Tim Forrest Consulting’s Board of Advisers is composed of distinguished business and food executives, academics, former government officials and long-time colleagues and associates. The Board's role is to provide guidance and insight into the affairs of Tim Forrest Consulting, offer support and unparalleled connections, along with an expanded focus discipline.
Michael J. Keller, J.D.
Mr. Keller, JD is a patent and trademark attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has 23 years of patent experience in the life science industry, including, but not limited to agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioreactors.
Founder and CEO, Mother-In-Law's Kimchi
Lauryn is a cookbook author and the founder of Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi, based on an original recipe from her mother’s family restaurant. It is the first brand of artisan kimchi sold in specialty and natural markets nationally and is a leading pioneer in the fermented foods category.
Partner, IAF Capital Limited
Creator and Founder, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
David Klein created the Jelly Belly brand of jelly beans. Klein was born in Syracuse, New York and earned a law degree from the University of California. He is the marketing genius that built the world's beloved jelly bean brand - Jelly Belly.
Creator and President, Nadine's Classic Cuisine
Nadine Wardenga is creator and president of Nadine's Classic Cuisine. In addition to creating her products, Nadine is a certified etiquette consultant and renowned caterer. She enjoys serving as Chair of the White County Board of Health and is a member of the Cleveland Zoning Commission. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sculpting, and creating new recipes.
Owner, Byne Blueberry Farms
The Souths oldest organic blueberry farm, going back three generations and only the countries third organic blueberry farm. Byne Blueberry Farms leads the way with farming methods, organic products, and consumer programs. Dick Byne recently received "Farmer of the Year" from Abraham Baldwin College and is the first organic famrer to receive that designation.
President and EVP, Strategic Development
Dr. Kent Wolfe
Director, Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development
Kent is a Marketing Analyst and Director of the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. His primary responsibility is performing market analysis for proposed feasibility projects. In addition, Kent has experience with a wide variety of value-added agribusiness ventures. He also assists in evaluating the effectiveness of marketing and promotional campaigns.
Founder, Sheehan Marketing Strategies
One of the top-followed business to business marketing professionals in the world, author of Hired and global experience with clients Apple, Intel, IBM, Exxon and HP. Holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts along with MS in Finance from Bentley College and a MS in Marketing.
Dr. Gary Roseman, PhD
Economist and CPA
Dr. Roseman has worked with investment projects in central Asia and research efforts in the region. In addition to his research and economics background, he holds a Certified Public Accounting certificate and has taught economics in Ukraine (Donetsk), Russia (Irkutsk and Vladivostok), and the US. He was awarded a Fulbright research grant in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. He is currently living in Virginia with his family and works in Washington, DC.