Meet the dedicated team that is passionate about helping families fulfill their dreams


Meet the Team - David Martin

David L. MartinCFP® – President
David is the president and founder of Advanced College Planning and is a Senior College Planning Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut and a Certified Financial Planning Designation from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO.  Learn more about David…

Meet Leslie Martin, CCFS, ELA

Leslie Martin – CCFS, ELA, Partner
Leslie is a managing partner of Advanced College Planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Goucher College in Towson, MD, and has worked in the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years. She is also a licensed insurance professional.  Learn more about Leslie…

College Financial Advisor

David DeCarli

David DeCarli
As a licensed insurance professional, David’s background in high school education, leadership, and having recently sent his daughter to college, he brings a unique and grounded perspective as a college financial advisor. Learn more about David…

Relationship Managers

ACP - Webpage - Meet the Team - Ashley Skolozdra

Ashley Skolozdra
As a Relationship Manager, Ashley works with our students and families.  Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration, she is responsible for assisting students in completing assigned task timelines.  Learn more about Ashley…

Jeffrey Bliss
The latest addition to the Relationship Management team, originally hails from Hawaii but now calls Connecticut his home. Graduating from UCONN with an Economics degree, Jeff works with students preparing them for the college application process. Learn more about Jeff…

Meet the Team - Colby

Arguably the most adorable members of the team, Colby is a Maltese from Wethersfield, CT.  After obedience school, he moved back home until he joined the ACP team.  In his spare time, Colby likes to hunt for frogs, lounge on his float in the pool, and play with his favorite toy monkey.  Learn more about Colby…

Support Staff

Meet the Team - Susan DeCarli

Susan DeCarli
As the office manager and backbone of the office, Susan manages client communications and handles all daily office workflow.  With her diverse background, and having just recently gone through the college admissions process, Susan brings a unique perspective to ACP.  Learn more about Susan…

Meet the Team - Susan DeCarli

Tracy Ryan
Tracy is a Financial Aid Specialist who helps ensure the correct processing of all financial aid forms. Her multifaceted background and affable interpersonal skills make her a valuable asset to the ACP team.  Learn more about Tracy…

Carla Sibson
An avid wordsmith with a history as a book editor and copywriter, Carla helps students with their writing. Her efforts help them to find their voice and express their best selves on paper.  Learn more about Carla…

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