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Admission Counselors


Lisa Knodle-Bragiel
Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Hawaii


Patrick Wilson
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Alaska, U.S. Territories, Americans Abroad, degree-seeking first-year and transfer international students and returning students


Austin Matthies
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from Texas, Washington and the states of the Midwest, South and East Coast


Isaiah Nixon
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon (western, including Portland metro)


Peyton Smith
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon (central/eastern), Wyoming

Interested in Linfield's Online and Continuing Education programs?

Contact your admission counselor and sign up for a virtual appointment.

Operations Staff

Teresa Derochowski, Associate Director of Operations

Laura Jellison, Database Communications & Technology Specialist

Dara Martin, Receptionist and Visit Outreach Assistant

Elsa Ziedrich Schmidt, Application and Data Specialist