Our Team

Pamela Knezic


Pamela is the owner of Class 101-Central Wisconsin where her mission is to help students and families navigate the complex steps leading to successful and affordable college admission. Over the past 24 years, Class 101 has helped over 6,500 students earn over $482 million in scholarships, study and prepare over 15,000 ACT/SAT tests, and attend over 550 colleges around the world. In Central Wisconsin, Pamela works with freshmen through senior high school students, conducting one-on-one college planning, preparation for standardized tests, facilitating visits to universities across the country, and conducting financial aid workshops for families. In her first 6 months of Class 101 ownership, Pamela has secured almost $800,000 in scholarships for her four seniors and helped them receive 40 college acceptances. Headed into the 2022 college application season, Pamela is working with over a dozen rising seniors and is excited to make an even greater impact as Class 101 Central Wisconsin grows. Pamela earned her undergraduate degree in Materials and Logistics Management at Michigan State University and her MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. She was hired into the Global Management Development Program at Whirlpool Corporation where she trained and worked as an executive in the Brand Management and Product Development departments. Later, she became a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial, meeting with families to plan for their financial futures, including college planning. The mother of four children-one in college, one headed to college for the first time in the fall of 2021, and two more headed in that direction eventually-she understands the importance of working with a trusted college advisor. Pamela is excited to bring Class 101’s proven systems to more students in her area as Class 101 Central Wisconsin expands its reach with new college advisors, teachers, and an office space in the not-so-distant future.

Tim Knezic


Tim is an owner of Class 101-Central Wisconsin. “Mr. Tim,” as he is known, is our resident math expert, teaching both math and science during our ACT Test Prep classes. Mr. Tim is also very involved with students in all 4 grades of high school, helping them keep their math grades up, providing extra support when needed. Tim has a Bachelor and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Universityof Michigan as well as a career track record of success in organizations such as: Woodway USA ThermaStor, GE Energy, and Whirlpool Corporation. He currently works a day job as the Director of Engineering of A&B Process Systems, building a high performing engineering team, while moonlighting as a Class 101 Central Wisconsin expert in all things math related! We are so thankful for Mr. Tim’s expertise!

Hannah Rueber

Hannah Rueber is no stranger to working with students. From hosting internationals during her high school and college years, to working in weekly programs in Ireland, to coaching journalism interns, she’s connected with students of all ages and life circumstances. She spent her first three years after college in Ireland as the Communications Specialist for a non-profit organization, and her cross-cultural interactions enhanced her ability to connect with people.  As a college graduate (2016) and self-declared “word nerd,” Hannah is also the new Essay Specialist for Class 101 Central Wisconsin. Bringing her training, editing skills, and personal love of creative writing, she is excited to help Juniors and Seniors write and polish essays that will set them apart from their peers.  “Everyone deserves their own personal cheerleader, and I’m excited to be that person for the students of Class 101.”

Marion Vehlow

Marion went to school for administrative assistant secretarial. She was the assistant manager of Len Schmidt sporting goods for twelve years. She then worked radiology for three years before becoming a stay at home mom. She raised four sons and became very active in their elementary school. Marion started as a community member, then secretary and finally president of the PTO for ten years. Service in her community has always been important to Marion and she volunteers at her church and was head of the VBS program for six years. She has played instrumental roles in fundraising support for her sons' sports teams.
"I love what Central Wisconsin class 101 is doing for all of our students. I am very honored to be a part of this team."

Julie Trombley

Julie has a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Health and Human Development. She has taught the past 20 years in a variety of settings, including 6 years as an instructor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She left education to focus on her own start-up business, Mindfully Rooted, that offers wellness and life coaching focused on stress management. More recently, she has joined the team at Class 101 to bring her experience to our students! We are so excited about her passion for education which she delivers in a way that is mindful of students’ many priorities and busy schedules.  Her calming nature combined with excellence in teaching is a wonderful breath of fresh air in the world of college planning. Please join us in welcoming Julie to the team!

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Pamela Knezic



1720 Merrill Ave, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

Our Wausau Students Say It Best


Class 101 with Pamela has helped me be prepared and stay on track in the college planning process. Her one-on-one personal attention has ensured I stay focused on the important priorities. Pamela genuinely cares about my success and my future!

Jack Berens


By working with Class 101, I had a lot more options and opportunities at the end of the college admissions and scholarship process. In addition, having Pamela coach me kept me on task and helped me navigate the complex process without procrastinating or missing a step.

Audrianna Hackbarth


Class 101 has really helped me think about the future and the potential opportunities I can consider. I’m already improving my ACT score and many more academic goals. I also really like that I have someone besides my parents to talk to about college and the future.

Ellie McEvoy

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