Meet Our Team
Hey folks, my name is Josh Stickrod and I’ve been with the Writing Center since Fall 2019. I graduated from LBCC in 2019 with an AS in English as well as an AS in Journalism & Mass Communication. I’m currently studying at OSU pursuing a BA in English. During my time at LBCC, I worked at the college’s newspaper, The Commuter, where I wore a variety of different hats including reporter, copy editor, photographer, web editor, etc. In addition to journalism, I am also deeply passionate about literature and creative writing so I frequently read and write in my spare time. I also love to hike, play basketball, and play video games, among other things.
Hello, and thank you for reading my bio! I am currently working towards my Associates in Applied Sciences with the focus being Accounting Technology. You may ask yourself, “An accounting major as a writing tutor?? Inconceivable!” Ever since I was a tiny tot, I have always loved writing. When I started college, I realized how much I enjoyed helping other students with their writings. I was so blessed to find a job that pays me to do what I love.
Karen Canan started working at the Writing Center Fall 2019. She graduated LBCC in Spring 2019 with an Associate Degree in Anthropology.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, writing, and working on community projects.
Since the lock-down, Karen has put more energy into setting up her “home as office” and making YouTube music tutorials.
She loves listening to stories and writing them so the Writing Center has been a good fit.
Hey! My name is Dani Tellvik and I’m an instructional assistant at the Writing Center. I earned my Associate’s right here at LBCC and then went on to get my BA in English at Oregon State University. I’ve been working here since 2014 and I LOVE the work I do. Writing has been a passion of mine for a long time, so having the opportunity to sit down with students and talk about their writing is still the best part of my day. I especially love talking about research and argumentative assignments. In addition to writing, I also enjoy running, hiking, and periodically marathoning all of the Harry Potter movies in one day.
Howdy hey everyone. My name is Shane, and I am one of your friendly neighborhood writing assistants. I have been helping students with writing here at LBCC since the year two thousand and sixteen. I have studied English and writing the last four years of my college career, and have dabbled in many majors such as visual and theater arts and computer science. In 2018 I was LBCC’s student poet laureate. I enjoy working on all kinds of papers be it an essay, analysis, or creative. If you are looking for someone to go over your paper, brainstorm with, or just need help getting started on an assignment, I am available for drop in and appointment support.
Hello! Some of you may recognize me from my time here as an LBCC student 10-ish years ago. After transferring from LBCC to OSU in 2011, I completed a BA in English with a minor in writing--and then went back to OSU a few years later to complete my MA degree in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. As a grad student, I taught first year writing courses (WR 121 and WR 222) and defended my master’s thesis on the role of material affect in writing studio pedagogy. All I really want out of life is to help growing writers find a voice and share their stories. When I’m not thinking about work, my hobbies include reading surrealist fiction, trying to keep my houseplants alive, and playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild.