As director of enrollment and planning, Bill says his favorite part of the day is talking with families about Thacher’s amazingly positive peer community. In addition to his administrative duties, Bill is an advisor to senior boys and the faculty coordinator for the surf and micro-finance clubs. After earning his BA at Colgate University and his MBA at Columbia University, Bill worked in advertising in NYC before serving as director of marketing and planning at The Northfield Mount Hermon School. When Bill isn’t in his office, look for him running on the School’s trails or surfing. He lives on campus with his wife, Sabina, who is the dean of students. All three of their sons attended Thacher and then went on to Colgate University.
Senior Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Multicultural Outreac
Kim comes to Thacher after many years working in admission and financial aid at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a Boston area day school where she was immersed in all aspects of school life. A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she studied English, with an emphasis on journalism, at Providence College and later went on to earn a master’s degree in education, with a focus on race, class, and gender, from Tufts University. Making the move from an East Coast day school to a California boarding school has been a great experience, and she especially loves the many opportunities to have informal time to get to know students. At Thacher, Kim is the faculty advisor for the United Cultures of Thacher (UCT) and advises girls in The Hill. In her free time she enjoys cooking, writing, and practicing yoga.
Senior Associate Director of Admission; Dorm Head: Casa
Megan is a senior associate director of admission and serves as dorm head of Casa, home to freshman girls. While at Thacher, she has taught AP Psychology and English and has been a part of the HR&S Program (Human Relations and Sexuality). A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, Megan went on to earn her Ed.M. from Harvard University and then taught at Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, before arriving at Thacher in 2001. Megan and her husband, Jason, love living on Thacher's beautiful campus with their three children.
Becky is the assistant in our Admission Office where she provides clerical and office support. She may also be the first person you speak to when you call Admissions or when you are ready to schedule a campus visit. Prior to moving over to the Admission Office, Becky worked in the Health Center as an administrative assistant. Before Thacher, Becky worked for 32 years as a store manager in the supermarket industry. Becky has two beautiful daughters, Karin and Stephanie. In her free time she loves to cycle, relax at the beach, and snow ski with her husband, Brian. Her favorite part of the day at Thacher is the afternoon when she can hear the horses going out to the field.
As the Admission Office manager, Yung manages the daily office operations as well as maintaining the admission database. She is the point of contact for prospective students and their families. She also helps them navigate through the admission process. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new people from around the world. Before joining Thacher, Yung taught Microsoft Office products with New Horizons Computer Learning Center. Prior to New Horizons, she worked with Unisys Corporation as a database administrator. Yung has two children, Michael and Jasmynn CdeP 2013. In her free time, she and her husband, Michael, enjoy running, hiking, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with family.
Chris, who graduated from Thacher in 2008, is thrilled to return to his second home here in the Ojai Valley. As assistant director of admission, he loves sharing his Thacher experience with prospective students and their families. In addition to his work in the Admission Office, Chris coaches lacrosse and basketball, and advises freshman boys. After Thacher, Chris went on to Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he studied psychology and marketing and played basketball, football, and club lacrosse. He is passionate about the Thacher community and is eager to contribute as a member of our faculty.
AJ comes to Thacher after five years at Flintridge Preparatory School, where he was the Admissions Community Liaison, boys varsity soccer coach, and mathematics instructor. Prior to Flintridge Prep, AJ spent ten years at Suffield Academy teaching, coaching, advising, and dorm parenting. In addition to his work in the admission office, AJ will coach girls varsity soccer and advise sophomore boys at Thacher. AJ lives on campus with his wife, Carin, and daughters Sydney '19 and Jordan.