Counseling and Career Services is made up of a highly qualified group of individuals who are committed to providing the best service possible. You may contact any of our staff members who will be glad to assist you. See the directory below for more information about each staff member.
Kristen Demay, MA
Kristen is a professional counselor and tenured academic faculty member at TMCC. She enjoys helping students create and achieve personal goals in many areas such as academics, career, relationships, communication, stress, math and test anxiety, emotional difficulty and health and wellness. Kristen has worked with the College Achievement Program (CAP) and the Success First Summer Bridge program assisting first generation and low income college students. Kristen also teaches EPY 101: Educational, Career and Personal Development, a course designed to instill college success skills and enrich students academically, personally and professionally. Kristen serves on several Faculty Senate committees and served one term as at-large senator on the TMCC Faculty Senate. Kristen earned a master's degree in counseling and educational psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 and became a counselor at TMCC in 2006. Previously, at UNR, she was responsible for coordinating and providing training in substance abuse prevention in the community and taught CEP 255: Substance Abuse Prevention at UNR. Her interests include family, friends, cooking, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, writing poems and spending time at Lake Tahoe.
Admin Assistant 2
Ruth began working at TMCC in 1990 and joined the Counseling Department in 1993. As the Administrative Aid, she is the front-line staff person who answers the phones, greets visitors, schedules appointments with counselors, refers individuals to other departments based on their needs, and assists students in a variety of ways through her background and years of experience here. Ruth strives to provide a welcoming environment where students feel comfortable returning; she often encounters repeat visitors who enjoy engaging with her helpful and supportive manner. Ruth has seen numerous students pursue their program degree and graduate and believes TMCC is a great place to learn and fulfill their dreams.
Erin Frock, MA
Erin is a professional counselor and a tenured academic faculty member at TMCC. She provides a human-centered, holistic approach to working with students, focusing on personal counseling issues and career exploration. In addition, Erin coordinates and teaches EPY 101: Educational, Career and Personal Development, a course designed to assist students with being successful in and out of the classroom. She is also certified as an On Course trainer for EPY. Erin serves on a variety of committees at TMCC including Faculty Senate, Recognition and Activities, and Student Appeals. She earned her master's degree in counseling and educational psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005.
Marcia Hoch, EdD
Marcia has served in several capacities during her ten years of service to TMCC; including five years as a counselor in the Re-Entry Center and four years as Acting Program Director of Academic Advisement. Most currently she assists students with career exploration and educational planning. She holds Master's and Doctoral degrees from Portland State University and has spent over 40 years working in Student Services, as a counselor, recruiter, tenured faculty member and a senior administrator. She has been on the staff of several colleges and universities including Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham Oregon, Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.
Cameron Tuttle came to TMCC in 2018 from Communities in Schools of Western Nevada. Working in the education non-profit sector he specialized in resource coordination and case management, specifically to help students succeed in school and life. Here at TMCC, he is coordinating Counseling Center events, helping with special populations and retention strategies in the Counseling Center. In 2014, he received his Bachelor's degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno and he currently is studying for a Master's degree in School Counseling.
Cheryl Woehr, MA
Cheryl has over 29 years of experience working in higher education. She holds a master's degree in psychology with an emphasis in counseling and a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Chico. Additionally, she earned an associate of arts degree from Yuba College in Marysville, California. She specializes in cross-cultural and career counseling and has extensive training experience focusing on cultural diversity, American cultural values, cross-cultural communication skills and utilizing the Myers-Briggs and Temperament Sorter to determine career interests, learning, work and communication styles. She has taught numerous courses and presented hundreds of workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally. She has taught college courses at the university and community college level which include: Cultural Diversity Issues in Public Health, Topics in Race and Racism, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Human Resources, Introduction to Counseling, Small Group Communications, Information Literacy Skills, Educational, Personal and Career Development and College Success Skills. Cheryl grew up in a military family, has traveled to 32 countries in five continents and lived overseas for eleven years in Spain, Libya and Morocco. Her interests include traveling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, calligraphy, art, Japanese and Medieval bookbinding, handmade papermaking, music and film.