About Us


Provide leadership, resources and support that complement each student’s diverse academic experience to empower the exploration and pursuit of their future.


Students are met where they are to gain clarityconfidence and excitement about their unique and diverse future goals.


We are student centered: Student success is central to our decision-making process.

We are a team: We pursue healthy and productive working relationships through open communication, mutual respect and celebration.

We value relationships: We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is critical for student success.

We listen: We practice respectful dialogue, seek input from different perspectives and find common ground.

We focus: We align our energy, strengths and resources to achieve our goals.

We are adaptable: We are resourceful, curious and see opportunity in order to adjust to new and changing circumstances.


Jen Hoffman, Experiential Learning Coordinator

Jen Hoffmann

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

Tykeson Hall 330

M.S. in Experiential Education; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
B.A. in Psychology; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Jen has almost 20 years of experience working in the experiential education field. She has taught at OSU-Cascades for the last five years in the Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership (TRAL) department. In addition to teaching, Jen has served as Executive Director for a nonprofit grant-making foundation that focuses on creating sustainable communities. She also serves on the Board of Directors at The Environmental Center in Bend. Outside of pursuing career passions, Jen loves to spend time with her family and dogs in nature, on her mountain bike or skis, and tending to her vegetable garden!

Wendi Worthington

Wendi Worthington

Assistant Director of Career Development

Tykeson Hall 336


MCOUN in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling; Oregon State University-Cascades
B.S. in Nursing; University of Washington
B.A. in Anthropology with Concentration in Environmental Studies; Williams College

Before coming to OSU-Cascades, Wendi worked at Central Oregon Community College for 13 years in a variety of roles: faculty, faculty advisor, Outreach Coordinator for Health Careers and Career Connected Learning Navigator. She has taught a variety of courses at COCC, including College Success, Career Planning, Job Search Strategies, Intro to Health Careers, Positive Psychology, Cultural Responsiveness in Health Care, Study Strategies and more.

Before earning her master's in counseling, she worked in health care as a registered nurse and public health nurse. She started her career in the field of environmental and outdoor education. Outside of her passion for helping students plan for their futures, she loves getting outdoors to camp, hike, ski, mountain bike and recharge her batteries.

Jeremy Hansen, Cascades Edge Career Advisor

Jeremy Hansen

Cascades Edge Career Advisor

Tykeson Hall 334

B.A. in Philosophy; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification 

With over 15 years of experience in education, Jeremy has honed his skills in the classroom as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at an international school, working with students from around the world. He also worked as an academic and behavioral coach for college students and young adults before accepting the position of career advisor at OSU-Cascades. Jeremy adds to his life experience by having lived abroad in Uppsala, Sweden and Seoul, South Korea. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys the company of the mountains, whether that is through hiking, camping, snowboarding or flying drones. 


Kim Vierra

Program Manager, College of Business

Tykeson Hall 328

Hadiya Riechers

Hadiya Riechers

Student Staff Career Advisor 

Hadiya is a senior liberal studies major and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership minor student. She is excited to help students with their job and career searches.