Andrea started her “career” as a professional ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. After prying herself away, she began a long and successful career in sales and national accounts management. She was consistently a top producer and earned many accolades.

Andrea then decided to take on the biggest and most challenging career she could imagine: the full-time job of raising two children–a job with no pay, virtually no accolades, and certainly no cash bonuses or all-expense-paid vacations! But, it was the most important work she has ever done. As time marched on, the reality of sending two children to college set in, and she started to more clearly understand the exorbitant cost of higher education along with its impact on retirement. Finding The College Funding Coach® was the perfect next step as a career woman and mom.

This job has enabled Andrea to utilize all of her work and life experience–experience as a career sales professional, trainer, marketer, daughter and sister of educators, and most of all, parent. Being in the trenches and helping families send their children to college without going broke is extremely gratifying for her. As a bonus, she gets to help educators bring valuable information to school communities.

Andrea is from Vienna, VA and attended George C. Marshall High School. Andrea hails from a family of Fairfax County educators and an Air Force General. Education and discipline were common themes in her household. A Hokie alum, she earned her B.S. from Virginia Tech.

Andrea loves to spend time with her husband, two children, and two dogs, Maddie and Max. She loves the outdoors and is always looking for activities that enable her to be outside. She is a die-hard foodie and knows her way around a kitchen.

Andrea is based in our Tysons, Virginia office, and can be reached via phone at (703) 430-0789 or via e-mail at

For school counselors/administrators: Schedule a workshop through Andrea here!

If you want to learn more before booking a workshop for your school or organization, please reach out to Andrea using the info above.

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