ABOUT

Hi, I'm Faith.  

I work with families who are about to navigate the often  confusing maze of college admissions, helping them make college planning a clear, well-organized process… and even enjoy it!  Yes! It can be done!

me with Pebbles

Being a bit of an organization geek (who loves to read and research) I use my natural inclinations to take a process that can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking and help make it structured, enlightening, and far less stressful than it often turns out to be for many families.

I love that the work I do helps students open doors to possibilities they may not have realized are available. 

 I believe that... 

  • The college search & application process should be as stress-free as possible 
  • College shouldn’t bankrupt your family
  • College choices should be made based on self-exploration and a solid understanding of the options
  • College fit and affordability trumps perceived status
  • University brand name does not determine future success. 

To me, success is...

  • Matching your student’s goals and needs with  environment, culture, geography, affordability, and academics for the best college fit 
  • Freeing students to live their high school lives without constant anxiety about the college search and application process
  • Helping young people head into the future with enthusiasm and confidence.

And I'm a mom...

Being a mother of two children, both currently in college, helps me understand the issues that students and parents face during the high school and college years.  

After a successful professional career, and time as a stay-at-home mom, I decided to take my desire to be of service to youth and my love of reading, research, and organization to create a college planning practice. 

Though there are no licensing requirements within the profession, I earned a  Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, ("with distinction", which means I had 'As' in all of the classes :) ).   

I have a BA in Psychology and a MA in Organization Development.  I am a member of a number of Educational Consultant’s associations, (shown below).  For those interested, my pre-college advising resume is HERE.

I am a Strong Interest Inventory Certified Practitioner.  The “Strong” is the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tool — I use it to help students explore their interests as they prepare to move into the future.

To stay current with admissions practices & trends I visit college campuses at every opportunity, speak with admissions and financial aid officers, and attend conferences related to education and college admissions.

When I’m not doing college “stuff” I love reading, being with my kids, and hanging with my husband (with whom I love to travel, stopping to visit colleges everywhere we go).  My newest hobby is knitting (big, chunky blankets full of mistakes) and I try to be a regular yoga class attendee!  I love walking, talking, and drinking coffee with friends.  Pebbles and Willow keep me company all day long. :)

If you'd like to talk about your college planning needs please call me 

@ 360-223-7813.  

I'm happy to schedule a free 30 minute phone conversation or “meet & greet”.

 

 

I am a Member of

  • NACA
  • PNACAC
  • HECA

I fully support and abide by the Statement of Good Practices … of the emerging field of independent college admissions counselors. Those statements can be read here.

What clients are saying

Faith's help and guidance have been invaluable to me in providing insight, understanding and direction to a new chapter of my life - one I look forward to with great anticipation and excitement."
- Mari Weber + View more testimonials

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