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Meet Our Staff

Recruitment and Outreach Team

Christopher Erran
Student Services Manager
602-243-8346 (Office)
Top 5 Strengths: Consistency, Arranger, Responsibility, Relator, Connectedness
Education: South Mountain HS, ArizonaState University (BS), Northern Arizona University (M.Ed.)
Favorite Quote: "The end of all knowledge should be service to others" -Cesar Chavez

Marisela Sosa
Administrative Specialist
Gallup Strengths: Input, Learner, Intellection, Connectedness and Discipline
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Multicultural/Multilingual Education
Quote:"Be the Change"

Marlon Liddell
Student Services Specialist
Top 5 Strengths: Relator, Maximizer, Activator, Strategic, Connectedness
Education: Northern Arizona University Graduate
Quote: "Make it Happen at South Mountain!"

Ildefonso Celis
New Student Advisor
Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Connectedness, Responsibility, Restorative, Analytical
Education: Graduate of Arizona State University
Quote: "Make it Happen at South Mountain!"

Anahi Carvajal
New Student Advisor
Top 5 Strengths: Deliberative, Relator, Analytical, Individualization, Focus
Education: Tempe High School, got my AA from South Mountain Community College and my B.S in psychology from Arizona State University.
Favorite Quote: Make it Happen at South Mountain!

Embedded College Advisors

Glen Ellis
College Advisor at Academies at South Mountain High School
602-644-0151 (Mobile)
Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Strategic, Ideation, Adaptability, Activator
Education: Westview HS, University of Phoenix (BS)
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky

Courtney Nichol Johnson
College Advisor at Betty Fairfax High School
602-918-9818 (Mobile)
Top 5 Strengths: Relator, Responsibility, Context, Strategic, Learner
Education: Graduated from ASU (Recreation Management) / University of Phoenix (Masters in Psychology) / SNHU (Masters in Communication)
Favorite Quote: “Whatever you choose for a career path, remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose...” Chadwick Boseman

Jacklyn Gueyger
College Advisor at Cesar Chavez High School
602-644-0185 (Mobile)
Top 5 Strengths: Developer, Belief, Connectedness, Empathy, Intellection
Education: Carl Hayden High School, Phoenix College (AA), ArizonaState University (BA)
Favorite Quote: "Perhaps you were made for such a time as this" - Mordecai