As business professionals, we decided to switch the paradigm for busy people and help provide all of the information, support and timing that makes the student-athlete experience a positive journey — versus an accidental destination.


We’re parents that have stressed and worried about the right academic/sports experience fit for our kids (triplet girls/two boys) from elementary to middle school, high school prep, college and grad school. We spent years researching options at every stage, visiting schools from Florida to Maine and everything east of Nebraska and Arizona.


Between the three of us, we have attended public schools, Catholic Universities, single and mixed gender middle and high schools, public and a Big Ten University, Ivy League programs and art schools, in cities large and small. Our kids attended public elementary, private Catholic elementary, middle, and high schools, prep boarding and day schools (junior and secondary) both single gender and mixed.


We’ve traveled to countless campuses, eaten in every cafeteria, spent time on lacrosse fields, in D1 pools, on basketball courts, on soccer and cross-country fields, indoor tracks, ski slopes, and been part of travel teams all across the United States.


Having met with admissions teams, visited numerous schools and gone on campus tours every year over the past 11 years, met with coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and counselors — we know what to ask.


Our kids played varsity levels sports in high school, participated in Junior Olympics, 3D New England lacrosse teams, are captains of university club teams, and are playing NCAA D1 level lacrosse in college now.


We know what it is like to have kids with significant allergies that require vigilance; we have gifted students and students that have learning style considerations.

Because we are professionals and parents, we want to serve as the captains of your family team and help you achieve your child’s dreams and goals. We’ll put the power of our experience behind your student to drive intentional, rewarding and desired outcomes.


Katy Giffault

Katy, her husband, and triplet daughters have lived in Stonington, CT for the past 21 years. She attended the University of Rhode Island during the day, RISD at night, FIT in New York in the summer, and got her Master’s degree at Michigan State. She has attended executive training programs at Darden, MIT and Harvard Kennedy School of Business. She has traveled the world in the past 30 years in corporate research, communications, and marketing. Her global experience at AT&T, United Technologies, and most recently Hasbro, won her the recognition as one of the top 100 Marketers from Internationalist Magazine.

At Hasbro, she researched children and families from China to Brazil, Europe to Japan, as well as the U.S. She serves on the advisory board of Boston Children’s Hospital Digital Wellness Lab and was a collaborator with them on a multi-country six-year study on the value of play in child development.

Her triplet daughters have attended public elementary school, Catholic middle and high schools, and have been part of the varsity cross country, soccer, and basketball teams. Two of her triplets entered very competitive 6-year direct entry programs for PA and OT school, graduated this May summa cum laude, and are now in graduate school. Her third triplet also graduated summa cum laude with high honors and starts medical school next summer.

Katy is a born coach and mentor who is always seeking the human truths and insights that support kids’ dreams. She is the one everyone has asked over the years, “how did you do it with triplets?”, and she’ll guide you and your family with the same care, insights, expertise, attention to detail, and zeal.


Trish Stull

Trish, her husband, and sons reside in Niantic, CT after years of moves for both military assignments and the desire to be close as a family to a day prep school one of their sons attended. Trish grew up in New York, attended public school in New York, received both her undergraduate and MBA from Iona College where she was captain of the girls' D1 swim team her senior year. She has also been on the coaching side of the game for swimming, soccer and basketball.

Her older son is currently getting his MBA, while simultaneously working remotely part time for the Pentagon. He is also captain of the club lacrosse team. Her younger son graduated in May from Deerfield Academy, where he was captain of the lacrosse team and played long stick midfield. He is currently playing D1 lacrosse.

She is well known in the world of lacrosse at all levels of academics for her volunteer efforts, attention to detail, focus on teamwork, and collaboration. She is brilliant at understanding all the nuances of the prep and boarding school life and has built lifelong relationships with school personnel, coaches, peer families and students. She is also deeply informed on the needs of students with allergies and learning styles.

A whiz at puzzles, whether managing a major IT conversion or advising parents and students through the maze of academics and sports options, you can rely on Trish!


Melita Motherway

A longtime resident of Mystic, CT, Melita completed a BS at Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked for several decades at IBM, in various positions involving machine design, innovation, analysis and simulation, consulting with clients around the world and earning Master of Science degree, also in Mechanical Engineering. Her consulting work awakened a love of teaching and coaching.

Since leaving IBM, she has thousands of hours of tutoring success in all of the Maths and Sciences, at every level — from middle school through college level. Her classical education foundation also yields exceptional skills in the Language Arts — she speaks and understands multiple languages. Her tutoring includes expert experience with SSAT, ISEE, SAT, ACT, and TEAS prep. She has taught multiple classes for each test, and has completed hundreds of hours in successful student prep; she has never had a student who did not improve his or her baseline score.

Melita’s clientele includes students from Russia, the UK, India, China, Peru, Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, and the African continent through their college prep and beyond. Her students have attended Harvard, MIT, UPenn, Dartmouth, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Bowdoin, and many others.

Melita is an avid swimmer and runner, and has coached both swimmers and triathletes in recent years. She loves to paddle on the Mystic River, hike, garden, and travel the world with her husband, David.