About Us

Paul Wright, Founder

Paul Wright leads a team who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs. He started his first business 18 years ago, and since then, he's worked in various capacities with hundreds of small business owners, learning a gold mine of lessons along the way.

Paul has served in many community economic development financing roles with both private and public "impact investors" having helped deploy over $20 million into projects in his career.

"My strengths are to help entrepreneurs launch and grow new enterprises. And my biggest passion is to help enterprises that create a greater good in our world. Social innovators sometimes need blueprints that are a little different than what a typical business might follow. This is where my unique expertise lies."

The Team

A retired military officer with over 20 years’ experience in project management and organizational development.

Patrice Manuel - course facilitator

A business owner and retired U.S. Army Officer, with 12 years experience in the private sector and corporate world.

John Nelson - Course Facilitator

An educator, creative entrepreneur, artist, and gallery director who has over 25 years of experience in arts business, administration, and higher education.

Jennifer Reis - course Facilitator

Founder of Mount Terra, LLC, a minority-woman owned Real Estate Development Company focused on making Rural Appalachia a more vibrant place for residents to live, work and shop.

Kim Ross - Course Facilitator

A content creator, yoga instructor, and artist with 7 years experience in marketing and management working to make the world a little brighter every day.

Cass Theriault - Course Coordinator

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