Trained Consultant Directory

About Our Consultant Trainings And Premier Consultants

Premier Consultants have worked with FFI director Tera Johnson to successfully complete a project, like a successful fundraising request, for a food, beverage or value-added agriculture business. Current Premier Consultants include:

Lois Federman, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Cynthia Jaggi, Independent Consultant
Daniel Lemmer, WI Small Business Development Centers
Brock Waterman, WI Small Business Development Centers
Terri Urbanek, WI Small Business Development Centers

Level 1 Training Participants were trained in current market trends in the sector, the basics of conducting market research, various business models in food (and their accompanying metrics/capital structure) as well as in-depth case studies of business model optimization.

Level 2 Training Participants were trained in the process of raising appropriate debt, strategic investments, and equity investments in food, beverage and value-added farm businesses. This included a discussion of the legal, financial and governance prerequisites to and implications of raising equity.
First NameLast NameOrganizationCityStateTrainings and Certifications
LoisFedermanWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Primier Consultant, Trained in Business Model Optimization
TerriUrbanekWisconsin SBDCLa CrosseWisconsin (WI)Primier Consultant, Trained in Business Model Optimization
CynthiaJaggiFood 2 MarketVeronaWisconsin (WI)Primier Consultant, Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
DanielLemmerWisconsin SBDCWausauWisconsin (WI)Primier Consultant, Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BrockWatermanWisconsin SBDCPlattevilleWisconsin (WI)Primier Consultant ,Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BethLaShellFort Lewis College Department of AgricultureHesperusColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
DanGoldhamerColorado State University Extension Denver CountyDenverColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
MarthaSullinsColorado State University Extension, CampusFort CollinsColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
MarySnowColorado State University Extension Jefferson CountyGoldenColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
PattiO'NealColorado State University Extension Jefferson CountyGoldenColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
SariKimbellCultivate Consulting/Northern Colorado Food ClusterFort CollinsColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
ShainaKnightColorado Department of AgricultureAuroraColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JoshDansdillNortheast Iowa RC&D, Inc.PostvilleIowa (IA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KaylaKoetherIowa State University ExtensionAmesIowa (IA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BrianTappIowa State University-ExtensionAmesIowa (IA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KimBartkoOutbound LabChicagoIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
RebeccaFrabizioFamilyFarmedChicagoIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AnthonyNdocaJim D. Gage ConsultingChicagoIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BarbaraPillow SidibehChicagoIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JoelMoyerFair Food NetworkCambridgeMassachusetts (MA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BarbaraWyckoffCreative DisruptorsSilver SpringMaryland (MD)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JeanChorzyczewskiFair Food NetworkAnn ArborMichigan (MI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JanJoannidesRenewing the CountrysideMinneapolisMinnesota (MN)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
GeraudStatonThe Helius Foundation (Self-Help)DurhamNorth Carolina (NC)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KharmikaTillery AlstonSelf Help Credit UnionDurhamNorth Carolina (NC)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
RebeccaDunningNorth Carolina State University Center for Environmental Farming SystemsRaleighNorth Carolina (NC)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JuliaJonesDirt Capital PartnersHudsonNew York (NY)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
TedLeBowKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AnnKarlenUniversity of Vermont Food Hub Management ProgramPhiladelphiaPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AdrianGalbraith-PaulHeritage FarmPhiladelphiaPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AngelaVendettiAngela Vendetti ConsultingPhiladelphiaPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BillKitschEphrata National BankEphrataPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
ElaineLemmonKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JenniferBrodskyKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JoshuaHousekeeperEphrata National BankEphrataPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
NoahMunroKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
RacheldeVitryKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
SaraMichelsenThe Wharton SchoolBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JessicaMooreKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
ElizabethAtwellWallace CenterArlingtonVirginia (VA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
EllieBomsteinWallace CenterArlingtonVirginia (VA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
LucyJodlowskaWallace CenterArlingtonVirginia (VA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
WillGrayWallace CenterArlingtonVirginia (VA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
EricDeLucaSlow Money VermontMontpelierVermont (VT)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
DanielleCampeauWisconsin SBDCRiver FallsWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
LindaDavisWisconsin SBDCMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KatherineFosslerWisconsin SBDCRiver FallsWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JeffGlazerUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Law and Entrepreneurship ClinicMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
VicGrassmanWisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR)MadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AnneHlavackaWisconsin SBDCLa CrosseWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AndreaHughesWWBICMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
NeilLernerWisconsin SBDCMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
ThomasMcDermottWisconsin SBDCOshkoshWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
CherylMitchellWisconsin SBDCMilwaukeeWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JasonMuellerWisconsin SBDCMilwaukeeWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KietraOlsonWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
BeckyParisWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
GeneSchrieferUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionDodgevilleWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
ZacarySmucker-BryanFood Finance InstituteMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
DavidStauffacherWisconsin SBDCGreen BayWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
LisaStoutWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KarenTaylorWisconsin SBDCWaukeshaWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
GregZahnThe Hub Cafe and Circle Union FarmPlymouthWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
MartiNeustadtValue Chain Cluster InitiativeShepherdstownWest Virginia (WV)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AdamHaenFEED KitchensWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
SarahLarsonFood Finance InstituteWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
DanaSlowiakJim D. Gage ConsultingWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JohnHendrixChoctaw Fresh ProducePhiladelphiaMississippi (MS)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KathrynParkerMarket UmbrellaNew OrleansLousiana (LA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
KristineCrevelingPropellerNew OrleansLousiana (LA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
NiamhShorttFuture Harvest CASACockeysvilleMaryland (MD)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
PattiMillerChesapeake Foodshed CommitteeMaryland (MD)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
RonWilliams Jr.Chesapeake Food Shed CommitteeWest Virginia (WV)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
SilviaCuestaAdelanta MujeresTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
TongThaoAsian Economic Development AssociationMinnesotaTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
JohnChilesOzarks Ag Accelerator and HubWashington (WA)Trained in Business Model Optimization, Trained in Financial Packaging
AlexLinklowFair Food FundCambridgeMassachusetts (MA)Trained in Financial Packaging
ScottBerrieGrape Hollow FarmHolmesNew York (NY)Trained in Financial Packaging
BradRostowfskeFaB WisconsinMilwaukeeWisconsin (WI)Trained in Financial Packaging
DanaHoffmannSummit Credit UnionMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Financial Packaging
AmyLentzColorado State University Extension Weld CountyGreeleyColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization
AnneZanderColorado State University Extension Boulder CountyLongmontColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization
CurtisUtleyColorado State University Extension Jefferson CountyGoldenColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization
DanielleArdreyColorado State University Extension Arapahoe CountyCentennialColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization
SheilaGainsColorado State University Extension Arapahoe CountyCentennialColorado (CO)Trained in Business Model Optimization
AntonSealsGrow Greater EnglewoodChicagoIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization
DavidBraunIndiana MakersIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
NancyBraunIndiana MakersKokomoIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
SherriDuggerIndiana Farmers Union/Dugger Family FarmMorristownIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
DanielGarciaGarcia's GardensIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
VickiHigueraThree FigsIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JoAnneHimebaughMother HerbNashvilleIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
LitaRouserIndiana SBDCWest LafayetteIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
ShellyeSuttlesCity of IndianapolisIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
ElaineVidalBall State UniversityMuncieIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
RobertWarnerIndiana State Department of AgricultureIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JonWhiteselCircle City FarmIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
BradyWhiteselCircle City FarmIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
KathyWhitlowGene B. Glick CompanyIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
MimiZakemKheprw InstituteIndianapolisIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JohnKatzSouthern Minnesota Initiative FoundationOwatonnaMinnesota (MN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
LaurenPradhanGrow North MNTwin CitiesMinnesota (MN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
AndrewLutseyKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization
CatherineMurrayKitchen Table ConsultantsBala CynwydPennsylvania (PA)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JeffFarbmanWallace CenterArlingtonVirginia (VA)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JeremyBeachUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Renk Agribusiness InstituteMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
CourtneyBernerUW Center For CooperativesMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
Mary PatCarlsonSister BayWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JasonFischbachUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionWashburnWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JimGageJim D. Gage ConsultingWaterlooWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
AnneInmanWisconsin SBDCMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
NormMonsenWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
Nhi LeNgocGener8torMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
ErinPeotUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
LisaShirekAmherst JunctionWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
ClaireStraderUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
AngieSullivanWisconsin DATCPMadisonWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
GabriellaSzmolaJim D. Gage ConsultingSalemWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
JennyDotyFreeportIllinois (IL)Trained in Business Model Optimization
MaggieFitzsimmonsJim D. Gage ConsultingWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
LindaHalleyJim D. Gage ConsultingWisconsin (WI)Trained in Business Model Optimization
RobertaCrabtreePurdue ExtensionIndiana (IN)Trained in Business Model Optimization
BarnettSporkin-MorrisonGreat Falls, Montana Development AuthorityGreat FallsMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
TraceyKarcherNational Women in Agriculture Association, SW MontanaDillonMTTrained in Business Model Optimization
MistyClaerboutSTIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANYBillingsMTTrained in Business Model Optimization
MichaelPeterBear Paw Development CorporationYellowstone Valley Food HubMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
CatieDeMetsCommunity Food and Agriculture CoalitionMissoulaMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
RosieGoldichLake County Community Development CorporationRonanMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
MargueriteJodryHealthy by DesignBillingsMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
JanTusickMission Mountain Food Enterprise CenterRonanMTTrained in Business Model Optimization, Trained In Financial Packaging
KateSheridanLake County Community Development CorporationRonanMTTrained In Financial Packaging