Writing Support

Meet Our Team



Writing Assistant

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.

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Writing Assistant

Hello, and thank you for reading my bio! I am a former LBCC student with an Associate of General Studies and an Accounting Certificate. You may ask yourself, “An accounting certification, but she works as a writing tutor?? Inconceivable!” Ever since I was a tiny tot, I have always loved writing, but I also loved math! You can enjoy both, I promise. When I started college, all of my friends would ask me to look over their essays. This made me realize how much I enjoyed helping other students with their writings. When I found out that I could do what I loved and get paid, I felt like I hit the jackpot. So come visit me in the Writing Center! 


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Writing Assistant


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Writing Assistant

Welcome to the Writing Center. My name is Karen Canan and I've been a tutor here at the LBCC Writing Center since Fall 2019.  

I am a proud graduate of LBCC with an Associate in Anthropology. My favorite hobbies are basketry and walking and biking. My best accomplishment of this last Summer was biking to Albany and back from Corvallis!

Reading and writing are my favorite ways to communicate. It's been an awesome thing to be a part of the LBCC Writing Center and share what I've learned about reading and writing with you. I also learn a lot from working with students. Thank you for using the Writing Center!


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Instructional Assistant

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.


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Instructional Assistant

Hello, everyone! My name's April Wheeler, and I started working in the Writing Center Fall 2010. I graduated LBCC in 2015 with an associate’s in English and continue to enjoy working with students in the Writing Center. In my off-time, I volunteer with a non-profit organization focused on supporting families in Linn County; I also spend time with my husband, three young adults, and two huskies. Sometimes, I find time for crafting and gaming.  

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Instructional Assistant

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. 

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Chessie Alberti


Instructional Specialist

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.


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