About Us

About us

Layli
I remember how difficult the college application process was when I was in high school and it’s only gotten more difficult and confusing since then. I was overwhelmed by the number of choices, all of the different applications and what I needed to do in terms of financial aid. Unfortunately, I was at the receiving end of some poor advising and it cost me time and money. 

As frustrating as my experience was, it sparked a drive in me to help other students. I decided that no matter what the arena, I wanted to go into some kind of educational advising. I worked as a private college admissions advisor for a few years and then as an international student advisor at a local community college. 

I returned as a student to higher education and completed a Master’s degree in education at the University of Washington in 2012. Rather than returning to a college position, I reopened my practice as an independent college admissions advisor. 

When I’m not working with students I enjoy spending time with my husband and two Golden Retrievers and volunteering in our local community.

Education

Edmonds Community College: Associates Degree

Central Washington University: Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Washington: Master of Education

Professional Affiliations

HECA: Higher Education Consultants Association

PNACAC: Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling

SACC: Seattle Area College Counselors

Board of Directors: Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce


Craig
My roles in higher education include community college dean, director of academic programs in nursing, educational evaluation consultant in engineering and biology, professor of education, dean of student affairs, and adjunct faculty for several universities. 

In private practice, I focus on assisting students with learning disabilities in college success and career-finding, and students seeking college transfer. I also work with adults in career counseling, and graduate school admission. 

My philosophy is that everyone has a unique set of talents, abilities and preferences. Compatible work and school environments can bring out the best in people, but a mismatch, can make you miserable. I work hard to find the work and educational match that is best for you. 

Education

University of New Mexico: Doctorate of Education in Educational Foundations, minor in Educational Administration

University of New Mexico: Master of Arts, Educational Foundations

Professional Affiliations

Pacific NW Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC)

Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

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