Our Team


Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

A graduate of Northwestern University with a M.A. from Medill in Journalism, Kevin has devoted the last 20 yrs to admissions coaching.

Andrea Emmons


Andrea has 15 years experience mentoring students on their path to college. She has extensive background in EdTech and product management.

Dan Farnesi

President & COO - College Counselor

Dan's extensive finance and business background helps families navigate paying for college and develop strong strategies for success.

Jim Bresingham

Chairman of the Board

A former CFO for Berkshire Hathaway’s The Pampered Chef and CFO at THI, (owned by TA Associates).

Kevin Taylor

Investor & Board Member

Rasha Myers

Thought Leadership Director

Rasha holds a Master of Science (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S) in Biology from Tuskegee University.

Terri C. Houston

Student Success Director, College Counselor

Terri brings over 25 years supporting families in higher education, including UNC Chapel Hill. She holds an M.A. in Professional Counseling.

Allison Dahleen

College Counselor

Allison has an MSA in Administration Leadership and has worked with hundreds of students in higher education and graduate school.

Debra Gershow

College Counselor

Debbie has her MEd in School Counseling from Long Island University and has over 20 years of experience counseling teens.

Amanda Yoder

College Counselor

Amanda has over 10 years of experience as a high school counselor, She holds a Master’s in Education with a counseling concentration.

Rabab Darwish

College Counselor

Rabab has her Doctorate of Education in Leadership Studies and expertise in academic and non-academic aspects of college readiness.

Leah Powell

Customer Success Associate/Advisor

Graduating from the number 1 HBCU in the nation where the motto is “women who serve,” Leah loves being the support person for HC families.

Niloufar Azarnia

Customer Support

Niloufar has a BS in Marketing from Miami University, she loved her college experience and strives to help others find their SAFE school.

Sue Nelson

Financial Specialist

Sue has 25 years of experience in financial services and assists families with the financial aid process and cost saving practices.

Will Wagner

Essay Coach

Will is an admissions essay expert, published author, and editor working on everything from national magazines to websites.

Sara Walsh

Essay Coach & Career Success Coach

With eighteen years of experience in international schools, Sara holds a B.A. in English from Notre Dame and an M.A. from SUNY New Paltz.

Chris Bench

Essay Coach

With an AB from Kenyon and an MA from UChicago, Chris has been a pro essay coach for a decade. He has very strong opinions about commas.

Alisha Braun

Essay Coach, Workshop Facilitator

Alisha has worked in higher ed for 12 yrs, teaching at MSU and USF. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State.

Jeannine Palhegyi

Senior Coordinator

Jeannine has extensive background in Administration. Her son, Anthony went through the HelloCollege program.

Kevin Bookbinder

Director of Growth & Systems Engineer

Kevin has over 20 years of experience working with start-ups, primarily focused on driving growth through innovative problem solving.

Baylee Butler

Admissions Advisor

Baylee holds a master’s degree from Oklahoma State and has spent the last four years helping students achieve their educational goals.

Tanya Lance

Admissions Advisor

Tanya is an admissions advisor with extensive experience in helping families navigate the successful transition from high school to college.

Ashley Tuminello

Digital Marketing Manager

Ashley has 10+ years of experience as a Marketer and Graphic Designer, bringing a number of brands to life with her organized creativity.

Iffat Naveed


Iffat has a B.S. in Business Management from Adelphi University. Iffat had amassed several years of tutoring at the secondary school level.

Michael Paroly


Michael has B.A. in History from Stonybrook University and a M.S. in Adolescent Education. He has over 15 yrs of experience tutoring.

Sujoy Datta


Sujoy graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.

Milan Mistry


Milan completed his B.S. and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. He specializes in test prep, math, science, and AP subjects.

Doreen Rose


Doreen has her Bachelor's from ASU and M.S. from Dowling College. She is a New York State certified Italian and Spanish teacher.

Nickki Figurski


Nickki is currently a full-time Spanish teacher and is pursuing a Master of Science in Teaching. She excels in language, math, and history.

Yashwant Mirajkar


Yash graduated from VCU with dual B.S. in Bio and Psych, as well as a minor in Chemistry. Yash multiple years experience tutoring online.

Fabiha Khalid


Fabiha graduated from Hofstra with a B.A. in Math and a minor in Biochemistry. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Computer Engineering.

Walaa Saad


Walaa earned her M.S and B.A in Engineering. With over a decade of experience, Walaa has taught at international schools and tutored online

Denis O’Byrne


Denis has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics and M.S. in Statistics and Finance. He is currently a college teaching assistant.

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