Our Experts

Dr. Beth Dennard

Dr. Beth Dennard

Owner & Director

  • EdD in Education
  • MA in Counseling, LPC
  • Certified Educational Consultant
  • Certified Birkman Consultant
  • 30+ years experience
Elana Guerra

Elana Guerra

Expert Associate & Director of Operations

  • MEd in Higher Education (UH)
  • BS Human Resource/Management (UHCL)
  • C.A.S.A. for Child Advocates, Inc.
  • Expertise: Student Success Coaching, Essay Support, Non-traditional students
Claire Mangrum

Claire Mangrum

College Consultant & Director of Development

  • BA Sociology (Pepperdine)
  • Teacher Certification (California)
  • 6 years Experience in Selective College Admission
  • Expertise: Gap Year Advising, Customized Application & Essay Support, 4 Year Academic Planning
Jigisha Doshi

Jigisha Doshi

Student Mentor & Business Development

  • Certificate in College Counseling (UCLA)
  • BA in Psychology (University of Mumbai)
  • Diploma in Textile Design & Management
  • Represents FBISD at multiple district committees
  • Various board positions at PACE (Fort Bend Association of Parents of Academic Excellence)
  • 9 years as a coach for Destination Imagination / Odyssey of the Mind
  • Expertise: Student Success Coaching, Non-traditional Students, 4 years Academic Planning, Customized College Applications
  • Certified Birkman Consultant
Raymond VanBuskirk

Raymond VanBuskirk

Financial Expert

  • MBA Accounting
  • BA Economics
  • MA Theology
  • Served as senior financial executive for Fortune 500 corporations and as Director, Grants and Contracts Service, U.S. Department of Education
  • Special Aptitude/Interest: Financial planning. Helping families of all backgrounds and income levels save money on college.