Meet Your Admissions Counselors

Your Admission Counselor is part advisor, part encyclopedia, and part friend. They’re ready and waiting to help you navigate one of the biggest decisions of your life. So reach out to your counselor and ask a lot of questions. That’s why they’re here!

Graduate Counselor

Thomas Dobberteen
734-995-7527 | Thomas.Dobberteen@cuaa.edu

Undergraduate Counselors

Chance Childers
734.995.7344 | Chance.Childers@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI High Schools: Allen Park, Carleton Airport, Dearborn, Dearborn Fordson, Dearborn Heights Annapolis, Divine Child, Edsel Ford, Flat Rock, Gabriel Richard Riverview, Gibraltar Carlson, Grosse Ile, Inter City Baptist, Lincoln, Park, Melvindale, Monroe , Monroe Jefferson, New Boston Huron, Riverview, Southgate, St. Mary Catholic Central , Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, Wyandotte

Hannah Geluso
734.995.7478 | Hannah.Geluso@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Alpena, Mont-Morency, Ostego, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Missaukee, Wexford, Manistee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Clinton, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, Dickinson, Menominee, Alger, Delta, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, Chippewa, Arenac, Shiawassee, Ingham

States: IL, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, ID, WA, OR, NV, CA, AK, HI

College Attended & Major:
Graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor with a BA in Family Life Education

Home Town:
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hobbies Outside of Work:
Spending time with family and friends is what I enjoy doing most. Other hobbies of mine include traveling, crafting, going to the beach, cooking, and participating in community outreach.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
Find a university that best fits “YOU!” Make a list of important qualities including majors, class size, and the type of environment you are looking for and start from there. In addition, I believe visiting many different institutions is extremely beneficial. I would suggest choosing a school that cultivates growth for the mind, body, and spirit. I chose Concordia University because it provided me with a wonderful education, endless opportunities and ways to thrive.

Jared Gosse
734.995.7475 | Jared.Gosse@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer, Genesee, Sanilac, Tuscola, Huron, Bay, Saginaw, Midland, Genesee

High Schools: All Lutheran High Schools

States: WI

College Attended & Major:
Graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a BS of Sport and Entertainment Business

Home Town:
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Hobbies Outside of Work:
Playing basketball, listening to music, crossword puzzles and spending time with my family and wife.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
Take your time finding the right school for you. There are plenty of them out there! Find what you really value, whether academic, athletics, or extracurricular activities and then the right size, small school or large school, and then last but not least, listen to where God is leading you and then go there, and hopefully that school is CUAA!

Deirdre Musser
734.995.7312 | Deirdre.Musser@cuaa.edu

Territory:
All Transfer and Veteran Students

College Attended & Major:
Michigan State University, Supply Chain Management

Home Town:
Mason, Michigan

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I love to craft and do fun DIY projects. I also like to go to local festivals in the area, travel and see new places and I love to go on bike rides as well.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
When searching for the right fit for you it is important that you not only look at one aspect of the college or university. Look at all aspects so that when you start your education you can have a lifestyle that you want and be surrounded by a place that is going to support you in everything you do. You must also most importantly pick a college or university that is right for YOU, not for anyone else, it is YOUR education and you have to make sure you are going to an institution that fits YOU!>

Kaleb Pohlman
734.995.7487 | Kaleb.Pohlman@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Wayne

States: OH, MD, KY, TN, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, PA, NY, CT, NJ, DE, DC, VT, RI, NH, MA, ME

College Attended & Major:
Graduated from Concordia University Ann Abror with a BS in Sport and Entertainment Business

Hometown:
Liberty Center, Ohio

Hobbies Outside of Work:
The thing I enjoy doing most outside of work is spending time with my friends and family. I am also an avid football fan so you can always catch me watching the game or updating my fantasy roster. Traveling is another one of my hobbies so if there is ever any possibility I am always down for a road trip.

Advice for Students Searching for the "Perfect Fit":
Don’t rush into anything! Take your time when deciding what college to attend. This is the single most important decision that you have made up to this point in your life so make sure that it is one that you are confident in. Make sure you surround yourself with influential people who can help you with this decision as well, whether that be a guidance counselor, family member, mentor, or teacher that has had a positive impact on your life.

Beth Radecki Strom
734.995.7219 | elizabeth.radecki@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Washtenaw, Monroe, Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson

States: IN

College Attended & Major:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Communication, Business & Journalism from Aquinas College
M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I enjoy road trip, coaching dance, baking, exploring the Ann Arbor area (especially the many festivals and restaurants), and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.

Advice for Students Searching for the "Perfect Fit":
It’s important to consider what you want out of your college experience, including size, location, opportunities, etc. Do your research and visit multiple campuses to get a feel for the community. Narrow down your choices and prayerfully reflect on them. Whatever you decide, the institution you select should feel like home!