Obe Quarless

Obe Quarless

Admission Counselor

253-535-7153 (office)



Highline, Tukwila, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Puyallup, and Federal Way School Districts; Nevada; Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; Ohio; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; District of Columbia


Bachelor of Arts in Music, Whitworth University, 2009


Steilacoom, WA


I love to compete athletically. My favorite sports are football and basketball. I am a performing musician as well – specializing in steel drums in percussion. My favorite genres of music are calypso, samba, hip-hop, and jazz.

What’s one thing every prospective PLU student should know?

Visit the campus! The best way to determine if PLU is the right school for you is to experience the university for yourself. Take a campus tour, stay overnight in a residence hall, eat a meal in the dining hall, visit a class, and meet current students and faculty all during a visit.

What do you like about living in the Northwest?

What I like the most about the Northwest is the variety of natural landscapes. Tacoma is within a few hours of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainer, Snoqualmie Mountain Pass, and the Pacific Ocean which each provide unique recreation and leisure opportunities. I didn’t realize how much I valued the mountains and the water until I moved to the flatlands of Illinois for a two years and none of that was around!

What’s one thing that still surprises you about PLU?

As a new staff member on campus, I am still surprised by how willing students, staff, and faculty are to help each other on campus. PLU is more than a university; it is a learning community with caring individuals across campus