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 

Kacey is Linn-Benton Community College graduate, receiving a degree in Visual Communications. In her free time, Kacey enjoys media production, painting, and hiking. Open to all art museum and comic book recommendations.



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Kelsie Szeszulski, Program Coordinator

OSU College of Forestry alumni, dog and chicken mom, gardener, and someone who loves the outdoors. In my spare time, you will find me hiking in the forest with my dog or walking down the Oregon coastal beaches.

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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.

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Janice Hardy, Fund Development Manager

Second-generation OSU grad who has dedicated her career to nonprofit work and higher education advancement. She loves watching the world through the eyes of her curious, eight-year-old son, and is always looking for an excuse to take a walk, explore waterfall trails, and visit the Oregon Coast.

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Danielle Jarkowsky, Business & Industry Outreach & Equity Specialist

Danielle’s background is in natural sciences, higher education, workforce development, and communications. She is passionate about connecting people who share interests. She is also a photography-phyle, always aiming to capture the perfect image composition. She enjoys viewing landscape design and architecture wherever she goes.


Dominga Sanchez, Education Outreach and Equity Specialist

Dominga’s background is in Structural Engineering and Engineering Education. She is an Alumni from UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and OSU College of Engineering. Aside from exploring coffee shops, bookstores, and hiking trails in her spare time, Dominga enjoys spending time with her two young adult children. In addition to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusivity, she also serves as a mentor.

Kathie Vosper, Administrative Assistant

Kathie is a retiree who can’t stand to be retired. She comes to us after 10 years with CH2M Hill and 25 years with the Greater Albany Public School District. She finished her Degree in Business Management from Linfield later in life while raising her children and working full time. She is a Grandmother and Mother who loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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Austyn Moon, Program Assistant

My name is Austyn Moon, I am a Computer Science student at LBCC. My goal in life is to follow my interests and experience the humbling nature of not knowing what the heck I am doing until I do. I have a rather eclectic background ranging from music, art and brewing to astronomy, microcontrollers and computer programming. I am currently back in school to chase down my next dream goal which is to become an Astrophysicist. I have always been fascinated with building, creating and learning new processes. Having grown up in poverty I am all about the DIY mindset and helping others get access to opportunities that show them their true potential. I have learned a lot about myself and my interests through many mentors along the way and I hope to pass down the little bit instilled in me to whomever needs the help like I did when I was younger.

Kayley Martinez, Student Employee

Hello! My name is Kayley Martinez, and I have been attending LBCC since 2019 and will be graduating this year with an AS in Art Emphasis. I am a multidisciplinary artist, animal enthusiast, and projectionist at Corvallis’s local theater. I love doing graphic design work for local businesses and musicians, painting, and writing. I am a contributor to LBCC’s Hostile Terrain exhibition as well as the MILL’s mural, and this summer I will be working towards attending Tattoo School while taking a gap year. In 2025, I plan on attending OSU’s honors college to complete my BFA, but I am also interested in wildlife conservation and education. If you need ideas for a design, random bird facts, or movie recommendations, I’m your person!

Joseph Marr, Student Employee

I'm Joseph Marr. I'm a history major and I've lived in the area my whole life. I took this job because it was an interesting opportunity to expand my work experience beyond the more typical service work I had done previously.