Meet our Team
Kim Pondrom has spent the last ten years working in higher education. She spent five years at Southern Methodist University (SMU) as a Senior Admission Counselor and Associate Director of Recruitment for the Lyle School of Engineering while simultaneously earning a Masters of Science in Counseling from SMU. For the last five years, Kim has served TVS as the Associate Director of College Counseling, SAT site coordinator, advisor, club sponsor, AP Coordinator, and Co-Director of College Counseling. Kim has traveled to hundreds of colleges and universities across the country and abroad, and brings a student centered approach to her work. Combining her passion for higher education with her love of helping young people realize their dreams, she is proud to have the opportunity to work with students and families at TVS.
Mr. Wells holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo and completed graduate course work in Higher Education Administration at the University of Rochester. Prior to his arrival in 2015, his career in university enrollment and college admissions spanned 21 years at both public and private colleges and universities in New York State. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Dean of College Enrollment and Director of Admissions at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY where he expanded the institutions international recruitment and enrollment objectives. He served in several leadership roles both domestically and internationally including the executive board of the Overseas Association of College Admission Counseling (OACAC) for several years and has presented at a variety of regional and national conferences on current trends in college admissions.
Mrs. Timson holds a B.A. in English from Oklahoma State University and a M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University. Prior to joining the College Counseling team in 2016, she served as a Senior Recruiter at the University of Kansas where she was responsible for recruiting and hiring new faculty and staff for over 50 campus departments. Mrs. Timson also has over a decade of experience working professionally in on-campus student housing at the University of Kansas, The University of Tulsa, and Colorado State University. When she isn’t chasing after her three children, you can find Mrs. Timson walking the Trinity River trails or enjoying a good book and iced tea at Panera Bread!