From sole proprietor start-ups and “mom & pop” shop owners to multi-million-dollar-funded gazelles, Dodie has consulted with hundreds of companies from various industries creating marketing and growth strategies with entrepreneurial ventures. A three-time entrepreneur who also co-founded three not-for- profit organizations, Dodie was instrumental in developing business plans for several entrepreneurship support programs funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Currently, Dodie helps small business owners define what they want and mentors to assure their success. She also teaches Business Edge, a course for small business owners at Missouri Bank, and hosts Circles of Trust (peer advisory think tanks). Dodie is a frequently quoted media source, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, and Good Morning America. Recently, Dodie was honored as one of three women KC Makers, selected from among 50 nominees for her work in entrepreneurship. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University. Dodie lives in Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri, with dog Pippa, and cat Harry. She can be found quilting, dancing the Samba (really!), or riding horses Sami or Tao on the trails at the Saddle & Sirloin Club.