EVIT Counseling Office

The EVIT Counseling Department is changing lives, loving our students and serving our community by meeting their social, emotional  and academic needs.


Lori Rich is a counselor on both the Main and Power Road EVIT campuses.  She is the counselor for Cosmetology at both campuses.  She is also the counselor at Main campus for Aesthetics, Banking, Barbering, culinary/Baking, Early childhood education, Fashion Design and interior Design.  Please contact her at 480-461-4166 or [email protected].
Jake Hansen
(M.Ed.) has degrees in both Psychology and Education and has worked in the field of education and youth development since 2001. He has served in a variety of capacities such as teaching, coaching, social work, workforce development and counseling. He is particularly passionate about CTE because he believes it serves an under-served population of students with skills and capabilities that deserve to be nurtured and celebrated.

Jake Hansen is a counselor on the Main EVIT campus. He is the counselor for the following programs: 3D Animation, Automotive, Collision repair, Construction, Graphic Design, HVAC, ITEC, Plumbing, Radio, Video Productions, and Welding. Please contact him at 480-461-4161 or [email protected].

Cassi Perez (M.S.) has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from Grand Canyon University. In addition, she is currently working on her Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree as well. She is very familiar with EVIT and our Mission, being our former EVIT Recruiter for the last three years. Trained in career placement, CTE programs, social-emotional needs, and providing students hope, she is eager to work with our families in the EVIT communities.

Cassi Perez is the counselor at the Power Campus for the following programs: Cosmetology, Future Engineering, and Medical Assistant. Please contact her at (480) 308-4633 or [email protected].

David Pullman (M.Ed.) has been involved in education for over 25 years, the last 15 as a School Counselor at EVIT. David has earned a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from San Jose State University, and in addition to his Counseling responsibilities, David specializes in CTE, working with 11th and 12th graders.  His tasks include career placement, monitoring Community College dual enrollment partnerships, and promoting CTE programs with students, parents, and high school counselors.

David Pullman is a counselor at the EVIT Power Road campus. He is a the counselor for Aviation, Future Engineers, Nurse Assistant and Veterinary Assistant programs as well as Dual Enrollment. Please contact him at 480-308-4607 or [email protected].

  Joyce Eagar-Lemons (M.A.) has enjoyed being a school counselor for over 20 years.  She has worked extensively with at risk, under-represented, under prepared and minority students.  Joyce earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver.  She is excited to be  to be working with the students, staff, parents and community at EVIT.

Joyce Eagar-Lemons is the counselor for the following programs on the Main campus: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and all Health Services programs.  Please contact her at 480-461-4159 or [email protected].