We get to know you here.


Jared Cash | Vice President for Enrollment

Learning about your whole story is at the essence of our admissions process. Our “fit selectivity” is driven by your demonstrated intellectual hunger, community engagement, and reasons for Farmington. It’s simple, we admit students who will bring to life our residential campus and college town.

I encourage you to connect with your admissions guide who travels to your neighborhood and will review your application. We want your pathway to Farmington to be personalized, insightful, and successful.

Lisa Ellrich Associate Director of Admissions

Lisa Ellrich | Associate Director of Admissions
Lisa has been working here for 21 years now and has shown no signs of slowing down. Whether it be the tradition that it harbors, or it be the way it’s grounded so strongly to the community, Lisa loves everything concerning the University of Maine at Farmington. When she’s not working, you can find Lisa advising the campus Catholic youth group and the local Relay for Life club. During her free time she likes to hit the slopes, is an avid reader and PokemonGo™ player.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Kennebec), Connecticut (Eastern), Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Wyoming

More about Lisa

Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Green
Favorite spot off campus: Titcomb Mountain
Favorite local eatery: Calzolaio Pasta Company

Jami Holmes Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management

Jami Holmes ’02 | Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management
Jami is a 2002 Farmington graduate with a degree in Computer Science. She loves that the school is right smack dab in the middle of Farmington, really giving it that community vibe. Jami has two children, loves going to games and events on campus, is a passionate reader and live music lover.


Travel and Reading Territories: Home School

More about Jami

Favorite time of year: When Fall arrives and the students return to campus for a new semester!
Favorite place to eat in Farmington: Soup for You
Favorite team:  Hufflepuff

Ron Milliken

Ron Milliken | Director of Financial Aid

Eileen Reading Associate Director of Admissions

Eileen Reading | Associate Director of Admissions
Eileen believes faculty commitment to student success makes Farmington an easy place to develop as a learner and a problem solver. Eileen lives on a lake so naturally she is very outdoorsy. She loves to golf, hike, kayak and is a sports fan as well! She loves all Farmington sports on campus but as far as other teams go, she has a sweet spot for Stanford Women’s basketball.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Franklin)

More about Eileen

Favorite activity: Outdoor water activities
On your playlist: Indigo Girls
Pro-sports team: Minnesota Lynx

Jon Hayes Assistant Director

Jon Hayes ’97 | Assistant Director of Admissions
Jon is the primary athletic liaison here at Farmington. Athletic recruits will see him a good bit. He transferred to Farmington from Bates College and earned a degree in History. He went on to complete a masters in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University. After an 18 year career as a college coach, he is excited to return to his hometown and alma mater. He enjoys watching the UMF athletic teams compete and spending time in the outdoors with his family and friends.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Cumberland), Massachusetts (Western), Colorado, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming

More about Jon

Favorite food: Sushi
On your playlist: Buddy Guy
Favorite activity: Fishing, boating, swimming, you name it, I’m out there doing it.

Ryan Mastrangelo Assistant Director

Ryan Mastrangelo | Assistant Director of Admissions
Ryan attended the University of Florida and New York University, earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and her master’s degree in European Policy & Politics. Ryan recruits students (domestic & international), reviews applications, and plans campus events. In her spare time she loves to explore new places and eat new foods. Ryan sees UMF as a forward thinking and accepting public institution. She sees helping students find their way to Farmington to be most rewarding.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (York), Connecticut (Western), Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah & International

More about Ryan

Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Cafe
Favorite activity: Traveling
Pro-sports team: Florida Gators

Michael Angelides Transfer Counselor and Alumni-in-Admissions

Michael Angelides ’12 | Transfer Counselor / Alumni-in-Admissions
Michael transferred from uConn to Farmington where he would graduate with a degree in English Lit. He is a nature baby who you’ll always catch doing something outside with his three dogs, Gracey, Posse and Kangaroo. Skiing, paddling and off-roading are only a few of his hobbies. He enjoys being part of a supportive, humble, and intellectually stimulating community here in Farmington.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Lincoln, Knox, Ski Academies) and All Transfers

More about Michael

Favorite spot on campus: Mainely Outdoors
On your playlist The Band
Favorite dish: Brussel Sprouts


Kerry Kowalczyk ’08 | Admissions Counselor
Kerry graduated from Farmington in 2008 with a degree in Biology. When she was a student, she was heavily involved with athletics at UMF. She was a soccer and softball player and was a huge fan of intramural sports at the fitness and Fitness and Rec Center. Kerry’s one piece of advice to those who are approaching college is “It’s okay to change your major or change your roommate. This is the time to step out of your boundaries.”


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Androscoggin, Sagadahoc), Massachusetts, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

More about Kerry

Favorite local restaurant: The Granary
Your favorite activity: White Water Rafting
On your playlist: 30 seconds to Mars


Joseph Toner | Admissions & Financial Aid Counselor
Joe graduated from University of Maine Orono, class of 2009 with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, building on his love for the outdoors. Joe is a unique employee, working both in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Joe’s position within Admissions deals with recruiting, prospective student outreach and mentorship. In Financial Aid, Joe counsels prospective and incoming students. He regulars the Fitness and Recreation Center, is an avid outdoorsman, golfer, and enjoys attending campus sporting events.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Piscataquis, Penobscot, Somerset, Hancock, Waldo), Vermont, Rhode Island, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas

More about Joe

Favorite Farmington Sport: Basketball
For fun: Lawn work, specifically mowing the lawn
On his playlist: Mumford and Sons

Chris Yardley Admissions COUNSELOR

Chris Yardley | Admissions Counselor
Chris has been working in Farmington for just over 28 years. He is a Psych graduate from University of South Florida and has his Masters in Counselor Education. Chris is musically inclined and used to be a star basketball player in his hay day. Music and water sports are his current choice to pass the time outside of work. His favorite sport to watch is the club Hockey team on campus. His favorite aspect of campus is by far its community and culture, one that he loves to be a part of.


Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Aroostook, Oxford and Washington), New Hampshire, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

More about Chris

Favorite local spot: Sandy River
On your playlist: The Band
Favorite Pro-Sports team: Red Sox

Roy Burdin

Roy Burdin | Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Jennifer Hutchinson Senior Associate Director Financial Aid

Jennifer Hutchinson | Senior Associate of Director Financial Aid


Deb Moody Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Deb Moody | Assistant Director of Student Financial Services


Barbi Castonguay Data Management Technician

Barbi Castonguay ’95 | Data Management Technician


Dina Goodwin Data Management Technician

Dina Goodwin | Data Management Technician


Ellen Levay Administrative Specialist, Front Desk

Ellen Levay | Administrative Specialist, Front Desk