Big Solutions to Grow your
Lil Nonprofit or Lil Business


I have started, grown, and sold a small business. I have led a non-profit through a major redesign. And, I have managed teams and organizations for over two decades, often through periods of intense change. 


I know how to engage individuals & teams; involve clients, stakeholders, partners and donors; and redesign organizational systems to support and drive change. I am a proud jill-of-all-trades who is adept at designing systems and teams to move, with a focus on understanding the unique challenges and opportunities of SMALL businesses and non-profits.



Strategy.  Operations.   Business Management.   People & Teams.   Engagement & Impact.

I work with you to identify your biggest need and then I dig in. Whether you need support for a short-term project or a longer term solution, I have designed my rates and services so that I can step in as a partner and part of your team, not just as an outside observer.

I know the challenges that are unique to small and growing organizations and I love working through them. You name it, I can help:

  • launch a strategic planning effort that engages your team and community of support

  • design a business development strategy to reach more stakeholders

  • implement training & knowledge transfer systems that remove barriers for your team to do their best work

  • redesign your staffing model

  • develop a donor/investor cultivation strategy that integrates across communications and programming

  • design or redevelop a more operational budget

  • align board members with your long-term plan

  • or, simply act as your thought partner

Let's work together to take your lil business or lil nonprofit to its next level!



A Sampling of Honors and Coverage of my Work:
  • Echoing Green Fellow

  • Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40

  • Invited to the White House to represent women and small business

  • Seattle Business Magazine Community Impact Award Winner

  • South Park Unsung Hero

  • Obama White House blog highlight

  • Rainy City People: interview on City Fruit

  • NYTimes coverage of the Stockbox prototype
  • Fast Company coverage of the Stockbox prototype


Connect with me for a free 30-min call to explore where to begin.

No commitment.

No obligation.


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seattle, wa