ACCELERATION by design, LLC, my company, is based in Austin, but I am a long-time Panhandle girl! I was born in Dalhart and after college, married into the town of Stratford! We maintain homes in both places. After a 26+ year career in economic development, I was itching to open up my own firm. I pulled the trigger in January of 2018 and have never looked back. We offer economic development consulting services, training, workshops, marketing and more. A long-time public speaker, I finally had time to hone that craft and am now traveling all over the country speaking about Rural America, Leadership, Women’s Issues and more. I have two books scheduled to release in summer of 2020. One called “Stand Up Rural America” and the other is a fun, fun book (Misadventures, Mayhem & Mishaps of a Small Town Girl Gone Global) filled with crazy stories from decades of travels and shenanigans. Being an entrepreneur at this level is the hardest, most liberating and fulfilling things I’ve ever done. It’s not for the faint of heart! I look forward to being around all of the amazing women in the Panhandle!