A native Virginian, I graduated from North Carolina State University and began my career as a morning show tv producer, then on to the Sports Marketing Director for Progress Energy. Unfulfilled after 10 years, I left the corporate world to work with underserved, low-income teens as an outdoor experiential education guide. This experience assured my passion and talents for working in education, thus beginning my next chapter in private school admissions. I served and ran the admissions office for private, independent schools in Virginia and California with my last role as Associate Head of School.
Now, as an independent educational consultant, I offer my admissions expertise and vast knowledge of schools and programs to families. Each year I travel extensively, visiting dozens of schools in person (and now virtually) to keep up with admission policies, school cultures, and other knowledge.
My own educational journey included enrollment in Catholic, public, and a private independent day/boarding school, each with its own uniqueness. In my personal life, I am active with the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club, participate in many volunteering activities throughout the year, and founded the FALL Classic Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is in its 20th year. I love to travel anywhere and often, go tent or cabin camping, swim (only in warm water), kayak in rivers, and eat out to avoid cooking at all costs!
Like many, I am a wife, working mom, dog mom, homeschool teacher (thanks Covid), cook, chauffeur, master planner, and the list keeps growing.
Virginia Episcopal School
North Carolina StateUniversity, B.A., Communications, Public Relations
University of California, Irvine, Independent College Counseling Certification (in progress)
Professional Development & Speaking Engagements
Independent Educational Consultants Association- Member
Educational Records Bureau - presenter
Independent School Management
The Association of Boarding Schools
Enrollment Management Associaton
National Association of Independent Schools
Virginia Association of Independent Schools
California Associaton of Independent Schools -presenter
Finalsite - Independent School Software