I've always loved journeys.

Since the age of 13, I have faithfully written in journals, thoughtfully recording the pains and celebrations of my life. And I regularly set aside time to go back and re-read them. One of the biggest things that I have learned by this exercise is that while “arrivals” are fun, the best parts of life are really the “journeys.”

For 20 years, I have helped business owners with their journeys as they take ideas to action, restructure, expand, or even prepare to exit their businesses. I love seeing the growth that happens when business owners commit to making their dreams come true, and I also get a front-row seat to see when their results are even bigger than what they dreamed of. 

Miles hiked on
the Sheltowee Trace
Age of my trusted
mountain bike
Number of kayaks I can haul
(I need to work on this one)

My professional experience is in economic development, project financing, community investments, leadership development and business coaching. I earned a BS in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College and an MBA in Community Economic Development from Eastern College in Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Christian Leadership Coach, founding Chairperson for the Kentucky Social Enterprise Alliance chapter and co-founder of the East Kentucky Technical Assistance Providers.

I live in Berea, Kentucky where I’m minutes from beautiful mountains, streams, and trails. My wife, Maria, and I own a consulting business, Wright Venture Services, and we have 4 kids that we aim to embarrass on a regular basis.

I offer business coaching + mentoring to mission-minded leaders