How I can help you

   I love to connect aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesspeople with information and resources to realize success. I have helped dozens of people start and grow businesses, address operational strategies and employee issues, acquire and manage property, and develop public relations and marketing plans. I also have more than 30 years of management experience with Chambers of Commerce, government organizations, universities, and museums. I like people and enjoy working with individuals of widely varying educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Media and Communications
  • Recreation and Travel
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


     I have a B.S. in Journalism summa cum laude  from the University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Folklore from the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). 

     I have completed specialized training programs on many topics including Marketing, Grant Writing, Supervisory and Management Practices, Customer Service, Hospitality, and Historic Preservation. 

     I am a graduate of Leadership Harlingen and the Dale Carnegie Course.

Communication Methods

  • In Person