Meet The Team.
Rod Meeker is an Independent Education Consultant who will show you how to navigate through the rough waters of college planning so that you don't graduate and spend the rest of your career paying off a large student debt. Rod is passionate about helping families maximize college funding and decrease their debt load. He is a member of the National College Advisory Group (NCAG) which is one of the top 3 national, professional groups for education consultants. Rod was asked to be on the Board of Directors of NCAG over a year ago and now serves as a mentor to other IECs within NCAG. He is also a member of two local scholarship committees.
Rod has previously worked as a Financial Consultant and has 20+ years of student-athlete experience. This ranges from helping student recruitment to understanding the rules, academic guidelines, processes and scholarship opportunities.
He is very active outdoors often competing in triathlons, road races, and coaching. Rod started a non-profit organization that helps raise money for various charities through those people who compete in running events and triathlons. He is also a big part of and contributor to Soles4Souls and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Dr. Christen Clemson
Dr. Clemson is our lead essay specialist. She was a 4-sport athlete in high school who won the state of Ohio discus championship two years in a row and set the state discus record twice. Dr. Clemson then went on to the Pennsylvania State University and competed for them during her undergraduate years. In that time, she earned two Big Ten runner-up medals in the discus, won the East Coast Regional Championship in the discus, and earned a bid to the NCAA Championships. At Penn State she completed her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English and Communications; a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and then her doctorate. During her doctoral studies, Christen was the editor of the Journal of Research in Rural Education (JRRE) and wrote a book entitled, The Prison Path: School Practices that Hurt Our Youth based on her dissertation research. Dr. Clemson has presented in numerous countries, including Canada, the United States, and Australia. She currently teaches Advanced Placement Language and Composition, College Credit Plus Writing I, Honors English II, Honors English III, and English IV. Dr. Clemson is still very involved with sports coaching varsity volleyball and track and field. Christen is a township trustee as well and has used her writing skills to write articles for her local paper and win various grants as both a teacher and a trustee. Dr. Clemson says "I love working with students to create the best essays possible that show off the student and their growth."
Jordan Moxley holds the role of Career Coach at College Planning Solutions. A 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University, Jordan has dedicated her life and career endeavors to the system of education. Working at the high school and elementary school levels teaching visual arts, Jordan transitioned her passion and interests to helping students pursue a meaningful college education. Jordan also was a standout high school athlete. She was a state champion swimmer and competed on the swimming and track and field teams while in college for the Buckeyes. She is passionate about fostering the relationship between school and student, emphasizing the point of being a good fit. In her spare time Jordan likes to hike out West, stimulate her creativity through photography, and travel.
Madison is a Certified College Advisor (CCA) and a member of the National College Advisory Group (NCAG) which is one of the top 3 national, professional groups for education consultants. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Youngstown State University with a 4.0 GPA, Madison is a talented and award-winning writer who is working on her first novel. Madison is one of our essay team experts and also works with our students as one of our career coaches. Madison was a standout athlete, 4-year letter winner in basketball, cross country and track & field. She was recruited to compete in college but chose to focus on her studies. Madison enjoys singing, song writing, running, staying fit and traveling.
Garrett is one of our academic coaches and has many years of experience guiding youth and families alike with his church. He entered the world of academic assistance in order to further explore his passion for helping others to achieve their goals academically and financially. In addition to Garrett's primary job functions, he has been recognized by College Planning Solutions for his commitment to excellence, interpersonal communication skills, and his infectious enthusiasm. Garrett is a Certified College Advisor (CCA) and a member of the National College Advisory Group (NCAG) which is one of the top 3 national, professional groups for education consultants. Garrett has also spent time in Africa helping with safaris and plans to one day have his own safari guide business.
Kylie is an onboarding specialist. She helps educate families about our college planning program. Kylie studied for 2 years at the University of Iowa before graduating from St. Ambrose University with a bachelor’s in education with an endorsement in special education. She worked as a K-6 special education teacher, teaching and mentoring elementary students, before transitioning into leadership and eventually taking her current onboarding specialist role at College Planning Solutions.
Rachel is a native NE Ohioan. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in education and has been teaching for five years. Rachel is one of the first team members every student meets as she conducts our initial student interviews. That meeting consists of getting to know our new students and their goals as well as giving them a tutorial of the tools and resources our student dashboard has. Rachel and her husband have been married for almost 4 years, and have a 1-year-old daughter named Eliza, and a 14-year-old Pitt-mix named Tank. . Outside of work, she & her husband own a gym named The Apex Strength & Fitness. They love to coach people and help them reach and surpass their physical & mental goals.