Dan Adler
Dan AdlerOwner, Catapult Image
Dan is an experienced multimedia creator with substantial background in professional videography, motion graphics, music and audio production, interactive UI design, website design, and various combinations thereof. Dan has extensive experience designing, creating, and publishing online marketing multimedia for various clients and industries. Dan is the owner and videography lead at Catapult Image – a corporate videography and photography production company.


Rev. Brian Akers
Rev. Brian AkersSr. Minister, Oneness Center for Spiritual Living Columbia
Rev. Brian Akers is a California transplant taking root here in Columbia, MD. Since arriving in 2014, Rev. Brian has been working with local government, business and non-profit leaders to create collaborative community efforts that connect people and resources in a multitude of ways. He also serves on the Leadership Board for Conscious Capitalism Central Maryland and is a graduate of the Leadership Howard County Premier program. Rev. Brian is a natural community connector and leader who applies his years of Sales, Service, Operations and Staffing experience to helping others develop connections of all kinds. He provides counseling, creative thought partnership as well as organizational collaboration and leadership development services in addition to his usual profile of pastoral work.


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
Anika Baty-Mills is the Publisher and Owner of Columbia Lifestyle Magazine. Columbia Lifestyle is a family friendly community magazine that tells the good news that is happening in and around the Columbia community. This is done by highlighting our hometown heroes, and sharing wonderful and interesting stories in our community. As well as introducing the awesome businesses that serve our readers. For the past 15 years, Anika and her family have enjoyed working, living and playing in Columbia. She is proud to directly bring the community’s stories to her readers homes.
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.


Lynne D'Autrechy
Lynne D'AutrechyOwner/Web Developer, Buzzquake Marketing
Lynne has been the owner of Buzzquake Marketing since 2012 and has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years. She and her team at Buzzquake Marketing build websites that elevate the businesses of their clients. Buzzquake distinguishes itself by spending time learning about a client’s business and crafting a website with content and design that meet each individual organization’s unique needs. Lynne has worked with clients in a wide variety of fields including physicians, e-commerce and non-profits. She retains customers by providing them with high-quality personal and reliable customer service.


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. Offering Convenience, Choice, and Counsel to consumers. Passionate about building lifelong relationships. Committed to integity, mastery, and care for customers.


Rob Headrick
Rob HeadrickPrincipal, R•G Tech & Media
Since 2005, R•G Tech & Media has assisted clients with graphic and presentation design, writing, editing, publishing consulting, and photography.

Rob Headrick, principal, has more than 25 years’ experience in publishing and communications, and in presentation, print, and digital design.


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.


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.
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.


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.

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.


Jon Sandler
Jon SandlerAttorney
Jon L. Sandler has been practicing law for over thirty six (36) years. He is founder and general counsel for Lawyers Advantage Title Group which specializes in title examinations, title searches, escrows and closings for residential and commercial properties. Also, as settlement attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, he has rendered title opinions on HUD foreclosed properties guaranteed under FHA loans. Mr. Sandler takes a special interest in real estate education and founded the Lawyers Advantage Career School in Maryland. He has also served as an instructor of Real Estate Law for Loyola College and is an instructor for Realtor training programs designed for newly licensed agents. He maintains title insurance Licenses in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. For the past several years he has served on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Panel, including in the role as Chairman.


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.


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.