While earning my master's degree in Biology, I was inspired by learning about the nonprofit sector and meeting people who were actively engaged in nonprofit organizations that were working to protect the earth: its awe-inspiring landscapes, critical ecosystems, biodiversity and the biosphere that we all need to survive and thrive. Since that early introduction, I have worked for more than 30 years in the nonprofit sector as volunteer, staff person and consultant. My consulting has included coaching leaders in dozens of organizations and I have acted as group trainer for many more.
The areas of expertise where I like to share my experience and make the path for others easier include: strategic planning, comprehensive fundraising planning and implementation, major donor stewardship, and membership recruitment and cultivation. I became the sole proprietor of Integrated Development Consulting, Inc., in 1997 and continue to enjoy providing customized consulting and coaching services to support leaders in small to medium-sized nonprofits.
A little about me personally…
On a personal note, I love nature and being in the out-of-doors. I especially enjoy traveling and exploring wild places. I have shared some of my greatest wilderness adventures with my husband Ray: backpacking along the rim of the high plateaus from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park; kayaking down the spring runoff of Utah’s Dirty Devil and Muddy Creek; seakayaking along the Gulf of Alaska from Whittier to Homer, Baja's coast in Mexico, the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia and the Greek islands of the Aegean; and exploring the far reaches of Panama’s Darien jungle and its native cultures. Most recently Ray and I have explored Ecuador and its diverse places and peoples.