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Guidance Services Staff

Guidance Services StaffFrom Left to Right: Erik Smith, Mindy Tryon (Administrative Assistant), Tami Crabtree, Penny Buck (Administrative Assistant), Bryan Baker

Erik Smith - Director of Guidance

Erik Smith graduated from Taylor University in 1991 with a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He began his career at Heritage that fall. After teaching math and coaching for his first 10 years, Erik earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Butler University. He became the Director of Guidance in 2000 and gradually transitioned out of the math classroom. Erik is married with two children. He loves to help students identify their gifts and passions as they seek for God’s calling in their lives.

Tami Crabtree - Guidance Counselor

Tami Crabtree began working at Heritage in the Guidance Department in 2000. Prior to that she worked in admissions at Butler University, recruiting students for the Jordan College of Fine Arts. Tami earned a B.A. in Music Business from Anderson University and an M.A. in School Counseling at Butler. After college she worked in Arts Administration for the Indianapolis Opera and Dance Kaleidoscope. Tami has two children. Her daughter and husband both graduated from HCS.

Bryan Baker - Career/College Guidance Assistant

Bryan Baker graduated from Anderson University (B.A. in Business Management/Marketing in 2003, Teaching Graduate Program in 2010) and Indiana University (M.S. in Kinesiology in 2006). Bryan worked seven years in higher education, serving as an college admissions/transfer counselor at Anderson University, an academic advisor at Indiana Wesleyan University, and a campus recreation/football game-day operations assistant at Indiana University. He has taught various age groups (from kindergarten to college adjunct) and studied and taught overseas in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic for 3 years. Bryan and his wife Hardy have 2 children, Kyson and Kensley.