Located in Birmingham, AL, Ginger Mayfield is an Independent College Advisor who is
committed to helping families approach and navigate the college admissions process with
purpose and confidence.
Ginger’s passion for helping students and families started a young age after watching her
father, Cleve Latham, start the college guidance office at the McCallie School in the late 1970s.
For two decades, he changed the course of young men’s lives by offering them personalized
and comprehensive college guidance. Watching her father at work taught Ginger that there are
many exciting paths after high school and that finding a college that is a good fit for a student is
critical to academic success and emotional health.
After graduating from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN in 2001 and earning an
undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, Ginger began to purse a Masters in Counseling
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. With this degree, she was then able to follow in
her father’s footsteps and work as a college guidance counselor in a school setting. Soon after,
she and her husband, Tommy, started a joint venture together helping parents and co-founded
Wyndy, a mobile app that connects parents and college babysitters.
Ginger is now excited to be back in the college admissions process and is excited to help
students and families through Mayfield College Advising. Ginger is an Associate Member of the
Independent Educational Consultants Association and a Provisional Member of the Higher
Education Consultants Association. She participates in several conferences and tours a year to
stay up to date on college admissions trends. She visits 25 colleges per year. Ginger is married
to Tommy Mayfield and they have two daughters, Polly and Louise.