Meet the Staff

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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.
 

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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Staff portrait of employee Jasmin.
2020, B.A., The Evergreen State College
2022, MPA, The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
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.

 

Spencer Gehner
2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor, Campus Visit Coordinator
Call or Text at (360) 813-6856

Serves high school students in Thurston county.  And both high school and transfer students in Colorado.  As well as Washington's Jefferson and Clallam Counties.
 

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.
 

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

Serves high school and transfer students in Northern California and Eastern Washington.
 

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2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0199

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

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Natasha Lemke
2018, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Recruiter and Student Services Coordinator for the Tacoma Program
Call or Text at (360) 763-0464

As a graduate of the Tacoma Program, Natasha understands the value of the Tacoma program and works hard to share that message with others. She welcomes students in for an education of a lifetime where students Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve.

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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2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0474

Serves returning and post-baccalaureate students.  And high school/transfer students from Montana.
 

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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.