Our Team

25 years of Educational Consulting  = THE AHRENS ADVANTAGE

Keith Ahrens

Owner & Senior Managing Partner​

Partner.  I strive to develop partnerships with schools, administrators  and teachers. I know our customer care and knowledge will arm those teachers and administrators with resources and programs to positively impact children.  As an educational consultant for over 20 years, working with companies such as National Geographic, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin, I'm eager to analyze your needs, offer complementary resources and help you get the best products for your budget -- and for your students. 

I live in the Fox Valley with a my wife Elisa and two daughters Olivia (16) and Andie (14). Growing up in Wisconsin I have a good handle on our school systems, budgets, and educational priorities.  I pride myself in taking the time to listen to your needs, understand your goals and recommend the right resources.  If I don't have them, I'll refer you to someone that does.  

Sean Carosello 

Sales Consultant and Manager, Minnesota and Nebraska 

 Partner and Builder. Growing up in a family of teachers, I have always believed in the valuable and essential work done in the classroom. I have spent the last 8 years as a dedicated partner to the educators I work with, providing solutions to help them realize the goals they have set for their students' success. As a lifelong learner (and voracious reader) myself, I am deeply passionate about education in all of the forms it takes, and understand that instruction is not a "one size fits all" endeavor. I am committed to connecting you with the resources you need to build our future.

Melissa Hoff 

Sales Associate- Wisconsin and Iowa

 Connector. When I was young, I knew I wanted to be a teacher and a Mom. I have a degree in Exceptional Education with a Specialization in Emotional Disturbance. Over the course of 25 years I have taught in the Appleton Area School District as an Autism Specialist, stayed at home with my girls, worked as a Behavioral Consultant at a facility for children and adults with special needs, and a Parent Educator for a nonprofit organization. Working for Ahrens Education Group allows me to feel connected to education and family.

I have two daughters; Olivia (19) attends UW-LaCrosse and Evelyn (16) is a Sophomore in high school. Last but not least, we have Rue (10), our German Short Haired Pointer. 

Maggie Carosello 

Sales Associate- Minnesota and Nebraska 

 Connector. Growing up in a large family of teachers, the importance and value of education was instilled in me from an early age. My passion for helping others led me to get a degree in Social Work, and while working in a women’s resource center I learned first-hand how important the access to quality education is to our communities. I passionately believe that everyone has a right to a proper, comprehensive education and I am grateful to be able to bring this belief to the work I do.


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