How I can help you
I help enthusiastic entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground and hard-working small business owners make their businesses more profitable and have more fun while doing it. As the owner of a small chain of child care centers with six locations and over 200 employees, I learned what it takes to run a profitable small business. I had to do it all, just like you - marketing, branding, human resources, finance, payroll, operations, social media, leadership, technology and customer service. . . and fix the overflowing toilet occasionally too.
If we work together through SCORE, you can expect me to ask good questions, help you solidify your goals, and assist you in finding the tools you need to get there. With over 25 years experience in businesses large and small and specific expertise in child care, retail and the restaurant industry, my personal passions include leadership development, diversity & inclusion work, non-profit leadership and helping others succeed.
Owner & Executive Director, Prime Time Early Learning Centers, 2015 - 2019
Owner and operator of a small chain of six child care centers serving over 800 children and families with a staff of over 200 and annual revenue of $8mm. Spent five years upgrading and improving all aspects of operations and sold the business in 2019.
Regional Retail Director, Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI), 2000 – 2015
Led all operations for 16 retail stores with staff of over 1000 and annual revenue of over $250mm.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Business Operations
- Human Resources & Internal Communications
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
- Accommodation & Food Services
- Retail & Wholesale Trade
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
MS, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
BS, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio