Our team of college planning experts has over 20 years of experience in helping high school students find the right college fit at the right tuition price.
College Inroads was founded by Mike Davila in 2009.
Mike is a 1994 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduation, he served on active duty as a surface warfare officer for 6.5 years. His tours of duty included time aboard a guided missile cruiser, an aircraft carrier, and a final tour of duty on the faculty at Annapolis teaching Naval Strategy and Tactics.
He left active duty in 2000 and is currently the founding partner of the Austin-based educational consulting firm, College Inroads, LLC. He is a member of the Higher Education Consultants of America (HECA), National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants of America (IECA). He is the Executive Director of the national 501(c)3 organization, The National Collegiate Advocacy Group based in New York.
He received a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, specializing in College and University Student Personnel Administration. He was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, in 2007. He has been invited to speak at national conferences, seminars, and web events regarding his study focus, enrollment management in higher education.
Mike balances by spending time with family and friends, exercising, and playing bass in an Austin-based Blues band Stephen Hendricks and the Sidekicks.
Annmarie has many years of experience assisting businesses in bettering their bottom line by building relationships with clients and business partners. She spends extensive time networking in the business community and in educating parents and students about the complex process of college planning. Her passion is in helping people and developing long-term relationships with her clients and their students.
Annmarie lives in Austin, TX (in the Lakeway area) with her husband Christopher and has 2 stepchildren. She is an Ambassador and the Chairwoman Elect for the Board of Directors (2020) for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce . She was selected as their Volunteer of the Year for 2015 and 2013 and College Inroads was awarded their Indie Award in 2017. Annmarie is also a Board Member for the Lake Travis Education Foundation, raising money for Lake Travis ISD students. She is an active member of Business Network International‘s 360 group and serves as a Director Consultant for BNI DFW in the Austin region. Annmarie is a member of National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors (TACAC) and The National Collegiate Advocacy Group (NCAG.) She is a proud graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BS in Speech Communications.
Dee helps our team around the office and in bringing in new clients. She is a natural connector and spent many years connecting employees with high tech startups in Austin, Texas. She now has a passion for connecting high school students to the right college. Her experience includes running her own business, starting a 501(c)3 non-profit for helping ex-prisoners enter into society and working in the healthcare, college ministry, executive recruitment, and senior care industries. She is a member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG.) Her passion is supporting and serving others with integrity, helping others to succeed. She loves the Texas hill country and spends as much time as she can with her family there. She lives in Round Rock with her husband and a white Labrador Retriever and has two grown children.
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