Current City: Ironton, MN
Chapter: CENTRAL MINNESOTA SCORE
23 years, senior leadership positions as Executive Director for 501c3 Tax Exempt Regional and County Economic Development Organizations, Director, Municipal and County Economic Development, Regional Volunteer, Business Start-ups, both non-profit and for-profit sectors; Instructor, six years, on three Technical College campuses in WI- "How to Start A Business"; Serial Entrepreneur over 15 years, owning businesses in the Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries; 11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/ Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years; Web Site Design for non-profit and for-profit sector industries for 12 years; Various leadership positions with 14 Boards of Directors and Regional Business and Economic Development Industries and Non-Profit Organizations; Retail Electronics Store Manager for three stores in Southern California; US Air Force veteran; Rock band member over six years in the mid to late sixties-when music was music that one could understand, dance to and listen to for hours! on end!
Graduate of California State University at the Dominguez Hills, CA campus, with a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Communications. "Certified Master Consultant", Business Retention and Expansion. Post-Graduate work in Behavioral Science and Advanced Post Graduate Work in Communications. Created and taught a "How to Start a Business" Course with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) System across three Campuses,for a period of 6 years.