A Little More About me

Passionate About Empowering Others

My professional background has focused on marketing, entrepreneurship, marketing technology, and strategy for over 25 years. I have worked with a variety of industries from the Fortune 50 to small business start-ups. As a serial entrepreneur, I have been involved in start-ups, acquisitions, and successful exits, landed on the INC5000 list 5 years in a row, and my company was awarded the “Best Places To Work in NC.”  

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I have been involved in several successful acquisitions that were integrated into my company’s product portfolio. I led the design and UX for my companies and clients including a proprietary internal operations application, multiple mobile applications, a multi-application web platform, eCommerce, communication, ATS, and project management applications.  In addition to running my consultancy, I am a faculty member teaching Digital Marketing, Marketing Principles, Marketing Technology and Branding at Western Carolina University. My previous academic experience includes teaching Entrepreneurship courses and Business Communication. I currently hold a BA in English from Mercer University, an MBA from UNC Pembroke, an MS in Digital Marketing from Florida International University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Jacksonville University.   I am always learning and have several certifications (as listed below). I love to travel and always advocate for economic opportunities, innovation, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinking.  I am always interested in researching and learning more about directing more humane technology, action-orientation, resilience and locus of control. I always like meeting new people, please reach out and connect with me in-person or online.

Certifications & Training

  • Social Intelligence

  • AI in Marketing

  • Data Visualization

  • Information is Beautiful

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • WordPress

  • Google Ads

  • HootSuite

  • SEMrush SEO

  • Salesforce

  • HubSpot

  • Tableau

  • Google Digital Marketing

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Social Behavioral Researcher

Qualifications

  • Doctorate Business Administration

  • Jacksonville University

  • Beta Gamma Sigma​

  • Master of Science, Digital Marketing

  • Florida International University

  • Beta Gamma Sigma​

  • Master of Business Administration

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke

  • Bachelor of English

  • Mercer University

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  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter