The Experience Team: “Tall, Smart, Well-Educated People” *
* Hey, we didn’t say it — Auburn Montgomery’s Tyler Peterson did!
Two Southern guys who ran visit programs at their alma maters (Jeff at Lee College, Trent at Elon University) met at a campus visit session at SACAC in 2003. Despite Jeff pronouncing it “Eh-lon University” they stayed in touch and eventually wrote a business plan for a campus visit consulting firm. An idea was born.
While intrigued by the notion of the campus visit, Trent decided to accept a position as a corporate consultant. Jeff, however, took the idea to Brian Niles, who invited him to “come do it at TargetX.”
Two years later, Trent decided to return to higher education and the timing was finally right.
Fast forward to 2010, Jeff and Trent were spending more and more time on campuses across the nation and it was time to grow. Emily Welsh joined the team as an Experience Evaluator and is now the Director of Client Experience.
Emily provides another unique perspective on connecting today’s college students to institutions. As a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and a proud member of the Millennial generation she keeps the team grounded and helps maintain open lines of communication with clients across the country.
Hundreds of campus visits and thousands of frequent-flier miles later, the team is changing the campus visit — one campus at a time.
Meet the Team
Apostle of Authenticity
Jeff Kallay knows authenticity. He lives and breaths it. But most importantly — he knows how to make it permeate throughout your campus.
As one of higher education’s most dynamic and engaging speakers, Jeff and the campus visit team have been featured in several higher education publications for their work.
Campus Visit Super Woman
As the Director of Client Experience Emily Welsh builds campus reports, conducts campus visit audits and handles the day to day tasks to keep the team operating smoothly.