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Talking about myself....isn't this always the hardest part?  It's tough to try to tell others about ourselves without seeming to brag, be attention-seeking, or self-serving.  Oh well, here goes....


Professionally, I am a business consultant and forever an entrepreneur.  As an advisor with the Florida SBDC (Small Business Development Center), I consult with existing and prospective small business owners in Nassau County, FL on all things about small business.  Here are just a few of the areas on which I work with my clients - marketing, finance, strategic planning, writing business plans, starting a business, social media, hiring and firing, getting a bank or SBA loan, and how to grow a business.  One of the things I love about the SBDC is that every day contains different sets of challenges and opportunities for my clients and I get to help them succeed and achieve their goals.  

As An Entrepreneur

I have a passion for entrepreneurship and love all the activities involved in that life path.  Helping others achieve goals is something at which I excel.  And sharing great resources, "hacks", tidbits of information that can help others in their life journey is what gives me an adrenaline rush.  As such, I consume quite a bit of information daily.  In fact, due to my various activities, I am fortunate to have access to loads and loads of fantastic information and tools.  I made my New Year's Resolution for 2020 to be better at getting that information out -  hence I finally launched this website!  My perfect work environment is helping others bring their dreams or ideas to fruition.  

These values envelope my personal philosophy and are reflected in how I provide solutions and deliver value to others.  I prefer concise, meaty, and honest dialogue, output, and results.  Time is precious and I am always hyper-aware of the valuable time my clients spend with me.  I work to get the best results in an efficient amount of time.  In this, you can always count on me.

Pragmatic       Inspiring       Reliable

Me & My Family

A few personal things about me:  1) I am so honored to have an amazing family and 2) my family is big and fun!  I am married to Dirk, who I describe to others as "the world's nicest person.", which he truly is.  Everybody loves him, I was lucky enough to get him.  Dirk and I share five children between us and quite frankly we are so dang blessed.  While each of us is very different in our own rights, it's a wonderful mix of personalities, wit, abilities, and love.  Our children are young adults and let me just say that having a family dinner together is one of the most enjoyable times one can have.  Just try to get a word in edgewise and the belly laughs are guaranteed.  Dirk and I love watching them grow and mature and we are so proud of the citizens they have grown up to become.

In General

I spend some of my leisure time as a member of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.  We meet at 7:15am one day a week and even at that early hour, they are a lively and fun group!  And it's amazing the things we accomplish for our community and for others around the world.  

Those who know me best know that I am a non-stop worker with a head for business and a passion for achieving goals.  I am highly organized and I am a planner.  If I have been given an assignment or objective, it is almost unbearable for me to not complete it (for work or for play).   I like to work from facts and I love to learn.  

My definition of a perfect evening is having a terrific dinner (that Dirk has grilled) with friends and family at our house and enjoying the lovely north Florida weather.  Finish that dinner with something sweet - I have an insatiable sweet tooth - and I'm fulfilled!  We live on an island, which we truly believe is our own slice of paradise.  And we simply adore our dog, Bear (seen below as a puppy and as the handsome and spoiled brute that he is today.

I do love helping people, especially those who are committed and willing to work hard.  If you want to know more about my background I suggest you look me up on my LinkedIn profile.  And by all means, feel free to email me! 

I look forward to hearing from you!.