Elaine Ehlers

  • Owner and creator of Durango College Consulting since 1996
  • Member of Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA)
  • Associate Member of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Animas High School College Counselor (Juniors/Seniors) 2012-2014
  • MS in Psychology from University of Northern Colorado
  • Certification in Secondary School Counseling
  • Bachelors Degree in English/ Journalism from Ohio University
  • Independent Educational Consultant Associate
  • Post Graduation Specialist
  • Trained in Mediation
  • Counselor at Durango High School for 20 years
  • Board Member of Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • Durango High School Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1996-1997, 2003-2004

Barbara McLachlan

  • Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA
  • 20 years teaching English and Journalism at Durango High School
  • 9R Teacher of the year, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from national Journalism Educators Association
  • BS in Technical Journalism, Colorado State University
  • BA in English/teaching certificate, Fort Lewis College
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Regis University
  • Member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association)
  • Board member of Durango Educational Foundation; former board member of Discovery Museum (now Powerhouse)

“Elaine was a blessing when it came to the college application and decision process. She is very patient and helped guide me while allowing me to decide for myself what I wanted to do and go. I would not have survived without her helping me see what was needed and when. ”

Rae YanYan Harris