Erik Bertelsen


Enrollment Consultant

With admission experience in several colleges and independent schools Erik, a former “Counselor of the Year” in Massachusetts, brings a rich and varied background in education to the Baker Group. 

Erik has worked in the college admission offices at Williams College, Bates College  and Colby College. His  most recent independent school admission experience was at Pomfret School in CT, as the Assistant Head of School where he managed both the admission and college counseling offices.  

As a college counselor with more than 25 years of experience (Belmont Hill School, Buffalo Seminary, Pomfret School, and the White Mountain School), Erik has served as a faculty member, mentor, and presenter at numerous regional and national conferences and workshops. He has visited hundreds of college campuses, meeting with admission personnel, faculty, and students. In his role as a senior level admission officer at Bates, Colby, and Williams, he was a major contributor to  three highly successful programs and learned important college enrollment management practices which he has successfully translated to independent schools.  Erik has led admission teams to achieve unprecedented success in highly competitive markets, consistently meeting and exceeding the school’s goals. Regardless of the venue, he has been consistently noted for his leadership, his thoughtfulness, and his steady approach.