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Our Team

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Cindy Chicota

SVP - Operations

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, Cindy works with colleges and universities to recruit and retain students for online programs.

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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 manages the growth of the company by focusing on finding Elsmerians that exemplify the company's core values.

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Matt Sieger

SVP - Marketing

Matt started in admissions the day he graduated from Trinity University and continues to build on his experience today at Elsmere Education. Creating admissions, marketing, and recruiting programs which deliver for partners is at the core of Matt's expertise which builds on 25+ years of higher education experience.

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Justin Sloan

SVP - Data and Technology

Justin started career in Higher Education as a college football coach and recruiter. He joined Elsmere because of the company's focus on student success and completion.

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Wesley Vestal

SVP - Growth

Wesley loves having the ability to drive transformative growth for partners, students, and Elsmere Education. The son of a zoology professor and public school teacher, Wesley is passionate about the power of education and teaches as a Corporate Fellow at University of Houston-Downtown.

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Todd Banning

Director of Operations

Todd manages the company's daily technological operations. Todd loves offering creative and effective solutions to improve company efficiency. He has also visited 14 of 30 MLB stadiums, and plans to visit the rest in the next three years.

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Anna Brown

Student Success Coach

Anna works with current students to ensure they are receiving necessary support. She enjoys the friendly environment and helping students. Anna still holds the discus record at her high school (107ft!)

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Emily Cooper

Enrollment Services Coach

Emily assists prospective students with the application process. Emily is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Colorado native, and has been to 26 countries.

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Ashley Gunson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Ashley provides administrative support and handles daily operations. 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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Kelly Johnson

Student Success Coach

Kelly works with current students to ensure they are receiving necessary support. She enjoys having the opportunity to help students, and all the candy in the office. Kelly also played volleyball in college.

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Piper Logan

Social Media Specialist

Piper works collaboratively with the marketing team to implement both a proactive and student responsive social media strategy. She works to create coordinated common solutions for expanding partner programs social media presence

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Chloe McNeill

Program Launch Director

Chloe works with university partners and our staff to successfully create and launch new programs. As a kid, her aspiration was to be a street sweeper, so higher education has been quite the change for her .

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Mackenzie Royal

Team Lead

Mackenzie assists prospective students with the program application and leads special projects. She loves making a difference and helping people navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Alexa Bell

Student Success Coach

Alexa works with current students to ensure they are receiving necessary support. She enjoys the collaborative efforts to help students achieve their educational goals. Alexa owns 43 houseplants (and counting).

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Conner Buchanan

Business Operations Specialist

Conner plays a key role in the administration and optimization of all company technology. He enjoys the company culture and working with smart people passionate about education. Conner previously worked for a professional basketball team.

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Dr. Shane Davidson

Sr. Director of Client Operations

Shane manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. He enjoys the dedicated, passionate, and like-minded colleagues focused on student and client success. Shane is a heavy metal music fan.

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Stephanie Hamer

Program Manager

Stephanie helps manage and launch new programs. Stephanie enjoys the Elsmere culture, 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).

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Ryan Lassila

VP - Finance

Ryan oversees all financial operations. He enjoys the collaborative environment and enhancing future generations’ learning experiences. Ryan was ranked in the top 20 nationally in doubles and singles collegiate tennis.

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Mary Lurry

VP - Account Management

Mary helps drive revenue for the company through the management of existing online programs and the identifying/launching new online programs. 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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Jessie Melton

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Jessie enjoys connecting with students to find a program that will help them reach their professional goals. When she is not at Elsmere, Jessie also teaches fitness classes.

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Megan Schlecht

Operations Manager

Megan assists prospective students with the program application and leads special projects. She enjoys helping students reach their educational goals and working with great people. Megan can also sing the entire alphabet backwards.

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Tommy Blanchard

Enrollment Services Coach

Tommy assists prospective students with the application process. He enjoys speaking with students daily and help them strive for their educational goals. In his spare time, Tommy sings in an a cappella group.

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Aly Cadice

Enrollment Services Coach

Aly is an Enrollment Services Coach who joined Elsmere because of the people and that Elsmere recognizes and values the different strengths everyone brings to the table. She has hiked up (and sledded down!) an active volcano.

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Kevin Elliott

Operations Manager

Kevin assists prospective students with the program application and leads special projects. Kevin enjoys helping students achieve their academic goals. He also won a belly flop contest in high school, earning eternal glory.

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Mikaela Hickman

Enrollment Services Coach

Mikaela assists prospective students with the application process. She has also lived in 5 different countries and on a cruise ship, and has traveled to 36 countries around the world.

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Camden Formby-Lavertu

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Camden works with prospective students to find the right program so they can be successful in their careers. Fun fact about Camden -- she lived in South Africa after graduating from college.

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Lindsey Manning

Sr. Director of Client Operations

Lindsey manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. She loves helping students accomplish a major life goal and brings a first-hand perspective, as she completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

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Sam Muse

Operations Manager

Sam assists prospective students with program applications and leads special projects. He enjoys the friendly people and the common passion for education. Sam was also the lead of his elementary school play but has since retired from acting.

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Melinda Sward

Director of HR

Melinda serves as the Human Resources Manager. Her favorite part about working at Elsmere is the culture. Melinda is a Colorado Native - huge Broncos fan and lived in San Francisco for 11 years.

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Ryan Breon

Senior Financial Analyst

Ryan joined Elsmere because he saw a group of like-minded individuals working to make the world a better place by promoting affordable post-graduate education to all. He used to be a resident DJ at a club in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Elise Clemons

Senior Student Success Coach

Elise works with current students to ensure they are receiving necessary support. She enjoys the office culture, working with students, and the stash of free La Croix. Elise also used to work at a zoo.

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Chelsea Grivers

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Chelsea works with prospective students to find the right program. Even though Chelsea loves higher education, her childhood dream was to be a chef. There's still time.

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MaryKate Howland

Sr. Director of Client Operations

MaryKate manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. She enjoys working with dedicated colleagues who are committed to helping students succeed. Prior to Elsmere, MaryKate graduated from pastry school.

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Heidi Lavigne

Senior Enrollment Services Coach

Heidi assists prospective students with the program application and leads special projects. She loves helping students further their careers. Heidi received her first passport five years ago and has since traveled to 15 countries.

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Kaki Mayhall

Director of Client Operations

Kaki manages a team of Enrollment Services Coach. She loves working with the awesome people of Elsmere. Prior to Elsmere, Kaki lived in Australia for a year.

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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

VP - Academic Research and Design

Linda manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and manages existing courses. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality programs.

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Jillian Taylor

Enrollment Services Coach

Jillian assists prospective students with the application process. She loves Elsmere's positive work environment and support from managers and directors. Jillian is a huge book worm and reads 60-120 books a year.

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Molly Varoga

Enrollment Services Coach

Molly assists prospective students with the application process. She loves serving others and helping students achieve their goals. Molly also loves Lord of the Rings.

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Hannah Wright

Marketing Manager

Hannah leads the marketing efforts on healthcare programs at Elsmere. Hannah loves working with her talented, motivating, and intelligent colleagues (and the unlimited LaCroix). She has also run two marathons, is good at catching food in her mouth, and loves hot dogs.

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Austin Vosler

Marketing Manager

Austin manages Elsmere's CRM system and works with the Marketing Managers to ensure all marketing efforts are deployed properly. He enjoys EEI's tight-knit culture. In his early 20s, Austin toured the west coast in a metal band.

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Jacob Wallace

Enrollment Services Coach

Jacob assists prospective students with the online application process. He loves how everyone enjoys working and spending time with one another. Jacob recently returned from Thailand, where he was teaching English to kindergartners.

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 - Operations

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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Wesley Vessel

SVP - Growth

Wesley loves having the ability to drive transformative growth for partners, students, and Elsmere Education. The son of a zoology professor and public school teacher, Wesley is passionate about the power of education and teaches as a Corporate Fellow at University of Houston-Downtown.

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Matt Sieger

SVP - Marketing

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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Justin Sloan

SVP - Technology and Data

Justin started career in Higher Education as a college football coach and recruiter. He joined Elsmere because of the company's focus on student success and completion.

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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 Bell

Student Success Coach

As a Student Success Coach, Alexa works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Alexa enjoys the collaborative efforts of the Elsmere team that helps students achieve their educational goals. Additionally, Alexa owns 43 houseplants (and counting!)

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Tommy Blanchard

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Tommy assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. He enjoys the opportunity to speak with prospective students daily and help them strive for their educational goal. In his spare time, Tommy sings in an a cappella group.

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Ryan Breon

Senior Financial Analyst

Ryan joined Elsmere because he saw a group of like-minded individuals working to make the world a better place by promoting affordable post-graduate education to all. He used to be a resident DJ at a club in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Anna Brown

Student Success Coach

As a Student Success Coach, Anna works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. She enjoys the friendly environment and helping students. To this day, Anna still holds the discus record at her high school (107ft!)

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Conner Buchanan

Business Operations 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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Aly Cadice

Enrollment Services Coach

Aly is an Enrollment Services Coach who joined Elsmere because of the people and that Elsmere recognizes and values the different strengths everyone brings to the table. As a graduate of Georgetown University, she works to find incoming students the best experience possible in the application process. She has hiked up (and sledded down!) an active volcano.

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Elise Clemons

Senior Student Success Coach

Elise works with current students to ensure they are receiving necessary support. She enjoys the office culture, working with students, and the stash of free La Croix. Elise also used to work at a zoo.

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Emily Cooper

Enrollment Services Coach

Emily assists prospective students with the application process. Emily is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Colorado native, and has been to 26 countries.

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Dr. Shane Davidson

Sr. Director of Client Operations

Shane manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. He enjoys the dedicated, passionate, and like-minded colleagues focused on student and client success. Shane is a heavy metal music fan.

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Kevin Elliott

Operations Manager

As an Enrollment Services Coach, 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 also won a belly flop contest in high school, earning eternal glory.

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Chelsea Grivers

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Chelsea works with prospective students to find the right program. Even though Chelsea loves higher education, her childhood dream was to be a chef. There's still time.

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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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Stephanie Hamer

Program Manager

As Program Manager, Stephanie works with clients as well as internal departments to help manage and launch new programs. 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).

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Mikaela Hickman

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Mikaela assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Mikaela loves the friendly and inclusive demeanor of the staff has always felt welcomed and supported. She has also lived in 5 different countries and on a cruise ship, and has traveled to 36 countries around the world.

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MaryKate Howland

Sr. Director of Client Operations

MaryKate manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. She enjoys working with dedicated colleagues who are committed to helping students succeed. Prior to Elsmere, MaryKate graduated from pastry school.

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Kelly Johnson

Student Success Coach

As a Student Success Coach, Kelly works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. She enjoys having the opportunity to help and care for students, and all the candy in the office. Kelly also played volleyball in college.

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Ryan Lassila

VP - 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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Camden Formby-Lavertu

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Camden works with prospective students to find the right program so they can be successful in their careers. Fun fact about Camden -- she lived in South Africa after graduating from college.

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Heidi Lavigne

Senior Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Coach, 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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Piper Logan

Administrative Assistant

As an Administrative Assistant, Piper assists the leadership team in various functions and provides administrative support throughout the office. She enjoys the people she works with, and the collaborative work environment. Piper is a triplet. Two girls, one boy.

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Mary Lurry

VP - Account Management

As the VP of Account Management, Mary works closely with the President to help drive revenue for the company through the management of existing online programs and the identifying/launching new online programs. 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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Lindsey Manning

Sr. Director of Client Operations

Lindsey manages a team of coaches to ensure that students are supported. She loves helping students accomplish a major life goal and brings a first-hand perspective, as she completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

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Kaki Mayhall

Director of Client Operations

As a Director of Enrollment Services, Kaki manages a team of Enrollment Coaches and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Kaki loves working with the awesome people of Elsmere. Prior to starting at Elsmere, Kaki lived in Australia for a year.

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Chloe McNeill

Program Launch Director

Chloe works with university partners and our staff to successfully create and launch new programs. As a kid, her aspiration was to be a street sweeper, so higher education has been quite the change for her .

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Jessie Melton

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Jessie enjoys connecting with students to find a program that will help them reach their professional goals. When she is not at Elsmere, Jessie also teaches fitness classes.

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Sam Muse

Operations Manager

As an Enrollment Services Coach, 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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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

VP - Academic Research and Design

Dr. Linda Passamaneck manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and manages existing courses. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality online programs.

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Mackenzie Royal

Team Lead

Mackenzie assists prospective students with the program application and leads special projects. She loves making a difference and helping people navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Megan Schlecht

Operations Manager

As an Enrollment Services Coach, 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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Melinda Sward

Director of HR

As the Human Resources Manager, Melinda assists in day-to-day HR transactional activities including new hire onboarding and coordinating HR activities and events. She is a Colorado native and huge Broncos fan. She also lived in San Francisco for 11 years.

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Jillian Taylor

Enrollment Services Coach

Jillian assists prospective students with the application process. She loves Elsmere's positive work environment and support from managers and directors. Jillian is a huge book worm and reads 60-120 books a year.

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Molly Varoga

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Services Coach, Molly assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Molly loves serving others and helping students achieve their goals. She also loves Lord of the Rings.

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Austin Vosler

Marketing Manager

Austin manages Elsmere's CRM system and works with the Marketing Managers to ensure all marketing efforts are deployed properly. He enjoys EEI's tight-knit culture. In his early 20s, Austin toured the west coast in a metal band.

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Jacob Wallace

Enrollment Services Coach

As an Enrollment Coach, Jacob assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. He loves how everyone enjoys working and spending time with one another. Jacob just returned from Thailand, where he was teaching English to kindergartners.