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Our Team


Our Team

John Russo

The Prep Guy

Founder and CEO

Prep U4 Success™ was born out of the experience its creator John Russo gained from his prior career in New York. In that capacity, John worked closely with colleges and universities as well as high school counselor associations. John provided college admissions and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops for major organizations such as the New York State STEP program, the Long Island STEM Hub, the New York State School Counselors Association as well as local universities, multiple minority groups, and high schools offering parent workshops. In addition, John created an educational resource guide for the Cradle of Aviation in Long Island and has been one of the judges for STEM student poster competitions in both New York and here in North Carolina.

JoAnn Russo


JoAnn is the spirit “behind the scenes” of Prep U4 Success.  With over 30 years of experience in leadership, customer service, training, and coaching, as well as being a working mother of three, JoAnn fully understands the juggling acts faced by families in today’s busy world.  Her experience developing new products was key to the inception and development of the Prep U4 Success College Admissions workshops and workbook. 

You have the questions - We have the answers!

Our workbook, workshop and consultations will offer you just that.