The KCC Team






Janice Kloess – Owner

Originally from Maryland, and a graduate of East Carolina University with a BSBA in Accounting, Janice began her career in Washington, DC with BDO Seidman. Her career path led her to David C. Cooper & Associates, a professional recruiting firm. There she focused on matching skills and personalities with a client’s hiring needs. Janice’s success at finding the “right fit” and her passion for helping people find their perfect career track is what led her into educational consulting. Janice is a CPA and has completed and received her certification in College Counseling through UCLA. Her wide view of career possibilities has proven to be a valuable asset to students and parents as they search for and identify college options. 




Kathy Wisneski – Consultant

Kathy earned her B.A. in Education from Furman University and went on to receive her M.S. in Special Education from Georgia State University. She began her teaching career with Cobb County Schools and has 16 years of experience in both public and private school classroom settings. Kathy assists Janice by meeting one-on-one with students during the search and selection process to help clients find the best matches for their academic and professional goals. She provides guidance with essays as well as helping students reflect their best self on college applications.



Whitney Hardeman – Consultant

Whitney earned a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in families from Georgia State University. She then moved to Virginia where she received a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Whitney gained counseling experience at a residential group home for children and teenagers in crisis in Richmond, Virginia. She is trained in mental health counseling, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, and career counseling. She recently moved to Atlanta where she began working as a college counselor. Whitney works with Janice and Kathy with one-on-one meetings as well as the overall matching process. Whitney is also available for discussing high school/college related stress, anxiety management, and coping mechanisms.