How I can help you
I have been developing and leading companies and organizations in both the private and public sectors since 1983; with a concentration on business, business development, entertainment and tourism.
I began consulting in 2008, leading to the development of Hundred Acre Consulting, a full-service Consulting Firm, specializing in Franchise and Business development and the Arts.
As a Franchise Consulting Service, Hundred Acre Consulting assists you in making the best decision in buying a franchise, business or business opportunity. My overall mission is to build community and economic growth by helping families and individuals realize their dreams through business ownership.
As a Entertainment Producer, Packager & Consultant, Hundred Acre Consulting provides presenters with an intuitive experience for local, regional, national and international events. My clients are individuals, theaters, performing art centers, music festivals, universities/colleges, corporations, associations, meetings and trade shows, charities and benefits, the hospitality industry, travel and leisure industry, and municipalities.
Between 1992 and 2015, I served as the Executive Director of two non-profits and participated on many local, regional, and national Boards as a Director. Also during that time period, I produced and promoted over 1500 musical and theatrical performances and 60 exhibits of art and mixed media.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
- Professional & Business Services
2014 GRADUATE / CERTIFIED FRANCHISE CONSULTANT
FranServe, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
2013 GRADUATE / CERTIFICATE Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse NY
2012 NYS CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION TRAINING
NYS Parks & Recreation, I Love NY, NY Main Street, and Rural Area Revitalization Projects
SUNY Cortland, Cortland New York
2009 NYS CULTURAL DATA PROJECT TRAINING
Syracuse University @ Red House, Syracuse NY
2008-10 FOUNDATION CENTER TRAINING
Proposal Writing Boot Camp, Foundation Fundraising Essentials, and Research Master Class
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street, New York, NY
1985 BACHELOR OF ARTS in Literature and Psychology
D’ Youville College, Buffalo, New York
1984 ASSOCIATE OF ARTS in Humanities and Social Sciences
Erie Community College, Williamsville, New York
Emphasis in Secondary Education English
Vice-Presidents Award for Excellence
President’s Award for Literary Achievement
Faculty Student Association Award for Outstanding Student
1978 - 80 LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR Emphasis in English
State University of New York Brockport, Brockport, New York.