Our Staff

Jean SalzerDirectorCareer Planning & Resource Center262-993-6762jeano@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128


Lauren LessacAssociate Director of Career Counseling & Academic PartnershipsCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-5366lpeyton@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128


Linda WalkerSenior Career CounselorCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486walkel@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128


Kamara JacksonAssociate Director of Employer RelationsCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-5367jacksokc@uwm.eduMellencamp 128


Olivia Cross-McCantsEmployer Relations Specialist & Career AdvisorCareer Planning & Resource Center(414) 229-4486orcross@uwm.eduMellencamp 128


Ericka StarkEmployer Relations Specialist & Career AdvisorCareer Planning & Resource Center(414) 229-4486oakfield@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

Hi!  My name is Ericka Stark, and as an Employer Relations Specialist I help on-campus employers recruit, retain, and promote the best student employees for their department. I also help CPaRC manage their budget and business operations.

I’m a proud UWM grad with a long career in Higher Ed.  I love working with staff & students and building meaningful relationships that make the University a great place to work, study, and play!  If you are looking for ways to improve your student hiring process; email, call, or stop in to see me, my door is always open and I’m ready to help!


Kaitlyn RajchelCareer AdvisorCareer Planning & Resource Center414-251-6621rajchelk@uwm.eduMellencamp

Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Rajchel. As a Career Counselor, I support students virtually on their career journey at our university. Career Counseling can include, but is not limited to: major exploration, job search, resumes & cover letters and interview prep. I am excited to have a job that I am passionate about, as I'm eager to provide career resources to students.


Luke KoltunWeb DeveloperCareer Planning & Resource Center414-791-4495lakoltun@uwm.eduVirtual

Hello, my name is Luke Koltun. I'm currently a Sophomore majoring in Information Studies(BS) and Computer Science(BA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I'm a student worker as the web developer for the CPaRC team. I'm highly motivated to absorb new skills in web development, security, networking, and my favorite programming! During my free time, I run my own business and do professional freelance work. I like to believe that staying active in your career from all perspectives helps you grow faster. Learn more about me below!

Learn more about me: Lukekoltun.com
Check out my company: Webhost.sh


Kelly MaassCareer AdvisorCareer Planning & Resource Center kcunrath@uwm.eduMellencamp

Hello! My name is Kelly Maass. I am a Grad Student working at CPaRC while pursuing my Masters in Administrative Leadership in the ACHEA program. I am very excited to be pursuing this new career path in higher education after teaching Science and Social Studies as a middle school educator for ten years. I always told my students to follow their dreams and pursue the jobs and careers that they felt a connection to and am doing the same. Within the CPaRC office, my goal is to connect every student with the program, career and resources that resonate with who they are and what they need to be successful and passionate about their studies and profession. I love working with students to craft their resumes, cover letters, and application materials.


Peyton HuebnerCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486huebnerp@uwm.eduMellencamp 128


Jamie SparksCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486sparksjl@uwm.eduMellencamp 128


Rhiannon RuffnerMarketing InternCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486rruffner@uwm.eduMellencamp 128