Disability Resources staff
ADA Coordinator/504 Compliance Officer
Jamie Axelrod grew up in New York City and attended New York University where he earned a BA in Psychology. He earned his MS in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After graduating with his MS, Jamie began working as a mental health therapist in Valparaiso, Indiana before moving to Wyoming. In Wyoming, Jamie continued his work as a mental health therapist and pursued his passion for outdoor sports.
After 10 years at a community mental health center Jamie went to work for Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc., a disability rights advocacy law firm. At Protection and Advocacy Systems, Jamie served as an advocate assisting individuals with disabilities with claims that their civil rights had been violated.
Jamie joined the Disability Resources team in August of 2007.
Assistive Technology Specialist
ElizaBeth Pifer started her career in Rehabilitation Technology service delivery in Atlanta at Georgia Tech in 1985. She came to Northern Arizona University in 1995 to work as the Information Technology Specialist for the Arizona Technology Access Program, which was housed in Tucson, Arizona at the time.
Before returning to Northern Arizona University in 2007, she worked for ten years as the Director of Rehabilitation Technology Services for a community based independent living and assistive technology resource center on the Navajo Nation.
ElizaBeth is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner and a US Rehabilitation Certified Environmental Access Consultant. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and her Master of Science in Accessibility and Inclusive Design. In her free time she enjoys creating art, gardening, experimenting with solar cooking, and hiking with her Mastiff, Sophia Loren.
ElizaBeth also teaches an “Introduction to Universal Design” course online. She joined the Disability Resources Team in August of 2007.
Accessibility Analyst, Senior
Yvonne Campbell works directly with students to assist them in receiving accommodations. Yvonne graduated from NAU with Bachelor of Social work degree in 2013 and was able to work for Disability Resources as an undergraduate student during that time. This experience helped her grow as a professional and influenced her social work education. She went on to complete a Master of Social Work degree from ASU in 2014. After graduating from Arizona State University she worked for Coconino Community College as a Disability Resources Specialist and continued to learn the value of serving students with disabilities. Yvonne grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and also attended graduate school there, but has called Flagstaff home ever since her freshman year at NAU in 2009. Yvonne loves Flagstaff and the opportunity to work closely with students at NAU. In her free time she enjoys hiking, being outside, reading, watching cartoons, and traveling.
Accessibility Analyst, Senior
Stephanie Birdwell grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and moved to Flagstaff in 1998. She earned two BA’s in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University in the spring of 2003 and immediately began teaching special education programs in the Flagstaff Unified School District that fall. Stephanie took a break from teaching for a few years while she served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in Jucuapa, El Salvador from 2006-2008. Upon returning from service in the Peace Corps, Stephanie resumed teaching Special Education in FUSD where she also explored coaching Special Olympics teams for Flagstaff High School. Stephanie left FUSD to work as the Special Education Director for Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy for two years before joining the Disability Resources team in September 2018. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, cooking, camping, walking her dog and dancing. Stephanie has two godchildren and especially enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Accessibility Analyst, Senior
Jenna Campbell has worked extensively within the disability field since 2014, both in a higher education and non-profit setting. While working in the Flagstaff community and obtaining her Master of Social Work degree, Jenna illustrated a passion toward the role of support services in the community and how to further empower community members and students. Jenna grew up in Phoenix, AZ, but enjoys the weather and nature that Flagstaff has to offer. In her free time, Jenna enjoys hiking, reading, playing games, hammocking, and traveling.
Accessibility Analyst, Intermediate
Morgan Mason is the Program Coordinator for the Usable Materials Center and the Alternate Format Program (AFP). Prior to becoming the Program Coordinator, Morgan worked at Disability Resources as the AFP Student Team Lead while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She grew up in Glendale, Arizona and has followed in the footsteps of her older sister by attending NAU. Morgan decided to stay in Flagstaff to continue her education and start her career at Disability Resources. She enjoys the beautiful Flagstaff weather, spending free time with family and friends, and traveling.
Aliyah Joy Balsiger is a two-time graduate from Northern Arizona University, having completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Anthropology, where she also worked as a teaching assistant. She researched language, disability, and higher education. As the Testing Coordinator, Aliyah manages the Disability Resources Testing Center. When Aliyah’s not at work providing testing support for NAU students, you can catch her relaxing at home, baking, or playing with her corgi mix Banjo.
Digital Access Analyst, Senior
Sean Kugler is the Accessibility Analyst at NAU, working to ensure that our digital presence is accessible by individuals with disabilities. Additionally, he teaches part-time in the College of Education.
Sean earned his BS in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Family and Interpersonal Communications from NAU in 1995. He has two certificates in Assistive Technology (CSUN 2001 and NAU 2007). Sean attained his M.Ed. in Special Education from NAU in 2010.
Sean has spent over 20 years working in information technology and assistive technology, mixing in teaching and coaching over the years. He has also done public speaking about disability related topics for over 15 years. Sean has worked for the State of Arizona, Flagstaff Unified School District, and NAU during that time. The latter fulfilling a dream that started his Freshman year at NAU.
Sean is fortunate enough to have spent most of his adult life in Flagstaff, while being married to his better half, Gina, for over 20 years. He is very proud of his two children, and enjoys spending time with family, cycling, hiking, camping, and just being at home.
Accessibility Analyst, Senior
Todd Steen works directly with Northern Arizona University employees to assist them in receiving accommodations.
Todd attended Northern Arizona University and earned his BSW in Social Work. He received his MA in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS).
Todd worked at NAU/IHD/Sensory Services for over ten years as a Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He then took a position as a Rehabilitation Instruction Specialist, CVRT and COMS, with the Independent Living Blind program within the State of Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration. Todd returned to Northern Arizona University in February of 2017 to start his new career at Disability Resources.
Administrative Services Assistant, Senior
Will Martin grew up in the small town of Wellton, AZ and came to NAU in 1997 as the first in his family to attend college. After graduating with his bachelors, he decided the forest was much better than the desert and stayed in Flagstaff. While still in school he met his future wife and now has two beautiful daughters. He enjoys any activity that gets him out in the woods, especially Mountain Biking.
Cody Goforth is the Graduate Assistant with Disability resources. He first graduated from Oklahoma State University (GO POKES!) with a bachelor’s in psychology before attending the University of Montana to earn his specialist degree in school psychology. After working as a school psychologist in Salt Lake City for 3 years, Cody enrolled at NAU in the combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD program where he is respecializing to work with adult populations. Cody’s favorite part of Flagstaff is the access to the outdoors, where you can find him climbing, trail running, and backpacking as often as possible.