Our Staff 

Hello! We are the Clasquin Family!  We have been at the University of Northern Colorado since 2010 and we love college students!  We believe that college is a unique and critical time in a persons life and we want our friends at UNC to encounter God through His Word during this fun and turbulent time!  Life is an adventure and we desire for you to go an adventure with us and with God!  "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10.  Join us as we discover what that means for you specifically and what it means to know Christ, to make Him known and help others do the same!

UNC Campus Director

Ben & Mandy Clasquin
Luke Martin
Sam Martin

Hi my name is Luke Martin, and I am on my third year of staff at The University of Northern Colorado! I am married to an amazing woman named Samantha (who is also on staff), and we have 2 Alexa’s. I graduated with a degree in Chemistry and am not using it whatsoever. I really enjoy cooking and playing sports. I have a passion for helping students realize the joy and fulfillment that comes with having a relationship with God through challenging preconceived notions of what society says Christianity is. I also like to start sentences with “I.”

Staff in Training

I’m Samantha and this is my first year on staff but my fifth year at UNC! As a student I studied Sociology and ASL. At Starbucks I always order a Pink Drink and it’s my dream to have a pet hedgehog named Ingrid. My husband, Luke, and I got married in April and we really enjoy travelling, cooking, and playing games in our free time! I am on staff with the Navigators because I came to know the Lord through this ministry and I did not want to be done meeting with students, making disciples, and investing in this ministry when I graduated. I have a heart for women especially, that they would know their worth and walk with confidence in who they are! 

EDGE Corps ®

Jake Rivera

Jake is thrilled to be on staff here at UNC! He graduated from UNC with a degree in Philosophy and worked in a big box retail store for a few years prior to coming on staff with The Navigators. Jake loves his wife Jess and son Josiah with all his heart!  

Jake is passionate about equipping believers to walk with Jesus for a lifetime, and he longs to see men and women laboring for Christ where they live, work, and play. Jake knows that working with The Navigators will offer him the platform to invest in the lives of students to this end. He has personally experienced the life-changing ministry of The Navigators and is excited to continue partnering with them as they fulfill the Great Commission at UNC.

EDGE Corps ®