Lee Styles, Founder

Lee received her Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from University of California-Irvine and has successfully completed the IECA Summer Training Institute. Lee also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC Charlotte.  She enjoyed a successful career in human resource management, and then went on to raise her two sons and volunteer at their schools and in her community.  She builds upon those experiences in her career as a college counselor. Lee feels it important to stay well-informed and to keep abreast of current issues and trends in the field of college admissions.  Towards that end, she visits dozens of schools per year; regularly attends conferences, workshops and seminars/webinars; and networks with other professionals in the field through her memberships in HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association), IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), and PCACAC (Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling).

Lee lives in Loudoun County, Virginia with her husband, Keith; sons Nick (Yale class of 2014/UVA Law 2019) and Drew (Oberlin College class of 2018); and two dogs, Marley and Lily, who thankfully will not be applying to college.

Trish Wilmans, Essay Specialist

Trish holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and a Master of Arts in Literature, both from George Mason University.  In 2011, she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Literature, which is a faculty-selected honor given to one member of the graduating class.  Trish has taught freshman English classes at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College since 2012, and she believes that teaching writing allows her to provide students with invaluable, lifelong skills.  Having worked in university classrooms, Trish is a good resource for high school seniors as they anticipate college life.  At AdmissionStyles, she draws out each student’s passion to create the best personal narrative, and she strives to make the process stress free.  Trish lives in Leesburg with her husband, Jim, and she has two children, Rachel (College of William and Mary, Class of 2019) and Brian (Colgate University, Class of 2023).