CACOCC New Classified Employee Profiles

COCC prides itself on the high quality of classified staff members who provide daily support to faculty and students. The classified staff totals over 100 support positions across all of our campuses in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Deer Ridge. The staff brings a wide-range of depth and experience to the campuses and provides not just front line information and support to students, faculty and the public but also smiling, friendly face to help guide you in your experience at COCC.

Jessi Johnson Jessi Johnson
Office Specialist, Admissions & Records

Jessi was born and raised on a Cattle Ranch in Vale, Oregon.  After graduating High School, she moved to Winnemucca, NV where she attend Great Basin College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Recourses.  While attending Great Basin College, she worked as a student worker in the Admissions Office, and after receiving her degree, she then worked at GBC as the Science Lab aid. In 2006, she married her husband Justin and they continued to live in Winnemucca with dreams of someday farming and raising their own cattle. When the opportunity arose for Justin to work on a large Hay farm in Powell Butte Oregon, we jumped and moved our family to Powell Butte.  We are excited to call Central Oregon our home and look forward to everything it has to offer. 

Kirsteen Wolf
Non-Instructional Scheduler, Campus Services

Kirsteen Wolf(1)Kirsteen was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has held jobs as diverse as usher, telemarketer, house painter, stage manager, waitress, restaurant baker, sales person in a year-round Christmas store, tree planter, kitchen staff, cashier, forest worker (brushing with machetes and pruning), remote camp cook, grounds keeper, retail clerk, nanny and writer as well as many hours of volunteer work. She and her husband traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada with trips to England, Baja California, Ecuador, Nepal and India.

In 1998, when Kirsteen and her young family drove up College Way to check out the COCC campus, it was like winning the lottery: excellent program and beautiful location. Her husband studied forestry and completed an associate degree in GIS at COCC (and then finished his Bachelor of Science in Forestry at OSU) while Kirsteen raised their two children. When the kids were older, she enrolled at COCC, worked for three years as an editor at The Broadside and completed her AAOT. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a Writing and Communication focus at OSU-Cascades.

Because of the happy associations with COCC and a deep belief lifelong learning, Kirsteen is absolutely delighted to have a position on campus and to have such great coworkers in Campus Services. (Photo by The Broadside)

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