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Steve Hoelscher – President

Steve Hoelscher currently serves as the President of the CMS Board of Directors. Originally from Colorado, Steve attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a BS in Zoology and a BBA in Accounting.  After college, Steve worked at KPMG in assurance and audit services and then spent the next ten years of his career in financial and operational management roles in the high tech sector at Seagate Technology (computer hardware), Alcatel (telecommunications equipment & software), and i2 Technologies (supply chain optimization software).  In 2008, Steve transitioned from high tech to higher education by accepting the first of four successive financial management roles at Oregon State University (OSU).  Currently, Steve is the OSU Interim Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs (Operations). He finished an MBA at OSU in June, 2016 and spends his spare time exploring Corvallis and Oregon with his wife, Jodi, school-age son who attended CMS until last year, and newborn son. Steve joined the Board in 2015.

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Annie Hommel – Vice President 

Annie is serving as Vice President of the CMS Board of Directors for a second year and is a fourth-year doctoral student in Health Policy at OSU. Before moving to Corvallis three years ago, Annie was coordinator for the Oregon Reading Ready Project in partnership with the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. She holds a BA (U Oregon) and MA (U Washington) in Geography as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (U Oregon). Annie’s previous leadership experience includes service with the Downtown Springfield (OR) Redevelopment Community Advisory Board, Moss Street Child Development Center (U Oregon) and New Voters Project (U Oregon). She is the mother of a middle school student at Linus Pauling and a spirited daughter in the CMS Maple Room. 

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Jon Kalodimos – Secretary

Jonathan Kalodimos currently serves as CMS Board Secretary. Originally from Kansas, Jonathan attended Kansas State University to earn a BS in Physics, then chose to study finance and earned a Master of Finance from University of Florida and a Doctorate from University of Washington. His career in finance includes working at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a financial analyst and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a financial economist. He moved to Corvallis in 2014 to join Oregon State University’s College of Business as an assistant professor of finance. While Jonathan, his wife Lindy, and their two sons Parker and Hunter are relatively new to Corvallis they are well acquainted with the PNW culture of hiking under rainy skies, enjoying the chilly beaches of the Pacific Ocean, and bringing their dogs everywhere. Jon has two sons at CMS, one in the Ponderosa Toddler House and the other in the Maple Room.

 

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Andy Roberts – Treasurer

Andy Roberts is a native Oregonian who grew up in rural Eastern Oregon, and has made Corvallis his home for the past eleven years with his wife, Rachel.  He works at Oregon State University as the Director of IT for University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations.  He enjoys gardening, running, biking, traveling, and palling around with his two daughters. He attended Linfield College in McMinnville, studying Computer Science and Asian Studies, and also holds an MBA from Oregon State University. 

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Erin Scheessele (rhymes with Nestlé or Presley) – Past President

Erin Scheessele is serving a forth year on the board after serving as president last year. Erin studied biology at Duke University, where she met her husband, Evan. They came to Corvallis in 2000 for Erin’s doctoral research in ecology and amphibian declines. She has taught at Duke, OSU & Willamette University. In addition to serving on the CMS Board, Erin incorporated and serves as director of an educational nonprofit, Orgelkids USA, bringing a music education program from the Netherlands to the States. In a parallel universe, she is a field ecologist who reads and knits (simultaneously) in her free time. Erin’s older son attended CMS’ primary and elementary program from 2011-2016 and her younger son is a 2nd year elementary student in Ginkgo. Erin joined the Board in 2014.

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Jenny Hawkins - Member at Large

Jenny Hawkins is a native Oregonian, raised on a ranch in Wallowa OR where her great, great grandparents homesteaded. Her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences is from Smith College and she completed her Masters in Natural Recourse Policy & Law at OSU’s College of Forestry. Jenny & her husband Kyle returned to Corvallis with their two children in September 2016 after living in Chugiak, Alaska for 7 years. Their family began their Montessori journey at a small, recently opened, and amazing, Montessori school in Alaska. Stepping into a thriving Montessori school when they moved back to Corvallis greatly eased their family’s transition. Her son is in his second year of Primary at CMS and her daughter is a student at Garfield Elementary. Jenny works as a National Director and Independent Ambassador for India Hicks, Inc.

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Aimee Huff - Member at Large 

Aimee joined the CMS board in 2017. She is an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business at OSU where she teaches marketing management in the MBA program and serves on the College's committee for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity. Aimee holds a BCom from the University of Guelph, an MBS from University College Cork, Ireland, and a PhD in management from the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests include consumer culture, market systems, and social issues. She and her husband, Andrew, became CMS parents in 2014, and their children have attended the Toddler House, Willow room, and Bamboo room, as well as the Cedar program. 

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James Feldmann - Member at Large 

James Feldmann is a happy to call Corvallis home (thanks to his wife Alison) after growing up in Portland. He has a background in regional planning with a strong appreciation for the Pacific Northwest's cities, outdoors, and people. His kids have enjoyed attending the Toddler House, Willow Room, Maple Room, and Gingko Room classes. 

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