Donna Siegel: CEO
Donna graduated from SDSU with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising.
She then went on to work at TBWA/Chiat/Day and Think New Ideas in Los Angeles and New York City where she ran Human Resources and Recruiting Nationwide. From there, she moved to San Francisco and ran a successful Advertising Recruiting firm. Through the process of recruiting, Donna’s goal was to always help applicants and companies find the right match that would lead to the success of both parties.
After having kids of her own, Donna found a soft spot for teenagers and wanted to use her recruiting skills to help the next generation launch their futures. She went back to school and completed her College Counseling degree at UCLA and graduated the program with Distinction.
Donna is based in Southern California and works with many of her clients face to face. She also helps students around the country using Skype and other online communications tools to enable the process.
She is a member of HECA, NACAC, and WACAC.
Cristine Butler: COO
Cristine graduated from CSUN with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
She then went on to manage financial portfolios and loans for Bank of America in Southern California. Later, Cristine decided to use her marketing degree at Nordstrom where she was a manager responsible for product placement and marketing.
She stepped away from corporate life to raise two boys. After completing the college application process with her older son, she decided to follow her new passion in guiding college-bound high school students in finding the right “fit” of their own. She went back to school and completed the Specialized Certificate in College Admissions Counseling at UCSD and graduated the program with Honors.
Cristine is based in Southern California and helps students locally and across the country.
Cristine is a member of NACAC and WACAC.
Natalie Jordan: Counselor
Natalie Jordan graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Science. Natalie also holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law and is a licensed attorney. In the legal world, she worked in prosecution, public defense (her favorite!), and civil litigation. However, her true passion is education. She has nearly a decade of experience in the educational services industry. She started as an SAT/ACT instructor for an elite test prep company before moving into an advisory role helping families manage testing plans in order to maximize the return on their investment and minimize stress, effort, and expenses.
In addition to her responsibilities as the Director of Business Development at Lemonade Education, Natalie also serves as an associate college counselor at College Click. She is due to graduate from UCLA with a certificate in College Counseling in the summer.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her tiny dog James. When she is not working with students, you can find her on the golf course.