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GAIL PINKHAM NELSON

Gail Nelson

Gail Pinkham Nelson of Colorado ascribes her professional achievements to hard work, dedication, and wisdom gained through years of experience. With expertise in refinancing, reverse mortgages, property sales, and debt reduction, she is the successful owner of G&G Connections LLC, founded in 2006, and has been a notary public since 2000. Simultaneously, she excels as the director of training and quality assurance for CEA Fresh Farms.

Ms. Nelson’s diverse career background includes spending years as a financial consultant, account executive, project consultant, and marketing manager, among many other roles. She also worked as an independent contractor with Lerman Law Associates P.C. from 2010 to 2013 and was the owner of Kosha Enterprises from 2006 to 2011. For a decade, Ms. Nelson was an account administrator and manager with First Union Securities.

Committed to her professional development and continual education, Ms. Nelson completed coursework in varied subject areas at North Carolina State University and Arapahoe Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, education, and speech pathology with a minor in history from the University of Redlands in 1969. In 1970, she completed a Master of Arts in speech pathology at the same institution. Always devoted to growing her skill set, Ms. Nelson has secured a string of professional credentials and certifications, including becoming a notary public in Colorado and holding a Standard Life Elementary Teaching Credential in the state of California. She earned a Colorado real estate license and substitute teaching authorization in 2007 and holds a license in speech-language pathology in Illinois. Additionally, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recognized her with a Certification of Clinical Competence in 1973.

Finding success also through her creative works, Ms. Nelson authored the “Foundation of Communication Theory Manual” with North Carolina State University in 1981 and has written numerous papers, presentations, and journal articles throughout her career, including “Piaget and the Center for Perceptual Disturbance” in 1978. In 1980, she co-authored “An Objective Evaluation of Esophageal Speech.” Notably, Ms. Nelson was named to the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1977. Today, she maintains affiliation with the North Carolina Council of Training Program Directors, the Wake County Speech Language Professionals, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Ms. Nelson believes strongly that everyone should find their passion and pursue it. She has never let anything block her from pursuing her dreams. Looking forward, she hopes to establish CEA Fresh Farms as a leader in commercial hydroponic food production. Motivated to make her parents proud, Ms. Nelson considers her father a mentor. Though she takes pride in having charted her own path, she is nonetheless grateful for the lessons he taught her.

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