• Representing clients in nonprofit, family, foundation, and business philanthropy

  • Qualified to research donor priorities, design giving models and assess impact

  • Services customized to fulfill each client’s personal passions and unique vision

MINDPOP, Development Director, January 2014 to April 2017

  • Responsible for raising 70% of $500,000 annual budget

  • Over 90% of grant applications resulted in awards totaling nearly $850,000

  • In 3 years, doubled contributed income with parallel growth in donor base.

  • Consultant 2012

Experience & Qualifications

  • During term as President, built & opened new, 420-seat ZACH Topfer Theatre

  • Successfully completed $22+ million capital campaign        

  • Chair 5-Year Strategic Planning & Management Evaluation Committees, 2013-14

  • Chair Board Policy Task Force and Transition Team, 2011-12     

  • Chair Membership Committee, 2007-2009

  • Chair Education & Education Vision Committees, 2005-07, Member, 2004-present

  • Member Finance Committee

Author, You Don’t LOOK Sick! Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness                              with Dr. Steven Overman, 1st edition 2005, 2nd edition 2012

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Non-Profit Founder, Board Director, Consultant 2007 to present

  • Interstitial Cystitis Association, McLean, VA, Board Director, 2013-2016


  • San Juan Island Community Foundation, WA, Founder, Board Chair 1997-2000   www.SJICF.org

Financial Advisor 1980-1994, Vice-President Investments, 1987

  • Hired by Merrill Lynch in 1980, recruited by Smith Barney, 1984

  • Managed over $100 million in client assets

  • Managed diverse portfolios for high net worth & inexperienced investors

  • Taught MBA Investing course at California Lutheran University & Skagit Valley College

Arizona State University, Instructor & Regional Curriculum Specialist, 1970-1981


ZACH Theatre, Board President 2011-2013, Trustee 2004-present, 

  • Instructor ASU Department of English, Composition, 1975-80

  • Curriculum Specialist Tempe Area Schools, serving 33 schools & 3 districts, 1979-80

  • Curriculum Consultant for Arizona State Department of Education, 1978-79
  • Cited for Outstanding Contribution to Education, Arizona State Department, 1980

Rodman & Associates, Professional Philanthropic Advisor,  April 2017 to Present


Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, American College of Finance, 2017

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, Language Arts, Arizona State University, 1981

Master of Arts, British & American Literature, Arizona State University, 1977

Master of Arts, Education, Secondary English, Arizona State University, 1974

Bachelor of Arts, Education, Secondary English, Arizona State University, 1969