The administrative team at ASGA is ready to help you.
The ASGA Team members are specialists in SG issues, problems, and trends.
- They spend 20,000 hours each year maintaining the SG Database of contacts for Student Governments nationwide
- They assist in ASGA’s research projects for our members
- They are totally focused on Student Government every day
Click on each team member’s profile to see contact information and a detailed bio.
Shauna works every day to answer ASGA membership questions whether you’re a current Member or interested in joining ASGA. She also inputs and updates information on colleges and universities nationwide as well as every Student Government in America.
• 352-373-6907, Ext. 112
Elizabeth’s main duty is to assist Shauna in keeping ASGA’s national database up-to-date. She also helps with conference preparation, and customer relations- if you ever call with a question or to make a payment over the phone, you’ll probably speak with Elizabeth first.
• 352-373-6907, Ext. 102
If you have any questions about your membership dues, renewing your membership, making a payment, or getting copies of receipts, Val is the ASGA staffer to talk with.
• 352-373-6907, Ext. 299
Butch is founder and executive director of ASGA. He will be glad to give you a guided tour of ASGA’s resources or answer any questions you have. He’s a speaker at all of ASGA’s 10 training conferences, and often consults with Student Governments.
• 352-373-6907, Ext. 106
Jeff keeps ASGA’s many web sites up-to-date, designs and prepares marketing materials, and prepares conference materials to help make your ASGA experience better.
• 352-373-6907, Ext. 123
Chris primarily handles the preparation for all 11 ASGA conferences. He also updates information on colleges and universities around the nation.
Detailed Team Member Bios
In her spare time, Shauna loves spending time with her cat, Wookie. She loves the outdoors (camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and more) and playing video games like Fallout, The Witcher, and The Walking Dead Telltale series! Some of her favorite TV shows include Supernatural, Into the Badlands, Vikings, Expedition Unknown, ALONE, The Walking/Talking Dead, and @midnight with Chris Hardwick…a little bit of everything!
In her spare time, Elizabeth can be found enjoying music at a local venue, playing Roller Derby with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, searching for the best vegan macaroni and cheese and/or pizza in the city, hiking through one of Gainesville’s beautiful outdoor parks, volunteering at the animal shelter and with city clean-ups, or relaxing at home with her beloved cats Axel and Sicily, and her fiancé.
Val enjoys time spent with family and friends just hanging out and being silly. She says she is learning to not take herself or others too seriously. She has a little Suzuki 650 that she enjoys riding when the weather is good. And loves technology and tends to spend the bulk of her allowance on upgrading her cell phone. When Val’s not working, she can be found at the local bowling alley working on her pitiful score, sweating to some hip hop tunes in Zumba class, or taking photographs and working on digital scrapbook pages.
Named in 1992 as one of the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs under age 30 by the Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Butch has been publishing student-oriented magazines, books, and web sites for nearly 30 years. He studied journalism at the University of Florida, but left school in 1984 to work full-time on his first magazine, Florida Leader.
He later launched four other publications, including the national magazine Student Leader. He travels frequently to speak and present leadership seminars and has written three books on student-leadership issues, including So You Want to Be President…How to Get Elected on Your Campus, Poster Secrets: How & Where to Hang Flyers on Your Campus, and Inspiration for Student Leaders.
Butch is married to Kathy, and they have five children: Leah, Will, twins Adam and Andrew, and Luke. Butch enjoys being a Trekker, loves Firefly, working outdoors, serving his God and church, wrestling with the young-‘uns, coaching baseball, and cheering (occasionally) for the Tampa Bay Rays.
What began as a job dedicated solely to the design and production of magazines has evolved to include such responsibilities as Web design and updates, conference materials preparation, marketing materials design and preparation, overseeing all company computer and networking needs, acting as liaison for ASGA’s dedicated hosting and content management software providers, and data entry.
Jeff enjoys dedicated music listening, following the Tampa Bay Lightning, and dabbling in creative food preparation. Jeff also enjoys food consumption, but wouldn’t use the term “dabble” to describe the extent of his participation in this activity.
Chris is from West Palm Beach, Florida and is a former college baseball player. He attended Palm Beach State College for 2 years and is currently he is studying for his Information Technology Certification tests. In his spare time he enjoys watching football, playing basketball, fishing and hanging out with friends.