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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

HACC has a team of Admissions Counselors who serve to introduce you to the College.  Our Admissions Counselors are here to answer your questions about everything HACC has to offer.

Admissions Counselors are listed below in the following order:

  • Gettysburg Campus
  • Harrisburg Campus
  • Lancaster Campus
  • Lebanon Campus
  • York Campus
  • International Students
  • Virtual Learning (Online)


Sara Ridley 

Sara Maines

Admissions Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus  
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA  
High school attended: Gettysburg High School  
College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College  
Degree(s)/major: AA General Studies  
Interests/hobbies: Spending time with family and Dachshund Chi, motorcycle riding, photography, cooking, and experiencing new places.  
A note from Sara: As a HACC graduate, I am excited to share all the opportunities at HACC. Contact me for a tour and a one-on-one session. You will learn about our programs and student services. I can help you with graduation, career tips or information on obtaining new skills. I look forward to speaking with you about HACC and your pathway to a career.  
High School territory includes Adams County Christian Academy, Anchor Christian Day School, Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School, Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley Christian School, Delone Catholic, Fairfield, Fannett-Metal, Franklin County CTC, Freedom  Christian School, Gettysburg, Greencastle-Antrim, Hanover, Highfield Christian  Academy, James Buchanan, Lincoln IU 12, Littlestown, Mercersburg Academy,  Mowersville Christian Academy, New Oxford, Path Valley Christian School, Portico River Brethren School, Shalom Christian Academy, Shippensburg, South Western, and Waynesboro

Contact Sara:  


Danielle Martin

Danielle Martin

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus 
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA 
High school attended: Central  Dauphin East Sr. High School 
College attended: Millersville  University and Cabrini College 
Degree(s)/major: B.S. in Elementary Education and M.Ed in Education 
Interests/hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, community  service, shopping, traveling, and painting. 
A note from  Danielle: I am very excited to share all the opportunities that  HACC has to offer. Please feel free to contact me for a tour and/or a  one-on-one session. You will learn about our programs and student services. You  will also learn about Dual Enrollment and College in the High School options if  you are a high school student. I look forward to speaking with you about HACC  and your pathway to a career. 
High School territory includes Bishop McDevitt, Capital Academy, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter, Central Dauphin East, Central Dauphin, Covenant Christian Academy,  Harrisburg, Harrisburg - SciTech Campus, and Northern (York)
Contact  Danielle: 

  Allen Norton 

Allen Norton  

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus    
Hometown: Hummelstown, PA    
High school attended: Lower Dauphin High School    
Colleges attended: HACC, University of Phoenix    
Degree(s)/major: Mass Communication, Marketing    
Playing with my two sons, collecting PEZ dispensers, enjoying independent films, discovering new music, and reading a good book.    
A note from Allen:
I am a proud HACC graduate with ten years of college admissions experience. I recruit for nearly 180 HACC programs, but my primary responsibility is the trade and technical programs offered at our Midtown Center. These are currently some of the most in-demand careers available. I look forward to meeting you in person and showing you around the campus. I'll also walk you step-by-step through the process of furthering your education at HACC.    
High School territory includes Cedar Cliff, Cornell Abraxas, Dauphin County Technical School, Middletown, Milton Hershey School, Red Land, Steelton-Highspire, SUN Area  Technical Institute, and Yellow Breeches Educational Center (Cumberland &  Dauphin Co.)

Contact Allen:    

  Elizabeth Stager 
Elizabeth Stager  

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus and Adjunct Instructor in the Business Division  
Hometown: Harrisburg   , PA  
High school attended: Bishop McDevitt High School  
Colleges attended:
HACC and Penn State University  
Degree(s)/major: AA and BS in Business Administration  
Interests/hobbies: Reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with family  
A note from Elizabeth:
I would love to speak with you about HACC programs. I can help you get started in a new career or enhance the career you already have. Please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.  

High School territory
includes Camp Hill, Carlisle, Carlisle Christian Academy, Cumberland Perry AVTS, Cumberland Valley, Greenwood, Harrisburg Academy, Loysville Youth  Development Center, Mechanicsburg, Newport, Northwestern Human Services Autism  School, Trinity, and West Perry.    
Contact Elizabeth:  

    Natalie Smith

Natalie Toma

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus
Hometown: Altoona, PA
High school attended:
Altoona Area High School
College attended:
Degree(s)/major: AA in Hospitality Management & Certificate in Massage Therapy
Practicing alternative healing techniques and spending time outdoors
A note From Natalie:
I would enjoy meeting you in person. I can walk you step-by-step through the HACC education process. Please contact me for a campus visit or to attend an Admissions Information Session. I look forward to meeting you soon!    

High School territory includes Big Spring, Boiling Springs, East Pennsboro, Emmanuel Baptist Christian Academy, Hershey, Hershey Christian School, Lower Dauphin, Price School  (Online), Susquenita, West Shore Christian Academy, and Vista School.

Contact Natalie:


Michael Turi 

Michael Turi

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus    
Hughesville, PA  
High school attended:
Hughesville High School  
Colleges attended:
Lock Haven University and Northern Arizona University  
BS Education and M.Ed. Counseling/Human Relations  
My family, reading, movies, sports, politics  
A note from Michael:
The pathway to many of the fastest-growing and best-paying careers start at HACC. Contact me today to schedule an appointment. We will discuss how a degree from HACC can help you reach your goals.  
High School territory includes Carson Long Military Academy, Christian School of Harrisburg, East Juniata,  Halifax, Juniata Mennonite School, Juniata, Line Mountain, Mifflin County,  Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology, Mifflinburg, Millersburg, Northern Dauphin Christian School, Selinsgrove, Susquehanna Township,  Tri-Valley, Upper Dauphin, and Williams Valley.
Contact Michael:    



Nakia Eckert


Nakia Eckert
Admissions Counselor at the  Lancaster Campus


Hometown: Lancaster, PA   

High School Attended: J.P.  McCaskey High School, Lancaster, PA      

College(s) Attended: University  of Pittsburgh (B.A. in Communication and French); Millersville University  (M.Ed. in School Counseling)

Interests/Hobbies: CrossFit,  Running, and spending time with my husband, our cat Louey and our new baby 

A note from Nakia: I am excited  to help you get started on your educational journey! From high school students  who want to get a jump start on their college educations to those looking for a  career change or a fresh start and everything in between, I’m here to help!  Please feel free to contact me to get started on the path to success today!

High School territory includes Conestoga Christian School, Conestoga Valley, Dayspring Christian Academy,  Donegal, Faith Mennonite, Janus School, Lampeter-Strasburg, Lancaster Catholic,  Lancaster County CTC - Brownstown, Mt. Joy, and Willow Street Campuses,  Lancaster Mennonite School - Lancaster Campus, Pequea Valley, Prospect Grove, Twin Valley Bible Academy, and Warwick.

Contact Nakia:

Laura Brito 

Laura Nalls

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus  
Hometown: Reading, PA  
High school attended: Reading High School  
College attended: Millersville University  
Degree(s)/major: BA in Government and Political Affairs, Minor in Latino Studies  
Interests/hobbies: Dancing, working out, and spending time outdoors fishing  
A note from Laura: As a recent college graduate I am eager to help you reach your educational goals. HACC can help you succeed and improve your quality of life through education. Please contact me to schedule a campus visit or to sign up for an Information Session. I look forward to working with you.  
High School territory includes Columbia, La Academia Partnership Charter School, Lancaster Country Day School,  Lancaster County Christian School - Leola and West Lampeter Campuses, McCaskey Campus, Octorara, Penn Manor, Phoenix Academy, Solanco, Sonlight River  Brethren, and Veritas Academy.
Contact Laura:    

Marcia Waters 

Marcia Waters

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus  
Hometown: Pottstown, PA  
High school attended: St. Pius X High School  
College attended: West Chester University  
Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Administration and MS in Higher Ed Counseling/Student Affairs  
Interests/hobbies: Reading, cooking, genealogy, and spending time with my family and friends  
A note from Marcia: Education means change. Are you ready for a change? I am more than happy to speak with you about the educational opportunities offered at HACC. I can help you take the next step toward your goal.  
High School territory includes Cocalico, Elizabethtown, Ephrata Mennonite School, Ephrata, Garden Spot,  Hempfield, Linden Hall, Lititz Christian School, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Mount Calvary Christian School, New Haven Mennonite School, Pleasant Valley Mennonite School, and Terre Hill Mennonite.

Contact Marcia:    


Trevor Brown 

Trevor Brown

Admissions Counselor at Lebanon Campus  
Hometown: Bethel, PA  
High school attended: Tulpehocken High School  
College attended: McDaniel College  
Degree(s)/major: BS & MS in Exercise Science  
Interests/hobbies: Spending time outdoors, coaching soccer, landscaping, and spending time with my family.  
A note from Trevor: I have been a recruiter at the collegiate level for almost ten years. I am excited to use my past experiences to serve the Lebanon community. I look forward to working with you. Please contact me with any questions. I am here to help you in any way possible. I hope to hear from you soon. 

High School territory includes Annville Cleona, Blue Mountain Academy, Blue Mountain Christian School, Cedar  Crest, Conrad Weiser, Eastern Lebanon County, Fairview Mennonite School, Hamburg, Jonestown Mennonite School, Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon Christian  Academy, Lebanon County CTC, Lebanon, Millbach Mennonite School, Myerstown Mennonite School, New Covenant Christian School, Northern Lebanon, Palmyra,  Pine Grove,
Tulpehocken, and Yellow Breeches Educational Center.

Contact Trevor:    


Stepheni Reams 

Stepheni Reams

Admissions Counselor at the York Campus  
Hometown: Hanover, PA  
High school attended: Hanover High School  
Colleges attended:
HACC and Penn State York  
Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Marketing/Management  
Traveling, teaching ZUMBA, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends  
A note From Stepheni:
As an alumni of HACC, I am very proud of all that HACC has to offer its students and communities. I am passionate about helping students reach their goals. I invite you to contact me today. I can walk you through the step-by-step process of furthering your education  at HACC.  
High School territory includes Bible Baptist Christian Academy, Central York, Christian School of York, Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Charter School, Dallastown, Dover, Eastern York, Family Life Ministries International Academy, Garbers Mennonite School, Hanover Mennonite School, Helen Thackston Charter School, Hilda Goodling Impact  Academy, Hope Academy, Hope Christian School of Hanover, Kennard-Dale, Kralltown Mennonite School,
Logos Academy, Missionary Bible Baptist Academy, Northeastern, Pleasant Hill  Christian School, Red Lion, Red Lion Christian School, River Rock Academy, Inc., Soaring Heights School, Spring Grove, Susquehannock, Tidings of Peace Christian School, West York, William Penn, York Catholic, York County School of Technology, York Country Day School, and York Suburban.

Contact Stepheni:  


Jill Matolyak 

Jill Matolyak

International Admissions Coordinator

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: Stroudsburg High School

College attended: Point Park University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Degree(s)/major: BS in Human Resources Management and MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Spending time with my husband and two sons, cooking and all kinds of music

A note from Jill: I have over 15 years experience in the field of higher education admissions, including more than ten years in International Admissions. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world from my students. I am here to assist you with the application, visa and arrival process. I look forward to helping you enroll at HACC.

Contact Jill:






Emily Fox

Emily Fox

Virtual Learning Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Reinholds, PA  
High school attended: Cocalico High School  
College attended: Messiah College  
Degree(s)/major: BA in communication with a Public Relations focus  
Interests/hobbies: Running, hiking, nutrition, animals, traveling, and spending time with family  
A note from Emily: Online learning is growing in popularity! The flexibility to complete virtual courses or a degree around a busy life schedule appeals to people of all walks of life and I look forward to helping you. Reach out to me with your questions and I'm happy to get you started on a path to success. 

High School territory includes 21st Century Cyber, Agora Cyber, Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Belleville Mennonite  School, Beth-El Christian Day School, Blue Mountain, Central PA Institute of  Science & Technology, Central Susquehanna IU 16, Centre County Christian Academy, Commonwealth Connections Academy, Gillingham Charter School, Grace  Prep, Lewisburg, Mahanoy, Maranatha Christian School, Marian High School,  Meadowbrook Christian School, Midd-West, Mifflin County Christian Academy, Milton, Minersville, Mount Carmel, Nativity BVM, New Day Charter School, New  Story, North Schuylkill, Northumberland Christian School, Northumberland County CTC, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, Penn View Christian Academy, Penns Valley, Pennsylvania Cyber, Pennsylvania Distance Learning, Pennsylvania Virtual, Pittsburgh Online Academy, Pottsville, Schuylkill, Schuylkill IU 29,  Schuylkill Technology Centers - North & South Campuses, Shady Grove Christian School, Shamokin, Shenandoah Valley, Shikellamy, St. Joseph’s  Catholic Academy, St. Louis de Montfort Academy, State College, Sunbury  Christian Academy, Susq-Cyber, Susquehanna Bible Academy, Tamaqua, Valley View  Christian School, Victory Baptist Academy, and Warrior Run.

Contact Emily:  


Matt D. Huber

Director of Admissions
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Colleges attended: University of Missouri-St. Louis and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Degree(s)/major: Bachelor of Music Education (BME) and Master of Arts in Educational Administration (Higher Education emphasis)
Contact Matt: