Aaron Weber comes to Sterling College as the Director of Development. In this role, Weber will spend much of his time on field fundraising working towards a successful annual giving program as well as capital campaigns and special project gifts. He also provides leadership in advancing the annual giving programs as a part of a structured strategic plan.
Estephany is a Honduran born raised in California. It was living in the city that opened her eyes to the hardships that people are presented with in life. It was the homelessness, the poverty, and stories of the abuse people suffered that instigated a desire within her to do justice for others. This passion led Estephany to major in pre-law while at Sterling; She hopes to continue her education in law school in the future.
Scott Downing ’79 is Sterling’s vice president for athletics. In his role at Sterling, Downing’s responsibilities include providing the strategic vision for Warrior Athletics and fundraising support to allow Sterling to consistently compete for championships. He provides long-range planning for Warrior Athletics and ensure compliance with the rules and regulations governing the operation of the athletic programs. Downing oversees an athletic department that features 18 teams and over 300 student-athletes.
Katie O’Brien grew up in Upland, California, where she developed a love for theatre and music. She headed to Sterling in 2014 to major in Theatre and Communication. She graduated in the spring of 2018 and has returned to campus as the Arts Admissions Counselor.
Katie is grateful to be back working at her alma mater, and excited to be working with the Arts Departments, in which she was heavily involved in during her time attending the college.
Tracy comes to Sterling College after serving as Registrar/Student Data Coordinator for Hesston High School. A graduate of Tabor College, she got to experience firsthand the value of attending a Private Christian College. She loves helping prospective students see the value of this type of education as well! Tracy is married to Lonnie, the Sterling College Tennis Coach and together they have three children, Tessa, Rhain and Logan. When not cheering on the Warrior tennis team, she can be found cheering on her children at their events, doing DYI projects and reading a good book.
Brett Couture is from Littleton, Colorado, and he graduated from Sterling College in 2018 with a B.A. in Communication and Media Arts with a concentration in Public Relations. During his time as a student as SC, Brett was a student-athlete on the cross county/ track team, helped organize the SC Film Festival, interned at Main Street Sterling, and was a part of many campus activities. Brett is married to Mikaela Couture.
Emilie Heinl comes to Kansas from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. She is a recent college graduate from Waynesburg University, in which she received her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. Emilie fell in love with Student Life when serving as a Resident Assistant at her university. She loves the opportunity to serve others through doing life alongside students and being so closely available to encourage other young women. Emilie also loves to bake cookies for others and adores how Student Life gives her so many opportunities to use this talent to serve others.