Dan Adler
Dan AdlerOwner, Catapult Image
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 Sheehan
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
Anika Baty-MillsPublisher/CEO
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 Brady
Carl BradyPrincipal, Nonagon Home & Garden, LLC
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
Mike BuscherMike Buscher Photography
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 Cook
Kristin CookYoga and meditation teacher, Owner
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.


Lynne D'Autrechy
Lynne D'AutrechyOwner/Web Developer, Buzzquake Marketing
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 Davids
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, AIF
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.


Elaine Feltz
Elaine FeltzHealth and Life Insurance Agent
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.


Mary Ann Hammel
Mary Ann HammelOwner
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.


Eleanor Hunt
Eleanor HuntAttorney
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
Miosha JacksonHealth/Wellness/Skincareologist
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.


Alli Jessing
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 Koch
Jessica KochSpeaker, Consultant, Trainer
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David Koonce
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.


Christine Lowe
Christine LoweVoice Over Artist
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.


Verena Meiser
Verena MeiserAttorney
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.


Cady Milley
Cady MilleyPegasus Bookkeeping
Cady, owner of Pegasus Bookkeeping, is a virtual bookkeeper with a passion for supporting creative business owners by helping them understand and maintain the financial aspect of their business.

Cady is committed to serving her clients with honesty and clarity. Her goal is to take away the intimidation of accounting by providing regular communication and education in a relaxed environment as well as saving time so business owners can focus on the core of their business.

Cady is a charter member of the Digital Bookkeeper Association and has an Associates Degree in Financial Accounting, a Professional Bookkeeper certificate and Small Business Accountant certificate. Cady is located in Severn, MD but can serve clients anywhere in the US.

Topaz Navarro
Topaz NavarroMental Fitness Coach, Owner
Topaz Navarro is a certified life coach that specializes in enabling self-actualization and helping people navigate through the difficult times in their lives.

He draws upon 20+ years of experience within the United States Army Special Operations community coaching, training, and leading high performing teams. He has completed numerous overseas operational deployments where he became familiar with the importance of clear goals, concentration, good communication, and creativity, all prerequisites for peak performance.

Topaz is passionate about people and assisting them to find authentic happiness. He is dedicated to leaving everyone he meets more motivated, inspired, and on an upward trajectory towards achieving their dreams.


Sheikh Rahman
Sheikh RahmanTrainer and Coach
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.


Dina Singer
Dina SingerOwner/Acupuncturist
I have been practicing acupuncture for 11 years and absolutely love what I do! It is a joy to partner with people on their wellness journey. I received my masters in acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute (now called MUIH) in 2010. I practice different modalities of treatment including Five Element(dealing with the emotions) and TCM(dealing with pain related issues). I also do cupping and moxabustion to manipulate the fascia and get deeper into the acupuncture points and meridians.


Maynard Scott Spedden
Maynard Scott SpeddenInsurance Agent
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
  • Workers Compensation
  • Business Auto
  • Fleet Auto
  • Professional Liability
  • Bonds
  • Other

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 Stanton
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.


Billy von Riegen
Billy von RiegenOwner, von Riegen Painting
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.


Marcea B. Whitaker, M.D.
Marcea B. Whitaker, M.D.Life Coach and Physician
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!