Welcome. I am a 50 Plus serial entrepreneur, angel investor, teacher / mentor and connector now based in Portland, Oregon since late 2014 after 20+ years in the NYC area. This website is where over the years, starting in 2013, I have written personal blog posts from time to time to keep friends, colleagues and the world up to date. From 2013 until mid-2016 I used this website to create a series of blog posts about the 50Plus demographic to experiment with the concept of 50Plus Nation. In mid-2016 I launched a website 50PlusNation to expand the experiment. My goal was to try to help my demographic learn about solopreneurship in light of the financial gap many of us face of outliving our financial plans because of unexpected longevity. Solopreneurship allows us to avoid an ageist job market by monetizing more than 3 decades of life experience, taking it to a hyperconnected world of over 4 billion people on the Web. 50PlusNation still exists on the web but hasn't been active since early 2017. My intention is to take it down and return to blogging here.
Stay tuned - more change may be in the works! Portland is not likely to be the last stop!
Wayne State University - B.S. Biology
UC Berkeley - Ph.D. Zoology (Cellular & Molecular Biology)
Cold Spring Harbor Labs - lab of James Watson - 5 years of Ph.D. + Post-doc research
Cold Spring Harbor Labs - Mentor and friend Barbara McClintock - urged me to "follow my heart"
MBA Finance - Wharton
Dimensional Fund Advisors - VP
Alliance Capital Management - VP
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
WEG Family LLC - President - Managing Partner
*Callahan Associates International - Founding Partner / CFO*
*Tetragenetics - President & CEO / Board Member / Gates Grand Challenge Grant Award winner*
PopTech - Board Member
Stamford Innovation Center - Co-Founder
CT Innovation Ecosystem - Catalyst
FIDO Global - Senior Facilitator
*Lean Launch Ventures - Co-Founder*
The Refinery CT - Founding Mentor (accelerator for women-led businesses)
School of Visual Arts - Design for Social Innovation - Graduate Faculty @ Large
Mentoring at Multiple Universities in Portland
SCORE - Portland Chapter (SBA-backed mentorship program)
Note: *Investments of WEG Family LLC*
Also see LinkedIn Biography