MELISSA MIEYR, M.Ed.
Educational & Financial Consultant
Melissa Mieyr began her professional journey with a 24-years stint in the public school sector, as an educator specializing in business, career, and technology. Throughout her career, she dedicated herself to helping students navigate their next stage in life. She holds certifications as both a school administrator and school counselor and spent 15 years supporting a high school counseling office with a focus on all things college related. Melissa worked tirelessly to educate students and parents about the college planning process. With a strong background in business, Melissa's passion for the financial side of the college process was evident and has been a significant focus throughout her career.
Melissa is a college planning advisor who partners with families to help them attain their academic goals while maintaining the families’ financial stability. After spending much of her career helping students explore their academic and career options as an educator and certified school counselor, Melissa knows that these decisions that are made can truly have life-changing outcomes.
Melissa’s passion for education, organization, and personal financial freedom allows her to guide families through the college planning process while giving them peace of mind. She knows the importance of a good education while keeping your eyes on the goal of the future. By becoming an independent consultant in 2014, Melissa was able to further her passion by extending her ability to help not only the student in the college planning process but to assist parents in realizing the holistic approach needed to plan for college and not jeopardize their own future quality of life.
Melissa's personal life is equally inspiring, having hosted 19 exchange students with her husband. Besides spending time with her family Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors tending to her flower garden, cooking, traveling, and watching football in the fall.
College & Financial Consultant
Jennifer is a college advisor who specializes in the financial aspects of college admissions and helps families through the challenges of financial planning. She takes a holistic approach to find solutions and develops individualized plans for each family as they navigate the college planning process, oftentimes putting college students on a financial plan with budgets and sustainable and targeted short- and long-term goals. She is very passionate about financial literacy and helping families navigate the various financial options and strategies to pay for college.
Prior to her work as a College Advisor, Jennifer invested heavily in her community, starting a City Newsletter, elected to city council, and on to three terms as mayor of one of America’s fastest-growing cities. While City Councilwomen and Mayor, she also served on the chamber board, a multi-community board that supported surrounding communities’ commerce and educational growth, educational foundation, and wrote a grant securing funding to initiate city-wide programs. As well, she spent several years lobbying at the local, state, and federal levels advocating greater protection and assisting in drafting legislation to protect her community from negative business practices that preyed on residents.
In addition to her community service, Jennifer founded and ran her marketing firm, developed a community newsletter, and homeschooled her children for a period of time due to medical needs. Jennifer also founded a 501C3 and grew a local festival into a city event. Her passion for school and education grew from her desire to find better paths for each of her children and their individual needs, including navigating a medical diagnosis for one child and successfully advocating for their rights under the law.
Jennifer’s unique perspective and experience allows her to oversee strategies for academic success and coordinate the families’ financial needs and desires with the student services piece to help find the best-fit college for the student and the family’s financial path. She is also interested in issues of disability, diversity, and mental health and recognizes the academic accomplishments of students with learning differences.
For Jennifer, the most rewarding part of her role is participating in parents’ extreme sense of accomplishment as a result of a mutually prepared roadmap to greater financial stability, allowing their kids to participate in an appropriate college experience, one of life’s biggest expenses. Jennifer has a Daughter heading into her Master’s Degree Program & twin high school aged boys and outside of the office, loves spending time with her husband and kids, visiting National Parks and Museums and both random and long adventurous road trips.