Meet our staff


Shary Browne '10

Senior Admissions Counselor

Shary is a Pine Manor Alumna of the class of 2010 and from Mattapan in Boston, MA. She studied Management and Organizational Change at PMC and continued her education receiving a Masters of Science in Management from Emmanuel College. Shary worked for Granite Telecommunications, a technology company that focuses on providing companies with communications solutions – there, Shary continued to develop her professional skill set. In her career, she developed a specific focus on relationship building, effective communication and critical thinking. Upon receiving her master’s degree Shary decided to come back to Pine Manor to share her experiences with other prospective students while assisting with the student development process. Shary enjoys counseling students and advocating on their behalf and in her spare time she enjoys reading.


Robert Nelson

Admissions Counselor

Robert Nelson is a New York native and 2013 Keystone College graduate. He graduated with a BA in Communications while competing as a member of the Men’s Basketball Team. During his playing career, he was awarded the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Sportsmanship Award and helped his team to back-to-back conference championship appearances. After college, Robert worked for PakCom Incorporated as a Project Manager. PakCom is a promotional products and fulfillment company located in Waltham, MA. At Pakcom he was responsible for managing client marketing campaigns and overseeing the fulfillment team. Robert is also the Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach at Pine Manor. His main responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring the young student athletes. Robert is excited about his role as an admissions counselor at PMC. He enjoys the close family environment the institution provides and hopes to ease the transition into college for high school students.


Evan O’Brien

Admissions Counselor

Evan O’Brien first arrived at Pine Manor in 2014 in the Athletics Department where he served as Assistant Men’s Basketball and Assistant Softball Coach. Now in his additional role as Admissions Counselor, Evan brings with him over ten years of experience working in a collegiate environment and helping match students with the right institutions at which they can strive and be successful. He received his Master’s in Business Administration in 2005, as well as his undergraduate degree in Government in 2002, from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. As part of his graduate program, Evan spent the 2005 NBA season as an Intern in the Boston Celtics Media Relations Department. Since then, he has held administrative positions at several local institutions including Suffolk University and Lasell College. Evan also served as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at nearby Newbury College and later as Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Framingham State University. During his time at Newbury College, Evan also served as an adjunct professor in their Business Department.