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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.

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. 
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.  
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.  
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!
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.

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!


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: