Bernadette Ackerman, Staff Accountant


Bernadette was born in Idaho and grew up in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.  In the fall of 1987, she came to Mount Shasta to help her parents open the first Les Schwab Tire Center in California. She held the position of CFO for ten years with Bill Ackerman Tire Center, Inc. After spending eighteen years working alongside her parents, Bernadette and her husband Marcus, who she met on the job, decided to purchase the business and begin a new chapter in their lives as owner operators. Bernadette has over 29 years’ experience with business accounting, payroll, human resource and business profitability.

Bernadette and her husband have three beautiful children; Sophia, Isabella and Adrian. During her years in Mount Shasta, Bernadette has found time to serve as a Girl Scout Leader for over ten years, she has served on the Mount Shasta Union School District Site Council and was a founding member of the South Siskiyou Knights Pop Warner Football program.  In addition to volunteering in her kids’ classrooms over the years, she founded and led a local women’s support group.

In her free time Bernadette enjoys relaxing in the outdoors with family and friends, camping at the Oregon coast, riding her motorcycle during the summer or snowmobile in winter, reading and snuggling with her two cats, Oreo and Ginger and dog, Melly.