Meet the Staff

Find and connect with your assigned Admissions Counselor!

Admissions Counseling Staff

Wade Arave
2009, B.S., Southern Utah University
2011, M.F.A., Full Sail University
Director of Admissions
Call or Text at (360) 323-6986

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.  Serves high school and transfer students in Utah, Colorado, and Thurston County freshmen.
 

George Castro
2018, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0096

Serves high school and transfer students in Mason County (WA), Nevada, and Southern California.  As well as high school students in Pierce County, WA.

Additional language fluencies: Spanish.
 

Carl Forbes
1989, B.A., Le Moyne College
2005, M.S.Ed., Le Moyne College
Associate Director for Multicultural Admissions
Call or Text at (360) 763-0791

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.

Serves high school and transfer students in Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, and all eastern states.

 
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2020, B.A., The Evergreen State College
2022, MPA, The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor, Student Ambassador Trainer
Call or Text at (360) 763-0482

Languages: English, Arabic, and Italian.

Serves high school students in King County Washington.  And high school and transfer students in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island counties. As well as the state of Wyoming.

Jasmin (she/her) is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is motivated to support students starting their college journey.  As a multicultural person, Jasmin is especially versed in cultural understanding and communication.
 

Zeb Hoffman
2017, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0267

Serves transfer students in Thurston county. As well as high school and transfer students in Lewis and Grays Harbor WA counties, and the state of Arizona. Zeb is also our Track and Field Head Coach.
 

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James Jackson
2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
2017 A.A.S., Personal Fitness Training
2017 A.A. General
Re-Entry Navigator Support, Admissions Counseling
Call (360) 867-5947

James provides college navigation and continued support to formerly incarcerated, justice-involved, and recovering students. As a formerly incarcerated college graduate, James knows the power education has to instill hope and belief in one’s ability to succeed.

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2017, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor 
Schedule a Phone Appointment
Call or Text at 
(360) 763-0864

Serves high school and transfer students in Northern California, Eastern Washington, and Jefferson and Clallam Washington counties.

Michael also hosts a weekly virtual information session, every Thursday at 2:00 PM (PST) accompanied by a current student.  You can also join other counselors' sessions, or contact Michael to schedule a separate session to fit your schedule.
 

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2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor, Student Ambassador Program Coordinator
Or Call/Text at (360) 763-0199

Serves high school and transfer students in Oregon, Idaho, and Southern Washington counties.
 

2015, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Evening & Weekend Studies, Veteran Outreach
Evening & Weekend/Veteran Outreach
Call or Text at (360) 763-0616

Serves returning adults and Military Veteran students. Residents of North and South Dakota.  As well as Pierce County transfer students to the Olympia campus program.
 

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Kyle Pittman (Nez Perce/Yakama Descendant)
2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (564) 999-3343

Serves all returning Evergreen and post-baccalaureate students. Also serves high school and transfer students from Montana and assists with Native Pathways Program applicants.
 

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2013, B.A., The Evergreen State College
2016, M.P.A., The Evergreen State College
Call or Text at (360) 525-1717
Assistant Director of Native Pathways Program (NPP)

Serves all Native and Indigenous students.
 

Ashli Schick
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
Call or Text at (360) 763-0609

Serves transfer students in King county. And all high school and transfer students from Kitsap County and New Mexico.

Don’t see your state or Washington county listed above? Email the Admissions staff or call (360)867-6170 and your questions will be answered.

You can also connect with our Student Ambassadors, to get to see, know, and meet actual students.  You ask them about Evergreen, campus life, and their personal studies!