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Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Public Information Specialist

taylandy@isu.edu
(208) 282-3209
Responsibilities:
Writing and distributing press releases
Research of activities and events
Media Relations
Contributing writer for ISU Magazine
Stories for the ISU website

A native of Idaho, Taylor returned to the Gem State in 1995 after spending about two years in Alaska and about nine in Seattle. He has worked as a public information specialist at ISU since August 1998. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Idaho in 1983 and a computer information systems certificate from North Seattle Community College in 1992. He has worked for a variety of publications, including "The Peninsula Clarion" newspaper of Kenai, Alaska, "Fishing and Hunting News" magazine based in Seattle, the "Idaho State Journal" and as a stringer for Associated Press. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, cross-country skiing, fly fishing and hiking—all activities easily enjoyed in SE Idaho.

Chris Gabettas

Chris Gabettas

Public Relations Specialist

gabechri@isu.edu
(208) 334-3131
Responsibilities:
Manages media relations and marketing for ISU in Boise and assists with Treasure Valley alumni events

Chris has more than 20 years' experience as a television, newspaper and magazine journalist. She began her career at the Idaho State Journal newspaper and KPVI-TV in Pocatello before reporting for television stations in Tulsa, Milwaukee and Phoenix, Ariz.

She's written about the television news industry for Communicator, the magazine of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, and freelanced for several south Florida newspapers, including the Miami Sun Post.

Before joining the ISU Marketing and Communications Office in 2007, Chris worked in the staff development and public relations offices of Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Chris holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Boise State University and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.

Emily Frandsen

Emily Frandsen

Public Information Specialist

franemil@isu.edu
(208) 282-3164
Responsibilities:
Idaho State University Magazine editor
General editing and writing
Media relations

Emily joined Marketing and Communications in May 2009. Before beginning her career at ISU, she worked in the newspaper business for 10 years, most of them at the Idaho State Journal.

Emily enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her husband Matt and her two children, Anne Marie and Thomas. She is a graduate of University of Montana, with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Photography

Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan

Photographer

duncsusa@isu.edu
(208) 282-4879
Responsibilities:
Provide high quality images for publications, news releases and websites
On-site and studio photography of faculty, staff, students and events

Susan has worked as a photographer for over 15 years. She received her BA in photography from the Mass Communications department at Idaho State University in 1995. Susan joined ISU Photographic Services in 1993 as a student and has worked there ever since. She is married to Graeme Duncan and has two married children, Vanessa and Laird, and three grandchildren, Jacquelynne, Victoria and Liam. Susan was born in New Zealand, and now resides in Pocatello, Idaho.

Bethany Baker

Bethany Baker

Photographer

bakebeth@isu.edu
(208) 282-3775
Responsibilities:
Event Photography
Staff Portraits
Athletic Photography
Studio photo shoots
Multimedia

Originally from Chicago, Bethany relocated to Pocatello in 2011, joining the Marketing and Communications department as a staff member of Photographic Services. She earned her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Indiana State University, studying abroad in Galway, Ireland in the spring of 2009. For over two years, Bethany worked as a photographer and photo editor for the campus newspaper "The Indiana Statesman", eventually moving into the Marketing and Communications department at her alma mater.

Prior to her studies at Indiana State, Bethany was a regular summer photo contributor for "Gateway to Canyon Country", a quarterly travel magazine covering the Four Corners region of northern Arizona.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Bethany enjoys hiking, kayaking, rafting, and snowboarding, just a few of the abundant recreations found in beautiful southeast Idaho.

Videography

Martin Baker

Martin Baker

Video Production Specialist

bakemar2@isu.edu
(208) 282-2731
Responsibilities:
Produce high quality video for University release
Managing ISU's YouTube Channel - IdahoStateU

Martin is an ISU graduate with a dual-emphasis degree in Creative Writing and Professional Writing from the English and Philosophy department. When not shooting or editing video, he enjoys nerding out with his friends and family.

Graphic Design

Joey Gifford

Joey Gifford

Graphic Design Specialist I

giffstev@isu.edu
(208) 282-2564
Responsibilities:
Design of general university materials
Design and layout of ISU Magazine
Assist university entities with various design projects

To request a project for Joey's work schedule, please download and fill out a work request form.

Joey is an ISU graduate with a degree in Advertising/PR from the Mass Communication department. He has enjoyed being creative for most of his life and enjoys getting to continue that as a profession. With a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, Joey also contributes an occasional headline.

Web Design

Joe Marley

Joe Marley

Web Design Specialist

marljos2@isu.edu
(208) 282-3517
Responsibilities:
Creation of new sites and pages
Redesigning existing sites
Maintain up to date content

Joe recieved a BA in Music from ISU in 2004. Prior to working at Marketing and Communications, Joe was a freelance web designer, and field director for political campaigns.


Marketing and Communications
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8265
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3620

Photography (208) 282-3775
Graphic Design (208) 282-2564
Web Design (208) 282-4765
Media (208) 282-3209