Culinary Faculty and Staff

Clark's culinary programs and courses were developed and are taught by qualified full-time and part-time faculty members of Clark College who possess real-world experiences in the culinary field.

For general inquiries, please contact 360-992-2304 for Cuisine Management, or 360-992-2156 for Professional Baking and Pastry Arts.

Kyle Anderson

Victoria Birdsong

James Demartini

Alison Dolder

    Alison Dolder

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2156

  • Dolder has worked in professional baking since 1985. She owned her own business, Creative Cakes, in Troy, NH, before moving to the west coast, where she was the Viennoiserie baker at Pearl Bakery in Portland, OR.

    She received her associate degree in Applied Science in Baking and Bakery Management from Clark College and has been the Interim Department Head for the Professional Baking Program for the last two years.

    During her time with the program, she taught four of the five training stations as well as 10 years of Professional Cake Decorating. She wrote curriculum for the cake decorating class, as well as two other areas.

    Dolder is on the advisory board for the Professional Baking Program at Clark College as well as the culinary program at Fort Vancouver High School. She is a member of The American Culinary Federation and the Bread Baker’s Guild. She holds a current ServSafe Manager certification and a Certificate of Training for Acidified Foods from Oregon State University. She was one of four recipients of Clark College’s Exceptional Faculty Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Robert Frederick

    Robert Frederick

  • Professor

  • 360-992-2326

  • Chef Frederick has nearly 10 years of experience as an executive chef, culinary arts instructor, kitchen manager and catering chef.

    He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and also pursued a degree in Business Management from Warner Pacific College in Portland, OR. That background led to chef positions with Walt Disney World, Club Med, Nike and Intel.

    Chef Frederick has been certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and is a Certified ServSafe instructor and proctor. He is also co-founder of The Portland Kitchen, a free program teaching culinary skills, social skills and healthy disciplines to teens.

Aaron Guerra

    Aaron Guerra

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2304

  • Chef Guerra is a restaurant and culinary consultant with more than 15 years of experience as an executive chef, culinary education and restaurant consultant and culinary instructor.

    After graduating from the Western Culinary Institute, he worked as Executive Chef and Dietary Manager at Portland’s Harvest Grill and as Executive Chef at The Restaurant at the Historic Reserve in Vancouver, WA.

    Before coming to Clark College’s Culinary Arts program, he helped develop curriculum and instructional demonstrations at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland and at the Northwest Culinary Institute in Vancouver.

    Chef Guerra is an Approved Culinary Evaluator with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and was nominated for ACF Chef of the Year in 2007, 2011 and 2014 and was named ACF Pro Chef Oregon’s Chef of the Year in 2014. He is a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional, and an ACF Certified Evaluator and has worked extensively with celebrity Chef Martin Yan.

Melanie Hendry

Kristy Hess-Poff

Rosalind Holt

Justin Lein

Virginio Manari

Lucas Minter

Bao Pham

Abbie Royle-Holmes

Elle Simone

Lyudmila Vaserfirer

Jordan Wagman

Haley Weinstein

Kyley Whitmore

Lucy Winslow

Jaden Yordi