Cate CATE TALBOT ASHTON (ctashton@colby.edu), 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.
Tammi TAMMI-LYNN HAMM (tlhamm@colby.edu, 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.
Erica ERICA L. HUMPHREY (Erica.Humphrey@colby.edu), 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 (ajohnson@colby.edu), Director
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 a also summer fellow of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College for Higher Education Management, class of 2008.
Jim Peacock (jpeacock@colby.edu), 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.