After college, she spent 15 years as an accountant working her way to Chief Financial Officer of a major coal company. She then became a Registered Representative for a national financial services company where she worked for 5 years.
Jamie started her educational consulting practice in 1998 and became a Certified Educational Planner. She has helped thousands of families through the college admissions and financial aid process. Jamie's dedication, energy, and enthusiasm have contributed to the growth of her business and the success of many life changing decisions she's helped her students make. In 2011, she decided to expand her business to include a tutoring center so that she could help her students lay a solid foundation for a positive academic career.
Jamie was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Upstate New York and was featured as a Success Story for the West Virginia District of the Small Business Association (SBA).
Jamie has delivered over 150 business and motivational presentations for corporations, schools, colleges, associations, and business meetings. She is one of the most in-demand speakers and business consultants specializing in the areas of college admissions and financial aid.
For 13 years, Jamie was a guest speaker on a very successful talk radio show called "Ask the Expert" on WCHS 580 AM. She has been featured in the media on numerous radio and television shows as well as being quoted in feature articles.
Jamie is a 500 hour yoga teacher and owner of Yoga Power, LLC. She loves to practice yoga in Charleston and anywhere she travels.
Anne is in her sixth year of teaching full-time. She teaches Spanish and AP Human Geography at Herbert Hoover High School.
Anne lives in South Charleston and enjoys traveling.
Since joining Jamie’s team, April has revisited her educational approach. Her long-term goals include traveling the Eastern Hemisphere as a teacher of math and English as a second language. She wants to improve her fluency in Spanish, American Sign Language, and Japanese before moving on to other languages like Malay and Mandarin Chinese.
She enjoys costume design and choreographed dance in her spare time.
She currently works at Appalachian Council Head Start as an Education Specialist/School Psychologist. At this job, she oversees mental health screenings, special education, disability services, supervision teachers and aides, as well as working as a behavior specialist for head start organizations across 11 counties in West Virginia.
She lives in Charleston with her husband, three rescue dogs, and two cats. In her spare time, she loves rock climbing, running, hiking, and practicing yoga.
"All of Jamie's employees give me their undivided attention, and the atmosphere is very open and friendly! All of my questions are answered, and they care enough to double check with Jamie if they are unsure about an answer. Jamie stays on top of me to make sure everything I need to do is completed correctly and on time. I am more confident in my work because of Jamie's commitment to me." - Ellen Henthorn