For nearly two decades, Wendy Richard Tilford has dedicated her life to helping families and students succeed academically. As an advisor, speaker, and well-known owner of a learning center in the Houston metroplex, Wendy is one of the most highly sought-after consultants and college counselors in Texas. Guided by a belief that education opens doors of opportunity, Wendy works daily to provide families and students with educational resources, programs, and strategies that create a strong foundation for life-long learning and future success.
After spending years in public policy, her transition to education was a natural progression. Her passion for teaching and leadership and her business savvy caught the attention of corporate leaders of the country’s foremost tutoring and test prep center. That corporation asked her to serve on its Franchise Advisory Council and later chose her to serve as its Greater Houston Co-op president. There, she led efforts to create strategic partnerships and increase brand awareness in Houston and the surrounding area.

While her professional accomplishments continued to grow, so did her desire to help more families develop a roadmap for academic success.

​Wendy is an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, and the Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling. She is a proud Texas Advisory Board of Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health member. Wendy serves as the business member representative for eight schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and is a member of HISD’s Shared Decision-Making Committee. She has also served on the board of directors for iWrite Literacy Organization and the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation – Ladies of Literacy Guild.