I’ve had the great pleasure of working with localists for nearly ten years, growing a network, building local economies, and empowering communities to take bold action. I am honored to be a member since 2011 of the BALLE Fellows First Cohort to share best practices and forward a vision for prosperity for all through local economies. Growing the local economy and caring for community takes courage. My clients have stepped up to form or expand businesses and organizations or made policy changes that have taken a bold leap forward in doing good for the love of local. I am both honored and proud to have guided them along the way.