BrenMar Associates, established in 2002, is comprised of individuals who have more than sixty years of experience in high school and college administration, human resources, and business marketing and management.
Brenda A. Breton
College and secondary education administration has been the focus of Brenda’s extensive career. Brenda has worked as a high school Principal and Assistant Principal at Greely High School. At Westbrook College (now UNE) she was an Assistant Academic Dean, Registrar, and Assistant Business Professor. In all other positions she has worked closely with college admissions and guidance services to assess students’ strengths and raise aspirations. Brenda’s professional emphasis has been to guide young adults in identifying signature strengths and devising strategies for achieving success. She currently uses her understanding of and experience with adolescent development to assist students to select a collegiate environment that matches their interests and strengths. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Educational Administration. Brenda is a consultant for The College Board and MELMAC Foundation Grant coach.
Daniel B. Breton
Dan has an extensive business background having worked 30 plus years in the corporate sector in marketing and public relations areas. During this time Dan participated in several private/public sector partnerships efforts to encourage Maine students to continue their education beyond high school and was directly involved with student mentoring, career counseling, and arranging internships. Dan has a thorough understanding of the financial aid process having worked with many private and public budgets and with the federal and state legislative process. Dan is eager to share his data and philosophy for not only finding the best academic match for you, but also finding the most cost effective method for funding your education.
Key Financial Researcher
BrenMar is fortunate to have Ellie Bouchard providing expert research on college financial services. Ellie is a totally current woman with a keen interest and passion for financial matters, a by-product from having worked in the financial industry of New York City.
Ellie has the knack for finding current and usable information which results in better data in the hands of BrenMar clients. After raising two children and grand parenting eight children, she feels compelled to share her resources with families who find this topic complex.
Petou and Popcorn
BrenMar's two boys are also involved with the college admissions process. Visiting campuses, riding in the car for many hours to reach the next college destination, staying in hotels, and being petted by coeds, if they are lucky, is a routine day for "the boys." Traipsing through campuses, some dog friendly and others not so dog friendly, we are a BrenMar "pack" who loves our work. If you like dogs, we are your boys, but if dogs are not your thing, than we truly understand and off we go.
Mary F. Lynch
Mary Simcock Lynch will be affectionately remembered as a joyful, intelligent, compassionate, caring friend, mother, sister and daughter. Mary's strong belief in family and friendships was exhibited in her creation of BrenMar Associates as well as her many leadership roles in the community and non-profit organizations. Mary was admired for her personal grace, wise counsel, generous spirit and beautiful warm smile. BrenMar's student-focused philosophy, success and future endeavors will continue to represent Mary's vision and passion for guiding young adults to personal and professional success. Mary's spirit will always be an integral part of BrenMar Associates. The many young lives Mary touched and the memories she created will impact others for years to come. We at BrenMar Associates are grateful for many years together as friends and business partners and for the positive impact Mary has had on our lives. Mary Simcock Lynch will always be my cherished friend and partner. December 3, 1954 - January 15, 2006