About Us 2018-11-26T03:47:55+00:00


Michelle Linzy, Owner

Michelle Linzy, Owner

    • M.S., M.A., M.S., MFT, PPS
    • High School Counselor
    • Life & Educational Coach

I am Michelle Linzy, the owner of Ascending Higher LLC. I am very excited to bring you Ascending Higher.  I have spent over 25 years in Education both as a teacher (20+ years) and a High School Counselor.  As an MFT, I specialized in tween, teen and young adult challenges, issues, and situations. In addition, I am a mom to two daughters and I have helped them plan, prepare, and execute the strategies needed to become accepted into colleges and universities.

As a parent of two daughters who were college-bound, I understand how overwhelming it can be for families to navigate the pathway to higher education. There are numerous elements that are needed to achieve that goal, and understanding how all those pieces fit together can be confusing.  Ascending Higher is here to provide clarification, transparency, and enlightenment to the college acceptance process.

Ascending Higher associates are all certificated school counselors, with numerous years of experience propelling students into colleges and universities across the country. We love what we do and we can’t wait to serve you. Join us, WE GOT YOU.


Drew Bledsoe, Coach

      • B.A. Sociology – Saint Mary’s College of California
      • M.S., Educational Counseling, PPS. – University of Laverne
      • High School Counselor, Coach & Activities Director

I am Drew Bledsoe and I have been involved in education for the last 15 years as a Counselor, Coach and Director of Activities in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. I specialize in the three domains, of school counseling, Academic, College and Career and Social/Emotional. For the past thirteen years, I have been the NCAA liaison, as well as, a district point person for NCAA Student Athlete issues.
I have a vast amount of experience helping students from many different backgrounds and socio-economic situations, plan, prepare and move on to be successful at the college level. Being an instrument that assists in making that dream obtainable is a major passion of mine. I enjoy building meaningful relationships with students and their families, while helping them navigate the pathways to higher education. I have been successful with removing barriers for students seeking higher education in order to achieve their goals. This is the essence of Ascending Higher.