Meet the Staff

Admissions Counseling Staff

Wade Arave
2009, B.S., Southern Utah University
2011, M.F.A., Full Sail University
Director of Admissions
Call or Text at (360) 323-6986

Enthusiastic about the liberal arts, Wade is excited to help students take steps toward their academic and professional goals here at The Evergreen State College.

George Castro
2018, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0096

Serves high school and transfer students in Eastern Washington and Southern California.

Carl Forbes
1989, B.A., Le Moyne College
2005, M.S.Ed., Le Moyne College
Associate Director for Multicultural Admissions
Call or Text at (360) 763-0791

Carl is committed to promoting college access and students success. His priority is helping community partners and families make higher education a reality for students.
Serves high school students in Pierce county.

Spencer Gehner
2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor, Campus Visit Coordinator
Call or Text at (360) 813-6856

Serves high school students in Thurston county.

Zeb Hoffman
2017, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0267

Serves transfer students in Thurston county. He is also our Track and Field Head Coach.

2017, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0864

Serves high school and transfer students in Northern California and in Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Pacific, and Lewis counties.

2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0199

Serves high school and transfer students in Clark county and Oregon.

2018, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Recruiter and Student Services Coordinator for the Tacoma Program
Call or Text at (360) 763-0464

As a graduate of the Tacoma Program learning model, Natasha understands the value of the Tacoma program and works hard to share that message with others. She welcomes students in for an education of a lifetime where students Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve.

2015, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Evening & Weekend Studies, Veteran Outreach
Evening & Weekend/Veteran Outreach
Call or Text at (360) 763-0616

Serves returning adults and veteran students.

2019, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Call or Text at (360) 763-0474

Serves returning and post baccalaureate students.

2013, B.A., The Evergreen State College
2016, M.P.A., The Evergreen State College
Call or Text at (360) 525-1717
Assistant Director of Native Pathways Program (NPP)

Serves all Native and Indigenous students.

Ashli Schick
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
Call or Text at (360) 763-0609

Serves transfer students in King county.

Don’t see your state or Washington county listed above? Send an email to Admissions or call (360) 867-6170 and your questions will be answered.