Dr. Sherry is the director of Beyond Academy (www.BeyondAcademyCA.org). She and her team have extensive experience in college planning and retirement planning.
Dr. Sherry and her experienced professional team are committed to helping students get into their dream colleges with the most efficient funding strategies, as well as helping parents preserve their retirement funds in the most tax efficient ways possible. These strategies provide Peace of Mind to families!
In the past, she has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was also the Director of an international non-profit organization and a Senior Manager of a Fortune 200 company.
Dr. Sherry is a mother of two wonderful children. Her daughter has won a National Jazz Line Championship, and her son has won numerous national champion titles in gymnastics, in addition to both excelling in academics. She also guided her niece to the prestigious Wharton School of Business.
Amy is the Associate Director of Student Services and an admissions counselor at POM. She works with students and families to navigate and master the college selection and application process. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College and a Master of Education degree and license in School Counseling from Kent State University.
As a POM admissions counselor, Joanna helps students and families during the exciting college selection and admission processes. Her approach to counseling is driven by the goals and unique talents of each individual student. Joanna holds Bachelor of Education with a minor in English Communication and a Master of Arts in Higher Education. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
After almost 20 years in the world of finance in various capacities, Darren founded POM College Consulting, an experienced team that recognizes the need for a simple way to understand and navigate college planning. POM College Consulting has one major mission–to bring peace of mind to families as they begin, explore and complete the comprehensive college planning process.
With 15 years experience in higher education, Lisa Cynamon Mayers has worked as an admissions counselor, independent college counselor, blogger, writer and speaker. She worked in the Offices of Undergraduate Admission for Washington University in St. Louis and Case Western Reserve University. For the past twelve years Lisa has worked as an independent college counselor, guiding American and international high school students.
Mike graduated from Ohio University in 1995 and since has primarily worked in Marketing and Operations Management. Mike has worked in a wide range of fields from professional sports to opening and managing new restaurants. These experiences have given him a well-rounded background into how the operation of a company works as a whole for the best chance of long term success.
Eileen Blattner has been involved in education since 1967. She is currently the head of the Shaker Heights High School Guidance Department, and has been since 1985, serving as the chairman since 1990. Eileen is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and has presented at many of their annual meetings. She is also a member of the College Board, presenting at national and regional meetings.
Becky Slack has over 10 years of experience in the college admissions field. She is currently the Dean of The Senney Honors Academy and a School Counselor at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, Ohio. Becky graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Mount Union with a Communications Degree and received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Heidelberg University.
John has nearly 20 years experience working with collegiate and high school students, athletes, and families. Having worked as a collegiate coach and faculty member, he brings firsthand knowledge of the collegiate admissions, recruitment and financial aid process. John earned his B.A. from John Carroll University and a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, Illinois.
Since receiving his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, Jeff has been involved in B2C online enterprises for more than 15 years, from organizations ranging from startups to fortune 200 companies. After selling his business in 2014, Jeff was intrigued by the online opportunity to help satisfy the unmet need of families navigating the college planning process, which led him to his work with POM & MyTuitionScore.
Jack has devoted over a decade to the college financial services industry and over two decades to personal financial planning. He chose to specialize in assisting parents in navigating through the complexities of college planning for their children because wrong decisions at this stage of one's life will have huge and potentially devastating effects on one's retirement and future financial independence.
Bob has over 15 years of experience in college funding planning. He has helped thousands of families achieve their financial and retirement goals. He studied business at the University of Arkansas and also received the retirement planning specialist designation from the prestigious Wharton School of BUsiness.
Teddy graduated from Tsinghua University. He got his MS degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an MA degree from the University of Hawaii. He has over 14 years of experience in the financial industry. He is one of the top educational funding experts in the nation and has helped hundreds of families. He has a unique strategy to help students and parents get more financial aid and a stronger retirement income.
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