I can help start and grow your business through my extensive local networking connections and four decades of experience in risk management and insurance. As the SCORE DC Outreach Chair, I have spent 5 years attending numerous small business events, giving workshops and spreading the word about SCORE's fantastic, free mentoring opportunities. In conjunction with the SBA and AARP, I have participated in numerous Encore Entrepreneur webinars. Being a Vietnam Vet and remembering the obstacles I had after leaving the military, I have focused on active duty military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Through the Boots to Business workshops and mentoring to all levels of the military, I have increased my knowledge of what is needed to translate military skills into business successes. I have also presented frequent workshops and panel discussions at the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute.
In addition to volunteering with SCORE, I have been a video conference docent for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an active member of the Veterans Collaborative, Montgomery County, MD.