Meet The Team
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® and CPP Strong Interest Inventory® Certified Practitioner Administrator. CPP is the only publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory®, and its certification programs are highly regarded as the best preparatory programs in the field today.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator® CPP Certified Practitioner
- Strong Interest Inventory® CPP Certified Practitioner
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II™ CPP Certified Practitioner
- FIRO-B CPP Certified Practitioner
- FIRO Business CPP Certified Practitioner
- Four years Business Operations Experience
- Four Years Customer Relations Experience
About Kaleb Curtis
Kaleb Curtis, Interpreter in Training, has had a keen sense for adventure, since a young age. Once graduating High School, driven to understand cross cultural communication and society, he began traveling the world to places such as India, Nepal, South Africa Ireland and Scotland where he cemented his belief in that effective communication is the most vital skill one can obtain. Kaleb believes in giving back to his community and engages in as much community service as he can make the time.
- Santa Barbara City College Chemistry Major
- UCLA Biochemistry candidate
- Community Service – The Unity Shoppe
- Community Service – Storyteller Children’s Center
More about The Unity Shoppe:
The Unity Shoppe’s Central Distribution Facility serves the low-income clients of 300 non-profit organizations, social service agencies, churches, schools and hospitals. Over 22,000 individual people are referred for food, clothing, school supplies, furniture and basic necessities. Over 70,000 visits are made yearly by low-income families, children the elderly and the disabled. This collaboration prevents duplication of services and people being served by multiple places. People in need can rely on a consistent facility where they can receive a fair allotment of better merchandise year-round. The free clothing and grocery store allows clients to shop with dignity for the things they need and prevents wasteful handouts that may not be needed. This is a community project of staggering proportions. We share what we have with everyone that needs our services. We believe in preventing serious problems for the families we serve and our community.
More about Storyteller Children’s Center:
Storyteller Children’s Center is a therapeutic preschool that provides high-quality early childhood education for homeless and at-risk children in Santa Barbara County, as well as comprehensive support services for their families.