Who We Are

Standing out as an applicant is more important than ever. That's why we've taken our extensive experience and created a personalized approach to building an application that is truly unique.

Sarah Thomas
Co-Founder and Principal

Having taught in Southlake, TX for 10 years, Sarah is no stranger to the needs and pressures surrounding high school students, particularly when it comes to college. She quickly realized that she could utilize her position in the classroom to empower her students to turn their anxieties into productive action. She created a comprehensive and student-specific college essay program for her 11th graders, and from there a consultant was born. Over the past decade, Sarah has cultivated hundreds of 1:1 relationships with students, not only providing customized feedback and strategies on how to navigate applications, but also developing students into young people who take pride in who they are and ownership of their goals.

Barbara Milhizer
Co-Founder and Principal

Barbara has over 25 years of experience in corporate consulting, specializing in the area of Talent Management, helping clients realize their full potential through talent strategies such as hiring, performance management, motivation/rewards, and executive development and coaching. Translating those corporate skills into secondary education, Barbara has coached hundreds of juniors and seniors in their college searches, application processes, and their interviewing and writing skills, empowering students to take ownership of the process and their futures in leveraging their unique strengths and interests in finding their fit and presenting a compelling application.

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