Our Staff

Our Staff


Father Nathan Mamo, S.T.L. — Pastor


Fr. Nathan Mamo was ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served for 21 years in various parishes, including as Rector at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu. He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) in New Testament Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JSTB) in 1994. His research was in St. Paul’s idea of decision-making in the Corinthian Church. He departed Hawaii in 1998 and served at three parishes in the Diocese of San Jose before moving to the Diocese of Reno in 2009. He and Sophie have been together since 2010.

Therese Gaikowski — Office Manager

thereseMy family moved from the East Bay Area of California to Sparks, Nevada in 2001. My background is in Human Resources, but I have been working as an Office Manager for more than 13 years. I managed a veterinary clinic in Sparks for 7½ years and I have been employed in the Diocese of Reno since 2009. I joined the staff of Our Lady of Wisdom in September 2014. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family camping, watching movies, baking, and scrapbooking family memories.


Jaron Bengson — Student Coordinator

Hey! My name is Jaron Bengson and I’m one of the Student Coordinators at Newman! I’m going into my second year at the University of Nevada, majoring in Biotechnology and minoring in Community Health Sciences. You can often find me laughing and smiling with my friends on campus. If you happen to see me, I encourage you to say hi! Can’t wait to meet you!

Sarah Krum — Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sarah Krum and I am one of the Newman Student Coordinators. I am going into my senior year at the University of Nevada with a major in Secondary Education in Agriculture. I also have an emphasis in Biology. I work as a Substitute Teacher for Washoe County School District and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. When I’m not working or hanging out at the Newman Center, I enjoy reading, being outdoors and napping. I can’t wait to get to know you all!


Angela Romero — Student Coordinator

Hello, my name is Angela Romero and I am one of the Newman Student Coordinators. I am a Sociology major with a minor in Business Administration and am going into my third year at the University of Nevada. I am very excited for this year and everything we have planned! On the rare occasion when I am not at Newman, you can find me reading a book or binge watching Netflix. Welcome to Newman!


Nikko Uy — Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Nikko Uy and I am one of the Newman Student Coordinators. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Chemistry here at the University of Nevada, Reno. When I’m not studying, I enjoy watching Netflix, reading books, and playing both video games and board games. I’m excited to meet everyone this year! Welcome to Newman!

Scott Butler — Music Director/Webmaster

scottMy name is Scott Butler and I’m the Music Director and Webmaster at Our Lady of Wisdom. I grew up in California before moving to Reno in 2010. You can see me every Sunday playing the piano for both of our amazingly talented choirs. When I’m not doing something musically related I keep myself busy with working on our website or studying. In the periods of my life that could be considered “free time” I love to read, write, go adventuring or just play nerdy tabletop games. Welcome to Newman!