The Welcome To College Team

Justin Bayer
Justin Bayer, M. Ed
Founder/CEO

Justin knows firsthand just how crucial a college visit can be. His tour of the University of Dayton was the “turning point” in his selection process when he was a junior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, OH. Originally not even on his radar screen, Justin flourished at the University of Dayton and eventually became student body president during his junior year. He went on to earn a Masters of Education degree from the University of Vermont, where he managed the on-campus visit programs for three years. Justin’s passion resides at the intersection of education and technology.

With over 12 years of experience working in higher education, Justin brings an enthusiastic vision to solving problems and creating solutions that encompass both value proposition and social benefit. Justin presents regularly at events such as the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Campus Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA) and TEDx. One year after launching Welcome To College, the company won a FastCompany ‘Visualizing Success’ Award. Justin is married with three children and resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kevin Bayer
Kevin Bayer
CTO

Kevin found his love of pushing pixels while attending the University of Dayton. He believes in making the web a simple and easy experience for the user and administrators. In addition to web work, he plays drums in an electronic band, as well as produces music and videos. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his 3 kids, watching movies with his wife and cooking his families Italian culinary traditions.
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen
Partner Success Manager

Sarah Allen is committed to finding the details that delight customers. From the time that she served as a student alumni representative, she learned the excitement that can be generated by a genuine spokesperson who is passionate about what she represents. Sarah carried this into a career in higher education recruitment, having served in several areas of admissions, including recruiting; managing a welcome center; planning on- and off-campus recruitment events; and serving as associate director of admissions for guest services. Her favorite part of recruitment is training and motivating a loyal team of ambassadors, and she is excited about partnering with institutions to craft excellent programs that serve their recruitment and ambassador needs. Sarah lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, daughter and many delightful foster children.
Sarah Allen
Jerius Duncan
Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development by day, soul musician by night, Jerius Duncan has a heart for making people smile. He is a 2020 graduate of Presbyterian College and an emerging voice for diversity and inclusion in the university realm. He was recruited by Welcome to College after serving as a campus ambassador for three years. A Greenville, South Carolina native, he is currently settling into his new NOLA digs and seeking recs on the best local art and music. Share one with him here jerius@welcometocollege.com.
Sarah Allen
George Smith
Sales Manager

After graduating from Texas Christian University in 2019, George returned to his roots of New Orleans, LA. Coming back to his hometown to join forces with a growing NOLA company was an opportunity he could not pass up. His outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life make him a natural fit to the Welcome to College team. He is excited to meet with new institutions across the country. You can connect with him here: george@welcometocollege.com.
Sarah Allen
Garrett Gilliom
Web Development Intern

Garrett is a rising sophomore at Tulane University, pursuing a degree in mathematics with a focus in computer science. He is a computer science teaching assistant, an ultimate frisbee team player, and a singer in the Tulane Choir. He is passionate about the environment, traveling, and barbershop harmony. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he enjoys connecting with prospective students while leading campus tours as a Green Wave Ambassador.

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