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 — Parish Administrator

My 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 in office management for 16 years. I managed a veterinary clinic in Sparks for 7 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.





Sabrina Abero — Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sabrina Abero and I’m one of the Newman Student Coordinators.  I’m currently a junior and I’m studying social work with a minor in addiction treatment services.  Some of my favorite things to do are listening to music and anything related to art.  if you see me around, feel free to say hello!  I am looking forward to meeting everyone this new school year.

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!

Nicole Kite — Student Coordinator

Hey there, my name is Nicole Kite and I’m one of the Student Coordinators for Our Lady of Wisdom Newman Center.  I’m in my senior year and double majoring in Economics and International Business with an emphasis in Chinese Studies.  I’m an avid baker, Netflix watcher, and outdoor adventurer.  If you see me around campus say hi!  I can’t wait to meet you all.

Andrew Munoz — Student Coordinator

Hello, my name is Andrew Munoz and I am one of the Student Coordinators here at the Newman Center. I’m entering my senior year at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.  In my free time I like to cook, watch movies and play video games.  I’m looking forward to starting the year and meeting everyone!

Nikko Uy — Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Nikko Uy and I am one of the Newman Student Coordinators. I am currently a Philosophy major 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!





Sophie Mamo – Associate Pastor

My name is Sophie Mamo and I’m the Associate Pastor and all around helper.  You can see me at church every Sunday and I go everywhere with Father Nathan.  I love toys and I keep myself busy with all sorts of church duties.  I am a cancer survivor.  I love naps and meeting people.  Please stop and say hello on Sunday.