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Meet Your Territory Representative

Mark Hatch, Vice President for Enrollment

Mark J. Hatch
Vice President for Enrollment

With his long career as both an admission professional and a college counselor, Mark is the fearless hockey-playing leader of CC’s admission and financial aid staff. Prior to joining CC in 2001, Mark earned a B.A. in psychology from Bates College an Ed.M. from Harvard University. After working as an assistant dean of admission at Bates, Mark moved west and served as a college counselor and teacher at Harvard-Westlake School and Marlborough School in Los Angeles and then Director of Admission at Occidental College.

Emily Anding '12

Emily Anding '12
Assistant Director of Admission

Emily calls Illinois' plains, Mississippi's creeks, and the English moors all home but decided to blaze westward after initially attending University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She transferred to CC her sophomore year and graduated in 2012 with a degree in environmental policy, while spending as much time as she could rock climbing. If not tied into a rope, Emily was busy producing films, working at the CC Gear House, and hiking with her dog. Before Admission Counseling, Emily guided outdoor excursions and to this day prides herself in making the world’s best granola. She manages the Admission Office's Senior Student Fellows, assists with transfer student admission, and produces film communications. 

State Territories: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah

Colorado Counties: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel

International: Europe (including Russia)

Matt Bonser

Matt Bonser '98
Director of Admission - Systems, Operations, and International

Matt spent his early years in southern California, but he claims to have grown up in Portland, Oregon, where he attended the Catlin Gabel School. A graduate of CC with a degree in political science and Spanish, he has been on the admission staff since 1998. Matt serves as systems manager for our database, but still finds plenty of time to get out from behind a computer screen to coordinate international recruitment and camp and hike with his family.

State Territory: Northern California

Roz Brokaw

Roz Brokaw '13
Admission Counselor

Roz grew up in Downeast, Maine, a place that truly is ‘the way life should be.’  After falling in love with the Rockies during a semester of high school at the High Mountain Institute, Roz was drawn West again to Colorado College where she studied Environmental Science and International Affairs.  While at CC, she enjoyed leading backpacking, skiing, and whitewater trips for the Outdoor Recreation Club, playing women’s ultimate frisbee, mentoring local youth, giving campus tours, and studying at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand.  Following graduation Roz served as a teaching fellow at the Alzar School in Cascade, Idaho, where she got a taste of residential life and teaching biology.  She is excited to be back in the immediate CC community and is looking forward to exploring education from a new perspective.   

State Territories: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

Colorado Counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Summit

Leah Fugere, Admission Counselor

Leah Fugere '12
Admission Counselor

A native of where the Rocky Mountains meet the desert, Leah grew up in Grand Junction, CO. She graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Resource Systems of the American West. In the Admission Office, Leah coordinates the Open House programs and serves as the Colorado Recruitment Manager. Leah loves Ultimate Frisbee, botany, throwing pottery on the wheel, exploring/traveling with her dog, and frequenting small town music and food festivals.

State Territories: Southern California, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Kentucky, Iowa 

Colorado Counties: Delta, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffet, Montrose, Rio Blanco, Routt

Jonathan Goode

Jonathan Goode
Associate Director of Admission 

Jonathan grew up in a small town in Central Texas called Waelder with a population of only 1,046 people, or rather he attended school in Waelder and lived seven miles outside of the Waelder on his grandparents' farm. Then he attended Rice University in Houston, TX, graduating with a degree in History & Political Science in 2009.  After a summer internship with the National Hispanic Institute, Jonathan began working in the Office of Admissions at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2014 he joined the CC Office of Admission where he oversees a variety of programs, with a particular emphasis on those related to recruiting a diverse student body. His spare time is spent learning new languages, watching television and playing card and board games.

State Territories: Texas

Colorado Counties: Denver

Cari Hanrahan

Cari Hanrahan
Admission Counselor 

Cari’s Madison, NJ family expressed mild concern when she moved to CO in July 2014, guessing that the terrain would steal her heart. Per usual, her mother was right. A 2012 graduate of Carleton College, Cari first utilized her psychology major and liberal arts education to work as a college access counselor for an AmeriCorps organization in Milwaukee, WI. Quickly realizing that high school students keep her on her toes, she decided to continue the trend  and try her hand in higher education. At CC, Cari works with Community Based Organizations, manages the office's Social Media presence, helps organize fly-in visits, and has an affinity for lindy-hop, triathlons, and sketching people when they’re not paying attention.

State Territories: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota

Colorado Counties: Adams, Boulder, Broomfield

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez '04
Director of Admission - Outreach and Recruitment 


Carlos grew up in Aurora, and has lived in Colorado since moving from Indiana in 1st grade.  A graduate from Colorado College, he studied American History and Political Science, was student body president for a year and played the cello in the college orchestra. Carlos has worked in the Admission Field since the summer of 2004 and has developed a passion for guiding students through the application process, especially when those students are coming from a family where they are the first in their family to attend a 4 year institution. Carlos is a self proclaimed Admissions nerd which has led him to pursue committee service and leadership positions at the regional and national levels, including completing a term as President of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and chairing the national Member Relations Committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

State Territory:  Connecticut

Monica Jones, Assistant Director of Admission

Monica Jones
Assistant Director of Admission

Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Monica Sian Jones joins the admissions staff after four and a half years studying and teaching in South Korea. Monica graduated from California Lutheran University, with a double major in international studies and music and went on to complete a Master of Music  from the Australian National University and graduate research, in international Korean studies, at the Academy of Korean Studies. She can easily be found either watching Korean dramas or Bollywood movies and often brags about her encyclopedic knowledge of K-pop. Monica coordinates online interviews and assists with American ethnic minority recruitment.

State Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Colorado Counties: Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Park


Avery Kernan
Admission Counselor 

After graduating from Greens Farms Academy in Connecticut, Avery joined Colorado College as a Winter Start in January 2011. She first took a gap semester and explored the Andes of Bolivia and Peru. As a CC student, Avery also traveled to Mongolia to study Geopolitics and the Environment during a junior year program abroad. Avery spends many hours teaching and applying her passion for people locally as well, specifically through work with Colorado Springs elementary schools. She is a Sociology major/Education minor who also finds time to pursue recreational activities in the great outdoors. Whether hiking, biking, skiing, or canoeing, Avery takes advantage of our amazing Rocky Mountain location regularly.  She has lived in the Synergy House, CC’s sustainability house, and participates as a member of the Sustainable Living Club as well. Teacher, environmentalist, traveler - Avery represented the well balanced and multifaceted nature of CC students.

David Pellett '12

David Pellett '12
Admission Counselor

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, David graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a degree in international political economy. During his time as an undergraduate, he spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, studied the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Costa Rica, and participated in drama and dance. From tour guide, to admission fellow, to admission counselor, David has earned his way up in the admission office and now oversees the merit scholarships including El Pomar, Barnes, and Boettcher, and manages the tour guide program.

State Territories: Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Northern California

Colorado Counties: Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Mineral, Otero, Rio Grande, Prowers, Pueblo, Saguache

International: Canada, Latin America

Nial V. Rele
Nial V. Rele
Admission Counselor (and Student Life Specialist)

Nial grew up in Bombay, India and studied at the Mahindra United World College of India. He then attended Middlebury College in Vermont where he studied Environmental Policy and Chinese. While at Middlebury, Nial also discovered a strong interest in the world of education. He attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he received a Masters degree in Education. Now at CC, Nial serves in a joint role between Admission and Student Life and has been enjoying the people, the mountains and the relative lack of humidity in Colorado. In the admission department, he coordinates the admission website and overnight hosting, supports CC's international recruitment strategy, as well as serves as a data analyst for the office.

State Territories: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York

Colorado Counties: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma

International: India, Middle East

Megan Rhodes
Megan Rhodes
Associate Director of Admission

A New Hampshire native, Megan is thrilled to become a Coloradan. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Skidmore College and has a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University.  Megan was an Assistant Director of Admission at Skidmore for three years until she moved to China and became a teacher at an international and bilingual school in Beijing.  Her interests in international relations and communications led her to a position at the American Chamber of Commerce in China, where she worked as their Editor for nearly three years. When not working, Megan trained for two marathons on treadmills (due to Beijing’s air) and ran the Great Wall Half and the Beijing Marathon before leaving Beijing for graduate school and a fellowship in Europe.  Megan is honored to join the Colorado College Office of Admission and to support international communications and recruitment.

State Territories: Massachusetts

Colorado Counties: Arapahoe, Elbert

International: Asia (not including India)

Ali Springer, Assistant Director of Admission

Ali Springer '07
Assistant Director of Admission

After living in Georgia, Washington, and Arizona, Ali attended CC where she worked as an admission intern, and studied sociology and educational studies. Her passion for education led Ali to a position in admission at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago followed by graduate studies at the University of Denver, where she earned a Master's degree in higher education and college student development. Ali coordinates our alumni volunteer network and counselor visit programs. Ali is excited to be a new aunt and to return to the sunshine and blue skies of Colorado Springs.

State Territories: Illinois, Wisconsin

Colorado Counties: Jefferson, Douglas

Ashleigh Willis '11

Ashleigh Willis ‘11
Assistant Director of Admission (and Communications Coordinator)

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ashleigh dropped her natural accent for an American one when she relocated to Atlanta in 1999. Soon after, she moved to Colorado Springs with her family, where she attended Cheyenne Mountain High School. Ashleigh graduated from Colorado College in 2011 with a degree in English after studying abroad in Greece, learning virtually everyone’s name at the college, and breaking an all-time campus record for ownership of the most pairs of high-heeled shoes. With flair, Ashleigh assists the office with communications and technology.

State Territories: Arizona, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia

Colorado Counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Summit, Pitkin

International: Africa


Meet the Operations Team

Ellen Rennels, Operations

Ellen Rennels
Operations Assistant

As an Air Force “brat,” young Ellen moved often but eventually spent many years in Colorado which now owns her heart. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with a BA in English. Ellen’s dancing feet have been clogging, line dancing, traditional folk dancing, square dancing, and ballroom dancing and most recently, she has found a new passion og Iyengar yoga. If she’s not at CC, Ellen is most likely in Virginia or New Hampshire enjoying time with her children and grandkids.


Jessica Russ

Jessica Russ
Enrollment Coordinator

Jessica Russ is the Colorado College Office of Admission’s resident artist. Jessica move to Colorado Springs from her hometown of Phoenix in 1998 and has since worked hard to be a mover and shaker in the local arts community, a trait which she shares with her husband and three daughters.  Jessica performs with the sole professional dance company in Colorado Springs, Ormao Dance Company, where she also teaches and serves as Director of the Dance in Education Team. Evening hours find Jessica teaching hip-hop classes, to students of various skill levels, at local studios and college campuses. Jessica also combines her love for both dance and education through her directorship at Mathtastic, a school performance program for elementary school children that aims to appeal to all learning styles through the fusion of math and dance.

After many years working as model, Jessica decided to explore the world behind the lens and has recently taken up photography; her work has been featured on performance posters and in the Colorado Springs Independent, a local newspaper.

You can often find Jessica hiking in her spare time. The great outdoors never fails to provide the perfect photo-op!

Kathy Coffey

Kathy Coffey
Enrollment Coordinator

Kathy grew up in Colorado and spent time in Wyoming while finishing her degree in Family and Consumer Science at the University of Wyoming. She enjoys gardening, playing in a hand bell choir, and can often be found riding a bicycle in the hills of Colorado.

Cindy Christensen

Cindy Christensen
Executive Assistant to Mark J. Hatch

Cindy began work in the Admission Office in 2004 and serves as Executive Assistant to the VP for Enrollment. Her primary duties include monitoring budget and expense reports, facilitating department payables, and organizing numerous catering, retreat and special events. She has almost come full circle having been born in Maine, raised in Florida, lived in California and comfortably settled in Colorado since 1998. Cindy has found Colorado to be prettier than the photos and can't imagine now leaving Colorado Springs - aptly known as the big city with the small town flavor!

Patrick Hull

Patrick Hull
Database and Systems Specialist

Originally from rural Northwest Missouri, Patrick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in music education. While at Mizzou, Patrick played tenor saxophone in the Big ‘M’ of the Midwest, Marching Mizzou, as well as led the band in roles including drill leader, section leader, and drum major. Patrick also played in the basketball pep band, Mini Mizzou, and traveled with the basketball team during postseason play in conference and NCAA tournaments. After two years of teaching band, Patrick made the move to Colorado College with his wife and discovered a passion of working with databases and building virtual bridges. Patrick’s interests include computer programming, physical fitness, and supporting the Mizzou Tigers.