Peter Holliday


Peter Holliday

Peter joined the Student Support Services staff in July 2001. He is a native of Marquette and an NMU alumnus. After 17 years working as a school psychologist in Wisconsin and Michigan he returned to NMU as a staff member. Peter has been enjoying all aspects of the Student Support Service program. "Working with the faculty and staff has been great. Working directly with the students to help them identify and work toward achieving their goals is even better." Peter and his wife live in Marquette. He enjoys outdoor activities and spends much of his time cycling and hiking.

Christie Parsley


Christie Linaker Parsley


Christie grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, but she has lived in Marquette most of her life. She has a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from NMU and joined the staff at Student Support Services in March 2007. Christie enjoys cooking, swimming, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Sarah Santiago

Program Counselor
Sarah recently graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with her M.S. in Counseling. She earned her B.S. from NMU and spent many years working as a Resident Advisor. She loves sewing, collecting beach glass from Lake Superior, and eating at her favorite Marquette restaurants. She enjoys helping students identify and meet their goals, as well as helping them overcome life’s challenges. Sarah loves NMU and is very excited to be a Wildcat once again!

Linda Sirois 
Coordinator, Academic Support Services 

Linda started out at Bay College in Escanaba as a prospective social worker, earned a B.S. here at NMU, and an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in Creative Nonfiction here at Northern.  She came back to college as a nontraditional student; previous careers, after escaping an eventful childhood as an Air Force brat, include long distance trucker, greenhouse worker, book-seller, church sacristan, and full time mom.   She finds that her English professor training and experience combine well with her social work inclinations while advising and mentoring students to reach their goals through academic success.