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Lisa Bain Carlton, M. Ed.

FOUNDER & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

Lisa Bain Carlton connects students and families to a college that fits. This includes finding a college that matches a student’s academic and personal profile as well as the family budget.

No two students or families are exactly alike. This is why Lisa takes thoughtful care in getting to know each student and his or her family. Through her extensive travels to college campuses across the country, Lisa looks for specific colleges that match the student’s skills and interests, as well as the family’s financial needs. She collaborates with other educational consultants around the U.S. to give her clients access to the best minds in the college admissions field. In addition, Lisa is sought out by other consultants for her expertise and she teaches in University of California, Irvine, College Counseling Certificate Program. Lisa takes great pride in sharing her knowledge with new consultants entering the field. 

For more than 25 years, Lisa has served multiple roles in the field of education, including in-depth counseling with adolescents and their families. Many adolescents in Dallas county participated in her award-winning career-development program for high school students. Lisa worked in higher education at Southern Methodist University, advising college students. She also served as consultant for the School’s Attuned Program and is highly skilled in working with students who have learning differences and mental health challenges.

Lisa formed Austin, Texas-based College MatchPoint in 2008. The College MatchPoint team has successfully guided hundreds of students through the college admissions and application process. One of Lisa's greatest joys has been to bring such a talented group of professionals together.  

Lisa earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Services with honors from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Additionally, she obtained a Certificate in College Counseling from the UCLA College Counseling Certification Program. Currently, Lisa is a Professional Member of IECA, the premier professional association for educational consultants. She holds the Learning Disabilities Designation through IECA.

In her spare time, Lisa loves swimming at Deep Eddy and is always looking for an excuse to visit New Orleans, where her two daughters live. 

Bob Carlton

Co- Founder & Educational Consultant

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Bob Carlton is a developer of young people. He is equal parts cheerleader and challenger.  He loves helping students discover their interests and passions.  His vast career experience in both start ups and traditional businesses provides our students with real world examples about future job opportunities. 

Bob has been traveling to college campuses for over 30 years.  He started his career in higher education publishing and has collaborated with hundreds of professors across the country.   He is a frequent speaker on higher education including SXSWedu and EDUCAUSE.

Bob was the President of HarperCollins Higher Education Division and was on the launch team for CourseSmart. He has served on the leadership team for Sapling Learning, the leading online STEM homework provider.  Bob is passionate and knowledgeable about the in's and out's of both the STEM and business fields. He guides our students who are interested in these growing fields, with a focus on matching their career goals with the college search process.  

In college, Bob was a highly sought after Statistics tutor.  He developed a solid small business by teaching groups of fellow students how to "out smart" the famous business school weed out course.

Bob is a pop culture buff and can match any teen on current music.  On Saturdays, you will find Bob biking around the Austin while listening to podcasts.  

Bob grew up in Dallas where he met his high school sweetheart, now wife, Lisa Bain Carlton. Bob graduated from Texas A&M University in three years with a BBA in Marketing and Business Analysis. He attended the IECA Summer Institute and is a member of HECA. Bob and Lisa have two daughters.