Biz Team

“It was a pleasure to see all of you today.  I can truly say, having been involved with BizWorks for quite a while,

I haven't seen such enthusiasm and energy from any Bizworks team before!

Lots of smiles and good things going on here.  You are a very professional and great looking group!”  

Bob Nagel, VP, Partners Financial Federal Credit Union

Thaddeus Huff, Executive Director
Thaddeus Huff, Executive Director
Tanner Collins, Jr.
Tanner A. Collins, Jr., Evangelist
BizWorks Staff, Darla Hancock
Darla D. Hancock, Communications Director

BizWorks is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed staff and dedicated advisors.


What's a Biz Advisor?

Our Commitment, Your Passion

Our commitment to our members is to help them succeed in attaining their dream of owning a successful business.  As you may know, most owners of start-up businesses already possess a strong vision for their companies.  However, many of these businesses require additional operational means, management assistance and networking opportunities to help put their vision into action.  Your passion and specialized business knowledge will help these entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

An experienced and dependable Member Advisory Team can mean the difference between failure and success for a start-up company.  As an Advisory Panel member, you will have the opportunity to leverage your business knowledge and networks, teaching skills, integrity, and past successes to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams.  If you possess these skill sets and are willing to share your time, you may be a perfect match for our entrepreneurs at BizWorks!

Time Commitment

Advisory members serve on a volunteer basis for a term to be determined by each member. Most teams meet on a quarterly basis.

Expertise Needed

Some fields represented on the Member Advisory Panel include: General Management, Financial/Accounting, Marketing/Advertising, Operations, Information Systems, Product Development, Sales, Human Resources, Legal, and Administration.


The Executive Director will initiate contact with all parties on the advisory panel and schedule meetings. During the actual advisory meetings, some regular topics include business strategies, marketing plans, human resource development, sales and financial growth. The Member Advisory Panel and Bizworks’ staff work together to help Members set goals and hold them accountable for their attainment.

Biz Advisors

Mary Ellin Arch, DBI

Shalandra Branch, First Citizens Bank

Joseph Brisby, Legacy Consulting

Doug Carleton, SCORE

Bill Conley, State Farm Insurance

Sondra Epley, SCORE

Bill Girvin, Retired

Tom Kozusko, CFO-CPA

Samuel Little, Samuel Little Graphic Design

Sheena Lyle, Coastal Impact

Joann Mayo, SFI

Patrick McFadden, Indispensable Marketing

Robert McRaney, Specialized Insurance

Wythe Michael, Goodman Allen & Fillett, PLC

Michelle Oliver, Oliver Consulting

Campbell Pendelton, Client First Insurance Group

Diana Perra, Leony's Consulting

R. Carter Scott, Durrette Crump, PLC

Andy Shulick, Metamorphosis Consulting

Michael Smith, Advicoach

Send your applications to Thaddeus Huff, Executive Director at or call 804-275-5190 if you'd like more information.

Come help us make a difference!