Welcome To Blueprint

Personal, innovative and fun pre-college summer programs that help you get ready for college – today. You’ll be going to college soon. For real. And with that comes independence, new opportunities and a whole lot of changes. From admissions to roommates, the Blueprint experience will help you handle it all.

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Meet The Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to help you get ready for college

Michael Dodson

Michael Dodson

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As Blueprint‘s Chief Executive Officer, Michael is responsible for Blueprint’s longterm development and strategy. After transferring from UVM, Michael received a degree in political science from Emory University. Although not a part of his original college plans, he studied in Italy and Egypt. He worked as an options trader at the New York Board of Trade before developing summer programs in 2005. Michael founded Blueprint with Justin in 2007.

Justin Laman

Justin Laman

Co-Founder & Chief Enrollment Officer

As Blueprint’s Chief Enrollment Officer, Justin is responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and recruiting efforts. He received his ABJ in telecommunications from the University of Georgia and took on the world as a journalist in New York City. He switched gears in 2003 to follow his family’s tradition of working in education and consulted with colleges in need of pre-college programs. Justin has been operating pre-college summer programs for 13 years and founded Blueprint with Michael in 2007.

Jenn Graff

Jenn Graff

Chief Operating Officer

As Blueprint‘s Director of Operations, Jenn is responsible for Blueprint’s day-to-day-operations. Jenn earned a Bachelor‘s in Psychology from Western Michigan University and a Master’s in Clinical & Community Psychology from UNC Charlotte before starting her career as an adolescent and family therapist. From there, Jenn transitioned to the corporate world where she led projects, teams and operational initiatives as a project manager at a technology company. With experience supporting and developing people and organizations since 2004, Jenn is thrilled to be collaborating with so many talented individuals to set students up for success.

Chris Foy

Chris Foy

Vice President of Finance

As Blueprint’s Director of Finance, Chris is responsible for all company financial functions and controls. He received his MBA from the University of South Carolina where he also received his undergraduate in Accounting and Management. Chris has over 10 years of diverse accounting and financial experience as a Manager, Controller and CFO in industries including construction, manufacturing, insurance and investments.

Darci Manzo

Darci Manzo

Director of Production

After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnology Anthropology and Political Science; Darci pursued a professional dance career, performing and teaching around the world. Darci joined Blueprint with ten years of event planning and project management experience for several renowned museums, nonprofit and youth organizations including Sundance Film Festival, Americans for the Arts, Kidspace Children’s Museum and Inner-City Arts.

Raha Obaei

Raha Obaei

Director of Program Development

After completing her degrees in History and Journalism from the University of Missouri, Raha Obaei became a middle school social studies teacher in NC. While teaching, Raha first got involved with Blueprint as a Program Director after years of summer programming experience and a love for education. While consulting on college and career readiness for a school district in Los Angeles, Raha was brought back to Blueprint as the Academic Advisor. Now with a Masters in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, she is happy to be working full time with Blueprint as our Director of Program Development. She enjoys using and collecting data, nerding out about books and college and career readiness, and cooing at just about every dog she sees.

Todd Muller

Todd Muller

Director of Human Resources

Todd is excited to become part of the Blueprint team, serving as the Human Resources Manager & Director of Recruitment. His main areas of focus are overseeing the Human Resources Department and recruiting the best program staff possible! Todd has his Bachelor‘s Degree from Penn State University and his Master’s Degree from Marist College. He spent over 15 years in the staffing, recruitment and IT industries before joining Blueprint in 2017. He is very excited to be working with such a talented team and privileged to be helping students get ready for one of the most exciting and rewarding times of their lives. When he is not working, he can be found having fun with his wife and three children, hiking, biking or just hanging around.

Katherine Bailey

Katherine Bailey

Brand & Marketing Manager

Excited at the opportunity to work with such a hard-working, enthusiastic team, Katherine Brown joined Blueprint’s marketing department in January 2015. Kat earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Graphic Design and minor in Photography from Gardner-Webb University. With experience in design, blogging, social media, advertising and operations, she seamlessly combines creativity and logistics. When not working in front of the computer, Kat enjoys anything that includes fitness and the outdoors. From hiking with her dogs to growing her own garden to running obstacle course races on the weekends.

Kellie Adkins

Kellie Adkins

National Sales Manager

Kellie brings ten years of entrepreneurial experience and a lifelong passion for education to the Blueprint team. With an undergraduate degree in Religions and a graduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science, Kellie’s educational journey is indicative of her diverse interests: from meditation to neuroscience to food as medicine. As a certified yoga therapist and business mentor to the wellness community, Kellie’s professional experience includes sharing her expertise in a variety of settings: from yoga studios to board rooms. When she’s not geeking out on the neuroscience of behavior change, you can find Kellie knitting, hiking, cooking, or doing partner yoga with her 7-year-old.

Sarah Callahan

Sarah Callahan

Human Resources Analyst & Lead Recruiter

Sarah began working with Blueprint in 2014 as a Resident Advisor. Since then, she has taken on the roles of Program Instructor, Residence Life Director and now HR assistant! Sarah brings to the table several years of HR experience as well as valuable field experience. She grew up on Long Island and went on to study Psychology and Spanish at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also received a specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. Some things she loves - traveling, teaching yoga, working with children, playing basketball, dancing and of course, an old fashioned slice of NY pizza.

Britney Mellone

Britney Mellone

Production Assistant

Britney first began working with Blueprint in 2007. From RA to Dance Teacher to Program Director, she has served at over a dozen different summer programs. She studied Communications and Education at UMass Amherst. While there, Britney started working with several different marketing companies as a Brand Ambassador. She has represented over 100 different brands all over the country. While traveling, Britney gained a great appreciation for photography. When she’s not behind the camera or working at Blueprint, she enjoys eating Thai food, taking long road trips, practicing yoga and napping!

Dane Gomez

Dane Gomez

Sales Associate

Dane brings to Blueprint years of experience working with transformative programs for young people. He earned his degrees in Outdoor Education and Outdoor Ministry from Montreat College with minors in Leadership and Adventure-Based Counseling. Taking a gap year to attend a leadership development program prepared Dane for a unique college experience. He has assisted on research into what makes a program change the lives of students, then rose up to assistant director at the program that changed his, and went from attending industry conferences to presenting at them. When he isn’t out hiking, Dane can be found playing board games or eating Italian food.