Our Team

Our staff includes Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credentialed counselors, a former University of California disabilities specialist, a local community college academic counselor, and a former university writing teacher for essay support.

Carolyn Weirick, M.A., PPS Jill Anderson, M.A., PPS Laura Lee Bayne, M.A. Marguery Lyvers, Ph.D.


Carolyn Weirick, M.A., PPS, Director, is a highly experienced College Counselor who holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the state of California. She also has a master’s degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has had experience in the field of college counseling at two local high schools, and has traveled extensively visiting many campuses throughout the United States. Her previous career was in public policy during which time she lived and worked in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon. Member of WACAC and IECA.

Jill Anderson, M.A., PPS, has extensive experience as a College Counselor and has worked with students of all ages.  She received a B.A. in Business Marketing, an M.A. in Psychology, a PPS credential for HS Counseling and a certificate in Career Counseling. Having visited and researched many colleges, she has a vast knowledge of what college admissions officers are looking for and how a student can stand out. Her specialties are college choice selection, picking a major, community colleges, transferring, career counseling and admissions strategies. Prior to college counseling, she worked for many years in television production as a Stage Manager and Associate Producer and has expertise in navigating the entertainment business. Member of WACAC and IECA.

Laura Lee Bayne, M.A., worked at the University of Texas at Austin for over twelve years as both a writing instructor and student advisor. As our resident writing consultant, Laura Lee focuses on helping our students develop their written voices as well as strong personal statements and supplemental essays. In addition to her years of higher education experience, she has taught English as a Foreign Language and tutored in subjects ranging from classical Latin to American history. Laura Lee earned her MA with distinction in English and American literature from the University of York, England and is a graduate of Occidental College.

Marguery Lyvers, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and a former Learning & Psychological Disabilities Specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lyvers was uniquely situated at UCLA to determine students' eligibility for disability accommodations and brings that expertise to her role within CCS. She works with students and families to guide college selection in consideration of specific learning styles and accommodations needs.