Kelly Gomez, VP, College Planning Specialist8I3A5194

Kelly has been working with Cindy Costley in college planning for eight years. Starting out as the Financial Aid Specialist, Kelly has worked her way up in the company and is now the VP of the company and the lead College Planning Specialist.

Kelly has over twenty years experience working in the financial world, specifically working with parent assets and tax returns. This is her eighth financial aid season working directly with families in filing their FAFSA’s and CSS Profiles. She also creates financial plans for families to help ensure they pay as little as possible for college. She is extremely passionate about working with the students and saving families money on college tuition.

Kelly can be reached at 805-624-7800 x104 or via email .




Patricia A8I3A5201rtigas, Career Planning Specialist

Patricia has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Environmental Science from California State University, Northridge. She is also currently working on a Master in Science, Educational Counseling with a PPSC Credential.

As a professional, and mom of two recent college kids, she is very passionate about working with students and helping them explore their strengths and recognize their potential career paths. As NCPS’s Career Planning Specialist she thoroughly enjoys helping students evaluate the career assessments we provide, research career paths, and interview with professionals; all so that students can recognize their unique gifts, talents and passions.

Patricia can be reached at 805-624-7800 x105 or via email at



Robert Wing, Test Prep Specialist

Robert received his BA in history and a multi-subject teaching degree from Trinity College in Hartford CT. After moving to California in 1991, he began his educational career and spent eight years teaching fourth and fifth graders in Palmdale. While teaching, he went back to school and earned his administrative credential. In 1999, he moved to Thousand Oaks and moved from the classroom to being an administrator in a middle school. He spent fifteen years as a Dean/Assistant Principal for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

In March 2016 he moved from public education to working for National College Planning Solutions. Excited to help NCPS expand its services, he has created a program that prepares high school students for the SAT and/or ACT test. The program involves monitored practice tests and full-length prep courses for either test. It excites him to see a student work very hard to improve their score(s), and he finds great satisfaction in watching them review their results and reap the benefits of their hard work.

Robert can be reached at 805-624-7800 x107 or via email at


Mark and Christina Mackey, Independent Consultants for San Luis Obispo County

Christina has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from UC Irvine. Mark has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Sciences from CSU Sacramento. They live in Morro Bay and there children are either alumni or current clients of NCPS. Christina and Mark share a passion for guiding students down a path that will allow them to continue pursuing their education. This transition can be intimidating for both the parent and the student and they can help by sharing their past experiences and expertise in the field. They look forward to guiding your student through the college planning process.

Mark and Christina can be reached at 805-426-9538 or via email at

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