Meet Our Team
Our team of college planning experts has over 20 years of experience in helping high school students. We partner with you to find the right college fit at the right tuition price.
Mike has been counseling students at College Inroads since 2009. Everyone loves Mike, he’s usually the first face you will meet to help find the right college fit at the right tuition price. Utilizing aptitude tests, personality assessments, and one-on-one meetings he really gets to know your student. He’s great at recognizing their unique traits in order to identify potential career paths and ultimately to find the right college fit.
After his 1994 graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, he served on active duty as a surface warfare officer for 6.5 years. His tours of duty included time aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54), and the aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). His final tour of duty was as faculty at the U.S. Naval Academy teaching Naval Strategy and Tactics, where he realized his passion for working with young people.
He has been invited to speak at national conferences, seminars, and web events regarding his master’s degree study focus, strategic enrollment management in higher education.
Aside from professional pursuits, he enjoys RV road trips, music production, automated lighting design and is the drummer for the rock band The Iconix. He loves gardening and home improvement projects and spending time with his family and wife Jennifer Baca-Davila.
- M.ED, UT-Austin
- Higher Education Higher Education Consultants of America of America (HECA)
- National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
- Former Executive Director of The National Collegiate Advocacy Group
- Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)
Annmarie partnered with MIke in 2011. She and her team work directly with your student during the complex application process and has the ability to bring out the best in them. Her passion is in helping people and she excels at developing long-term relationships with her clients and their students. Annmarie helps families navigate the process so each student has a successful outcome.
Her background is in sales and marketing and she is responsible for promoting College Inroads. She spends extensive time networking in the business community and speaking around Austin about college planning.
Annmarie lives in Lakeway TX with her husband Christopher, their cat Sugar, and has 2 stepchildren.
- University of Texas Austin—BS Speech Communications
- Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce—Immediate Past Chairwoman
- Lake Travis Education Foundation—VP and Committee Chair
- BNI DFW—Area Director
- National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)—Member
- Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors (TACAC)—Member
- The National Collegiate Advocacy Group (NCAG.)—Member
Client Relations Specialist
Dee, as our Client Relations Specialist, is our client’s frontline contact. She makes sure our students are on track in their college planning process. She is a natural connector and spent many years connecting employees with high-tech startups in Austin, Texas. She now has a passion for connecting high school students to the right college. Her experience includes running her own business, starting a 501(c)3 non-profit for helping ex-prisoners enter into society, and working in the healthcare, college ministry, executive recruitment, and senior care industries. She is a member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG.) Her passion is supporting and serving others with integrity, helping others to succeed. She loves the Texas hill country and spends as much time as she can with her family there. She lives in Round Rock with her husband and a white Labrador Retriever and has two grown children.
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