About Us

Our Team

Anne Renfrew Lepesant

ARL head shot (2) betterAnne Renfrew Lepesant received her AB from Princeton University and her MBA from INSEAD in France. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance, both in France and the U.S. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Anne has been involved in the admission process for both Princeton and INSEAD since 1998. A Division I varsity tennis player herself, she specializes in assisting student-athletes find the right college fit. She has also advised families on saving for college and applying for financial aid.

When not working with student-athletes, Anne is a senior writer for SwimSwam where she covers swimming and water polo, from age-group level competitions to the Olympic Games. She has personal relationships with an ever-growing number of college and club coaches, both in the United States and throughout Europe.

Patrice Filin

1Patrice Filin brings more than 10 years of leadership in sports, as an Athletic Director, former Physical Education teacher, CIF high school coach, and currently founder/coach of the Hollywood Soccer Academy, a program dedicated to soccer development for youth between 4 and 12 years old.

Patrice has also experienced first-hand what it takes to be an elite youth athlete since, after playing at the U17 national level for the Paris Football Club, he was preselected to the U18 French national team. He also won two French National Championships playing with US Ivry and Levallois SC. He was then offered a full scholarship to play D1 soccer at James Madison University, a top-20 soccer program, where he received his Bachelors in Economics from the College of Business. Patrice also holds a Bachelors in Business Management and Human Resources from La Sorbonne in Paris.

Meg Heimbrodt

Meg2Meg Heimbrodt graduated from Pitzer College and has worked in advertising, non-profit management, and education. She has been advising students and their families on the intricacies of high school and college admissions for many years.


Heather Dunn Swan

Heather Dunn Swan received her BA in English from University of California Santa Barbara. She has worked as a copywiter in advertising and continues to foster a freelance writing and tutoring business today. Her passion for writing was sparked at a young age and she remains as passionate about writing now as she was then. After guiding her son through all phases of the college selection and admission process, Heather realized that her mission was clear — to support college-bound students with the complexities of this writing-dependent, personal and nuanced process.