As a business consultant, Brenda’s knowledge comes from real world experience. She launched an e-commerce site in the late 90s which she later sold for a profit.
She has been a top producing real estate agent and has won numerous awards in sales and customer service in the hospitality, restaurant, airline, and office product industries. As a former award winning Dale Carnegie Sales Trainer, Brenda has trained many professionals on improving their sales.
Her vast experience in diverse industries on various projects with many different teams has led her to co-found ProPlanr.com, a planning and collaboration task management software system for teams.
Brenda is passionate about giving back and has fundraised and crowdfunded over 450K for various social, startup and environmental causes. She is the founding organizer of two local small business Meetups in Northern California. Learn more about Brenda’s work in empowering women in business at BrendaHorton.com.
She holds a B.S. in the College of Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chuck is serial entrepreneur and technology expert. He started his first business at the age of 16, a well drilling business, which he later sold.
He uses leading edge technology development tools to help his customers achieve their goals. He has architected, built, delivered, and supported 25 custom software applications in 18 different programming languages.
As a business management and technology consultant, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, non-profits, and small to medium size businesses to help them get the results they want.
He sat on the Board of Directors of Sierra Forever Families for seven years, a non-profit based in Sacramento that helps kids in the foster care system find permanent family homes. He served two years as board president and played a lead role in putting together a succession plan for their executive director of 25 years. In addition, he was instrumental in leading a successful six million dollar capital campaign for Sierra Forever Families during the great recession of 2008.
He attended Sacramento State University where he played on the tennis team. When Chuck is not working, you can find him on the ski slopes and hiking trails of Tahoe.
Learn more about Chuck’s technology expertise right here on GitHub. Connect with Chuck on Twitter and LinkedIn.