Meet the Counselors
With over 15 years of experience helping students and their families navigate the college admissions process, Kristen Lambert enjoys assisting young people as they plan the next steps of their education.
From Trevor Day School and The Buckley School in New York City, and Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, to most recently The Benjamin School where Kristen served as Director of College Counseling, Kristen had a long career working in independent schools. She enjoys helping young people make good academic and extracurricular decisions during high school, as well as helping them navigate the college admission process.
Kristen is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and the Higher Education Consultants Association as well as the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling. She attends annual conferences and programming. She has made presentations at the NACAC, SACAC, FCIS, and ACCIS conferences. She also served on the leadership team for the ACCIS organization. Additionally, Kristen spends time visiting colleges and universities throughout the country.
Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and a Master's Degree in School Counseling.
Lynne Feyk comes to the College Admissions Counseling Group with over 30 years of experience in secondary school education and administration. She began her educational career in high schools in Pennsylvania and Georgia, serving in a variety of teaching and administrative roles including Admissions Director at The Grier School and Assistant Principal at The Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. Lynne moved to Florida in 1992 joining the English Department at The Benjamin School. As an English teacher and later College Counselor at TBS and Assistant Director of College Guidance at Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida Lynne focused on helping students in developing their writing skills and crafting their college essays.
Lynne holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and a Masters of Education from Temple University, with additional graduate level work at UCLA and Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a presenter at both the FCIS and GCIS conferences, as well as a member of high school accreditation teams for FCIS. In the past four years Lynne visited over 50 college campuses and attended multiple workshops sponsored by SACAC, ACCIS, FCIS, the College Board and the ACT.
Lynne values the opportunity CACG gives her to guide students through the educational and college process and to help them articulate their thoughts and insights in writing.
Melissa Ford has an MFA in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA from James Madison University. She is currently the US Visual Arts Chair at The Benjamin School and has worked as an art teacher for over twenty years. She started her career at the University of Miami’s School of Continuing Studies where she worked with diverse learners of all ages seeking to advance their careers in graphic design. While teaching full time, she continues to produce her own artwork which primarily incorporates alternative-process photographic methods such as cyanotypes and collage. She loves helping students articulate their own voices through their visual work and assisting them in finding the right path of expression.