The Beacon Bolt Staff

Zoe Herron, Editor-in-Chief

My name is Zoe head-shotHerron, and I’m going to be the Editor-in-Chief of The Beacon Bolt for the 2017-2018 school year. I’m a senior English major and communication minor here at NCU, and I hail from north of Eugene (Olympia, Washington, to be exact).

I’m an avid reader, and although I read anything I can get my hands on, I’m partial to the classics, historical fiction, and poetry. I’m also a writer, and you can often find me scribbling my observations in the margins of class notes, napkins, or my little Moleskin journal. I love to travel, too. I’m passionate about learning as much as I can about other cultures, places, and languages. Some of my favorite places that I’ve been to include Japan, Nicaragua, and Hong Kong. My beverage of choice is, and always will be, coffee, in all its beautiful, God-given, and glorious forms.

Most of all, however, I’m passionate about Jesus and people. I love people because they are beautiful, diverse, and made in the imago dei, the image of God, and I love Jesus because of His immense sacrifice on the cross and His incomprehensible love for us.

So that’s me–at least, in a condensed, three-paragraph nutshell. Now I want to hear about you…what are you passionate about? What makes your heart soar?

I hope, with these questions in mind, that you will be inspired to become a part of The Beacon Bolt, too. Guest writers are always welcome—your voice matters! Don’t hesitate to contact me through this site or e-mail at I can’t wait to listen to what you have to say.


Tomás Carradero, Assistant Editor-in-Chief & Videographer 

¡Hola Beacon Bolt Readers!

Me llamo Tomás. I am a Junior from San Jose, California. I am the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of The Bolt and I also have a side job with the athletic office taking Snapchats, photos, and editing highlight videos for the sports teams.

As for me, I am a follower of Christ before I am a family man to my huge Mexican family at home. After those aspects of my life, comes soccer, which I have played since I was 4. I loved it here at NCU, and it has become a part of my life. Recently, I stepped away from the sport because I became burnt out and wasn’t playing for myself anymore. Since then I have started working for the Marketing Assistant and Sports Information Director here at NCU. I am here at the Beacon Bolt because I love to share stories to the community of NCU that are worth reading and watching. I believe that with my and Zoe’s expertise, we will help the Beacon Bolt get more readers, viewers, and fans!

P.S. Feel free to stop me on campus anywhere to ask questions or talk about how you could be a story on The Bolt!


Alyssa Perovich, Staff Writer 

Salutations, friends!

My name is Alyssa and my story started all the way in SoCal (Lancaster to be exact). This is my second year here at NCU; intended as an English major with a minor in Written Communications and Business Administration. As fate (and determination) would have it, this year I have joined the Beacon Bolt team as a staff writer.

A few phrases to describe me: An old soul, quirky as jerky, radically in love with Jesus, tea enthusiast (I’d love to have a cuppa with you sometime), and genuinely intrigued by everyone and everything. If I’m not reading or writing, you can trust that I am not consumed by boredom. If you can think it, I’m probably doing it…singing, dancing (preferably in the rain), knitting, sewing, crafting, baking, or dreaming. You’ve probably seen me staring at a tree or rolling around in the quad…I admit I am completely and utterly mad…but don’t fret…all the best people are.

If you are ever in need of someone to talk to, take pictures with, run around in the rain with…I am your gal. I’d absolutely love to get to know you and all the things that make you…well, you. I love to be God’s little worker, so don’t hesitate to ask me for help on anything…nothing is too big or too small for me & my bestie (Jesus).

Thanks for listening and God bless!