Freshmen Counseling Staff

Our team is excited to help you as you navigate the enrollment process! Read below to learn more about our Freshman Counselor Team or visit our Transfer Counselor Team webpage. to learn more about our transfer team.

Charles Salyers, Assistant Director
Out-of-State Territory: West Virginia 
Virginia Territory: Bland County, Bristol City, Buchanan County, Carroll County, Dickenson County, Galax City, Grayson County, Lee County, Norton City, Russell County, Scott County, Smyth County, Tazewell County, Washington County, Wise County, Wythe County

Emily Ewoldt, Senior Assistant Director
Virginia Territory: Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Salem City

Guadalupe Sanchez, Regional Assistant Director
Virginia Territory: Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Loudon County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William County

Jared O'Flaherty, Regional Assistant Director 
Out-of-State Territory: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Virginia Territory: Accomack County, Chesapeake City, Franklin City, Isle of Wight County, Northampton County, Southampton County, Suffolk City, Surry County, Sussex County, Virginia Beach City

Katie Avis, Admissions Counselor
Out-of-State Territory: Ohio
Virginia Territory: Charles City, Chesterfiled County, Colonial Heights City, Dinwiddie County, Emporia City, Goochland County, Greensville County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Hopewell City, Petersburg City, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Richmond City

Katie is also working with students from Whitney's territory while she is out on extended leave. 

Michael Barker, Admissions Counselor
Out-of-State Territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C.
Virginia Territory: Caroline County, Charles City, Clarke County, Essex County, Frederick County, Gloucester County, King George County, King & Queen County, King William County, Lancaster County, Matthews County, Middlesex County, New Kent County, Northumberland County, Page County, Richmond County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Winchester City

Rebekah LaPlante, Director of Freshman Recruitment
Out-of-State Territory: Delaware
Virginia Territory: Fairfax County

Shawn Ficadenti, Admissions Counselor
Out-of-State Territory: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina 
Virginia Territory: Amelia County, Bedford County, Brunswick County, Campbell County, Charlotte County, Culpeper County, Danville City, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Franklin County, Fredericksburg City, Halifax County, Henry County, Lunenburg County, Lynchburg City, Martinsville City, Mecklenburg County, Nottoway County, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County, Prince Edward County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County 

Shayna Lyle, Admissions Counselor 
Out-of-State Territory: Pennsylvania
Virginia Territory: Albemarle County, Alleghany County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Augusta County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista City, Charlottesville City, Covington City, Craig County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Harrisonburg City, Highland County, Lexington City, Louisa County, Madison County, Nelson County, Orange County, Rappahannock County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Staunton City, Waynesboro City

Whitney Pitschke, Regional Assistant Director

Whitney is currently out on extended leave, students from her region can contact Katie Avis.

Virginia Territory: Hampton City, James City County, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Williamsburg City, York County