Team and Contacts

Erika HuttonErika Hutton

Grants Coordinator
(775) 784-6529 | WPEB 450

M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
B.A., Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010

Erika took over as the Research Grants Coordinator at the beginning of 2022 after serving on the ERO team as a Project Manager for three years. She completed an M.S. in Civil Engineering in 2018 and at the same time, served as the Center Coordinator for the University Transportation Center, SOLARIS, housed in the College of Engineering at UNR. Erika previously served in administrative roles at the state level and dabbled in teaching English prior to joining UNR in 2014. She also holds a B.A. in Journalism and has extensive experience in writing and editing. Native to Nevada, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors, laughing with her friends and family and indulging in new adventures.

Brett ShireyBrett Shirey

Grants & Projects Analyst
(775) 682-7768 | WPEB 451

Brett came on board full-time as of February 2020 as our Grants & Projects Analyst, after serving in a temporary capacity for approximately 6 months. Prior to coming to UNR, Brett was a part of the local banking industry for 15 years. In that role, he provided professional banking services to individuals and business clients, as well as other administrative task, i.e., auditing documents, creating reports and ensuring compliance with adopted policies and procedures. Brett brings a lot of enthusiasm to the ERO team and looks forward to assisting Engineering faculty throughout the proposal development process.

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Julia Henning

Technical Grant Editor

M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 2027
B.A. Journalism and Integrated Media, Biola University, 2014

Julia joined the ERO as a technical grant editor in the spring of 2023. She brings 10 years of experience in media, public relations, fundraising and program management for public, private and nonprofit organizations locally and internationally. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and looks forward to utilizing her writing, editing and proposal development skills to support new research. Julia is currently pursuing a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

Roger J EvansRoger Evans

Project Manager, Research Grants
(775) 784-6857 | WPEB 452

M.S., Human Resource Management (Team Management), Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1996
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, 1990
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1982

Roger joined the ERO team in July 2022. He has extensive experience in program and project management, both through the Air Force, where he served for 21 years, and as a commercial contractor supporting government programs. In the Air Force, he supported managing all aspects of launching of 17 classified DoD satellites, and he was the launch base program manager for the DoD/NASA Clementine satellite program; Clementine discovered water in the North Pole and South Pole caverns on the moon. His experience further expands from nonprofit efforts to corporate management as well as teaching college courses on space technology. Roger is passionate about program/project management and strives to support all team members in order to ensure a successful outcome.