Abby is passionate about helping people identify and create the future they want to live. She partners with individuals and organization as a facilitator, workshop leader and coach, helping people develop plans of action and methods of interaction to collectively create their desired outcomes.

Abby is a master networker, supporting cross-pollination of ideas between sectors, so everyone achieves more. A wide range of organizations have benefited from collaborating with Abby, including libraries and library systems, non-profits, educational institutions, communities and their economic development organizations, and the private and public sectors, including defense.

She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Hampshire College and an MDiv from Gauden University. Abby is the President of the Board of the Northeast Economic Development Association (NEDA). She is also the proud mother of a twenty-six-year-old son and an avid yoga practitioner. She lives in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.

[Abby@maverickandboutique.com]

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