Robert (Bob) Dannenhold, a Northwest resident since 1988, shaped an approach to college counseling by 20 years experience creating and directing a non-profit learning center in Southern California. The center was commended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for its highly individualized model for improving academic success by including the students themselves, parents, teachers and other professionals in the process of defining each student’s abilities, learning style and goals.
This same strategy has been applied to college counseling with tremendous success, making Bob a much sought-after speaker and mentor in the field. He is a member of National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) and Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), serving as HECA president from 2005-2007. He is also the recipient of the 2004 PNACAC Distinguished Service to Youth Award.
Robyn Campbell joined the Collegeology team in 2004. She comes from a varied professional background, working in college admissions and intercollegiate athletic marketing during her years as an undergraduate. After graduation Robyn turned her talents with both words and technology into a job developing on-line educational software.
Robyn enjoys helping students find their own voice in writing the college essays. By keeping students organized and excited about their futures, she also helps them tame the stress that can be involved with the application process. When not in the office you can often find Robyn cooking for friends and family, event planning and goofing off with 3-year old son. Robyn is a member of NACAC, PNACAC, OACAC and HECA. She also serves on the PNACAC Executive Board as Inter-Association Chair.
Annie Hayward joins Collegeology after a yearlong Fulbright grant teaching English in Malaysia. Prior to that, she contributed content to online education websites, tutored students in writing and executive functioning, and was a substitute teacher. Annie earned her undergraduate degree in history from Barnard College and her graduate degree in modern history from University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She enjoys helping students figure out what comes after high school and the best way to get there. When she’s not working with college hopefuls, you can find her digging into a bowl of guacamole or researching the latest and greatest places to visit! Annie is a member of PNACAC, OACAC and HECA.
Catherine Gaston has been working with high school and college students for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, she received her M.A. in higher education administration from Boston College. She worked in college admissions in California, was an academic adviser at the University of Washington, and has been an independent college consultant since 2011. Catherine thoroughly enjoys working with high school students and their families on what can too often be an overwhelming process. Helping students create their college list, stay organized and on track, and ultimately enter college excited and ready for the “next step” is what she loves to do. She has also volunteered with the CAN (College Access Now) program, Summer Search, and is a member of PNACAC and HECA. In her free time she visits colleges - over 112 in the past three years!
Lauren Gaylord joined the Collegeology team in 2013. Previously, she worked independently with students in the Seattle area on their college search and application process. She also assisted juniors and seniors on their path to college through the non-profit organization, College Access Now (CAN), where she continues to volunteer. Lauren received a B.S. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from UCLA. She has a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. Lauren is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and the Learning Disability Association (LDA). Lauren recently completed the college process with both her son and daughter (and everyone made it through happily). Lauren enjoys working with students and their families to find great-fit colleges where students can grow, be challenged, and find and pursue their passions. When not visiting colleges, or reading about them, Lauren enjoys baking, hiking, and traveling with her husband.