Admissions Counselors

We can't wait to meet you!

We want to make coming to UW-Eau Claire an easy and convenient experience for you. No matter what kind of future Blugold you are, we can help you with your questions and needs. Find out more about our counselors and feel free to contact them through the information below.

  • Gunther Carpenter

    Gunther Carpenter

    • Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with freshmen from Southern Wisconsin and the Twin Cities area

    "Helping students find opportunities for growth and success in the Blugold community is the best part of my job."


  • Kia Lee

    Kia Lee

    • Admissions Counselor
    • Outreach Coordinator

    Works primarily with multicultural freshmen in Wisconsin, freshmen from the Chippewa Valley, and homeschooled students

    "I love hosting campus visits for college access groups. I'm always excited to show off our beautiful campus and to talk about the unique opportunities at UW-Eau Claire."

  • Jose Quintana

    Jose Quintana

    • Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with multicultural students from Minnesota and freshmen from states other than Wisconsin.

    “There is nothing more rewarding than being in a position that allows me to make a difference in people's lives. I have reached success through opportunities provided to me, and now I am able to do the same for others.”

  • Angie Kochan

    Angie Rankin

    • Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with freshmen from the Fox Cities/Green Bay area and Northeast Wisconsin, and Northern/Southern Minnesota

    "I love working with students to help them discover all of the amazing opportunities that are available to them and help them find their place here at UW-Eau Claire."

  • Makenzie Relford headshot

    Makenzie Relford

    • Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with freshmen and transfer students interested in attending UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

  • Sarah Stackhouse

    Sarah Stackhouse

    • Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with international students

    "My utmost passion is empowering people from around the world to pursue their educational dreams and helping them discover the best version of themselves through the holistic opportunities at UWEC and within the wider community. "

  • Isabel Walters

    Isabel Walters

    • Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Works primarily with transfer students, nontraditional students, and military veterans

    "The best part of my job is helping prospective students of all educational backgrounds achieve their goals and discover their place in the wonderful UW-Eau Claire community."

  • Heather Pearson

    Heather Pearson

    • Associate Director

    Works primarily with institutional partnerships and transfer articulations

    "I enjoy helping prospective transfer and international students explore UWEC and discover how we can help them achieve their educational goals!"

  • Joey Bohl

    Joey Bohl

    • Assistant Director

    Works primarily with residency and residency reviews; technology and application processing management

    "The best part of my job is helping students and parents navigate the new and sometimes complicated world of admission applications. It is rewarding to help students from the start of an application to actually see them register for classes."

  • Heather Kretz

    Heather Kretz

    • Director

    "This is a community where pride and passion run deep, and helping students find their future with us is a true privilege."

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