Counselor Bios

Danny Easley joined KCD as director of college counseling in 2007. Mr. Easley earned his bachelor’s degree in government and his master’s in education from the University of Notre Dame. Most recently, Mr. Easley served as the associate director of admissions at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was responsible for supervising and coordinating the functions of the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Before joining Georgia Tech, he worked as an admission counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Easley has served as a member of the Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Review Committee as well as a charter member of the Georgia ACT Advisory Board. He is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling, and the Kentucky Association for Secondary and College Admission Counseling.

D PickenDary Picken joined the KCD community as a college counselor and English teacher in 2012. Dary received his bachelor's degree in English from Centre College and his master's degree in English literature from the University of Alabama. He later worked as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions at Centre from 2006–2008. He worked at Tuscaloosa Academy, an NAIS independent school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, teaching AP English Literature and senior English.