big solutions to
grow your start-up,
small business or nonprofit.

about me

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.

I work closely with specialized subcontractors for larger or more complex projects.



marketing.     business development.     fundraising & donor cultivation.    

strategic planning.     people & teams.     operations and systems design.

Small businesses and nonprofits need a lot of support right now - to rebuild their financial model; re-set their long-term strategy; mobilize their customers, donors, investors, or other stakeholders; or just keep their heads and hearts high. They need someone who get up to speed quickly, work alongside their team and get things done.

I know the challenges that are unique to small and growing organizations and I love working through them. Whether you need support for a short-term project or a longer term solution, I have designed my rates and services to align with the realities of small org budgets, so that I can step in as part of your team, not just as an outside observer.

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!



from one-time projects to designing and implementing ongoing strategies 

  • Connective Impact

  • Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

  • Pacific Hybreed 

  • Little Red Box Grocery

  • Business Impact NW

  • Multi Communities (M.I.C.)

  • Stardust Deluxe

  • Grow Up: indoor agriculture

Plus, trainings for:

  • Washington State Small Business Development Center

  • Scoop Marketplace



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