MJ Nickless Counselor | MJ joined Valley Catholic Elementary in 2022 as VCES Counselor. She and her husband, Bryan, moved from Omaha, Nebraska last fall. MJ has both taught in the classroom and been a counselor for more than 30 years. She received both her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in counseling from Iowa State University. MJ loves Oregon and exploring the great outdoors. She is an avid animal lover who has adopted many pets over the years. In her free time, she is usually hiking, gardening, or spoiling her current rescue dog.