James Baldwin, on Timing

“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”

Anais Nin, on Work & Success

“Good things happen to those who hustle.”





■  Strategic counsel for business owners, senior executives, and non-profit boards and staff
■  Project management, writing, communications, public speaking, training, and conflict resolution
■  Real estate entitlements including land use plans and management of the public approval process


■  Managing multi-disciplinary teams focused on nuanced, time-sensitive tasks
■  Serving as liaison/advocate/agent in external communications and negotiations
■  Collaborating as a writer/editor on development of creative/public facing content



My sweet spot is helping clients navigate the crosscurrents — which are common when business and government intersect, characteristic of long-standing disputes, and unavoidable when new realities bring unexpected problems and prospects. If you have a new venture, or vexing problem, maybe I can help: Contact 



(partial list — corporate, nonprofit, public)

  • Arts Orange County
  • C. J. Segerstrom & Sons
  • City of Laguna Beach CA
  • County of Orange CA
  • Democracy International
  • East West Foundation
  • H&K Strategies
  • Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom
  • Institute for a Democratic Alternative for Zimbabwe
  • Katrina Foley, Orange County CA Supervisor
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • Laguna Greenbelt
  • National Commission on Air Quality
  • North American Telecommunications Association
  • Pacific Council on International Relations
  • Radford Enterprises
  • Rancho Santiago Community Colleges
  • South Coast Hospital
  • South Coast Plaza Partners
  • Tom Hoog & Associates
  • University of California
  • U. S. Department of State — Agency for International Development
  • U. S. Senator Gary Hart