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Jessica Tubbs
Jessica joined the First Choice staff in the summer of 2010, two years after completing a B.A. from Villanova University that included a concentration in Writing & Rhetoric.  Jess has been a tutor in various subject areas for almost a decade and has extensive experience working with teens and young adults through her roles as the Assistant Program Director and later the Event and Development Coordinator of two non-profit organizations. Currently a 1L at St. John’s University, when Jess is not in the office as a legal assistant, editing papers for friends, or in the classroom, she enjoys a part-time position with the NY Jets and walking her Black Lab, Lucy.


Meghean Gormley
Meghean is a 1998 graduate of BC where she was an english major.  Mrs. Gormley was an english teacher at Marion Catholic High School in San Diego, CA, for several years before joining the staff of First Choice College Placement.  You can see examples of some of the essays she has edited below and her reactions to essays. 

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Guy Milone
Guy R. Milone, Jr., Senior Vice President/General Counsel is a graduate of Yale University, a former Yale football player, and has served Yale as an alumni interviewer for 16 years.  He has over 15 years of experience as a General Counsel and 20 years of experience as an attorney.  Before joining First Choice College and Elite Prep in 2009, Guy was a Senior Vice President and the General Counsel of Arbor Commercial Mortgage specializing in structured finance transactions.  Guy has been recognized twice by the Yale University Admissions Office for his exemplary work as an alumni interviewer.  Guy is also a published  writer of stage plays and his screenplays have been recognized in the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriting competition.   Guy resides in Garden City, New York with his wife Christina, and three daughters Sabrina, Lily, and Ava.

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 James Maroney
James Maroney is the founder of First Choice College Placement,, and  He is a 1996 graduate of Yale University, where he was the captain of the Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams.  He is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Education Industry Association.  He has toured over 100 different college campuses and helped students gain admission to countless colleges ranging from Junior Colleges to most of the Ivy League colleges.  He currently resides in Milford, Connecticut with his wife and his son Jay. 

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