Meet The Campus Life Team - Life at Colby - Colby College, Waterville, ME

Daniel Cline

Director of Community Living and Student Engagement

As the Director of Residential Education, Dan Cline, oversees the student residential experience on campus including leadership of the Hall Staff (Area Residence Directors and Community Advisors) team. He joined the Colby community in July 2020 with over ten years of progressive experience in college and university student housing programs at small liberal arts institutions. Prior to joining Colby, Dan had supported student growth and development as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Curry College (Milton, MA), and in Area Coordinator positions (Residence Life) at Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH) and Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA). Dan attended The University of Rhode Island for both his undergraduate (BA, History) and graduate (MS, College Student Personnel) degrees. Originally from Rhode Island, Dan and his family now call Sidney, Maine their home. He enjoys going to concerts, cheering on the Red Sox and the Pats, traveling (especially to Disney World), and exploring the local area with his wife (Andrea) and two young children (Austin and Caleb).

Nathan Baird

Associate Director for Student Engagement

Nathan (He/Him) joined Colby in 2018 and is passionate about cultivating inclusive communities for our students to explore their passions, thrive creatively, and lead courageously. With his Masters in Counseling in Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University and 10+years of experience in Higher Education, he works to provide experiential opportunities for our students to learn & foster their leadership skills, develop cultural awareness and appreciation for one’s self and others. Nathan is a creative and outdoorsy individual, who in his spare time enjoys working on pallet wood projects and exploring Maine with his dog Finnegan, who can be seen around the office from time to time. 

SJ Tinker

Director of Outdoor Education and Leadership

SJ (she/her) joined the Campus Life team in 2021. She oversees the Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip (COOT) program, supervises the Outing Club, Mountaineering Club, Aidan’s Climbing Wall and all Colby facilities that support Outdoor Education programming. Before coming to Colby, SJ worked as an outdoor educator and administrator for NOLS and Bowdoin College (where she is an alum). SJ loves to instruct in various technical outdoor disciplines (in addition to the leadership curriculum), and has been certified in sea kayaking, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, climbing, whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rafting. As a registered Maine Guide, Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Master Educator,  she supports students in pursuit of professional outdoor opportunities. SJ and her husband are currently building a house in Bowdoinham, ME.

Danielle Hague

Administrative Assistant

Danielle has been a part of the Campus Life team and a welcoming face for the office for 6 years. Not only does Danielle oversee all basic administrative duties, she also supervises the student run Coffee house and Yearbook. She is a great resource for students on campus and is always available to help. Before coming to Colby she worked for Maine Development Foundation, a non-profit organization in Augusta Maine. Danielle enjoys time with her family and pets when not at work.

Contact Office of Campus Life

Office of Student Life
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

P: 207-859-4000
[email protected]