After nearly twenty-eight years in the college admission and college counseling professions, Lloyd Thacker left his counseling job in February 2004 to edit and publish College Unranked and to establish the Education Conservancy. Lloyd received degrees in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego and the University of California at Davis. He works as a consultant, public speaker, fundraiser, writer and organizer. Lloyd lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Lori, and their two sons. He enjoys playing music, building furniture, cooking, gardening and playing with his kids.