My story

I'm kind of a cowgirl.
I'm kind of a cowgirl.

I founded and sold a media company where I led a digital marketing practice that served small businesses, nonprofits, and local government. I've also opened and sold two restaurants that are still going strong in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm a volunteer small business mentor and a rural broadband advocate.



How I work

Crystal Clear Communications HQ near beautiful Traverse City, MI

This is my summer office in northern Michigan (my winter office has a wood-burning stove). I sold my media company  in 2012, and now I keep my overhead low and work to level the online playing field for small organizations all over the country.

I get to know my clients, working to understand what makes them tick and what they need - and also what they don't.



Personal passions

Broadband for everyone


Somewhere between 19 and 30 million Americans in rural and tribal areas lack high-speed Internet access, limiting opportunities for economic development, education and connection to the world.

I am a founding partner in the Community Broadband Action Network (CBAN). Our mission is to help communities bring high-speed Internet to their residents.

Honey bees and pollinators

These bees are mine, and I took this picture.
These bees are mine, and I took this picture.

I'm a backyard beekeeper in the natural style, originally apprenticed to Sharon Jones and Jackie Rushton. I teach beekeeping at the local community college and lead workshops and "pollinator walks" in my area.

The bees my beautiful ladies, sharing their gifts and providing invaluable pollination to the orchards, forests, and fields surrounding my home.

Get in touch.

Contact me today for a free 30-minute consultation on your current and upcoming initiatives. I'll send you a summary report that's yours to keep whether we work together now or sometime down the road.