in various industries including several start up companies in the renewable fuel industry, software development and an online business to business exchange. Areas of expertise include accounting, human resources management and staff supervision.

Content Team

  • Pete Szatmary

    Pete Szatmary

    Director of Content

    Boyer House
    509-527-5116

    Peter Szatmary is director of content at Whitman College. He assumed the gig in January 2017 after serving as editor of Ohio Today, the alumni magazine of Ohio University, overseeing its print, digital, and imprint iterations. Before that, he was editor of Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the scholarly and alumni magazine of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Szatmary earlier was a reporter and section editor at daily newspapers. He earned degrees from Vassar College (B.A., English), Wake Forest University (M.A., English), and University of Houston (M.F.A., creative writing/fiction).

  • Gillian Frew

    Gillian Frew

    Staff Writer

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5156

    Gillian Frew '11 has a bachelor's degree in English from Whitman. She has written for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, The Oregonian and Seattle Metropolitan, and recently returned from teaching English in Spain. She has traveled to 25 countries and counting, and enjoys attending local wine events with her husband, Alex Ponnaz '11, who is part of the Enology & Viticulture program.

  • Daniel Le Ray

    Daniel Le Ray

    Senior Writer and Editor

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-4917

    Daniel Le Ray joined Whitman in August 2013 after five years living in the Boston area. Since graduating from the University of Warwick in the U.K., he has worked in publishing, communications and marketing, including a stint in Berlin as editor of Europe's largest marketing and PR magazine, Communication Director. Most recently, he was marketing manager for Sedo.com, an online company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Outside of the Whitman communications office, he enjoys good food and good bourbon, good dogs and good music.

Creative and Technical Services

  • Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Web Designer

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5807

    Michael Cox joined Whitman in January 2012. His role is to edit web content to ensure that pages and sites are accurate and effective, as well as to help members of the Whitman community enhance their web communications. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in visual communication design where he also worked as a cartoonist for the school's newspaper.

  • Peter Means

    Peter Means

    Web Developer

    Boyer House
    (509) 522-4400

    Peter Means joined Whitman in 2009. After spending the first four-and-a-half years working in the development office on the alumni database, he joined the communications team in May 2014. As a web developer, most of his work is focused on the continual development and improvement of the Whitman website. Peter graduated from Washington State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in physical science, and outside of work his interests include music, art, cycling, board games, wishing he owned a sailboat and spending time with his wife and kids.

  • Trevor Ross

    Trevor Ross

    Senior Designer

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-4966

    Trevor Ross joined Whitman in 2016 after returning from Portland, OR where he worked as a freelance creative for several agencies and clients in the area. Before that he worked in Spokane, WA for Miller White Runkle, BHW1 and Hatch Advertising as a senior art director. Trevor brings more than 15 years experience in the design and advertising professions and is happy to return to the Walla Walla Valley where he originally grew up. He enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, biking and plans to adopt a big dog as soon as he finds an even bigger yard.

Media and Public Relations

  • Bryce Heuett

    Bryce Heuett

    Digital and Social Media Specialist

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5768

    Bryce Heuett joined Whitman as the Digital and Social Media Specialist in June of 2017. Most recently, he worked at Washington State University where he served as the Social Media Specialist for the athletic department. Prior to WSU, Bryce worked at Whitman as the Assistant Sports Communication Director. Bryce graduated with his Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee in December 2014 and also owns a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Southern Utah University. Outside of work Bryce enjoys watching and following sports, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his wife and children.

Print Production and Mailing Services

  • Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop

    Manager of Print Production and Mailing Services

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5769

    Chris Bishop ’79, Manager of Print Production and Mailing Services, oversees major campus publications, including development and alumni projects. A lifelong local resident, Chris graduated from Whitman with degrees in studio art and education. During the 1980s, she worked as a graphic artist and later was director of Carnegie Art Center. Chris and husband Larry Bishop ’76 live on a wheat ranch in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. For recreation, Chris practices figure skating and hones her improv dance skills. Nominated by her colleagues, Chris is a 2005 recipient of the Janice Abraham Award, which recognizes the significant contributions and outstanding service of Whitman staff members.

  • Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Print Production Specialist

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5185
  • Linda Marshall

    Linda Marshall

    Mailing Coordinator

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5793
  • Michelle Sanderson

    Michelle Sanderson

    Mailing Technician

    Boyer House
    (509) 527-5266