Solopreneur and Mentor
I help entrepreneurs define and get what they want, using individual and group mentorship, and digital learning programs.
I continue to learn alongside my clients, so we truly we are solopreneurs growing together.
From sole proprietor start-ups and “mom & pop” shop owners to multi-million-dollar-funded gazelles, I have consulted with hundreds of companies from various industries creating marketing and growth strategies with entrepreneurial ventures. A five-time entrepreneur who also co-founded three not-for- profit organizations, I was instrumental in developing business plans for several entrepreneurship support programs funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. I also teach a bi-annual six week course with Missouri Bank; Business Edge is turning GKC area business owners into entrepreneurs. I am a frequently quoted media source, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, and Good Morning America. Recently, I was honored as one of three women KC Makers, selected from among 50 nominees for my work in entrepreneurship. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University. Recently, I organized Dodiodo, Inc., to develop and distribute digital content about topics I find interesting.
I live in Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri, with dog Pippa, and cat Harry. I can be found quilting, dancing the Samba (really!), or riding horse Tao in choreography or on the trails at the Saddle & Sirloin Club.
I help Dodie manage her social media outlets, as well as compile and publish her blogs and e-newsletter. Working with Dodie, who’s also my aunt, has been an incredible learning opportunity. She has not only taught me what she knows, but shares with me the knowledge she learns from her clients on a daily basis.
I just earned a degree in Communication-Media Studies from North Carolina State University, with a minor in Journalism. During my time at NCSU, I was a contributing writer for Wake Living Magazine and Triad Living Magazine, under Weiss & Hughes Publishing, INC. This position allowed me to do what I love, writing, while also allowing me to keep a flexible schedule, without being tied to an office. I knew from then on, wherever my future endeavors took me, that I would want to maintain that level of flexibility.
I am originally from Kansas, (and still dream of eating Gates BBQ on a daily basis), but currently live in Greensboro, N.C. with my daughter, Aspen.
My mission is to provide an amazing life for my daughter, and to raise her to be a loving and successful person in the future. I hope to learn something new every day of my life, and to share that knowledge with others around me. I look forward to building my social media management practice, while raising my mini-me in the future.
Graphic Designer and Webmaster
I designed and maintain Dodie’s website/blog, and design special projects in all sorts of media. I’m also one of Dodie’s clients. Having met her as in intern many years ago, she’s been a valuable resource through my post-graduate years developing a thriving business.
I am a professional illustrator and designer at Paunya, LLC, a creative services company I co-own with my husband, Paul Andrews. I have over 10 years experience in small business brand-building, publications, web development, and non-profit organizations. Naturally inquisitive, I find great joy in research, problem-solving and finding out what makes the world — and my clients’ world — tick.
Digital Marketing Manager