2019-2020 Staff

Kayla Drake

Editor in Chief

Kayla Drake is our editor-in-chief and works to make sure Lindenlink produces content that engages readers and pushes students. Most recently, Kayla was the Broadcast Intern for KMOV, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis. There she found a passion for video and audio storytelling. Human interest stories are her focus because she believes we learn best by hearing personal testimonies of grief, passion, tribulation...

Matt Hampton

News Editor

Matt Hampton is our news editor. He is majoring in Advertising and Strategic Communications with minors in Spanish and Interactive Media and Web Design. In 2018, he competed in the National Student Advertising Competition. Outside of Lindenlink, Matt is involved on campus in the IMWD Firm, Advertisers Desiring Success and Public Relations Club, Philosophy Club, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute,...

Merlina San Nicolás Leyva

Sports Editor

Merlina San Nicolás Leyva is our sports editor. When she is not covering a game or interviewing athletes, she is being an athlete herself. Merlina is on the bowling team and has competed for Team Mexico in past years. A native of Mexico City, she loves watching cooking shows or video essays on Youtube from NerdWriter1. She also enjoys playing video games, going on adventures or taking naps. After...

Alexis Montgomery

Culture Editor

Alexis Montgomery is our culture editor. She is majoring in Broadcast Mass Communications, and also does sideline reporting for football. She is on the golf team and is a Little Rock, Arkansas native. Her passions include hiking, meeting dogs, and watching Netflix. After graduation, Alexis hopes to become a reporter or news producer in St. Louis or back home. ...

Kat Owens

Design Chief

As the Design Chief for, Kat Owens has honed her interests with photography and design by adding the graphic flare to Link Magazine. She is a senior Graphic Design/Art History double major and is interested in illustration and print design. You’ll never find Kat without some writing utensil as she is constantly drawing on just about any paper she can find.

Mia Tebbe

Social Media Manager

Mia Tebbe is our social media manager. She is majoring in Advertising and Strategic Communications with minors in Graphic Design and Journalism. Mia interacts with our readers on all of our social media platforms by sharing stories and news relevant to the Lindenwood community, while adding her own informative and engaging touch. Mia is outgoing and loves interacting with others, she especially loves...

James Tananan Kamnuedkhun


Tananan (James) Kamnuedkhun is our photographer and videographer. He is majoring in Music Business and is an international student from Thailand. He involved in many activities inside and outside of Lindenwood. He is an Olympic Weightlifter for Lindenwood, a part of the university's Marching Band, and is also manages the Instagram for the Crossings Church Wentzville. After graduation, James wants to...