Colleen Lamon a certified independent college admissions counselor and the owner of Colleen’s Creative Consulting based in Yuba City, California. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, and the University of California, Berkeley Certification Program in College Admissions and Career Planning. She is a member of the Western Association and National Association for College Admissions Counseling. She previously worked as a “Senior Coach” at a Sacramento based counseling firm before she started her own practice. For the past two seasons she has served as a mentor to first generation college applicants in association with the Partners Program in the College Counseling Collaborative based in Oakland, California.Through the program, she assisted an applicant who was granted a full ride through the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Since 2009, Colleen has counseled high school and community college students in identifying and gaining admission to the “best fit” colleges and universities for each student. Students have gained admission to all University of California campuses, numerous California State campuses, and dozens of out-of-state and private colleges.
During the past 30 years, Colleen has immersed herself in the local public education system. She has worked as a substitute teacher in grades K through 12 and in the Spanish-English language program. She is a 21-year mentor for the Gifted and Talented Program, and advisor for the River Valley, Yuba City, and Sutter Union High Schools Rotary Interact Club (14 years). She is also a 14-year past board member of the Yuba City/Toride Sister City Student Exchange Program.
Colleen Lamon and colleague Jennifer Borenstein have partnered to bring together their years of experience counseling and working in education to help students achieve their post secondary goals. They work with schools to train teachers, counselors and staff to create a college-going environment where each student’s needs can be met. By providing webinars, on-site workshops, resource guides and follow-up meetings, Colleen and Jennifer help schools, help students succeed.
Colleen’s community service activities include her membership, board of director’s position, and Past President of the Yuba City Rotary Club, and current Rotary District 5180 Youth Services Chair. Past member of the River Valley Site Council and accreditation committees and a past member of the Yuba City Unified School District Graduation Requirements Committee. She is also an active member in the Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter of Yuba City, a local charitable organization.
Colleen serves Central and Northern California areas and lives in Yuba City, California with her husband and two dogs. They raised two sons who have successfully completed the “best fit” colleges for them! One graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Literature and Spanish. The second graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Electrical Engineering and received his graduate degree from Stanford in Electrical Engineering.