Meet our staff

Hub Director, Sarah Whiteside

Sarah Whiteside, Director

U of O and OSU alum and Willamette Valley native with 20+ years in STEAM education across the P-20 continuum. Whenever possible she seeks to be someplace beautiful with family and a good book.

Chris Singer, Program Coordinator at the Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub

Chris Singer, Program Coordinator

Husband, father, disc golfer, pickleballer, and LEGO aficionado who is passionate about STEM, CTE, making, LEGO, early childhood education, and youth development.

Kacey Montgomery, Marketing Specialist 

Second-year Visual Communications- Graphic Design student at Linn-Benton Community College. In my free time, I like to draw, do linoleum printmaking, and going camping.

Headshot photo of Susie Plowhead, Admin Assistant

Susie Plowhead, Administrative Assistant / Adjunct Faculty

Alumni of LBCC, WOU, and OSU. Wife, Mom, Educator, CrossFitter, and crazy about all things outdoors.

Forrest Johnson Makerspace Coordinator picture

Forrest Johnson, STEM Librarian & Makerspace Coordinator 

Forrest Johnson is a librarian, educator, and maker. His passions are skateboarding, DIY guitar making, and comics, but he gets excited about making just about anything. He also is an advocate for open licensing, open pedagogy, and the right to repair.