Meet The Team
Gary grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland and still lives there with his 2 children. He graduated from Perry Hall High School, University of Delaware (BA in English/Journalism) and Walden University (MBA in Marketing).
Founder & Co-Director
Gary began his college planning career in January of 2004 and has owned his own company, Spike Consulting College Planning, since November 2011. He has assisted dozens of students and families navigate the college selection process in the most cost effective manner. He has saved families thousands of dollars in the process. From earning college credit in 8th grade to finding an internship after junior year of college, Gary and his staff guide you through the entire process.
In a given week, Gary helps a student edit his college entrance essay, a second one do the Common App, helps another narrow her choices from 50 to 8 schools, and helps another select 3 candidates to approach for letters of recommendation. The staff at Spike Consulting also walks families through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Spike has a network of financial advisors at his disposal to strategically lower the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).