• Executive Cabinet


  • Kelly Bernardino
    Kelly Bernardino

    ASG President
    asgp@mhcc.edu

    High School: Reynolds
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 3rd
    Major: Business Management
    Favorite Social Media App: Instagram and Pinterest

    Why Mt. Hood: Because it is close to home and a financially smart choice. I love the community environment and all of the opportunities provided on the campus.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: My first year on ASG as the Administrative Assistant for the Executive Cabinet and Student Organizations Council I got a taste of what it was like to be part of such an amazing team. You feel empowered and you get the opportunity to make a difference within your community. You are also exposed to a lot of life changing opportunities, and get to a lot of great people. That is why I wanted to continue being a part of Mt. Hoods Associated Student Government.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I plug in my AUX and turn on Pandora.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Rihanna.

    After MHCC, I plan to: Transfer to Portland State University to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a focus in management and leadership.


    Santiago Velasco
    Santiago Velasco

    ASG Vice President
    asgvp@mhcc.edu

    High School: Gresham
    Hometown: Gresham, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 2nd
    Major: Business Administration
    Favorite Social Media App: N/A

    Why Mt. Hood: I wanted to stay close to home. I like the idea of going to a community college before attending a University. I was positive that MHCC have great teachers, and offer top quality of education.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I wanted to help the student population from MHCC. I have valuable input to contribute to this school.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I like to listen to my favorite playlist while I’m driving and walking to class.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: All types of music.

    After MHCC, I plan to: to transfer to a University and complete my education.


    Carrissa Baer
    Carrissa Baer

    Administrative Assistant
    Executive Cabinet &
    Student Organizations Council
    asgaa@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Riss, Carebear, or Lil Gherkin
    High School:
    Glide High School
    Hometown: Glide, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 2nd
    Major: Biology
    Favorite Social Media App: Facebook

    Why Mt. Hood: The education is more affordable, the classes are small and I feel like I get to really connect with my classmates and instructors. I enjoy learning in an environment where people genuinely care and one that is so involved with the community. Mt. Hood is home for me, I am here all the time and always feel safe and welcomed.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I wanted to be a voice for other students, to see the changes they want to have made be put into action. I enjoy helping guide others and being all I can be to help them. It’s insightful to be working so closely with the faculty of this school and really get an understanding for what MHCC is all about. This is aphenomenal experience, I love the training and responsibilities required of us and the fun we have growing and bonding together in ASG.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I have coffee J Either home brewed or Dutch Bros, if it were possible my veins would pump caffeine instead of blood cells! I also tend to listen to upbeat music to get me pumped, especially on Mondays, and enjoy the view that Oregon offers.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: Virtually everything, my first 5 lists are; Daddy Yankee & Nicky Jams, Celtic, Phantom of the Opera, Dean Martin, and Gavin DeGraw.

    After MHCC, I plan to: Attend PSU to finish my Bachelor’s in Biology and pre-med, then off to OHSU to major in Medicine and study to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.


    Female Silo
    Kayla Little

    Director of Community Affairs
    asgdca@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Little Dill
    High School: Franklin
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 2nd
    Major: Elementary Education
    Favorite Social Media App: Snapchat and Instagram

    Why Mt. Hood: I had a friend that went here and when I was looking to transfer back to Oregon, she suggested Mt. Hood, saying that the professors were awesome, and the location was beautiful. She was right!

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I love helping people, and providing aid for those that need it. I have a big heart for people, and making others feel welcome and valued. So, student government felt like the perfect way to do that!

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I listen to the radio and prepare myself for my day, making sure I have everything I need. And recalling my schedule to myself.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: Chance The Rapper, The Head and The Heart, Walk the Moon, Beyoncé, Daughter, The 1975, The Beatles, Broods, Lorde, The Lumineers, Oh Wonder, Bon Iver, Kanye West

    After MHCC, I plan to: Go through EOU’s Elementary Education program, to get my Teaching Certificate!


    Anna Mar
    Anna Mar

    Director of Finance &
    Chief of Staff
    asgdf@mhcc.edu

    High School: III Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. K.K. Baczynskiego w Bialymstoku
    Hometown: Bialystok, Poland
    Year @ MHCC: 2nd
    Major: Business Administration / Accounting
    Favorite Social Media App: none

    Why Mt. Hood: I chose Mt. Hood Community College based on proximity to my residence, as well as the number of classes available at one campus. I liked that everything I needed was available at the Main Campus.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I wanted to gain leadership experience, as well as help create a better sense of community amongst our students.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I drop my kids off at daycare ;). My drive is really short, but I enjoy the peace and quiet in my car.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: A little bit of everything.

    After MHCC, I plan to: Head off to PSU to pursue my degree in Accounting.


    Jessica Sheets
    Jessica Sheets

    Director of Student
    Activities Board
    asgdsab@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Jessie
    High School: Reynolds High School
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Year @ MHCC: Sophomore
    Major: Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    Favorite Social Media App: Facebook

    Why Mt. Hood: Mt. Hood tuition is very inexpensive and the Gresham campus is super close to where I live, about a ten minute drive.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I took Leadership classes for four years in high school, and always enjoyed being able to help the school out and represent my school as a whole. I strive to lead others, and thought being a part of MHCC ASG team is a place I belong.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I realize I should eat something for breakfast, but feel too cheap to stop by anywhere to purchase any food.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: New, popular songs, like those by Charlie Puth (One Call Away or Marvin Gaye), Justin Bieber (Let Me Love You or Love Yourself) and Andy Grammer (Fresh Eyes, my favorite song!), but mainly throwback songs, like those by Akon (Smack That or Don’t Matter), Ashley Tisdale (He Said She Said or Headstrong), and One Direction (Little Things or Kiss you.)

    After MHCC, I plan to: Transfer to George Fox University to get my undergraduates in pre-veterinary medicine, and go on to get my graduates degree in veterinary medicine at Oregon State University.


    Omar Morante
    Omar Morante

    Director of Student
    Organizations & Clubs
    asgdsoc@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Calicula
    High School: Reynolds
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 3rd
    Major: Engineering
    Favorite Social Media App: ASMHCC Student Life App, Trimet

    Why Mt. Hood: It’s close to my house, and well known. For me MHCC is a symbol of greatness.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I chose to be a student leader because leaders have been such a major part of my life in the past and I wish to return the favor and give back to other students by using the leadership skills I have developed to help them. I wish to help and create more student leaders.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I tell myself that each day I spend at MHCC increases my chance at a better life and to become a stronger person. The harder I work the braver I feel.

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: 2NE1, Bigbang, Miss A, Super Junior, Akon, Michael Jackson, Cumbia, Corridos, Eminem.

    After MHCC, I plan to: Transfer to OSU.


    Grant Turner
    Grant Turner

    Director of Public Safety &
    Campus Sustainability
    asgdpscs@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Sweet Dill
    High School: Reynolds
    Hometown: Fairview, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 2nd
    Major: Community Development & Regional Planning
    Favorite Social Media App: ASMHCC, Facebook and Instagram

    Why Mt. Hood: Affordable tuition and close to home

    Why I chose to be a student leader: I was a student here for two years and I thought it would be important to add sustainable practices.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I listen to TEDX radio Hour

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: Hits of the 90s and 2000s, Alternative Mix, Chillstep and Evening Acoustic

    After MHCC, I plan to: Attend PSU and pursue my Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and work towards my Masters in Urban and regional planning with a minor in Environmental Studies


    Female Silo

    Director of Marketing
    asgdm@mhcc.edu

     


    Jamie Allen
    Jamie Allen

    Director of State
    & Federal Affairs

    asgdsfa@mhcc.edu

    Nickname: Jamesy & “Hey You!”
    High School: Barlow, then Cleveland
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Year @ MHCC: 3rd
    Major: Psychology (for associates), Anthropology (bachelors)
    Favorite Social Media App: Facebook (but really, I don’t like any of them much)

    Why Mt. Hood: It’s beautiful! Not to mention, the graduation rate is higher than other community colleges in the area, so they must be doing something right at MHCC.

    Why I chose to be a student leader: To both develop my leadership skills and practice them. If I can make a difference, then it’s a worthwhile pursuit, and here I knew I could make a difference in other student’s lives.

    Each day on my way to MHCC: I blast happy music. See below

    My iPod or Pandora playlist includes: Sublime, Beyoncé, The Killers, Adele, and the plain old radio is sometimes worth listening to.

    After MHCC, I plan to: Start classes at OSU for Anthropology. I plan to go for my PHD eventually. I will be studying digital communication and I plan to apply this research to my career running my nonprofit, WorldSmart, which was developed to provide internet and Open Educational Resources (OER) to people around the world.