Meet the Coaches

  • Thomas Blain - HLC

    Master of Education from the University of Melbourne (Australia)

    Availability:
    M & Th: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
    W: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: Every student's situation is unique! I take this into account.

    For fun I like to: Watch and perform live music

    My favorite Austin restaurant: G'Raj Mahal

    Email: thomas.blain@austincc.edu

    Schedule an Appointment with Thom

  • Monica Burmicky - HLC

    B.A. in Business Administration & M.S. in College Counseling & Student Development from Azusa Pacific University

    Availability:
    M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy:  I love to harness the strengths in the students that I work with; listen to their story; and help develop strategies that will ultimately help shape their future.

    For fun I like to: Play with my 2 year old, workout, train for triathlons, drink lots of coffee, and spend time with friends.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Odd Duck.

    Email: monica.burmicky@austincc.edu

    Schedule an appointment with Monica
  • Valeria Flint - HLC

    M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas

    Availability:
    T-Th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    F 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: "Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right." - Henry Ford

    For fun I like to: Watch foreign movies, reading, talking to friends, and traveling.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: TBD

    Email: valeria.flint@austincc.edu

    Schedule an Appointment with Valeria

     

  • Sijoon Jang - HLC

    B.A. in Psychology with minor in Asian Studies
    M.Ed. Student in Educational Psychology specializing in Higher Education Counseling
    University of Texas at Austin

    Availability:
    M & T: 9am - 3pm
    W: 9am - 4pm

    My coaching philosophy: "We cannot change anything unless we accept it." - Carl Jung

    For fun I like to: I love to garden, cook, and bake.

    My favorite Austin restaurant: Walton's Fancy and Staple

    Email: sijoon.jang@austincc.edu

    Schedule an Appointment with Sijoon

  • Joseph Lockwood - HLC

    B.A. in Communication at Southwestern University

    Availability:
    M, W: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    T, Th, F: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: Work smarter not harder.

    For fun I like to: read comics.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Justine's.

    Email: Joseph.Lockwood@austincc.edu

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  • Kellie Alford - RRC

    M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston

    Availability:
    M & T: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    W & Th: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: Work with students to define their academic goals; identify their strengths and areas of growth; develop a plan and find the right resources that will assist them on the path to meeting those goals.

    For fun I like to: Watch any sporting event, especially the Longhorns, spend time with my friends and family, try new foods, swim, and read.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: Tyson’s Tacos.

    Email: kellie.alford@austincc.edu

    Schedule an appointment with Kellie
  • Nicholas Mercado - RRC

    B.B.A in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas at Austin

    Availability:
    M: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ HLC
    T; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ HLC
    W: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ RRC
    Th; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ RRC
    F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ RRC

    My coaching philosophy: "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." -  Napoleon Hill

    For fun I like to: Spend time with my family and consciously be present.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Iron Cactus.

    Email: nicholas.mercado@austincc.edu

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  • Keisha Cook - RVS

    B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M-Kingsville

    Availability:
    M & W: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    T & Th: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    F: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: provide my students with the tools and resources to help them go from good to great and great to excellent.

    For fun I like to: Spending time with family and friends, volunteering, going to the beach, watching NCIS and cruise vacations.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Papa Joe's Tex Mex and Dragonbeard Kitchen

    Email: keisha.cook@austincc.edu

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  • Jordan Easley - SGC

    B.A. in English from UTSA

    Availability:
    M-W: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Th: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: I believe in a personalized approach. Each student is entitled to all the time and attention they need to reach their specific goals and tackle their objectives.

    For fun I like to: I like going to the gym, watching cooking competition shows, and I almost always have music going.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: 54th Street

    Email: jordan.easley@austincc.edu

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