Entrepreneurial Endeavors

HPCareer.Net, llc: founded in 1999

Recognized as the leading career resource for professionals at all career stages within health promotion, health education and wellness throughout the US.

HPLive, founded in 2007

A free, unbiased platform for industry experts and thought leaders in health and wellness industry.  All live and archived webinars are recorded live, archived and freely available to anyone.  Continuing education units (CEU’s) are available for a small fee or annual subscription but always optional.

State of Wellness, founded in 2011

is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and training platform for professionals and lay people interested in evidence-based training and educational opportunities in worksite and community health and wellness.

Brick Clarity, founded in 2016

Is a consulting business combining resources and assets from above with the integrating addition of LEGO Serious Play, a strategy to illicit best thinking, engagement and a focus on solutions which can be brought forth from within the organization’s best asset, 100% of it’s people.

Job Functions

Work@Health Program 2013-2015

  • Worksite Wellness Subject Matter Expert for CDC’s Work@Health Program
  • Beta tested program materials and learning platform
  • Online coach for employer cohorts
  • Provided technical assistance for employer participants
  • Advanced program

IWorkWell – 2014-2016

  • Subject matter expert
  • Contributing autor
State of Wellness is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization which aims to facilitate collaboration among stakeholder groups including state, community leaders and small business focusing on evidence based programs, policies and resources to improve health for all.
  • My first and longest standing online entrepreneurial venture
  • Recognized as the leading resource for professional in health promotion related fields
  • Certified Small Woman-Owned Business
  • Developed partnerships with membership organizations, publishers and credentialing bodies
  • Currently 60,000+ registered users and subscribers
  • Created HPLive in response to need for trusted educational resource
  • Developed curriculum for online study groups for professionals preparing to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist CHES and the Master Certified Health Education Specialist MCHES exam
  • Designed online learning environment and strategies to deliver the DPP Lifestyle Coach Training and Master Trainer trainings.
  • Built online community of practice for ongoing collaboration and learning

Other Professional Activities

  • CDC’s National Diabetes Education Program – Business Health Strategies Stakeholder Group
  • National Association for Health and Fitness
  • Health and Wellness Management, University of Wisconsin Collaborative
  • Society for Public Health Education
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Host, lead Bi-annual CHES and MCHES study group
  • Trainer, 100% online Lifestyle Coach training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Weekly webinar host
  • Website and online community development
  • Social media, communication and systems consulting
  • MCHES – Master Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Lifestyle Coach, National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • CSMS, Certified Social Media Strategist, Social Media Academy, Palo Alto, CA
  • MA Wellness Management from Ball State University