ASGA Team

The administrative team at ASGA is ready to help you.

The ASGA Team members are specialists in SG issues, problems, and trends.

  • They spend 20,000 hours each year maintaining the SG Database of contacts for Student Governments nationwide
  • They assist in ASGA’s research projects for our members
  • They are totally focused on Student Government every day

Click on each team member’s profile to see contact information and a detailed bio.


Detailed Team Member Bios

Shauna Cardenas

Shauna was born on January 11, 1983 in Fremont, CA and grew up in Fairfield, CA where she graduated from Armijo High School in 2001. In September 2002, she and her family packed their cars and drove to Orlando, FL. In 2004, she moved to Gainesville, FL where she began her journey with ASGA and attended Saint Leo University (a Founding Member of ASGA!) online where she attained an AA in Liberal Arts. In December 2006, Shauna moved to IN where she now resides and works for ASGA as the Director of Member Relations & Data Entry.

In her spare time, Shauna loves spending time with her boyfriend, Aaron, and her cat, Wookie. She loves the outdoors (camping, hiking, fishing, and more) and playing video games like Fallout, The Witcher, The Walking Dead, and Halo on her XBOX One Elite! Some of her favorite TV shows include Supernatural, Dominion, Into the Badlands, Vikings, Destination Truth, Expedition Unknown, ALONE, Bear Grylls’ shows, the American Horror Story series, The Walking/Talking Dead, and @midnight with Chris Hardwick… a little bit of everything!

Stephanie Dull

Stephanie was born in West Palm Beach Florida but has spent the last 5 years in Gainesville to attend the University of Florida. She is studying Journalism. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends and animals, watch the Gators play ball, and try to make it to the beach whenever possible.

Val Grodewald

Val has worked for Oxendine Publishing (now ASGA), a small family owned company in business since the late 80’s, since the spring of 1997. Her days are spent processing payments, memberships, and conference registrations, along with managing accounts payable, human resources, and purchasing. She wears a lot of hats, but loves her job and is sort of partial to people with whom she works…most of the time.

Val enjoys time spent with family and friends just hanging out and being silly. She says she is learning to not take herself or others too seriously. She has a little Suzuki 650 that she enjoys riding when the weather is good. And loves technology and tends to spend the bulk of her allowance on upgrading her cell phone. When Val’s not working, she can be found at the local bowling alley working on her pitiful score, sweating to some hip hop tunes in Zumba class, or taking photographs and working on digital scrapbook pages.

Butch Oxendine

Butch was SGA vice president and editor-in-chief of the college newspaper (serving at the same time) at Lake City Community College, then served as SG press secretary and editor of The Campus Leader at the University of Florida.

Named in 1992 as one of the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs under age 30 by the Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Butch has been publishing student-oriented magazines, books, and web sites for nearly 30 years. He studied journalism at the University of Florida, but left school in 1984 to work full-time on his first magazine, Florida Leader.

He later launched four other publications, including the national magazine Student Leader. He travels frequently to speak and present leadership seminars and has written three books on student-leadership issues, including So You Want to Be President…How to Get Elected on Your Campus, Poster Secrets: How & Where to Hang Flyers on Your Campus, and Inspiration for Student Leaders.

Butch is married to Kathy, and they have five children: Leah, Will, twins Adam and Andrew, and Luke. Butch enjoys being a Trekker, loves Firefly, working outdoors, serving his God and church, wrestling with the young-‘uns, and coaching baseball, and cheering for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeff Riemersma

Jeff Riemersma is responsible for the design and upkeep of ASGA’s many web resources, as well as the design and preparation of marketing and conference materials. A graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, Jeff received his BFA in Art and Design and has been involved with ASGA (formerly Oxendine Publishing) since 1988.

What began as a job dedicated solely to the design and production of magazines has evolved to include such responsibilities as Web design and updates, conference materials preparation, marketing materials design and preparation, overseeing all company computer and networking needs, acting as liaison for ASGA’s dedicated hosting and content management software providers, and data entry.

Jeff enjoys dedicated music listening, following the Tampa Bay Lightning, and dabbling in creative food preparation. Jeff also enjoys food consumption, but wouldn’t use the term “dabble” to describe the extent of his participation in this activity.

Darnell Royal

Darnell was born September 24, 1983 in Minot, ND. He grew up a military brat, spending the majority of his life between Lompoc, California and Valdosta, Ga. He recently relocated to Gainesville, FL with his girlfriend and their dog. He spends most of his past time watching TV or playing video games. He is also an avid Denver Broncos fan (despite much criticism and skepticism) still reliving the glory days of the Elway era.