About Me

I am a proud United States Air Force Veteran and owner of Mission Essential Sales Development.  After serving 14 years in the Air Force and earning my Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology I moved to Columbus for my new career.  I worked as a microbiologist in the food safety industry and quickly realized lab work was not for me.  I love science, but I love interacting with people more, which led me to my passion – sales! 

The entrepreneurial bug hit me in February 2019 and I launched MESD!  Throughout my sales career I noticed many small business owners struggled to grow their businesses; because oftentimes they were wearing many hats and they didn’t always have the resources to hire a full-time sales rep. 

Additionally, I actively volunteer in the community.  I am a member-at-large on the Ohio Valley Institute of Food Technologists board, where I have been a member since 2014.  I also serve on the board of GETDOT, a nonprofit networking organization that enhances the lives of children in the community.  I volunteer on my son’s high school hockey team as the team’s game operations manager.  And lastly, my favorite role is being a mom to Westin, who is my ‘best gift ever”.

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What Others Say

Partnering with MESD to help with business development allows me to focus on other areas of my business.

Angela Horne

ceo & co-founder, MEDIASCRIPT

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Cindy Shepard

CEO, Lovely Company

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My story

1994

United States Air Force

Enlisted in the Air Force and went to basic training in July.  Became a security policeman and a few years later retrained to be a paralegal.

2008

Ended Air Force Career

Ended my USAF career after 14 years of active duty and reserves in the JAG (Judge Advocate General) Legal Corp.

2011

College

Graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology.

2013

Microbiologist

Moved to Columbus, OH to pursue a career in food science.

2014

Began my Sales Career

I had the privilege of building and fostering professional relationships for a couple of amazing companies in the food science and regulatory industries. 

2019

Launched my Own Business

Created Mission Essential Sales Development.

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