- Tanya R. Littrell, PE Faculty Chair
Hi, I’m Tanya and I am a full-time instructor at PCC Sylvania in the Fitness Technology and Physical Education department. I teach many courses at the Sylvania campus including, but not limited to, Structure and Function of the Human Body, Fitness Assessment/Programming I, Exercise Science I & II, Fitness and Aging, Weight Training, Circuit Weight Training, Water Exercise, Cardio Conditioning, Walking, Health & Fitness for Life Lab, Adult Fitness (online). I have been teaching at PCC since 2005, teaching college courses since 1998, and teaching fitness since 1989.
I have been involved with fitness, sports, education, and exercise science all of my life. I started gymnastics training at the age of 7 and did many other sports along the way as well. My educational path started at the University of Oregon, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. After that I spent seven years working at the YMCA in Portland coordinating adult health and fitness programs, and a few aquatics and youth programs as well. After missing the academic environment, I decided to take the "leap" into graduate education and try to fulfill my goal of teaching in the higher education setting. I went to Oregon State University and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. It was a challenging time but worth it because I love my job!
I also love inspiring people to live healthier lives. The human body is amazing and exercise is one of the best things you can do for it. I hope to inspire you, challenge you, learn from you, and support you on your path to success in our Fitness Technology program!
- Teresa Brill
Teresa teaches Total Conditioning, Kickboxing, Beg./Int./Adv. Weight Training. She has taught group fitness classes since 1991. Teresa has a B.S. in Physical Education and an M.S. in Exercise Science.
"I believe strongly in health and wellness. My teaching philosophy is to look at each of my students individually and to aid them in developing a lifetime commitment in regards to their health, fitness and wellness."
- Michael Boggs
Mike has a Masters degree in Business with an emphasis in Technology and a BS degree in Exercise Science. Mike is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has been involved with the business side of the Fitness Industry for over 20 years with multiple organizations and capacities: Personal Training; Corporate Fitness & Wellness; Hospital Pre & Post Rehabilitation; Cruise Ship Sports & Fitness; Recreation & Intramural Sports.
Over the years, Mike has been teaching exercise science and physical education courses at PCC, Clark College, and Concordia University. Some of these courses include Fitness Testing, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription, Weight Training, Health & Fitness for Life, Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee.
Mike enjoys remaining active in the beautiful Northwest by camping, fishing, and keeping up with his two boys.
- Mike Guthrie
The courses I teach are: Beg/Int./Advanced Swimming, Lap Swimming, Swim Conditioning, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Circuit Weight Training, HPE 295 Lab. I've taught at PCC since 1999. I hold a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing from the Univ. of Hawaii, an M.S.T. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from PSU. I'm certified by the American Red Cross in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Lifeguard/Lifeguard instructor, and WSI/WSI Trainer. The American College of Sports Medicine has also certified me as a Health and Fitness Instructor.
What drives me as an instructor is seeing my students succeed. I will do whatever is in my power to promote student success. I love to teach!
- Janeen Hull
Since 2004 I have taught a wide variety of both PE & Fitness Technology classes at PCC. Usually, I’m lecturing or trying out new lab activities in Analysis of Movement, Assessment II, Injury Prevention & Management, Nutrition for the Fitness Instructor or Professional Activities in Weight Training. But, you can also find me in cycling, running & swimming courses or cracking the whip in both boot camp & core fitness!
My educational degrees are a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University.
I love being outdoors and playing in the Pacific Northwest with my fabulous husband & super cute English bulldog. So, you may see me running the trails or sweating next to you in a power yoga class or simply cycling around town for my next latte fix!
- Moe O'Connor
I have been teaching at PCC since 1990 and am the Fitness Technology Program Director. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Science, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration.
I enjoy working with faculty and staff to create a positive educational environment for students in the Fitness Technology program and encourage students to pursue their career goals in the fitness field.
I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming, yoga, and other fitness activities.
- Jill Tuleya
Jill Tuleya teaches the Pro Act: Mind Body class at PCC. She is a certified and registered hatha yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga since 2005. Her yoga teaching career began as a volunteer with Living Yoga, a local non-profit organization "helping people create positive change from the inside out". She has been teaching at Pureheart Yoga studio in SE Portland since 2010 and began teaching for Portland Parks and Recreation in 2012. Jill graduated from Portland State University with a Master's degree in English Literature and has taught various English and writing classes over the years.
"When I'm not teaching, you'll find me hanging out with my two daughters, hiking in the woods or walking in my neighborhood, swimming, commuting by bike, taking a variety of mind-body exercise classes, gardening, and figuring out when and how to get to the next hot springs location to soak it up and relax."