Cate Talbot Ashton (, Associate Director

Cate graduated from Colby in 1980, where she completed the “ever-versatile” English major. Following graduation, she spent time working for a law firm in Boston, a psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an admissions counselor for Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, and going to graduate school at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Upon completing her masters in student affairs, Cate returned to Colby in the Career Center. Cate also earned a masters in library science through a distance education program provided in Maine by the University of South Carolina. Cate has two sons who successfully navigated the post-college transition in 2012. In her spare time she indulges in her interests in knitting, sewing, and reading.


Jordan M. Bell (, Assistant Director, Internships and Employer Relations

jmbelljpgJordan joined the Career Center in July 2014. He has previously worked with students and employers at two other institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with graduate-level management programs in Arts, Entertainment, Healthcare, Information Systems and Public Policy. He earned his B.S. in Television Production from Ohio University, and completed his M.Ed in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh. He is excited to bring this skill set to Colby College to connect students to experiential learning opportunities year-round. Jordan grew up in Winthrop, Maine and enjoys the Maine wilderness, most of the time looking for his golf ball.

tammiTammi-Lynn Hamm (, Administrative Secretary

Tammi joined the Career Center in August 2009. She received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in legal at Kennebec Valley Community College in 2002. Tammi brings more than 20 years of administrative assistant/office management experience. Tammi enjoys spending time with her family.

ericaErica L. Humphrey (, Associate Director of Employer Relations

Erica joined the Career Center in August 2009 and has worked at the College for over six years, having held a previous post in College Relations. Erica began her professional career working for a technology incubator/executive education firm, and since then, Erica has worked in the corporate and non-profit sectors, gaining experience in software development, marketing and public relations, program and project management, academic advising, and fundraising. In addition, she has developed her own Business Communications course which she has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at local colleges in the central Maine area. Erica earned a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine; a M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from Boston College; she has also earned her certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Erica was born and raised in Waterville, and in her free time enjoys hiking and the outdoors, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Erica is married and has two stepdaughters and a black lab pup.

Alisa M. Johnson (, Director

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Alisa recently joined the Career Center in July 2013.  She previously held several positions at Unity College in Unity, ME including Dean of Enrollment Management, Strategic Projects Coordinator and Assistant Dean/Director of Teacher Education. Alisa has also previously worked as a high school science teacher and laboratory technician.  She earned her B.A. at Wheaton College, MA in Biology and was a member of Tri Beta Kappa biological honor society; earned a M.A.T. in Education at the University of Maine Orono and a M.S. in Education, focusing on Enrollment Management from Capella University.  Alisa is also a summer fellow of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College for Higher Education Management, class of 2008.


Jim PeacockJim Peacock (, Career Counselor

Jim Peacock is the Owner of Peak-Careers Consulting which provides workshops, trainings, seminars, (both live and online) to career counselors, advisors, and any who provides career advising services. He works part time in the Colby College Career Center as a Career Counselor. He also provides career advising / coaching for adults who face what used to be called “retirement” to help them figure out how they want to spend their time and energy.



Sarah M. Whitfield (, Career Counselor

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Sarah joined the Career Center in July 2014 and graduated from Colby in 2009 with a major in Government. Following graduation, Sarah moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the non-profit Equal Justice Works alongside two fellow Colby alums and started co-leading the Colby Club of Washington, D.C. While getting her Master of Public Policy at American University, Sarah started working at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution. After more than three years at Brookings, she moved back to Maine where she was born and raised. Sarah is thrilled to be back in Maine and working for her alma mater. In her free time, she is looking forward to spending lots of time outside, particularly golfing and skiing.