Speaking Engagements

Keynote Presentations
Everyone deserves to live in a place they can be proud of. You can provide your community a path forward, I can help.

As a leading voice on issues of civic pride, resident apathy, community wellness and revitalization, I am available to present at your next conference or community function.

If your audience is ready to consider a new approach to community and economic development, contact me about online or in person speaking opportunities.


  • Civic Pride and Civic Apathy
  • Civic Wellness
  • The 12 Myths of Main Street
  • The Power of Place

Trainings, Workshops & Conference Sessions
We can’t keep pretending everything is okay and hope our community struggles improve on their own. I take a blunt approach to my workshops and trainings because there is an urgency to improving civic health, and combating apathy can’t wait.

Charting a new course forward requires considering new ideas. As a trainer, I will provide your attendees with a different for thinking about the conviction to do something with those ideas.

Training & Facilitation

  • Building Local Developers
  • Badass Your Board
  • Creating a Proud Place
  • Strategic Planning

Recent Engagements

July 2022 - DeLand, FL - POMS Conference

June 2022 - Sterling, IL - Civic Pride Workshop

June 2022 - Defiance, Ohio - Civic Pride Workshop

June 2022 - Skowhegan, ME - Build Maine Conference

May 2022 - Richmond, VA - National Main Street Conference

2022 - DeFuniak Springs, Florida - Civic Pride Presentation

2022 - Panama City, Florida - Civic Pride Presentation

2022 - Williams County Ohio - Economic Development Annual Summit

2022 - Main Street Arkansas - Quarterly Training

2022 - Terrebonne Parish Louisiana - Civic Pride Workshop

2021 - Main Street Alabama - Annual Conference Keynote

2021 - Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - 2021 Main Street Training Series

2021 - Hammond, Louisiana - Annual Board Meeting Presentation

2020 - Louisiana River Parishes - Annual Summit Presentation

2020 - Window Preservation Alliance of America - Annual Meeting Keynote

2020 - St. Petersburg Florida - Main Street Board Training

2020 - Florida Main Street and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation - Annual Meeting Keynote

2019 - Michigan Downtown Association - Annual Meeting Keynote

2019 - Main Street Iowa - Quarterly Training

2019 - Texas Downtown Association - Annual Meeting Keynote