Allison believes that everyone has a unique story to tell. To her, the process of finding that story and shaping it into an essay that jumps off of the page is exciting — and essential. It is this kind of individuality that informs her “one-size-does-NOT-fit-all” approach to helping students find both the right schools and the right essay topic.
Allison joined College Bound Consulting (CBC) as a consultant in 2017 after working as a writer, editor, and proofreader in a major financial firm’s in-house marketing/advertising/PR department. She uses those skills in nearly everything she does, but especially in her philanthropic work in the community. When she left marketing to be a full-time actress, she learned to appreciate the nuance and language that goes into developing a character’s story on paper.
Allison earned her Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University with majors in voice and English, and a minor in French. These days, Allison’s four children have taken the place of being on stage, but she still sings at Grace Episcopal Church in Hinsdale. She is a member of the Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club (HJWC) and the Hinsdale Historical Society. She enjoys reading, writing, painting, listening to and singing music of all kinds, and international travel.