Our Counselors

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Porte Lewy

Founder, College Counselor, Alternative Paths Counselor

Porte brings over a decade of college counseling experience and expertise to LCC and has guided hundreds of students and families through the college search and application process. A staunch believer that people hold many interests and career callings and that education can happen in a multitude of settings over a lifetime, Porte enjoys helping students gain key insights into who they are and how they want to show up in the world. She believes in the power of dispelling cultural messaging and outdated expectations to help better students understand what college offers, preparing them for greater success once on campus.

Training and Education:

University of Kansas, BA Psychology

UCLA Masters Certificate, College Counseling with honors

Memberships:

Pacific NW Association of College Admissions Counselors (PNACAC).

Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA.)

Courtney Beaulieu

College Counselor

Courtney brings over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, nine of them with the Bend-Lapine School District. She has navigated the complexities of the college journey, including the intricacies of athletic recruiting over the past five years and her gift of allowing students to feel heard and understood makes her uniquely qualified to support students and their families.

 

Training and Education:

Boston College, B Ed.

UCLA Masters Certificate, College Counseling with honors

Holds teaching credentials in five states as Reading Support Specialist.

Memberships:

Pacific NW Association of College Admissions Counselors (PNACAC).

Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA.)

Mountain Ridge

Paige Dioguardi

 

College Counselor

Paige brings a lifetime of curiosity and a passion for research to LCC. She has followed several career paths throughout her life, including marketing and project management, and as a long-time small business owner here in Bend. She has spent the last decade helping college students navigate their way in a new environment which spurred her interest in college counseling. Paige’s ability to listen and help students explore new options with openness and empathy creates greater self-awareness, inspiring students to grow throughout the process, and readying them to embark on their college journey. 

 

Training and Education:

Loyola University Chicago, BA Communication, Journalism concentration

UCSD College Counseling Certificate with honors

Memberships:

Pacific NW Association of College Admissions Counselors (PNACAC).

Member Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Professional Development

We keep current with college admissions trends by attending regional and national conferences and webinars. In addition, we visit dozens of colleges around the country each year to become familiar with the broad range of college choices, which helps us steer our students to strong fit schools.

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Morgan, Student, Marist College

Thank you so much for all of your help and support. You have led me in such an amazing direction to help me follow my dreams of working in fashion. I will take your words of wisdom with me wherever I may go in the future. 

         Follow up email:

I know it’s been a few years since working with you, but I thought I’d send a little update on my experience with college so far. First, I want to thank you so much for helping me through my application process and for introducing me to Marist. The experiences I’ve had since I started school here have been the best of my life...​

Statement of Diversity,

Equity and Inclusion

At LCC, we believe that Black Lives Matter, we welcome our LGBTQ+ community members and approach this crucial work by helping students gain key insights into who they are and how they want to show up in the world. Through dispelling pervasive cultural messaging and outdated expectations, as well as reframing the definition of success students are able to begin to investigate how being true to oneself can lead to greater joy.

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