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Our Team

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Justin McMorrow

President

Justin founded Elsmere Education to help colleges and universities launch successful online programs AND build internal capacity to do it themselves in the future.  Driven by a passion for educational access, Justin continues to manage the growth of Elsmere Education through a focus on finding Elsmerians that exemplify the core values of the company.

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Cindy Chicota

SVP - Customer Success

Ingrained in the education technology industry for more than 20 years, Cindy specializes in providing outstanding service to partners, based on relationship development and personalized student support. Building on previous positions with eCollege and TopSchool, Cindy works with colleges and universities to recruit and retain students for online programs.

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Matt Sieger

SVP - Enrollment Services

Matt started in admissions the day he graduated from Trinity University and continues to build on his experience today at Elsmere Education. Creating admissions and recruiting programs that deliver for partners is at the core of Matt's work and builds on his 20+ years of leadership in alumni and financial management.

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Bill Johnson

VP - Marketing

Vice President of Marketing Bill Johnson leads the Marketing team at Elsmere. Bill oversees all marketing efforts by providing creative direction, managing client relationships, and identifying new promotional opportunities to ensure marketing objectives are met. He enjoys the authentic and supportive work environment that is focused on supporting clients and students. Bill has run 15 marathons, including the Boston, New York, Chicago, and Marine Corps Marathon. 

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Hannah Wright

Director of Enrollment Services

Hannah currently works as a Director of Enrollment Services. She manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Hannah’s favorite thing about Elsmere is her talented, motivating, and intelligent colleagues (and the unlimited LaCroix). She has also run two marathons, is really good at catching food in her mouth, and loves hot dogs.

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Josh Jones

Director of Enrollment Services

Josh joined the Enrollment team as a Director of Enrollment Services. He manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Josh enjoys the fun and positive energy in the office and believes EEI provides a great platform with accessible options for the non-traditional student population. He also comes from a very large family of 11 siblings.

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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

Director of Academic Services

Director of Academic Services Dr. Linda Passamaneck manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and ensures existing courses are being managed effectively. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality online programs.

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Lindsey Manning

Director of Student Success

Lindsey, the Director of Student Success, manages a team of Student Success Counselors to ensure that current students are receiving the support needed to complete their online degree programs. She loves interacting with students and helping them accomplish a major life goal. Lindsey brings a first-hand perspective when overseeing students, as she recently completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

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Ryan Lassila

Director of Finance

Ryan joined the Elsmere team as the Director of Finance. Ryan oversees all department budgets, monitors financial performance, and tracks company cash flow. He enjoys the collaborative environment and the opportunity to enhance future generations’ learning experiences. Ryan also played collegiate tennis and was ranked top 20 nationally in doubles and singles during his senior year.

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Todd Banning

Director of Technology

Todd, the Director of Technology manages the company database and ensures the proper function of all daily operations relating to technologic systems. Todd loves being able to offer creative and effective solutions to operational and technological challenges that improve the efficiency of the company. He has also visited 14 of 30 MLB stadiums, and plans to visit the rest in the next three years.

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Alexa Davis

Digital Marketing Specialist

Alexa joined the Marketing team as the Digital Marketing Specialist focused on lead generation. In this role, Alexa oversees all paid digital marketing campaigns efforts and works to improve lead generation performance. She loves that Elsmere encourages its employees to pursue opportunities to continue their education as well. According to Alexa, "Beyonce is my Queen."

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Anthony Boulier

Instructional Designer

Anthony is an Instructional Designer that assists in the development of new programs and ensures the quality of existing courses. Anthony enjoys being able to create learning tools for adult learners. He also designed fan art that went viral and was featured on the front page of Mashable and Reddit.

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Ashley Gunson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

As the Office Manager/Executive Assistant, Ashley provides administrative support throughout the office and ensures that daily operations are handled in a timely manner. Her favorite part about working at EEI is the culture. Prior to moving to Denver, Ashley lived in New York City for 10 years.

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Chloe Theobald

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Chloe assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. She loves talking with students about how our degree programs can help them reach their professional goals. Chloe also loves to travel. Her most recent trip was to Vietnam and she is hoping to go to New Zealand next.

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Conner Buchanan

IT Specialist

As Elsmere's IT Specialist, Conner plays a key role in the administration and optimization of all company systems and technology. He enjoys the company culture and the opportunity to work with extremely smart people that are all passionate about education. Prior to joining Elsmere, Conner worked for a professional basketball team for 3 years.

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Conner Lewis

Digital Marketing Strategist

Conner joined the Marketing team as the Digital Marketing Strategist. He designs creative assets and manages the social media presence for the company and its clients. Conner enjoys the opportunity to facilitate educational growth and loves the culture of Elsmere. Additionally, he won the 5th grade spelling bee, correctly spelling the word “succeed”.

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Heidi Lavigne

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Heidi assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves the ability to assist students further their careers through access to higher education. Heidi received her first passport five years ago and has since traveled to 13 countries and will be adding two more this summer.

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Jade Ponciano

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Jade assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. She enjoys the community within the office, the passion for education integrated throughout the company, and the abundance of post-it notes. Jade's orthodontist once selected her for a case study.

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Jared Mandelbaum

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, Jared works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Jared loves working alongside dedicated, fun coworkers to help our students. He also enjoys the unlimited snacks and candy. Jared was in a boy band in high school, and lost the 4th grade spelling bee by incorrectly spelling "somersault."

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Kaki Mayhall

Associate Director of Business Development

As the Associate Director of Business Development, Kaki leads new client acquisition efforts and institutional partnerships across all business sectors. Kaki loves working with the awesome people of Elsmere. She also lived in Australia for a year, and claims to enjoy hot dogs more than her colleague Hannah.

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Katie Clatty

Enrollment Counselor

Katie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In this role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. Katie loves the positive, upbeat atmosphere and the opportunity to help students achieve their educational goals. She was also a 2006 Science Camp Counselor for Berrendos Middle School.

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Kevin Elliott

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Kevin assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Kevin enjoys helping students achieve their academic goals. He is also certified in Scuba Diving.

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Lauren Meyer

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, Lauren works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Lauren believes the student-first culture and goals are the most enjoyable aspects of her job. Prior to starting with Elsmere, Lauren taught English in South Korea for a year.

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Lindsey O'Reilly

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Lindsey assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves the ability to have fun and bond with coworkers while collectively striving towards the same goals. Lindsey has also played the violin for the past 16 years.

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Liz Morales

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Liz assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. She loves the welcoming environment at Elsmere and how helpful and dedicated everyone is to being a collaborative team. Liz also loves to travel and while living in Spain, randomly bumped into Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. Nice guy!

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Mackenzie Royal

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Mackenzie assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves making a difference in people’s future and helping them navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Mary Lurry

Enrollment Counselor

Mary joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Mary loves working with like-minded professionals and changing higher education for the better. She also loves to sing - Mary put herself through college by singing at weddings.

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MaryKate Howland

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, MaryKate works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. She enjoys working with dedicated colleagues who are committed to helping students succeed. Prior to starting with Elsmere, MaryKate graduated from pastry school.

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Megan Schelcht

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Megan assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She enjoys helping students be able to reach their educational goals and getting to work with great people. Megan can also sing the entire alphabet backwards.

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Sam Muse

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Sam assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. Since joining the team, he has enjoyed the friendly people and the common passion for education the most. Sam was also the lead of his elementary school play. He has since retired from acting.

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Stephanie Hamer

Enrollment Counselor

Stephanie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Stephanie enjoys the culture of Elsmere, and feels lucky to work with such awesome, like-minded people. She also likes the snacks. Stephanie is a slightly above average skier, sub-9-minute mile runner, and loves dogs (but only from a distance).

Our Team

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Justin McMorrow

President

Justin founded Elsmere Education to help colleges and universities launch successful online program AND build internal capacity to do it themselves in the future.  Driven by a passion for educational access, Justin continues to manage the growth of Elsmere Education through a focus on finding Elsmerians that exemplify the core values of the company.

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Cindy Chicota

SVP - Retention Services

Ingrained in the education technology industry for more than 20 years, Cindy specializes in providing outstanding service to partners, based on relationship development and personalized student support. Building on previous positions with eCollege and TopSchool, Cindy works with colleges and universities to recruit and retain students for online programs.

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Matt Sieger

SVP - Enrollment Services

Matt started in admissions the day he graduated from Trinity University and continues to build on his experience today at Elsmere Education. Creating admissions and recruiting programs that deliver for partners is at the core of Matt's work and builds on his 20+ years of leadership in alumni and financial management.

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Bill Johnson

VP - Marketing

Vice President of Marketing Bill Johnson leads the Marketing team at Elsmere. Bill oversees all marketing efforts by providing creative direction, managing client relationships, and identifying new promotional opportunities to ensure marketing objectives are met. He enjoys the authentic and supportive work environment that is focused on supporting clients and students. Bill has run 15 marathons, including the Boston, New York, Chicago, and Marine Corps Marathon. 

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Hannah Wright

Director of Enrollment Services

Hannah currently works as a Director of Enrollment Services. She manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Hannah’s favorite thing about Elsmere is her talented, motivating, and intelligent colleagues (and the unlimited LaCroix). She has also run two marathons, is really good at catching food in her mouth, and loves hot dogs.

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Josh Jones

Director of Enrollment Services

Josh joined the Enrollment team as a Director of Enrollment Services. He manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Josh enjoys the fun and positive energy in the office and believes EEI provides a great platform with accessible options for the non-traditional student population. He also comes from a very large family of 11 siblings.

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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

Director of Academic Services

Director of Academic Services Dr. Linda Passamaneck manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and ensures existing courses are being managed effectively. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality online programs.

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Lindsey Manning

Director of Student Success

Lindsey, the Director of Student Success, manages a team of Student Success Counselors to ensure that current students are receiving the support needed to complete their online degree programs. She loves interacting with students and helping them accomplish a major life goal. Lindsey brings a first-hand perspective when overseeing students, as she recently completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

Ryan

Ryan Lassila

Director of Finance

Ryan joined the Elsmere team as the Director of Finance. Ryan oversees all department budgets, monitors financial performance, and tracks company cash flow. He enjoys the collaborative environment and the opportunity to enhance future generations’ learning experiences. Ryan also played collegiate tennis and was ranked top 20 nationally in doubles and singles during his senior year.

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Todd Banning

Director of Technology

Todd, the Director of Technology manages the company database and ensures the proper function of all daily operations relating to technologic systems. Todd loves being able to offer creative and effective solutions to operational and technological challenges that improve the efficiency of the company. He has also visited 14 of 30 MLB stadiums, and plans to visit the rest in the next three years.

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Alexa Davis

Digital Marketing Specialist

Alexa joined the Marketing team as the Digital Marketing Specialist focused on lead generation. In this role, Alexa oversees all paid digital marketing campaigns efforts and works to improve lead generation performance. She loves that Elsmere encourages its employees to pursue opportunities to continue their education as well. According to Alexa, "Beyonce is my Queen."

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Anthony Boulier

Instructional Designer

Anthony is an Instructional Designer that assists in the development of new programs and ensures the quality of existing courses. Anthony enjoys being able to create learning tools for adult learners. He also designed fan art that went viral and was featured on the front page of Mashable and Reddit.

Ashley

Ashley Gunson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

As the Office Manager/Executive Assistant, Ashley provides administrative support throughout the office and ensures that daily operations are handled in a timely manner. Her favorite part about working at EEI is the culture. Prior to moving to Denver, Ashley lived in New York City for 10 years.

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Chloe Theobald

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Chloe assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. She loves talking with students about how our degree programs can help them reach their professional goals. Chloe also loves to travel. Her most recent trip was to Vietnam and she is hoping to go to New Zealand next.

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Conner Buchanan

IT Specialist

As Elsmere's IT Specialist, Conner plays a key role in the administration and optimization of all company systems and technology. He enjoys the company culture and the opportunity to work with extremely smart people that are all passionate about education. Prior to joining Elsmere, Conner worked for a professional basketball team for 3 years.

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Conner Lewis

Digital Marketing Strategist

Conner joined the Marketing team as the Digital Marketing Strategist. He designs creative assets and manages the social media presence for the company and its clients. Conner enjoys the opportunity to facilitate educational growth and loves the culture of Elsmere. Additionally, he won the 5th grade spelling bee, correctly spelling the word “succeed”.

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Heidi Lavigne

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Heidi assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves the ability to assist students further their careers through access to higher education. Heidi received her first passport five years ago and has since traveled to 13 countries and will be adding two more this summer.

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Jade Ponciano

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Jade assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. She enjoys the community within the office, the passion for education integrated throughout the company, and the abundance of post-it notes. Jade's orthodontist once selected her for a case study.

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Jared Mandelbaum

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, Jared works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Jared loves working alongside dedicated, fun coworkers to help our students. He also enjoys the unlimited snacks and candy. Jared was in a boy band in high school, and lost the 4th grade spelling bee by incorrectly spelling "somersault."

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Kaki Mayhall

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Kaki assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Kaki loves working with the awesome people at Elsmere. She also lived in Australia for a year, and claims to enjoy hot dogs more than her colleague Hannah.

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Katie Clatty

Enrollment Counselor

Katie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In this role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. Katie loves the positive, upbeat atmosphere and the opportunity to help students achieve their educational goals. She was also a 2006 Science Camp Counselor for Berrendos Middle School.

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Kevin Elliott

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Kevin assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Kevin enjoys helping students achieve their academic goals. He is also certified in Scuba Diving.

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Lauren Meyer

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, Lauren works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Lauren believes the student-first culture and goals are the most enjoyable aspects of her job. Prior to starting with Elsmere, Lauren taught English in South Korea for a year.

Lindsey

Lindsey O'Reilly

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Lindsey assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves the ability to have fun and bond with coworkers while collectively striving towards the same goals. Lindsey has also played the violin for the past 16 years.

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Liz Morales

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Liz assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. She loves the welcoming environment at Elsmere and how helpful and dedicated everyone is to being a collaborative team. Liz also loves to travel and while living in Spain, randomly bumped into Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. Nice guy!

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Mackenzie Royal

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Mackenzie assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves making a difference in people’s future and helping them navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Mary Lurry

Enrollment Counselor

Mary joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Mary loves working with like-minded professionals and changing higher education for the better. She also loves to sing - Mary put herself through college by singing at weddings.

MaryKate

MaryKate Howland

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, MaryKate works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. She enjoys working with dedicated colleagues who are committed to helping students succeed. Prior to starting with Elsmere, MaryKate graduated from pastry school.

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Megan Schelcht

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Megan assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She enjoys helping students be able to reach their educational goals and getting to work with great people. Megan can also sing the entire alphabet backwards.

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Sam Muse

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Sam assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. Since joining the team, he has enjoyed the friendly people and the common passion for education the most. Sam was also the lead of his elementary school play. He has since retired from acting.

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Stephanie Hamer

Enrollment Counselor

Stephanie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Stephanie enjoys the culture of Elsmere, and feels lucky to work with such awesome, like-minded people. She also likes the snacks. Stephanie is a slightly above average skier, sub-9-minute mile runner, and loves dogs (but only from a distance).