Meet the Counselors

John Capaccio

Interim Associate Vice President Enrollment Management

Elisha Creighton

Regional Admissions Counselor

Service Regions

Greater Los Angeles and Southern California

Five Fun Facts

  • I Google EVERYTHING!
  • I love nature! Yes, even the desert but the ocean and forest have my heart.
  • I went backpacking in Big Pine in 18 degree weather.
  • If I could eat one thing without any consequence it would be potatoes.
  • I like to watch Korean Dramas.

Vanessa Gonsalves

Admissions Counselor

Service Regions

San Diego and Inland Empire

Five Fun Facts

  • I am a proud Humboldt State Alum (14' Liberal Studies Elementary Education)
  • I had my own radio show on KRFH 105.5 FM here at HSU as a student
  • I enjoy outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking
  • I love to dance and enjoy popping into new dance classes around town here in Arcata
  • I am a huge foodie! I love trying new food so if any San Diego natives have any suggestions, send them my way

Tesia Johnson

Regional Admissions Counselor

Service Regions

Greater Bay Area and Northern California

Five Fun Facts

  • Played the violin from 3rd grade until my senior year in high school.
  • Belly dance is a passion of mine
  • Have two trophies for shooting pool
  • Have completed 3 (short distance) triathlons
  • Have trouble sleeping when I’m not near my dog, Sampson

Steve Ladwig

Interim Director