Meet the Team behind OnToCollege
Sales & Marketing
Joni Schenkelberg Woodruff
After a 25-year career in sports marketing at IMG/Husker Sports Marketing and in sales and management in local radio, Joni joined the OnToCollege team in order to use her sales and marketing skills to help spread the word about the OnToCollege mission. Her passion for responsible personal finance makes the “minimal debt” part of the mission her priority.
She has three children and a dog. Kylie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has no student loans. Delaney is a senior at Peru State College, and she also has no student debt to date. Sam is a sophomore at Peru State, where he earned a full tuition scholarship thanks to his four-point ACT increase after taking the OnToCollege course.
Joni enjoys spending time with her kids, her husband Rob, and her little mutt, Thor. She loves to play tennis and captains her USTA team, and likes to read, hike and bike.
Betsy Arnold Bahn
Betsy has worked with school districts for the past seven years. Prior to OnToCollege, she worked with Schoolfinances.com which provides reliable management and planning information to school districts to help schools become more “data based” in their planning and decision-making.
Betsy and her husband Kevin have two boys, Spencer and Mason. She enjoys volunteering at her kids’ schools and playing many sports with her kids. She also loves to spend time with her family at their cabin, enjoying many water activities.
Roger has spent 33 years in education in Arkansas, spending 29 years as a high school principal. He graduated from Lyon College with a BA in Social Studies and then received a masters and specialist degree from Arkansas State University. After watching his high school’s ACT scores jump from 18.2 to 20.0, he is fully convinced that OnToCollege is the best way to improve a school’s ACT scores.
Roger has been married to Kathy for 35 years and they have two children. Maggie graduated from the University of Tennessee Science and Health and is a traveling nurse. She is currently in Boston. Luc graduated from Lyon College and is a bike mechanic in Sherwood. Roger and Kathy enjoy spending time with the family along with reading, hiking and working around the small 5-acre farm.
Donna has worked with school districts for the past twenty-nine years. She has worked as a teacher, assistant principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and principal & superintendent of a charter school prior to OnToCollege. Donna is very passionate about the way OnToCollege improved her students’ scores in her school over the past three years. Her students increased from 56.1% to 75% of her students scoring a 17 or higher on the ACT.
Donna and her fiancé’ reside in Washington, NC. She enjoys spending time with her adult children and their spouses. Together they have six children: Trey, Justin, Dylan, Joseph, Jordan and Meghan. Donna’s favorite place is the beach.
Becky is a graduate of the OnToCollege Program and was wowed by the results as a high school student by jumping 2 points after OnToCollege, even after having jumped 4 points by studying on her own! Becky studied Actuarial Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She has been with OnToCollege since 2012.
Becky and her three children live in Chesterfield, MO. She enjoys attending her kids’ school and sporting activities, reading a good book, and almost anything outdoors.
Ali has a strong background in marketing, design, and communication with experience at a marketing agency and an in-house marketing team before joining OnToCollege.
She is passionate about the way OnToCollege can improve lives of students and teachers, and she credits her perfect ACT English score (and her mom) for her continued love for writing and grammar.
In her free time, Ali keeps busy cheering on the football team her husband coaches, practicing cello, and reading books.
Administrative & Content Team
Deb worked for 20 years in the credit card industry for First Data and American Express. She held positions in operations, as vice president of corporate settlement, and senior vice president of client relations. Deb’s role at OnToCollege is to keep the “wheels on the bus.”
She is married and has two children. Her son attends Colorado State University, and her daughter attends South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Deb enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, gardening, skiing, and anything outdoors.
Lisa Van Stratten
Lisa worked at First Data Resources for 20 years as a supervisor in operations, customer service account representative, campaign manager, project manager, and software development manager. She has a Telecommunication System Management Certificate from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha.
She is married with two children who both graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lisa loves boating, hiking, camping, and snow skiing.
Heidi worked in university donor and alumni relations for 16 years as a public relations and fundraising assistant, director of membership and online services, and assistant magazine editor. She holds business degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a former adjunct faculty member for the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, teaching business communication.
She is married with three children. One has graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is headed to law school, one is a current UNL student, and one is in high school. Heidi loves reading, traveling, and volunteering in the community.
Sharon worked as a substitute teacher for Blair Community Schools for 10 years while helping her husband on the family farm. Previously she taught 4th Grade and Title I Math and Reading for 10 years at Tekamah Elementary. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State College.
She is married with two children who attend Blair High School. Sharon loves spending time with her family while supporting the many sports and 4H competitions that her children compete in.
Brenda Cary worked 18 years at Millard West High School in the Counseling Office. In this role, Brenda was instrumental in helping students prepare for their college journey. She also worked closely with parents as they helped plan for their child’s next chapter in post-secondary education. Brenda brings her knowledge to the families and schools at OnToCollege.
Brenda and her husband of 37 years reside in Dallas and have three grown children, graduates from Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She enjoys spending time with her twin grandsons, quilting, and traveling.
Adam is a Norfolk, Nebraska native and OnToCollege alum from Norfolk Catholic High School. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2016 with a degree in business management.
He began his career in video production in 2012 after being hired as a student intern at HuskerVision, and worked closely with the athletic department to create video content and produce live events. In 2017, he accepted a two-year full-time internship position with HuskerVision.
Upon completion of his internship, Adam accepted a position at OnToCollege as a full-time video production specialist to oversee all the video, editing, and media needs for the company.
Founder & Head Teacher
John Baylor graduated from Middlesex School and then Stanford University. Tens of thousands of students have taken OnToCollege’s (formerly John Baylor Prep’s) in-person and online ACT® and SAT® courses.
John’s contrarian test-taking techniques have inspired students for more than two decades–improving scores, scholarships, and college choices. Used by more than 425 high schools in 23 states, OTC’s online classes routinely increase an entire high school’s ACT average score 1-3 points and SAT average score 50-200 points.
Since 1994, John has been the radio voice of University of Nebraska Volleyball. John is also a father, husband, author, tennis player, and golfer.
Master Teacher & Director of Instruction
Dee earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis. She teaches group classes for OnToCollege as well as one-on-one tutoring. She is also involved in content development and research for OTC.
Dee has been married to her husband Brad for over 25 years. She homeschooled her three children who all scored 32 and above on the ACT and have all now graduated from college. She enjoys mentoring young moms and attending Nebraska Huskers’ sporting events with her husband.
Master Teacher & Curriculum Coordinator
Lauren began working for OnToCollege while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She, her husband David, and their daughter Natalie live on a farm in Ohio.
She works in a variety of roles at OnToCollege. One of our master teachers, Lauren is also the content expert and head researcher. She also tutors for the ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® tests. Lauren scored a 36 on the ACT and was a National Merit Scholar.
Lauren loves gardening, cooking, and knitting, and she sells her results at her local farmers’ market. Lauren also sings and plays piano for her church music team and teaches chemistry and physics for a homeschool high school co-op.
Rob has a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He has been teaching high school Physics and coaching football for 26 years.
His passion for the mission of helping young people get to college with minimal debt comes from his own experiences. As the son of a single mother, he knew his college choices were limited unless he worked hard to achieve excellent grades and test scores in high school. His grades and scores earned him two scholarships covering all of his undergraduate tuition, so he obtained his Physics degree from Hastings College with zero debt.
Rob is married to his wife Joni. He enjoys playing with their dog, biking, hiking, and craft beer.
Luke is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Biochemistry and Nutrition Science; he will be attending dental school next fall. Luke is from Columbus, NE.
Luke scored a 35 on his ACT and has tutored for OnToCollege for several years. He got involved because he has a talent for explaining difficult concepts to students. He tries his best to cater to students in a unique way and facilitate learning strategies that will work for him or her specifically. As the tutor administrator, he works to individually match each student with the best tutor for them.
Luke is involved with many organizations including LAUNCH Leadership, UNL New Student Enrollment, his college’s Student Advisory Board, and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He enjoys travel and adventure!
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