Admissions

ENROLLMENT TEAM

Amy Tuthill, Director of Veteran and Transfer Services

Amy TuthillAs a fifth-generation “Adirondacker”, birth brought me here. Love of area and my very large, extended family is why I stay. Also, you can’t beat the North Country when it comes to hospitality and a sense of community. I love to travel, see new places, and meet new people. Summer is my favorite time of year, followed closely by fall and the amazing colors on display here. Classic rock is the music I enjoy most and spicy foods are my weakness. I work primarily with veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve, including my role as the School Certifying Official for VA Education Benefits; as well as transfer students at select colleges throughout the Northeast.

atuthill@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6862

Keith Braun, Director of Admissions

Keith BraunRaised on cheesesteaks and soft pretzels in the greater Philadelphia, PA area. A proud Smitty (PSC Alum). Time at home is normally spent around the barbecue, in the woodshop or on the lake while listening to Van Morrison, Warren Zevon, or The Band. A passionate Philadelphia sports fan and Timbersports enthusiast. Aspires to one day become Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson for Parks & Rec.).

Territory includes: Mid West, Southern, Western United States including Hawaii and Alaska.

kbraun@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6072 Cell: (518) 524-6307

Ashley Youngberg, Admissions Counselor

14787524_10202420919319990_337674181_oI am a Paul Smith’s alum from the class of 2015. I double majored in Environmental Science and Biology and was a member of the women’s soccer team. I fell in love with the Adirondacks after spending half of my life moving around the U.S. and Europe and just couldn’t bring myself to leave after graduation. There really is no place like it! I work primarily with students from the Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Bend, OR, Bozeman, MT, Jackson Hole, WY, Fort Collins, CO, Boulder, CO, Minneapolis, MN, Asheville, NC, Flagstaff, AZ, Knoxville, TN, Juneau, AK, & Rapid City, SD areas.

ayoungberg@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6031 Cell: (518) 524-6309

Hannah Ackerman, Assistant Director of Admissions

Born and raised in Milford, NY. Proud Smitty, class of 2011 where I majored in Hotel, Resort Tourism Management with a minor in Business. I fell in love with the area after attending school here and have never left! I love to spend my free time reading, spending time outdoors with my dog, and in the winter time curled up on the couch knitting and watching football (GO PACK GO!). I’m proud to call this special place my home!

Territory includes: Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, North Country, Capital Region, Lower Hudson Valley, Greater NYC and Long Island.

hackerman@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6021 Cell: (518) 524-6308

Nicole Klohmann, Admissions Counselor

I was born and raised in Ithaca, NY. I attended the University at Albany (SUNY) where I majored in Human Biology. I have been camping and hiking in the Adirondacks since I was a little kid, and I am happy to now call it my home. In my free time, I love to be active indoors and outdoors. I also love to travel, and curl up and watch some of my favorite shows.

Territory includes: Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, North Country, Capital Region, Lower Hudson Valley, Greater NYC and Long Island.

nklohmann@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6229 Cell: (518) 481-7228

Ben Wood, Assistant Director of Admissions

Raised in Hopkinton, NY. Attended Cazenovia College for Criminal Justice and Homeland Securities Studies. When not working for Paul Smith’s, I really enjoy serving my community as Assistant Chief of the Hopkinton Ft. Jackson Fire Department and member of the Tri Town Rescue Squad. Favorite Movie: End of Watch; Favorite Song: Calling Baton Rouge;  Favorite Sports Team, New York Rangers, and my favorite place in the world, the Adirondacks!

Territory includes: Central, Western, St. Lawrence Valley, Finger Lakes, Leatherstocking, and Southern Tier Regions of New York State

bwood@paulsmiths.edu  | Office: (518) 327-6209 Cell: (518) 524-6851

Matt Abrams, Admissions Counselor

Born and raised in the Southern Catskills. I graduated from Paul Smith’s College in 2013 with a degree in Recreation, Adventure Travel & Ecotourism. After graduation I traveled around the U.S. and settled down in Northern PA where I taught underprivileged youth to ride dirt bikes, but the Adirondacks kept calling my name. In my spare time I can be found in the woods skiing, paddling, backpacking and rock climbing with my adventure pup, Piper.

Territory includes: Central, Western, St. Lawrence Valley, Finger Lakes, Leatherstocking, and Southern Tier Regions of New York State

mabrams@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6110 Cell: (518) 481-7208

Mary Ellen Chamberlain, Director of Financial Aid

profileMary Ellen was born and raised in Tupper Lake, NY and is a graduate of SUNY Canton. She enjoys reading, shopping, spending time with family and especially loves watching her daughter play hockey. Mary Ellen is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. She also enjoys cooking Lebanese and Italian dishes for her family and friends. When asked what she enjoys most about her job at Paul Smith’s College, Mary Ellen says she “loves making a student’s education possible.”

mchamberlain@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6119

Kayla C. Hutti, Financial Aid Assistant

10401036_10156689869185221_8635816576880131911_nBorn and raised in the North Country, I hold degrees from both Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh. I have an intense passion for cooking and enjoy learning recipes from all over the world. In my free time, I travel, spend time with loved ones and never turn down a wine-tasting. Summertime is my absolute favorite!

khutti@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6220

Keith Stephan-Giermek, Admissions Operations Assistant

Born in Buffalo NY, raised in Toronto Canada, I feel most at home deep in the backwoods of the Adirondack mountains. Inspired by a passion for sustainability, I have certificates in Design and Project Management from Ryerson University, and have studied Textile Design Technology at Buffalo State College. I am a lifelong student of the natural world and consider the Adirondacks is my classroom, lab, and workshop.

ksgiermek@paulsmiths.edu | (518) 327-6227