Our Management Team

# MtHoodCenterTeam

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Kellie Puckett // Facility Director

With over 16 years of experience, Kellie has been committed to the community helping children reach their goals of becoming competitive, competent and most importantly humble equine experts.  Kellie was a member and key element in the success of The North West Youth Rodeo organization directing all gaming events over seeing the coordinators for barrels, poles, goats helping guarantee the success of said events.  Kellie has been driven by the growth/success of the children she has been involved with and is excited to continue to do so at Mt Hood Center.

Contact Kellie Here!
Contact Sarah Here!
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Sarah Anderson // Education Director / CASCADIA TRAIL COURSE COORDINATOR

Sarah Anderson is a licensed teacher through the State of Oregon with a degree in human development..  She has twelve years experience working with children and families.  Sarah will be combining her love for teaching with her passion for horses.  Sarah incorporates her self started mustangs into her lesson programs.  Sarah will be teaching lessons specializing in training on the trail using the Cascadia Mountain Trail Course and the Wy'East Arena at Mt. Hood Center.

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Aaron Shelley // Fitness Director

M.S.S., Ph.D., SPN, SCCC, CFT, SSC.

Previous Professional Positions Held

Aaron has been a collegiate speed, strength and conditioning coach and Sports Nutritionist for the last twenty-one years. He earned his degrees at Oregon State University in the area of Strength Physiology with minors in Nutrition, Medical Physiology and Biochemistry.

*Director of Content Development for MastersofFitness.com
*Conditioning Coach Braveheart MMA
*Head Strength Coach & Nutritionist at Texas Tech University.
*Board of Directors for the CSCC (Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association).
*Head Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nevada.
*Head Sport Nutritionist and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at The University of Kentucky
*Assistant Strength Coach at Oregon State overseeing all sports.
*Instructor at OSU in the area of Exercise Science
*Guest Writer: Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness, Coach Illustrated, Flex, and Shape to name a few.
*Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine.

Degrees/Certifications

* Ph.D. (pending thesis)- Exercise Physiology, Minor in Biochemistry & nutrition

* MSS – Master of Sports Sciences

* SCCC- Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified

* SPN – Sports Performance Nutritionist

* CFT – Certified Fitness Trainer

* SSC – Specialist in Strength & Conditioning

Bio

Early on in his career, he was an instructor at OSU in the area of Exercise Science. During his stint at OSU, he authored and co-authored over 24 publications and presentations in the area of muscle strength and bone metabolism. More recently, Coach Shelley has been a featured expert and guest writer in many different magazines including: Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness, Coach Illustrated, Flex, and Shape to name a few. With over 20 years in the field, Coach Shelley was the personal trainer of several popular professional athletes nationwide and bodybuilders while living in Oregon. Aaron is an accomplished power lifter and bodybuilder himself, having won several major titles on the West Coast.

When it comes to words of praise, what could be better than hearing it from Coach Bob Knight, Head Coach of the Texas Tech Basketball Team. Coach Knight said, "I've never worked with anybody who is as intense at it and puts the effort into it that Aaron Shelley has. He's about as good as you can be in that phase of athletics." Coach Knight also said, " Aaron Shelley is the best in the country at what he does." Speaking about Coach Shelley's abilities as the head strength & conditioning coach for Red Raider basketball as well as director of sports nutrition at Texas Tech.

In addition, Coach Shelley was selected to the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine. Men's Fitness Magazine has the largest circulation of any magazine in its category. Coach Shelley serves as a technical advisor on various topics including nutrition, diet, weight training, sport specific training and conditioning and nutritional supplements.

Contact Aaron Here!
Kellie Headshot Edited.jpg
Kellie Puckett // Facility Director

With over 16 years of experience, Kellie has been committed to the community helping children reach their goals of becoming competitive, competent and most importantly humble equine experts.  Kellie was a member and key element in the success of The North West Youth Rodeo organization directing all gaming events over seeing the coordinators for barrels, poles, goats helping guarantee the success of said events.  Kellie has been driven by the growth/success of the children she has been involved with and is excited to continue to do so at Mt Hood Center.

Contact Kellie Here!
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Sarah Anderson // Education Director / CASCADIA TRAIL COURSE COORDINATOR

Sarah Anderson is a liscenced teacher though the sate of Oregon with a degree in human development..  She has twelve years experience working with children and families.  Sarah will be combining her love for teaching with her passion for horses.  Sarah incorporates her self started mustangs into her lesson programs.  Sarah will be teaching lessons specializing in training on the trail using the Cascadia Mountain Trail Course and the Wy'East Arena at Mt. Hood Center.

Contact Sarah Here!
Aaron Headshot.jpg
Aaron Shelley // Fitness Director

M.S.S., Ph.D., SPN, SCCC, CFT, SSC.

Previous Professional Positions Held

Aaron has been a collegiate speed, strength and conditioning coach and Sports Nutritionist for the last twenty-one years. He earned his degrees at Oregon State University in the area of Strength Physiology with minors in Nutrition, Medical Physiology and Biochemistry.

*Director of Content Development for MastersofFitness.com
*Conditioning Coach Braveheart MMA
*Head Strength Coach & Nutritionist at Texas Tech University.
*Board of Directors for the CSCC (Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association).
*Head Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nevada.
*Head Sport Nutritionist and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at The University of Kentucky
*Assistant Strength Coach at Oregon State overseeing all sports.
*Instructor at OSU in the area of Exercise Science
*Guest Writer: Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness, Coach Illustrated, Flex, and Shape to name a few.
*Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine.

Degrees/Certifications

* Ph.D. (pending thesis)- Exercise Physiology, Minor in Biochemistry & nutrition

* MSS – Master of Sports Sciences

* SCCC- Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified

* SPN – Sports Performance Nutritionist

* CFT – Certified Fitness Trainer

* SSC – Specialist in Strength & Conditioning

Bio

Early on in his career, he was an instructor at OSU in the area of Exercise Science. During his stint at OSU, he authored and co-authored over 24 publications and presentations in the area of muscle strength and bone metabolism. More recently, Coach Shelley has been a featured expert and guest writer in many different magazines including: Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness, Coach Illustrated, Flex, and Shape to name a few. With over 20 years in the field, Coach Shelley was the personal trainer of several popular professional athletes nationwide and bodybuilders while living in Oregon. Aaron is an accomplished power lifter and bodybuilder himself, having won several major titles on the West Coast.

When it comes to words of praise, what could be better than hearing it from Coach Bob Knight, Head Coach of the Texas Tech Basketball Team. Coach Knight said, "I've never worked with anybody who is as intense at it and puts the effort into it that Aaron Shelley has. He's about as good as you can be in that phase of athletics." Coach Knight also said, " Aaron Shelley is the best in the country at what he does." Speaking about Coach Shelley's abilities as the head strength & conditioning coach for Red Raider basketball as well as director of sports nutrition at Texas Tech.

In addition, Coach Shelley was selected to the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine. Men's Fitness Magazine has the largest circulation of any magazine in its category. Coach Shelley serves as a technical advisor on various topics including nutrition, diet, weight training, sport specific training and conditioning and nutritional supplements.

Contact Aaron Here!