“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
Welcome! I’m an entrepreneur, quality management/assurance consultant to the Fortune 500, an artist, writer, and professional speaker. I have degrees in biological sciences and quality systems engineering. I’m the author of five books, and my art has been represented and shown by galleries in key US markets and abroad.
My technical and creative accomplishments may seem unrelated at first glance but they all draw from my ability to utilize both sides of my brain to quickly find connecting dots in chaotic scenarios, both situational and visual. I grew up in an emotional mess and survived by actively searching out “dots” I could connect and use to move forward. I ultimately succeeded through a combination of grit, determination, and risk-taking balanced by logic and creativity.
Now, I continue to search for beauty, logic and meaning in chaotic situations and images. This focus coupled with my education and experience informs my ability to design creatively (painting and writing) as well as on a process level (quality systems) as applied to both the corporate world and life in general.
“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” ― Massimo Vignelli
I enjoy helping others find and connect dots that lead forward, whether it deals with improving or creating a business process, finding a personal path forward, or simply visualizing (through artwork and words) the beauty and hope that exists in the overwhelming complexity of life. My mission is to blend creativity and logic to explore processes, connect dots, and spark epiphanies for both people and places.
Through my consulting firm, PDC Quality Consulting, I provide unique consulting services to teams, groups, organizations, businesses, leaders and corporations to drive positive change by evaluating, designing, and refining quality processes, systems, and strategies. I primarily work in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries but also work with technology and general manufacturing companies and more.
On the more personal side, I’m developing 5-Star Life, a one-of-a-kind quality management approach to life that combines the proven science used by the Fortune 500 to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction with the intense power of self-fulfilling prophecy and personal accountability.
I have 25 plus years of experience working with the Fortune 100 and 500, as well as other smaller niche pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Pfizer, Lilly, Novartis, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Vertex, Alexion, Covance, Daiichi, and Otsuka to improve their quality and compliance.
My writing on quality systems and assurance has been featured and published in various magazines and newspapers as well as by McGraw-Hill.
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My creative and narrative non-fiction writing has been featured in The New Jersey Star Ledger, The Shreveport Times, The Baton Rouge Advocate, The Detroit Metro Times, and several other publications, and has been praised by acclaimed authors Lisa See, Antwone Fisher, Anneli Rufus, Marya Hornbacher, Terri Cheney, and Marisa Acocella Marchet.
My figurative expressionist paintings have been represented and shown by galleries in New York City, and other major US markets, as well as in Europe and South America. My work has been acquired by two Italian museums.
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