How I can help you
I can help you with bank loans, start-up, business plans, financing, financial projections, cash flow, budgeting, troubled business turn-around and non-profit enterprises as well as intellectual property (patents, copyrights and trademarks).
I began my business career with a startup retail ski shop and built it to $1 million in sales. I sold that business when my daughter was born to become a stay-at-home mom-entrepreneur. I started a home-based portrait business and sold that after 5 years to return to school where I majored in Accounting and Finance.
After finishing the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program Magna cum Laude I worked as Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for a large industrial foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio, moved to Southern California as Project Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor at Hughes Aircraft, then moved to Disneyland to manage the financials during the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad and several divisions at the Park. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Consultant for Shell Oil and spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as the Financial Manager for the Western States Vice President of Sales where I managed the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force.
I took early retirement in 1992 and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently I work part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also run three small personal businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Intellectual Property
- Business Operations
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
- Recreation and Travel
- Arts and Entertainment
- Personal Services and Wellness
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting.
5 time winner, Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award.
Over 22 years as a SCORE Mentor.