I am an advocate for rural entrepreneurship
Currently I serve as Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Windham Grows, a business accelerator focused on socially responsible food and agriculture businesses. I’ve helped raise $820,000 to start and maintain the program.
The first two cohorts of the program contained 13 companies that added 30 new full-time jobs in just 18 months, and have received over $1 million in outside funding.
Here is my speech where I share the stage with Bernie Sanders talking about Windham Grows.
Ruralogic is a company I co-founded to help re-shore high tech jobs from overseas to struggling rural communities across the United States. We retrained and obtained permanent employment for over 800 people in Louisiana.
Scaling Change is a project I did several years ago, helping social entrepreneurs increase their impact.