Over 60 Years of Experience

Our EduPlanners team participates in regular professional development at conferences and seminars. We visit schools, colleges, and therapeutic facilities each year to stay up-to-date on curriculum, campus services, admission practices, therapists and experiential programs.

EduPlanners does not receive compensation or commissions from any schools or programs.


Brenda Loringer

Brenda Loringer is the Owner of EduPlanners and lead educational consultant. Since 1988, she has worked in the field of mental and behavioral healthcare, working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with myriad emotional and behavioral health issues. Her own experience as an “out of the box” learner and struggles as a teen give her an unusual and insightful perspective when working with young people and their families.

Brenda’s career began in the San Francisco Bay Area working for a small behavioral health and substance abuse facility that would eventually, by acquisitions, grow into the largest provider of substance and mental health provider in the country. Believing in the need for smaller, independent programming, Brenda sought to provide options for families in Clinical Outreach roles for some of the top providers in the field.  Along the way, she became a Certified Addiction Specialist and trained alongside some of the leaders in Family Intervention. In 2004, Brenda joined the largest consulting firm in the Bay Area and found her passion in assisting families develop long term plans for their students individual needs. 

Brenda was recruited to EduPlanners in 2012 and after falling in love with all that Nashville has to offer, moved permanently and took ownership in early 2015. She is consistently traveling throughout the country to visit and evaluate boarding schools, day schools and therapeutic program options that exist for all types of students, from young children to young adults.

Brenda’s two children are thriving young adults living independently, so there is room for the two dogs and cat that she and her husband spend most of their free time with. 


kim maphis early

Kim Maphis Early brings over thirty years of experience with youth and young adults to her role at EduPlanners. She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), as well as the Southern Association of College Admission Counselors (SACAC).

She has worked in a variety of roles in higher education, as a director of admissions and student services, an academic dean and as the faculty chair of an admissions committee. Her research and writing focuses on student indebtedness and for several years she was a representative on the national Graduate and Professional Student Financial Aid Council.