ACCESS TO CAPITAL
I help rural communities and businesses develop and succeed by connecting them with financial tools and partners.
I can also help rural communities navigate federal opportunities for loans and grants for infrastructure, high speed internet and community facilities including hospitals. I have connected rural communities with lenders across the country to fund essential facilities such as hospitals and water and waste-water facilities.
And, I help businesses find capital (private lenders, CDFI’s, federal grants and loans, venture capital and other sources of capital) to acquire or expand their business in rural communities.
A NETWORK OF RESOURCES
I connect businesses and communities to the local and state resources to help them achieve their goals.
And, by partnering with other economic development experts and organizations, I have been able to help companies create jobs, improve the economy, and optimize infrastructure.
PERSPECTIVE AND LEADERSHIP
I help trade groups grow their membership and impact on their industry by offering new perspective and guidance.
I also serve as a member of several Corporate Board of Directors and offer broad business experience and perspective in private and public sectors.
I can provide private sector business experience to higher education in agriculture innovation and sustainability.
I also mentor startups in the agriculture innovation and food innovation sector.