I am President of 4 A Great Cause, LLC and have over 25 years experience in non profit/event management, corporate cause marketing, donor cultivation, and venture philanthropy. I received my master’s degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Appalachian State University.
So far my life has been full and satisfying. I have served as executive producer and provided the strategy for numerous non profit fundraising events in Los Angeles, CA New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Dallas, Texas, Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. I secured many pro-bono celebrity talents for specific causes at these events including, President Jimmy Carter, Sir Richard Branson, 27-time Grammy Award-Winning Singer Songwriter, Alison Krauss, Sara Blakely, Bruce Willis, Jane Fonda, Ted Turner, Ludacris, Tommy Lee, Vivica A. Fox, Peter Fonda, Bridget Fonda, Troy Garity, Lyle Lovett, Travis Tritt, Martina Navratilova, Sally Field, Rosie O’Donnell, Lily Tomlin, Big Boi, Dallas Austin, Hootie and the Blowfish, the b52s, Charles Barkley, Cee Lo, Bonnie Raitt, and Benicio del Toro. These events have netted $350K to $2.4M and have always netted more funding than the charity’s previous year’s event netted.
In 2002, I served as the general contractor in my spare time on a high performance green energy home, complete with geothermal, photovoltaic solar, drought tolerant landscaping, rain harvest and greywater systems. This home has been featured on CNN, HGTV’s What You Get for the Money, Professional Builder Magazine, and Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine.
I am currently living full time in Santa Rosa Beach FL. I am excited to be a part of the The Premier Property Group at the WaterColor office helping others find their place in the sun!