Meet the Counselors
With 20 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.
Nataly Lambert graduated from Duke University in 2017, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree and majored in psychology. While at Duke, Nataly worked in Duke’s Undergraduate Office of Admissions, where she welcomed visitors and helped to answer questions about the university and application process. Since graduating, Nataly has worked as a researcher at a New York City-based hedge fund, while also serving as a mentor in the iMentor program. At iMentor, Nataly provides counseling on the navigation of academic and social situations to foster college preparedness and interpersonal skills to a university-bound high school student. In July 2021, Nataly began study at Duke’s business school, Fuqua.
At CACG, Nataly will be helping students complete their college applications, assisting students in presenting their distinctive stories and achievements in their applications, and partnering with students to best highlight their unique extracurricular involvement. Nataly interviews undergraduate candidates for admission to Duke, and conducts mock interviews for students at CACG.
Nataly brings on-the-ground admissions experience, recent personal engagement with the application process, and an infectiously positive attitude to CACG.
Jenna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and will graduate with her Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Family Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA). Currently, she works as a Graduate Assistant for the Council for Intercultural Engagement, and has previously worked as an Assistant Admissions Counselor and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at PBA. She also serves as a volunteer mental health coach and mentor at Daughter is Enough Inc. and Children's Healing Institute.
Her appetite for coaching and mentoring was nurtured from her early involvement in a children’s outreach ministry at her home country, Trinidad and Tobago. At a young age she embraced the opportunity to add value to the future generation and to sustain and bolster them in their journey to adulthood. This appetite later evolved into a greater ardor to empower and support families, locally and globally, through the development and implementation of transformational initiatives that address the underlying causes of family breakdown and guide, direct, and coordinate change regarding this phenomenon.
Jenna provides administrative support to CACG, and she keeps information about scholarships and community service opportunities current and available for students.
It is her future hope to establish a non-profit organization that offers coaching and mentorship programs that will empower youths and support family life so that they can live purposefully and intentionally in all aspects of their lives.
Perry Feyk comes to The College Admissions Counseling Group with over forty years of high school teaching experience, and over thirty years of working with high school students on collegiate level writing and college essays. From Northern York High School to West Mifflin High School (public), to The Grier School, The Rabun Gap Nachoochee School, and thirty years at The Benjamin School, Perry is well versed in public and private education, including serving as the English Department Chair at both Rabun Gap and Benjamin.
Perry holds a BA in English from Dickinson College, and ME/MEd studies from Shippensburg University, Penn State University, and Oglethorpe University. In addition, Perry has attended Trinity College, Dublin, and Oideas Gael, Donegal Ireland, for studies in Irish Culture, Literature, and Language.
With over forty years with teenagers, Perry both loves and is committed to working with young people and helping them to be the best they can be, especially in thinking and writing. He has led FCIS and GCIS workshops on teaching and writing. He has been teaching Advanced Placement Literature and Composition for over thirty years. He coached basketball, soccer, and cross-country, and he works extensively with students in music as well: he is also a musician and songwriter. He sees the high school world from a variety of perspectives.
Perry welcomes and values the opportunity to work with students to find their writing voice and guide them through the intricacies of the college process.