About Us

Everett Evaluation has been a leader in qualitative research methods and evaluation for over 20 years, focusing on the improvement of programs and initiatives in education as well as in other non-profit sectors. We have extensive experience using qualitative research methods to gather information, analyze data, and make effective decisions.

Meet The Team

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Kristin Everett

Owner & Principal Evaluator

Dr. Kristin Everett is the founder and principal evaluator at Everett Evaluation. With 20 years of professional experience as an evaluator and researcher, she uses her expertise in evaluation and research methods and her background in education to improve programs and experiences across educational and non-profit sectors. 

After beginning her career as a classroom teacher, she transitioned to program evaluation, working with non-profit organizations, universities, and school districts. She was the senior research associate at Western Michigan University, where she evaluated programs such as STEM education, engineering education, early childhood programming, literacy education, ATOD programming, after-school,, health and nutrition education, and professional development.

Now running Everett Evaluation, Kristin offers collaborative, data-driven evaluation, research and analysis for organizations of all sizes. Skilled in research methods, project management, and reporting, she distills complex data into actionable steps to improve and enhance organizational performance and experience.  She looks forward to partnering with your organization to meet your strategic goals.  

Some of her past clients include Purdue University and Southwest MiSTEM. Past projects include CISTAR, an NSF funded Engineering Research Center (ERC), 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, National Science Foundation (NSF), Math and Science Partnership (MSP), and Michigan Department of Education.

Dr. Everett earned her M.A. and Ph. D in evaluation, measurement, and research from Western Michigan University where she also taught and mentored graduate students in research methods.

Associate Consultants

Robert Ruhf, PhD

Robert Ruhf is an independent consultant with Quality Eval, LLC. He has managed the evaluation efforts of various K-12 and college/university-level math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) education projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has over 16 years of experience in evaluation work. Robert received a PhD in Science Education from Western Michigan University in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Central Michigan University in 1998.

Andrea Allen, PhD

Andrea Allen brings many years of culturally responsive evaluation experience to the team via her PhD training in cultural anthropology and work as an international development practitioner and researcher in Latin America and Africa. Her lived experience includes residing and working in low-resource communities and collaborating with community-based organizations, along with larger nonprofits and firms. Andrea has recently strengthened her portfolio of skills in current approaches to culturally responsive and racially equitable evaluation and local antiracism workshops, together with rigorous self-reflection on how to become an anti-racist white person and business owner of AC Insights, LLC.

Alycia Sterenberg-Mahon

Alycia Sterenberg Mahon is a doctoral candidate in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research program at Western Michigan University with a focus on research design and evaluation. Alycia has experience assisting with federally funded grants, including the Science And Integrated Language (SAIL) On grant funded by NSF and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) funded by the U.S. Department of Ed; as well as various independent projects. She has skills in research design, strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting, and instrument development, and is certified by the What Works Clearinghouse in both Group Design and Single Case Design Standards. With a background in music therapy, her research focuses on clearinghouses and how this in turn, informs clinical practice as well as policy. She holds a M.M. in music therapy as well as a B.M. in music therapy, and a B.S. in psychology.

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