As Co-founder and Executive Director of, Grace works with national private and public foundations to engage community and civic leaders to leverage their knowledge, power, and influence in committing to helping citizens thrive. Challenging those in government, education, philanthropy, technology and business to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, she encourages entrepreneurs with an idea to execute it! She contributes a unique perspective to Augusta, Georgia having grown up in Silicon Valley, a graduate from UCLA, she holds a M.S. degree in Communications and Public Relations.

She’s leaned into starting her own consulting business to be a thought leader in the marketing, event planning, philanthropy, entrepreneur, and technology field. Co-founded a digital and print magazine. Early stage employee for digital mobile marketing company. A business partner at CONima, an Innovation Architecture Firm, she has raised more than $1,000.000.00 in funding. Early stage angel investor in two technology start-ups, including Sumo Robot League, an educational robotics platform. Graduate of Pipeline Fellows. Participant in Reboot 2017. Adjunct Professor at Augusta University. Published writer and associate editor. On the board of directors for 5 non-profits. Licensee and lead organizer for TEDxAugusta. Executive Director and co-founder of the non-profit, HACK Augusta that connects leaders and learners in the technology, business and design sector. Founding member of a hacker/maker space, theClubhouse. Industry expert in the Maker movement having participated in Nation of Makers White House discussions and on the organizing committee for the Southeast Makers Alliance. National Conference Speaker at SXSW, Maker Con San Francisco, Maker Fair New York, Dig South, Geekend, One Spark and Maker-Ed, Maker Ed Faire Atlanta, The Collective, One Million Cups and Advisor for CSRA Alliance.

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