21 Years-Expertise in Non-Profit Sector Start-up and Conversion of existing Non-pofit to 501c3, Senior Leadership Positions, Development Positions,Board of Directors.
15 Years Expertise as "Serial Entrepreneur" owning successful businesses Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries.
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years;
Detail: Expertise in researching and matching prospective funder interest with an organization’s program and funding needs, and Executive Director for 501c3 Tax Exempt Regional and County Economic Development Organizations; Consultant on Strategic Planning and Nonprofit Board Capacity Building; Economic Development: Director, Municipal and County Economic Development, Regional Business Development, Community Development and Tourism Development; Officer of twelve Boards of Directors and Municipal Commissions; Additional leadership positions with 14 Boards of Directors and Regional Business and Economic Development Industries and Non-Profit Organizations; Chairperson for regional and statewide collaborations;
Instructor: Business Start-ups, both non-profit and for-profit sectors; Instructor, six years, on three Technical College campuses in WI- "How to Start A Business";
Serial Entrepreneur, with over 15 years, owning businesses in Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries;
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years; Web Site Design for non-profit and for-profit sector industries for 12 years;
Retail Electronics Store Manager for three stores in Southern California;
US Air Force Veteran, Space and Missile Systems Organization;
Rock ‘n Roll Band Member, over six years in the mid to late sixties, when music was music that one could understand, dance to and listen to for hours on end!
Hobbies: Corvettes, Shotgun Sports, Hunting, Rifle, Pistol Shooting
Graduate of California State University at the Dominguez Hills, CA campus, with a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Communications.
Certified Master Consultant, Business Retention and Expansion.
Post-Graduate work in Behavioral Science and Advanced Post Graduate Work in Communications.
Created and taught a "How to Start a Business" Course with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) System across three Campuses for a period of 6 years.