Meet Our Team
Meet the College Inroads team of partners, educational consultants, and specialists
who have a shared vision of finding the right college 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.
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.
Client Relations Specialist
As our Client Relations Specialist, Dee 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.
Laurie is our “behind the scenes” coordinator and assists Dee Kohlhoff in day-to-day operations. She enjoys helping others and is a natural organizer. She has many years of experience in the hospitality industry, sales, and real estate, making her proficient in handling many details while doing it with a smile.
Tracy Coffin is a certified Independent Education Consultant with a Master’s in Education from UCLA. Tracy is our neurodiversity expert and brings 6 plus years of experience working with students who have learning, attention, and/or intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Darla Jones
Darla is a lifelong educator who has served students in a wide variety of roles. Born and raised in Texas, Darla left the state to pursue a bachelor’s in English and American Literature at Brown University. Darla relocated to Anchorage, Alaska to begin her career as an educator and eventually earned a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon. During her 24 years in the Anchorage School District, Darla wore many hats—English teacher, technology coordinator, Director of Educational Technology, and finally Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.
Jennifer’s goal is for students to achieve clarity and purpose as she works with them to discover and apply to their "best-fit" schools. Using current data and her years of experience in Connecticut as a former high school English teacher and advisor, she helps her clients navigate the college search and present themselves in a way that reflects their unique and authentic selves.
Jeff has been counseling students for over 15 years and advises them on how and where to thrive in college. Even though he does not miss his former engineering career, he is now thrilled to help students through discovering their career choices, set them up to succeed in college without over-paying where he builds “smart lists” for them. Using multiple self-assessment tools, discussing a student’s personality traits in a one-on-one setting they venture down the path to set the student up for future college success.
Peter Guzman comes to College Inroads with over 25 years of experience in higher education. Peter began his career in college admissions at Grinnell College in Iowa before moving on to Washington University in St. Louis as an Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Hispanic Recruitment. A native Texan (and Austinite!), Peter returned home to take a similar position at Rice University, coordinating the Rice-Baylor Medical Scholars Program. Most recently, Peter was with The University of Texas at Austin, where he spent many years working with students in the Computer Science and Biology majors and those pursuing pre-health professions study.
Kristen has been a high school counselor for 20 years and has a great deal of experience working with students throughout class the college application process. She has her Master's in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, running, and going to thrift stores.
Teri Ochoa was born and raised in Texas, and has been working in education since 2000. She has a Bachelor's in English Literature and a Master's in Education (School Counseling) from UTSA. Teri has 7 years of teaching experience and 14 years of high school counseling experience.
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