Meet Our Staff



Brian Post
Director

Earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Secondary Education from SUNY Potsdam and his Master of Science Degree in Education Administration from SUNY Plattsburgh. He joined Upward Bound in 2009.

Contact: brian.post@plattsburgh.edu




Julie Coon
Counselor

Earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and her Master's degree in School Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2011. She serves as the Counselor for the Beekmantown, Chateaugay, Chazy, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh schools. Julie joined Upward Bound in January of 2007.

Contact: julie.coon@plattsburgh.edu






Matt Wagar
Counselor

Earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and his Master's in School Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh. He serves as the Counselor for the Franklin Academy, Northern Adirondack, Northeastern Clinton, and Peru schools. Matt joined Upward Bound in May of 2012.

Contact: matthew.wagar@plattsburgh.edu






Jennifer Curry
Counselor

Earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh and her Master's degree from Walden University. She serves as Counselor for Au Sable Valley, Brushton-Moira, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Seton, Saranac, Saranac Lake, St. Regis Falls, and Tupper Lake schools. Jenn joined Upward Bound in October of 2014.

Contact: jennifer.curry@plattsburgh.edu






Jaye Riddle
Senior Administrative Assistant

Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. After teaching Kindergarten for 5 years, she pursued studies in Business and has over 20 years experience in the clerical/administrative field. Jaye has been with Upward Bound since 2001.

Contact: riddleac@plattsburgh.edu






Christine Devins
Administrative Assistant

Earned her Associate's degree from Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. She joined Upward Bound in December, 2009.

Contact: cdevi001@plattsburgh.edu