Meet The Team

Vision Statement

My vision is to help others with career choice, personal growth, and fundamental business and leadership building by providing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, the Strong Interest Inventory® instrument, the FIRO-B® instrument, and the TKI instrument at an affordable price and with interpretive care on a global scale.

About Jonathan Bollag


Jonathan Bollag, president and owner, has immersed himself in the study of career and life coaching. He excels at translating an individual’s specific interests, preferences, and needs into a rich and fulfilling work and personal life, and in providing direction for those seeking a new professional career. His fields of study have included clinical psychology, business management, and executive coaching.

While attending Lewis and Clark College, Jonathan was influenced by a psychological laboratory class based on B.F. Skinner’s theory of behavior reinforcement — that when behavior is reinforced, it tends to continue and repeat. This theory laid the foundation for his approach to personal development: that in taking positive steps for yourself and your career, you will be rewarded with more positive opportunities.

Additionally, Jonathan is a CPP Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner Administrator. CPP is the only publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and its certification programs are highly regarded as the best preparatory programs in the field today.

Qualifications:

  • Lewis & Clark College Portland, Oregon: Psychology Major.
  • Antioch University Santa Barbara, California: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • University of Phoenix: Master of Business Administration, 3.9 GPA
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Certified CPP Practitioner
  • Strong® Interest Inventory® Certified CPP Practitioner
  • California Southern University: Masters level psychology coursework in Psychological Tests & Measurements and Professional Ethics. 4.0 GPA
  • Kaplan University: Executive Coaching Certificate
  • Associate member of the American Psychological Association
  • Ten years of practical on-the-job experience in human resources

About Susan Monto Cochrane

susan-cochrane-bio-photoSusan Cochrane, Assessment Interpreter and Resume Writer, has been employed in career counseling and Human Resources for over a 30-year span.  She has aided students at the university and community college level with initial career exploration as well as those in the pursuit of a career change. Additionally, Susan has a background in sales with IBM and Xerox, as well as university work with University of California Santa Barbara, Westminster College, and Youngstown State University where she focused on teaching, training and development, and career guidance. She has managed high tech recruiting nationally and internationally.  Additionally, Susan served as a Vice-President in banking while also functioning as an outplacement analyst for top executives. Most recently, Susan has managed at a high-level in corporate Human Resources for an international quick service restaurant chain. Adding to her experience, Susan has owned and operated a private practice in career counseling. In her free time, Susan enjoys the practice of Tai Chi as well as Pilates and aerobics.

Qualifications:

  • Boston University, Boston, Mass: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Westminster College New Wilmington, PA.: Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling
  • Lifetime California Community College Counseling Credential
  • Lifetime Massachusetts Teaching Certificate
  • 30 Years High-Level Human Resource Corporate Experience
  • High-level National and International Corporate experience in Recruiting & Outplacement Services
  • 25 Years Career Counseling and Guidance Experience on the college and private practice levels
  • University Teaching, Training & Development Experience
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified CPP Administrator
  • Qualified Interpreter of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Strong Interest Inventory®, FIRO-B® & FIRO® Business Administration

About Geeta Aneja

Geeta Aneja, Technical Writer, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than 10 years of experience in corporate development and higher education. In the last two years, she has designed cutting-edge curricula for corporate clients in a range of industries including industrial insurance, collision repair, and food service. Prior to that, she lectured at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and founded Ivy Academic Consultants, a consultancy which provides personalized academic coaching for current and aspiring students seeking to earn admission into their dream schools and maintain their academic performance once they get there. She has taught English in Hong Kong, Peru, and India, and is a voracious traveler and reader.

Qualifications:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: Doctorate of Educational Linguistics
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: Masters in Education, TESOL
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: BS, Psychology
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: BA, Linguistics
  • 2 years Corporate Learning and Development
  • 8 years Experience as an Independent University Admissions Coach
  • 5 years Teaching Experience at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
  • 3 years experience as a University lecturer and teaching assistant
  • 2 years experience teaching overseas (Hong Kong, Peru, India)

About Sam Atkinson-Nicolls

Sam Atkinson-Nicolls, Digital Marketing Manager, began with Career assessment Site in 2019, following 20 years of service in the hospitality industry. Sam has always had a passion for Psychology and brings a “people first” mentality to our team. She is utilizing her background in hotel and restaurant management as a tool to improve SEO while establishing superior customer relationships. She is building business communication connections, offering product assistance, and finds it important to set aside time every day for education.

Qualifications

  • Western Iowa Technology: Associates of Applied Sciences
  • University of Phoenix: Hospitality Management & Applied Psychology (Media and Technology)
  • 15 years of Experience with Sales and Marketing, Administration, Accounting, and Human Resources
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator® CPP Certified Practitioner
  • Technical Writer for Career Assessment Site
  • Head of Digital Marketing for Career Assessment Site

About Rika Capper

Photo of Rika CapperRika Capper, Head of Operations and Strong Interest Inventory® Interpreter, has been a welcome addition to our team. Rika has been with Career Assessment Site since 2018. While pursuing a Communications Degree at the University of Santa Barbara, Rika has been an advocate for self-discovery and personal growth, lending her skills and direction to help others discover an occupation that they are passionate about. Currently, Rika is furthering her education as she undertakes her Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certification as a Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment interpreter. She envisions to be of substantial support to those in High School, College or those who are actively pursuing a new career or those at a career crossroads.

Qualifications

  • B.A. Communications Candidate: University of California Santa Barbara. Minor in Environmental Studies.
  • Strong Interest Inventory® CPP Certified Practitioner
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator® CPP Certified Practitioner in Training
  • Oversaw and Managed operations for an environmentally focused start-up
  • 5 years Customer Service and Hospitality
  • 4 Years High-End Sales and Marketing Experience
  • 3 Years Administrative Experience

About Sparkos Merriman

Sparkos Merriman, Vice President of Business Operations and Expert Assessment Interpreter, started with Career Assessment Site in 2014 and has been with the company ever since. With a vast entrepreneurial and customer service background, Sparkos has created three successful businesses and has learned to work with individuals and corporations alike. His keen sensitivity to others has made him ideal and popular as an interpreter, working with clients on assessments such as The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II, and The Strong Interest Inventory®. Sparkos brings great emotional wealth and intelligence to the team as he continues to grow in the endeavor of providing interpretive care to a customer base that continues to grow daily.  

Additionally, Sparkos provides a unique perspective to clients through his upbringing as he sailed the world from a young age to places such as Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti making him adverse in cross cultural understanding and has been instrumental in the growth and cultivation of the “people person” he is today. His love for nature, the ocean and the outdoors has given him the gift of patience, sensitivity and sincerity to all he comes in contact with.

Qualifications:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator® CPP Certified Practitioner
  • Strong Interest Inventory® CPP Certified Practitioner
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II™ CPP Certified Practitioner
  • Four years Business Operations Experience
  • Four Years Customer Relations Experience