Westside Christian Staff
Administration and Office Support
Beth Hust began at Westside in the Fall of 2023 as the front office manager. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University and her MBA from DeVry University. Ms. Hust's experience includes working at World Vision as a Business Analyst and most recently, as the Executive Assistant for Teen Reach.
Ms. Hust has two daughters, the oldest is Westside class of 2025, and the youngest will be class of 2029. She loves spending time gardening, reading and traveling.
At WCHS since 2022
Mrs. Tyner has been the Director of Finance at Westside Christian High School since August 2012. She has a BS in Accounting from Colorado Christian University. Prior to coming to Westside Christian, Mrs. Tyner was a staff accountant in a local public accounting firm. She enjoys working with the people, atmosphere, and students at Westside Christian High School.
Mrs. Tyner is married to her husband, Richard. They have four adult children. She enjoys hosting gatherings at home, biking, skiing and playing games with family and friends. Mrs. Tyner and her husband enjoy serving the youth at Westside Christian.
At WCHS since 2012
Inna Kebbe joined WCHS at the start of 2023 as the Librarian/Lunch Coordinator. She holds a BA in General Science with a minor in Psychology from Portland State University.
Mrs. Kebbe is married to Michael and has two middle school aged children, Jordyn and Eli. In her free time, Mrs. Kebbe enjoys hiking, playing tennis and trying new restaurants with friends and family.
At WCHS since 2022
Jason Housley has joined the administrative team in the newly created position of Admissions and Strategic Outreach Director. Jason has many years of experience in advancement and development and will be a huge asset to us as we develop space and programs for all these new students.
Originally from Prineville, Oregon, Jason moved to Portland where he would find his wife of 17 years. Jason is inspired daily by his wife, Amanda, and their three children; 15 year-old Brady, 12 year-old Aaden, and 9 year-old daughter, Addie-Mae. His free time is spent with family, camping, working on the property, listening to music or up on the mountain snowboarding.
This is Jason’s 10th year in Christian education. Most recently, Jason served as Director of Development at Columbia Christian Schools for 4 years. He worked with branding, marketing, alumni relations, and donor development. Jason began his time at Columbia as the Athletic Director and served in this role for 5 years. Together, in all 9 years at Columbia, Jason developed strategic ways of developing relationships that will benefit the community for many years.
At WCHS since 2021
Born in a small town in Indiana and growing up from the humble beginnings as son of a Laundry mat entrepreneur, Jeff eventually achieved greatness as part time Director of Campus Operations / sheep herder. He enjoys long walks on the beach and playing 80's rock ballads on his didgeridoo while contemplating his failed 90's rap career.
At WCHS since 2020
Dr. Hynes has been in the field of education at both the secondary and collegiate levels since 1991. In these years, he has been an English, Drama and writing/critical thinking instructor as well as serving in multiple roles at the Administrative level. His most recent tenure was as Principal of a christian high school in Southern California. He holds a BA in English Literature as well as a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has an MA in Literature as well as an MA in Education from Loyola Marymount University. Most recently, he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from George Fox University.
Dr. Hynes has been married to his wife Georgina for 29 years. Together they have three children and one daughter in-law. They are anxiously awaiting grand kids.
At WCHS since 2020
Leah Yevseyev has worked at Westside Christian High School since 2011. She is the Development and Finance Assistant as well as Assistant to the Athletic Director. She graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.
Ms. Yevseyev has two kids, Max and Viktoriya. She loves reading, going for walks, spending time with her kids and cheering them on at their sporting events.
At WCHS since 2011
Maddie Pringle ('19) works at our front desk and is our Communication Coordinator. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Portland State University and is currently seeking her M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health from Concordia University Irvine. Ms. Pringle has a deep passion for Westside and its students.
Ms. Pringle is the daughter of Westside alumni and is an alumnus herself. In her free time, Ms. Pringle loves to travel, go to concerts, and play with her dogs. She also is the Theatre Troupe Director of Westside's Theatre Program and is passionate about theatre education and the arts. Ms. Pringle attends Bridgetown Church.
At WCHS since 2023
Melissa Allen comes to Westside Christian most recently from southern California. Mrs. Allen earned her Bachelor's in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education from Western Baptist College (Corban University) and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. She has had extensive experience conducting forensic investigations for the family circuit courts and worked as a court mandated parenting time educator and evaluator. In 2018, Mrs. Allen received her certification in Restorative Justices and Responsibility Centered Discipline.
Mrs. Allen and her husband have four kids and two of the most adorable grandsons (her words). Mrs. Allen and her family love to boat, paddle board, water ski, and camp.
At WCHS since 2023
Mr. Ball joined Westside Christian High School in 1995. He serves as the School Counselor and as the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. Mr. Ball enjoys seeing students grow and develop during their time in the WCHS community. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Business and a B.S. in Social Studies Education from George Fox College. In 2007, he received his Masters in School Counseling from George Fox University.
He is married to his wife of 37 years, Heidi, and they have three grown children who attended Westside Christian High School, Laurel, David, and Morgan. Morgan and David both married WCHS alumni. Mr. Ball enjoys running with students and alumni and watching good movies with his wife.
At WCHS since 1981
Shelly Hawkins began working in the front office at Westside in the Fall of 2023. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Communications from Western Oregon University. Prior to coming to Westside, Mrs. Hawkins spent ten years in education serving in roles in admissions and office support.
Mrs. Hawkins recently celebrated her 20 year anniversary with her husband, and they have two children, ages 15 and 12.
At WCHS since 2022
Dr. Stephen Torode has has been working in Christian education for more than 23 years, serving for 16 years as an Academic Counselor and four years as a Head of School. He received his Bachelor's in Bible Theology and Christian Leadership from San Jose Bible College, his Master of Arts in Education (Instructional Technology) from San Jose State University, and his Doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Dr. Torode is excited to serve this year as Assistant Principal of Academics and Campus Ministry.
Dr. Torode is married to Cindy Torode, WCHS's new Senior Bible and Personal Finance Teacher. They have 3 kids and 3 grandkids. He loves spending time camping, hiking and fishing.
At WCHS since 2023
- Amber Sprague
- Aniela Petrisor
- Brenda Davisson
- Cody Schuman
- Cynthia Torode
- Denise Rose
- Jake Van Wickle
- Jason Normansen
- Jason Washburn
- John Flores
- Josh McCleary
- Kim White
- Laura Lothrop
- Michelle Forbes
- Scott Lindsley
- Scott Wright
- Sophie Heisner
- Stefanie Cook
- Taron Pickett
- Wendy Collins
- Will Fox
- Willy Hughes
Amber Sprague has taught Intro to Art, Advanced Art, 3D Art & Design and AP Studio Art at Westside Christian High School since 2022. She received her Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from CSU, Chico and has her Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College. Ms. Sprague loves to see the students of Westside push themselves creatively and be proud of the work they create.
Ms. Sprague is a dog mom to the cutest Pit Bull rescue named Benson. She loves spending time rearranging furniture, taking care of her 60 houseplants, getting outside and, of course, making art. Ms. Sprague is the advisor to the Art Club and an Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach.
Mrs. Petrisor has taught English at Westside since 2021. She received her Bachelor's in English from PSU and has a Master's in Teaching from George Fox University. Mrs. Petrisor loves the students at Westside and loves engaging them in deep discussions on classic and contemporary literature. She hopes to inspire a love of reading, writing, and learning.
Mrs. Petrisor is married to Josh Petrisor and has a four year old son named Damien. She loves spending time with family and friends, baking, reading, movies, traveling, and much more.
Cody Schuman joins us for her first year at Westside Christian High School. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Marketing from Liberty University, her Master's of Divinity from Western Seminary, and her Bioethics certification from Portland State University. She is a Board Certified Chaplain and an ordained minister and was formerly Chaplain at OHSU & OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Mrs. Schuman is married to Bruce and they have four elementary aged children and four pets. Mrs. Schuman enjoys running, snow skiing, the sun, and cooking. Mrs. Schuman teaches academic coaching and campus ministry as a chaplain in the Nest.
Cynthia Torode has taught high school for the past 17 years. This is her first year at Westside Christian High School. She received a dual bachelor's degree in Bible Theology and Management/Ethics from William Jessup University. Mrs. Torode loves to empower students to become compassionate, informed, and globally conscious individuals, ready to positively impact the world by showing Christ's love to all they serve.
Mrs. Torode is married to Dr. Torode, and they have three adult children and three grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.
Denise Rose has taught at Westside since 1984. She has taught both French and History, but is currently teaching World History, AP World History and AP European History. She graduated from Oregon State University and is an avid Beaver fan.
Mrs. Rose is married to Mark and has two adult children, Emily and Michael, who graduated from Westside and Oregon State University. She also has two granddaughters who are the joy of her life. She loves spending time with family and friends.
Jake Van Wickle has been teaching high school science since 2017, and is excited to be a part of the Westside Community. He received his Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, and afterwards went to to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life West Chiropractic College. Dr. Van Wickle has a passion for helping students think scientifically in order to better understand God's creation, and the laws of the universe established and maintained by a wonderful law-giver.
Dr. Van Wickle is married to Rachel, and they have two kids, Henry and Isla. The whole family loves to indoor rock climb and go on adventures, particularly Hood River or the Oregon Coast.
Mr. Normansen teaches both Spanish and French at Westside Christian High School. He joined the WCHS foreign language department in 2017 after teaching ESL for 6 years. Mr. Normansen received a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in French from Oregon State University, as well as a Masters in Education from Concordia University. He is passionate about world languages and is privileged to be able to share in them with his students.
Mr. Normansen is married to Kristin, a 2003 Westside Christian graduate. Together they have two children: 6-year-old Leif and 3-year-old Florence. Mr. Normansen loves languages, cooking, reading, thrifting, and camping. He also loves traveling to Europe, playing table top games, and playing the guitar and piano. He and his family attend Theophilus Church in Milwaukie.
Jason Washburn has taught Engineering at Westside since 2021. He received his Bachelor's in Economics from University of Oregon and a Bachelor's in Information Technology from Oregon Tech. Mr. Washburn never wanted to be a teacher, but God had other plans. He is enjoying building an engineering program, helping with IT, and coaching WCHS Baseball.
Mr. Washburn and his wife, Heather, have a 3 year old, Mikey, who loves to talk and build things. If Mr. Washburn had time for hobbies/interests, he would enjoy playing board games and reading books.
Mr. Flores has taught at Westside Christian High School since 2014. He has a B.S. in Philosophy with an emphasis in World Religion from Oregon State University and a Master's of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah University.
Mr. Flores is married to his wife, Haley. They have three kids; 17, 15, and 9. When he has free time, Mr. Flores loves playing guitar, writing songs, and going on hikes. He is currently leading worship at Community of Faith in West Linn.
Josh McCleary has taught Physics and Computer Science at Westside Christian High School since 2022 and started teaching Algebra 1 in 2023. He received his Bachelor's in Computer Science from University of Portland in 2016. Mr. McCleary has a passion for STEM education and believes any student can be successful in these fields regardless of their background.
Mr. McCleary is married to Maddy and they have 3 fur babies: Ezio, Dukino, and Grogu. He loves spending time camping, reading, gaming and traveling.
This is Mrs. White’s first year teaching at Westside Christian High School, and she will be teaching Geometry and Algebra 2. She earned her Master’s in Secondary Mathematics Education from The University of Alabama. Mrs. White taught at the local community college for several years before homeschooling her two children.
Mrs. White has been married to her husband, Robby, for 19 years. They have 2 kids, Elle and London. They have spent the last couple of years traveling the country and exploring national parks, but are ready to settle down in Portland. They love spending time with family and friends, and are excited to become a part of the Westside community.
This is Laura Lothrop's first year teaching English at Westside Christian High School. Ms. Lothrop attended Seattle Pacific University where she received her Bachelor's in English and a Master's in Teaching from George Fox University. Ms. Lothrop seeks to teach students the power of language so that they may be free to think for themselves and use the power of language and words for good.
Ms. Lothrop loves spending time in nature; staring up at trees, marveling at ferns, and swimming any and everywhere in the pacific northwest.
Michelle Forbes has taught AP US History, US History, and PE at Westside Christian High School since 2022. Before that she taught IB history, US history, and PE at South Salem HS and Gyeonggi Suwon International School in South Korea. She received her Bachelor's in History and Political Science from George Fox University and her Master's in Teaching from Willamette University. Miss Forbes loves being at Westside and helping students develop their critical thinking and writing skills.
Miss Forbes has a son named Joshua and they live in Newberg. She loves spending time on the river, wakeboarding, skiing, reading, and being with family as well as traveling, hiking, and exploring national parks. Miss Forbes has coached track at Westside, and has coached volleyball and track at other schools including George Fox.
Mr. Lindsley has taught Bible at Westside Christian High School since 2018. He has a B.S. in Bible and Youth Ministry from Multnomah University, Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah Seminary and a Master of Theology from Multnomah Seminary. Mr. Lindsley worked for 10 years as a Middle and High School Youth pastor in Vancouver, Washington. He loves the community at Westside Christian and is grateful for the privilege of walking through the story of God's Word with students as they begin to see how their lives fit into God's great story.
Mr. Lindsley is married to Becky. He enjoys playing basketball and reading books (novels for fun and theology books for growth). As a life-long Pacific Northwest sports fan, he loves watching his Blazers, Seahawks, Mariners, and Beavers. Mr. Lindsley preaches and teaches weekly at Chinese Faith Baptist Church in Lake Oswego.
Scott Wright teaches US History and Government/Economics. Mr. Wright was one of the first six teachers to work at Westside Christian High School when it opened in 1981. He has a B.A. in History from DePauw University and M.A. in History and a Social Studies Certification from Ohio University. He enjoys working at Westside Christian High School because he works with the two things that will outlast the Earth – people and God's truth.
Mr. Wright enjoys reading, golfing, and rooting for Ohio State during college football season.
Mrs. Heisner has taught biology at Westside Christian High School since 2020. She studied French and biology at Seattle Pacific University and earned her Master's in Teaching from Western Governors University. She has a background in Ecology
Mrs. Heisner is married to her husband Chris. In her free time she enjoys trail running and backpacking. She leads the WCHS outdoor club and is our assistant cross country and track coach.
Profe Cook has taught Spanish at Westside Christian High School since 2008. She graduated from Life Pacific University and George Fox University. She loves the students at Westside Christian High School and enjoys helping them grow in their world language skills and cultural understanding.
Profe Cook is married to Ben, and they have a son, Daniel. She loves spending time outdoors, dancing the Salsa and Bachata, reading, and traveling.
Taron Pickett is a first year teacher at Westside Christian. He holds an Education degree from Concordia University. Mr. Pickett feels blessed to have the responsibility of education and encouraging the youth of Westside Christian on their road to spiritual and educational growth.
Mr. Pickett loves spending time with his family and friends. Some of his favorite activities include camping, going to the gym, going on nature walks, and enjoying a good movie.
Wendy Collins has taught Spanish 2, Digital Design, and Yearbook since 2022. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Portland State University and her Masters Degree in Writing/Publishing also from Portland State University in 2011. As a native Spanish speaker and passionate learner of Italian, Mrs. Collins enjoys getting students excited about learning a second language.
She is married to Brad Montplaisir and they have two kids, Kian and Lily. They enjoy snow sports, running, and going to Blazer games. Mrs. Collins is also an artist and photographer in her free time.
Will Fox is in his fourteenth year teaching at Westside Christian. He directs all music at the school, including three choirs (Concert Choir, Westside Voices, and Soli Deo Gloria), Concert Band, Ignite Worship Team, and Drumline and Pep Band. His choirs have won the Oregon 3A Choir State Championship every year he’s taught, as well as numerous vocal jazz festivals. Mr. Fox started the Concert Band program in 2016, capturing four consecutive Oregon 3A Band State Championships held since. He directs the Oregon SenateAires barbershop chorus in Salem, owns a private music studio, Music at Will, and serves as an Oregon ACDA Repertoire and Resources board member and is a certified choral judge in Oregon.
Mr. Fox has been married to Lynn for 35 years and they have two adult children, Macy and Bryce, a daughter-in-law married to Bryce, Molly, and an Australian Labradoodle puppy named Finn.
For over 30 years, Willy Hughes has either been in the classroom, behind the pulpit, or on the tennis court guiding the next generation toward adulthood. He has a Bachelor’s from Linfield (Mathematics), Masters’s from SouthWestern Baptist (Theology) and Oregon State (Mathematics Education), and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell (Adolescent Development in a Postmodern Context within a Biblical Perspective).
His wife, Kayla, is the owner operator of Music Together Resonate, and they are raising two emerging teenagers, MaryBeth and H. He spends his time with MaryBeth negotiating at Garage Sales, throwing plastic with H on the disc golf course, and taking joy rides through the countryside with his wife. At Westside, Dr. Hughes teaches the upper level math courses, serves as a junior class representative, and participates on the Spiritual Life Team.