Dan is the owner, videographer and virtual tour lead at Catapult Image – a video and photo production company that helps businesses and organizations launch their message and look great doing it. Catapult Image provides videography, 360 virtual tour, photography, and aerial (drone) photo/video services for corporate clients, real estate listings, non-profits, brick and mortar businesses, and entrepreneurs in the central Maryland region. Dan has 15 years of experience working in B2B media and 12+ years of video production experience.
Sarah Anderson and Neal SheehanThe Smallwood Team at MD Real Estate Network
Sarah and Neal give you the advantage of their local expertise, coming from their 30-plus years of living in Central MD. As highly experienced full-time real estate professionals they give you two resources for your immediate needs, with prompt replies to your calls, texts and emails. That means you are always in the loop on the progress of your purchase or sale. They have developed unique tools and systems that allow them to act competitively on your behalf, and masterfully negotiate in your best interest. The demand for their skils has taken them to the Eastern Shore, norther and southern counties, and even as far west as Hagerstown. The enjoy helping people with their real estate needs and serving their local community.
Anika Baty-Mills is the Publisher and Owner of Columbia Inspired Magazine. Columbia Inspired Magazine (CIM) is a digital publication that is inspired by the spirit of Columbia and Greater Howard County. CIM’s focus is to create a small town community connection with its readers by highlighting community champions, and sharing interesting stories. They also introduce the wonderful businesses that serve the community, helping readers understand who they are in addition to what they do. For the past 16 years, Anika and her family has lived, worked, and played here in Howard County. She is proud to bring the Howard County community together one click at a time.
Carl is the principal of Nonagon Home & Garden, LLC. Nonagon provides Garden Design-Build, Home Improvement and Handyman Services to homeowners. Carl loves transforming ordinary spaces into beautiful, yet functional, places. Carl has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of MD, College Park and has 35 years experience as a professional gardener. Carl is an Eagle Scout.
Mike Buscher Photography is a dynamic company specializing in weddings, corporate events and headshots, family portraits, and sports action. Based in Ellicott City, Mike has been a trusted photographer in Maryland for over ten years. He and his team are dedicated to creating powerful and unique images that leave lasting impressions.
Kristin is a certified yoga and meditation teacher with specialized certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation. A former middle school educator with a Master of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University, Kristin facilitates mindfulness training for businesses to help them cultivate mindful leaders, build healthy and high-performing teams, and foster a culture of trust, accountability, and empathy. Kristin teaches from a trauma-informed perspective, providing options and variations to empower students to make choices that best suit their needs and comfort. Diagnosed with a life-altering chronic pain condition in 2016, she found that her yoga and meditation practice became more important than ever before, allowing her to heal her body, mind, and spirit. She is passionate about sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with others so that they too can experience its positive effects.
Buzzquake Marketing is a website design company that creates seismic change in the ways that companies and nonprofits market and grow their organizations. Lynne and her team take an integrative approach to web design and marketing services to make the maximum impact. She has a depth of technical knowledge rare in the field of web development, stemming from her years of experience in software development before leading a website design agency. The visual and interactive nature of web design brings her ingenuity to the surface, as does solving a client’s challenge in the most cost-effective and efficient way. Lynne is a relationship-builder and a problem-solver, with a genuine interest in getting to know her clients and supporting their success.
Angela DavidsContent Development & Marketing Strategy
Angela Davids is a marketing writer and consultant who helps business owners to attract their ideal client and accelerate their growth. She uncovers what makes a company exceptional and then communicates that with a strategic integration of website content, social media and printed materials.
Shaun Eddy, CFP, MSFA, AIFOwner and CEO, Oxford Planning Group
Shaun has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and businesses. He currently serves as a director on the Heritage Housing Partners Board (focused on affordable housing) and is a member of Columbia Patuxent Rotary. He served as past President and Chairman of the Board of the Financial Planning Association’s Maryland chapter, and as past Chairman of the Membership advisory group of the Financial Planning Association in Denver, Shaun has enjoyed working with many of the industry’s most influential professionals. In 2018 Shaun served on Governor Hogan’s Task Force on Long Term Care. He has served as a Director with the Boards of Howard County Red Cross, HC Drug Free, and as past Chairman of the Housing and Community Development Board. He is also a graduate and current active member of Leadership Howard County Premier, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals and strengthening their community.
An experienced and knowledgeable Health & Life Insurance agent serving MD, VA, DC, DE, PA and FL. Offering Convenience, Choice, and Counsel to consumers. Passionate about building lifelong relationships. Committed to integity, mastery, and care for customers.
Tina Fortenberry is the CEO of Willow River Coaching. She is a professional development coach who puts entrepreneurs and small business owners on their path to success by improving the organization’s culture and employee engagement. With more than 15 years of employee development experience with a Fortune 100 company, she brings the highest level of coaching on the most personal level.
Tina utilizes the Harrison Assessment, which uncovers a person’s core behavior traits, motivating factors, and mental roadblocks. These insights guide her as she works with clients to define their goals, create a plan, provide support and then measure results. Tina applies the Harrison Assessment results to large-scale initiatives like leadership development, team building and recruiting. She also helps clients to develop business plans and create processes.
Tina is a certified coach, certified trainer and holds Harrison Assessment Accreditation.
Mary Ann Hammel has been enjoying the practice of real estate law since graduating cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991, and has been with Mid-Atlantic Title since 1992. Not one to switch gears much, Mary Ann has honed her skills over her 30 years and handles everything from residential refinances and purchases to complex commercial real estate transfers. Her title company, Mid-Atlantic Title, LLC, and its affiliates, have proudly served the entire state of Maryland since 1986, and also cover Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. In her spare time, Mary Ann loves to play tennis and relax on the beach.
I am a founding Partner at the law firm of Lewicky, O’Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC. I represent clients in divorces, adoptions, child custody and visitation disputes, domestic violence proceedings, and child and spousal support matters. I also draft qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), separation/settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements and prepare deeds. In addition, I counsel individuals and families on estate planning issues, including preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorneys and advanced medical directives, as well as probate administration. I practice throughout the state of Maryland and throughout the District of Columbia.
Miosha Jackson, MA,well know as Mimi, is originally from Southern California where 90% of her family still resides. Mimi moved to the east coast a few years after finishing her graduate degree in Organizational Management. She began consulting in skincare & glamour in 2014 where she enhanced her skills in teaching the importance of taking care of our largest organ, OUR SKIN. Mimi then soon moved into leadership, mentoring, and developing a community footprint to help others. She has recently taken all these skills a step further and consults on how to live a toxic free life from the inside out. During this transition a community was born #allthingsclassy👠cultured🌍andchic💋 on Facebook.
Amanda Johnson CEO/ Owner of Calc-U-Later Bookkeeping
Amanda Johnson is the CEO/ Owner of Calc-U-Later Bookkeeping a virtual based bookkeeping, tax, and virtual CFO firm. I support small businesses to help them improve their cash flow, and bottom line by usings accounting reports to make real-time decisions.
I have always been industry agnostic and can support a wide range of for-profit service based businesses. I currently work with clients in various home services industries, beauty industries, therapists. I also have several clients in the professional services fields such as coaches and those under the marketing umbrella to name a few. I have been in business since 2017, and have a background in business, and project management with a BS from University of Maryland University College (now Global Campus), and an MBA with a specialization in Project management from the University of Southern New Hampshire.
Even though I am a virtual based firm, I can service clients all over the United States. I am a lifelong Anne Arundel County, Maryland resident and currently residing in Glen Burnie for the past 8 years.
Alli JessingHCLS Events & Seminars Manager
Alli is a member of the Leadership Team at Howard County Library System who is focused on building relationships with the business community and emerging entrepreneurs, and engaging them with HCLS’ resources to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Jessica KochSpeaker, Consultant, Trainer
High level Sales/Marketing Planning & LinkedIn/Social Media training. We have a “Done for YOU” Virtual Assistant Membership Program. Get all the many micro tasks done that you need. Admin work, email, to social media plans, content development, & posting! DO YOU WANT MORE speaking opportunities? We have a program for that! We can CREATE A powerful edifying video marketing package!
Some other services we provide include:
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David KoonceLoan Officer, Fairway Mortgage Corporation
David Koonce has 20+ years of mortgage experience, with a commitment to providing ideal financing options to homebuyers and homeowners. David distinguishes himself by addressing each customer’s needs with efficient and effective responses, and by utilizing excellent customer service as the key to building lifelong business and borrower relationships.
Jamie Lear is the owner and creative behind Taro House, a small design studio specializing in branding and print design for small businesses. Jamie has a BA in Visual Arts from UMBC and over 10 years of experience working as a graphic designer across multiple industries, including real estate, government, and non-profits. She takes a strategic and collaborative approach to design, working with you as a teammate to help you understand the importance of design and explain the WHY behind every decision.
Christine Lowe is a voice over artist in Ellicott City, Maryland, with a beautifully feminine, engaging, uplifting voice ready to clearly share your story. Working out of her professional home studio, Christine delivers high-quality voiceover recordings for you quickly, easily, and correctly – the first time. Owner of Christine Lowe Voiceovers, LLC, Christine’s voice is is able to capture your audience’s attention in everything from radio, television, and online commercials to apps and podcasts, audio blogs, explainer videos, phone systems, documentaries, eLearning, real estate video tours, corporate training videos, children’s books, website narration, and more.
No matter what the size of complexity of her clients’ estates, Verena offers her 16 years of experience to guide her clients through the process of developing a comprehensive plan for any disability they may experience and for the distribution of their estates. Verena identifies asset protection and tax considerations for each client. To complete the planning process, Verena encourages a family meeting with the various family members and friends who are named in the client’s estate plan, so that everyone understands his or her role in the planned support structure for the client. Verena also ensures that every client’s assets are aligned with the plan, that assets are properly titled and beneficiary designations properly updated to distribute assets according to plan.
Topaz NavarroOwner / Operator - Escape Velocity Academy
Topaz Navarro is the owner and lead instructor at Escape Velocity Academy, introducing students grade 6 – 12 to the limitless STEM opportunities through the use of unmanned aviation.
Topaz is a retired U.S. Army Veteran, Part 107 certified drone pilot, and certified life coach specializing in motivating and inspiring young adults towards achieving their dreams in STEM related careers.
With over 20 years of experience within the United States Army Special Operations community, he has completed numerous overseas operational deployments, becoming familiar with the most innovative and dynamic solutions to complex problems.
Topaz is passionate about helping people prepare for future job opportunities in a rapidly advancing technological world where many jobs require some level of STEM knowledge. He is dedicated to breaking down gender and racial stereotypes in STEM career fields and promoting diversity and inclusivity in STEM industries.
Katherine Picott (PIKE-IT) is the Founder and CEO of Tidy Milso (MIL- SO). She is an Army Wife, Professional Home Organizer and a KonMari® Consultant, certified by Marie Kondo. Katherine has been featured in Goop Magazine, The Spruce, Voyage Baltimore and Columbia Life Magazine.
She is often asked what space she likes to organize and to be honest, she can’t pick a favorite. She simply enjoys helping others transform their lives… and the look on her clients face at the end of a tidy session she says, “is avocado on toast for me.”
Katherine serves primarily Maryland and DC but will travel anywhere within the U.S.
Brian Preuss is the owner of Green Home Solutions in Central Maryland, a company dedicated to making indoor air better for our community’s residents and small business owners. Through Green Home Solutions, Brian has the chance to meld his passions for environmental stewardship, employee development, and strategic planning. He capitalizes on his academic background in microbiology and his experiences in strategic management to lead a small business that uses EPA-registered, plant-based products to deliver solutions for mold, allergens, VOCs, particulates, odors, and other microbial issues affecting indoor air quality. Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Army, after 22 years of experience in operational planning and transformational leadership. Roughly 7 years spent all over the world conducting special operations honed Brian’s leadership, creative thinking, and innovation skills — traits that he uses each day to help a diverse set of customers achieve their goals.
As a John Maxwell Team certified coach, teacher, trainer and speaker, Sheikh’s first and foremost goal is to help others expand their creativity, build confidence and achieve growth in their personal lives and careers. He provides corporate coaching executive coaching, and career development, seminars which includes various online tools and assessment. He also excels in mentoring and WORKSHOPS on Leadership and team building.
I am a Farmers Insurance Agent in the local area of Columbia, MD. I like to help local businesses with their insurance. The different types of business insurance that I offer include:
Business Office Policy
I am very active in the local community and hope to see you out there. My passion revolves around my family and my community. I enjoy helping others properly protect themselves. I am a small business owner and I manage my daily business. I can help you protect your business so that your risk is minimized. This is the same thing that I do for my business. Let me know if you are ready for a productive conversation.
Allyson StantonOwner/ Aging Life Care Manager, Stanton Aging Solutions
Allyson Stanton is a medical Social Worker and Elder Care Consultant. She has over 20 years of experience working with seniors and their families and is an aging life care expert. She provides patient advocacy and healthcare navigation, and brings holistic solutions to people going through life transitions.
Allyson is a support group facilitator with the Alzheimer’s Association, recipient of the Maryland Gerontological Award and was recently appointed by Governor Hogan to serve a 4 year term on the state board of BSWE.
With extensive knowledge on state and federal regulations along with her years of experience, her passion is elder care, advanced directive planning and dementia education and support.
As the owner of Von Riegen Painting, LLC , Billy ensures that he and his team provide unmatched, professional painting services to residential and commercial properties in the DMV. Taking pride in his workmanship, he continuously exceeds customer expectations by his commitment to excellence, years of experience, and outstanding customer interaction.
Dr. Marcea Burnette Whitaker, MD is a Physician, Life Coach and Founder and CEO of In Full Bloom Health and Life Coaching and Women Ready to Move Academy. After practicing medicine for 25 years and being active in public health, Dr. Whitaker fully appreciates the role the mind plays in life and health. As a Certified Health and Life coach, she helps professional women who feel trapped in their personal prison of life so they can break free and finally live life without limits. Dr. Whitaker is uniquely qualified, drawing from her multiple experiences as a physician, life coach, women’s conference speaker, mother and former Pastor’s wife, to encourage and equip women who are Ready to Move!