Our Team

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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


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

Kevin Taylor

Investor & Advisor

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.

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Allison Dahleen

Director Of Service, College Counselor

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

Rabab Ahmed

College Counselor

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

Debra Gershow

College Counselor

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

Don Keller

College Counselor

Don is an accomplished College Admissions Counselor with over two decades of professional student services experience.

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.

Raymond Gonzales

College Counselor

Raymond has multiple degrees from Harvard, UPenn, and USC. He has helped students from various backgrounds navigate the path to college.

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.

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.

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.

Alisha Braun

Essay Coach, Workshop Facilitator

Alisha has worked in higher ed for 13 yrs, teaching at MSU and USF. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State.

Rachel Quest

Essay Coach

As an English teacher & a 1-on-1 coach, Rachel has spent 20 years helping people attain their goals. She has an MA from Middlebury College.

Jeannine Palhegyi

Senior Coordinator

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

Jacqueline Jewett

Senior College Admissions Advisor

With a MS in Special Education, Jacquie is a former college administrator and advocate specializing in navigating college.

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.

Azadi Bhatt


Azadi is a graduate of the UVA with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology.

Chris Judkins


Chris graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Biology.

Sreevarshini Karthikeyan


Sree currently attends the Cooper Union in New York City, where she majors in Civil Engineering.

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