Our College Counselors and Staff Bios

Larry Dannenberg is the founder and owner of College Solutions. Managing the global practice from Massachusetts since 2001, Larry is an expert in finding the right fit and in financial aid planning. He visits 30+ colleges each year. Prior to founding College Solutions, he was an executive in high technology, working for many Fortune 500 COO/Presidents. He is an expert in career planning having managed staff in nearly every area of large multinational firms. He authored the Financial Aid chapter in the “The Financial Aspects of Divorce” by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and has appeared on FOX News & NPR.

 


Margaret Bolton BaudinetMargaret Bolton Baudinet manages the Virginia/North Carolina practice of College Solutions. She brings five years of admission experience from the University of Virginia. After having counseled 600 legacy students per year, she understands exactly how to position a student in the admission process. She specializes in essay brainstorming and editing, as well as application mapping. She visits 30+ colleges per year.

Margaret is an expert in placing international students at U.S. universities.

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College Counselor

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Ethan Lewis, who lives in Richmond, VA, has spent 19 years working at independent day/boarding schools in New England and Pennsylvania.  He has been a history teacher as well as a high school administrator, a coach, and a college counselor.  His experience working in the area of standardized test preparation has made him a highly-regarded figure in that field (SAT/ACT/AP/Subject tests).  Ethan has a history of success at finding the colleges that fit a student and in motivating students to create college application essays that show both what the student has accomplished and what positive impact the student would be likely to have on the college they attend.

Ethan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College, followed by a Master of Arts in American Studies from Purdue University.  He loves reading, writing, listening to music, and playing blues guitar.  He is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.


 

Lee Ann Cornell

Dr. Lee Ann Cornell has seven years of experience working as a Director of Admissions at several California colleges. She also brings experience in student orientation, academic advising, and student leadership programs. Lee Ann earned a master’s degree from UCLA in counseling in student affairs and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.

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Lee Ann Gun is an expert in polishing college admission applications and in the nuances of navigating the online college application. In addition, Lee Ann is an experienced writing coach, leveraging her undergraduate education from Wesleyan University and Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University. She is our go to expert in helping students transfer colleges.


Susan Clayman, brings a keen eye to detail while keeping the College Solutions office organized and running smoothly. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, she spent 20 years working at the New England Journal of Medicine, followed by administrative positions at nonprofit organizations, including a summer camp foundation and synagogue.


Al Hoffman is a recognized national expert in financial aid processing. He co-founded the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG). He makes sure that College Solutions clients have all their financial aid forms processed in an efficient and effective manner.

See College Solutions founder, Larry Dannenberg, on Fox 25 News.