Meet our staff
From L to R: Bryan Bernard, Elena Chin, Blane Higa, and Aaron Tamashiro
541-757-7497 (Grant Avenue)
1625 NW Grant Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
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Elena Chin, OSU Epic director
Elena grew up on the island of Maui and attended OSU for college. As a student, Elena was a leader in Epic and even interned for two years. She graduated in 2013, married David (whom she met in Epic!) in 2014, and became Epic's director in 2016. Elena enjoys easy hikes, conversations with students over coffee or boba, and watching sports.
Blane Higa, OSU Epic staff
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Blane also left Hawaii to earn a degree from OSU. Blane's life changed forever after meeting and following Jesus through Epic's community. After graduating in 2013, he began attending seminary and just finished his time as Grant Avenue's youth pastor. Blane married Rachel in 2017 (whom he also met in Epic!) and loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu, coffee, and jamming on his guitar singing worship songs.
Aaron Tamashiro, OSU Epic staff
Aaron was also born and raised on Oahu, attended OSU, and was also a student leader in Epic. He is currently working on his PhD in nuclear engineering. Aaron is engaged to his fiance, Kaisha whom he also met in Epic (notice a pattern?) and enjoys spontaneous hikes/any type of trip, fixing cars, and cooking.
Bryan Bernard, Lead Pastor at Grant Avenue
Bryan is from Salem and has been pastoring in Corvallis for 12 years and working directly with OSU Epic for the past seven years. He is married to Charissa and father to three fun children: Cayden, Piper, and Judah. Bryan is a fan of coffee, baseball, and spending time with family.