Meet the Staff

Admissions Counseling Staff

Wade Arave
2009, B.S., Southern Utah University
2011, M.F.A., Full Sail University
Director of Admissions
(360) 867-6170

Enthusiastic about the liberal arts, Wade is excited to help students take steps toward their academic and professional goals here at The Evergreen State College.

Carl Forbes
1989, B.A., Le Moyne College
2005, M.S.Ed., Le Moyne College
Associate Director for Multicultural Admissions
(360) 867-6183

Carl is committed to promoting college access and students success. His priority is helping community partners and families make higher education a reality for students.

Miguel Ovies-Bocanegra
2015, B.A., Southern Utah University
2017, M.P.A., Southern Utah University
Associate Director for Transfer and International Admissions
(360) 867-6170

Miguel works exclusively with transfer and international students seeking an interdisciplinary college education that builds on their previous studies here at Evergreen.

Deedee Orr
2013, B.A., The Evergreen State College 
Coordinator for High School Relations
(360) 867-6179

Deedee speaks with high school students in King County, Washington.

Ashli Schick
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
(360) 867-6256

Ashli travels to and recruits students from community and technical colleges in Washington State. She works exclusively with transfer and international applicants.

Haley Lacey
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6233

Haley travels throughout Oregon and Washington state.

2015, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Evening & Weekend Studies, Veteran Outreach
Evening & Weekend/Veteran Outreach
(360) 867-6691

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Ray is a retired Army veteran. "I am looking forward to speaking with adult students and veterans who want to continue their education."

Erin Rust
2011, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6164

Erin visits high schools in nine western Washington counties. You can contact her about school visits, college fairs, interviews, and any questions you might have about Evergreen.

Zeb Hoffman
2017, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6290

Zeb travels and recruits students throughout Southern California. He is also our Track and Field Head Coach.

Bronson Purcell
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6177

Bronson travels to recruit and counsel students from parts of Washington and the state of Hawaii.

George Castro
2018, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6495

George travels throughout Northern California, the state of Nevada, and northern Washington counties for recruitment.

Spencer Gehner
2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor, Campus Visit Coordinator
(360) 867-6172

Coordinating tours on campus for prospective students and groups and providing guests with an insight into the excellent educational experience at Evergreen.

Don’t see your state or Washington county listed above? Send an email to Admissions or call (360) 867-6170 and your questions will be answered.