Admissions Team

Director of Enrollment

Alex Ince

Phone Number860-350-0153

Alexandra V. Ince P’20 '23 is The Frederick Gunn School’s Director of Enrollment. Alex joined the school in 2011 as Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Stewardship in the Alumni & Development Office, and she has served since 2013 as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of International Recruitment.

Alex is responsible for guiding prospective students and families through the admissions process. She is working closely with The Frederick Gunn School’s senior leadership to achieve the school’s strategic enrollment goals and continue to attract ambitious, academically curious students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles who will thrive in and enrich the community.

A graduate of The Field School in Washington, D.C., Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and political science from Barnard College and a juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School. She served as Assistant Regional Counsel to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in New York for 10 years. Prior to joining The Frederick Gunn School, she performed extensive volunteer work for Washington Montessori School, including development work and helping to establish a parent environmental organization. She lives in New Milford with her husband, Brandon, and their sons, Graham '23 and Nathaniel ’20.

Meet the Office

Our Team

Our Admissions Staff are some of the first people you will meet here at The Frederick Gunn School. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who are here to welcome you, make you feel at  home, introduce you to our school, and most importantly, learn more about you and what you can bring to our community.

Senior Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Suzanne Day

Phone Number860-350-0140

Suzanne is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a doctorate in Pharmacy. Her first career was as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in bone marrow transplantation. Most recently, Suzanne was the Director of Admissions for West Side Montessori School in New York City. In her free time, Suzanne likes to play tennis, volunteer in the community, spend time with family and play fetch with her dogs. She lives in Washington with her husband Doug, their son Carter, their daughter Gigi and their two overly friendly black labs, Daisy and Reagan.

Associate Director of Admissions

Emily Abelson

Phone Number: 860-350-0165

Emily Abelson graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Emily was a member of the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at Emmanuel. She has worked in the admissions offices of Emmanuel College, Syracuse University and Georgetown University. In addition to her role as Associate Director of Admissions at The Frederick Gunn School, she is also an International Student Coordinator, International Admissions Counselor, Head Girls Soccer Coach, Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach, Advisor, and a dorm parent in Browne dorm. During the summers, she coaches middle school girls lacrosse with LC River, 3D Lacrosse. In her free time, Emily is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree from The Kogod School of Business at American University. She lives on campus, is an avid runner, reader and loves cooking.

Associate Director of Admissions and College Counselling

Craig Badger

Phone Number: 860-350-0152

A native of Clinton, New York, Craig was a defenseman on the Wesleyan Hockey team for four years and after graduation served as the Assistant Men's Hockey coach at Williams College for one season.  Craig currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions and College Counseling, the Head Coach for Boys Varsity Hockey and is an Administrator of the day.  Craig and his wife, Jenn, their three daughters, twins Avery and Maggie, and Brooklyn live in the Cottage. 

Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Multicultural Recruitment

Jamie Goldsmith

Phone Number860-350-0149

Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in sports and exercise studies from St. Lawrence University, where she played on their ECAC championship ice hockey team. She comes to The Frederick Gunn School from a job as coach and director of Women’s Hockey Operations with the women’s three-time championship club team, the Northern Cyclones in New Hampshire. She coaches the girls hockey team and works in Admissions. She lives in Browne with her dog, Porter, and cat, Shady, and likes hiking, golfing and visiting with family and friends. She also plays for the Connecticut Whale, part of the National Women's Hockey League.

Assistant Director of Admissions

Greg Swenson


Gregory Swenson has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Drew University, where he also played soccer and lacrosse and worked in undergraduate admissions. He studied for three weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia, known for its “white nights,” as part of a history and culture program at Drew. Prior to joining The Frederick Gunn School he coached middle school lacrosse and was a supervisor at an elementary school camp. He is teaching economics and coaching three varsity sports: boys soccer, baseball and boys lacrosse. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and watching cooking shows.

Admissions Assistant

Kristen Lanesey

Phone Number860-350-0110

Kristen Lanesey joined The Frederick Gunn School Admissions Team in 2012. Previously Kristen worked as a manager at a cupcake bakery. A native of Thomaston, she graduated from Thomaston High School. Kristen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, listening to live music, hiking and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys traveling and exploring, and Vermont is a favorite destination. She and her husband, Joe, live in Goshen with their two children, Hunter and Scarlett, and their cat, Dylan, who is named for her favorite singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan.

Admissions Assistant

Jackie LePine

Phone Number860-350-0170

Jackie grew up in Oakville, Connecticut, and graduated from Watertown High School, where she played volleyball and softball. This is her fourth year with The Frederick Gunn School. She and her husband, Paul, live in Oakville and have three adult children, Rachel, Matthew and Sara. Jackie homeschooled both of her daughters through high school and is continuing her own education by taking classes at the University of Notre Dame and the Archdiocese of Hartford. She is very active in her parish, Prince of Peace Parish in Woodbury/Bethlehem.

Admissions Receptionist

Jamie Zambero

Phone Number: 860-868-7334

Jamie is often the first person prospective students and their families meet when they arrive at The Frederick Gunn School. A native of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and a graduate of Naugatuck High School, she previously worked as a medical assistant for Jeffrey Alter, M.D., a dermatologist in Waterbury. Jamie lives in Waterbury with her husband, Mark Zambero ’99, and his daughter, Hailie, and enjoys hiking and spending time with her rescue dog, Penny, and a rescue cat, Kitty.