Jim Miller

Greetings fellow BCL members! If you need to sort out your financial life, or optimize it in some manner, I may be able to help. Unlike other financial professionals, I am not in the business of selling a product of any type. Instead as a fee only financial planner, you are paying for my time directly and will be advised on how to achieve your needs at a lower cost over the long run. This also means I am not in the business of managing assets, but instead helping you setup the structures that you need and providing you with the education to go forward with the plan that we generate together. The hope is to give you the confidence in your decisions and relieve the worry about these often unclear and confusing issues. Talking about money is hard for many people but it is a healthy thing to confront and understand. In that regard I offer an hour consultation for free to see if this makes sense for you and then an hourly fee for face time thereafter. I also offer a sixty day rolling return of fee if you are at all dissatisfied. Why? Because anything less than that is not worth your hard earned money. Or, since we are all in the same building you can come by and just chat about the world at large and finance in general at desk 30 on the first floor near the President Street windows or at the lunch on Wednesday for no cost at all. I am always happy to chat, just stop by.

Lisa Madison

Lisa Madison is a multi-media Impact Producer and Documentary Filmmaker. She grew up in rural New Mexico on a vineyard, but has made her home in the bustling city of New York. In 2009 Lisa began cultivating her skills at the intersection of online organizing and documentary filmmaking, developing grassroots distribution models for independent documentary films. In 2011, Lisa co-founded the production company StoryKeep, which records and preserves family memories and stories through film and audio documentaries. 
Lisa currently works as a consultant to filmmakers, non-profits and individuals, helping to maximize their online presence, build out-of-the-box film distribution platforms and command the attention of the audiences they desire. She is also co-directing and producing a feature documentary film on human trafficking The film features stories of three underage Vietnamese girls who are deceived, taken across international borders and sold into slavery. They struggle to escape and return home only to find the path back to their former lives, and healing, fraught with adversity.

Jamie Yuenger

Over the last fifteen years, Jamie has interviewed shoe cobblers, performance artists, Holocaust survivors, politicians and a whole host of other people worth listening to. StoryKeep was her brainchild after a life-changing experience documenting one man’s life story over ten interview sessions. Jamie earned her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Scandinavian Studies, folklore and Women’s Studies. While in college, she worked as an assistant folklorist at the Wisconsin Arts Board where she conducted fieldwork with esteemed folks artists. In 2006, she moved to New York City and began editing radio and video documentaries for City Lore. In 2008, she studied radio at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine, after which she was hired as an assistant producer at WNYC. Jamie was a founding co-host of the Brooklyn daily TV show, BK Live. She founded StoryKeep in 2011.

Paolo Monico

I am an Italian-American filmmaker based in New York. In the past 20 years, I've been a character animator, a cartoonist, a storyboard artist, an assistant production designer, an assistant director, a director and a father. I’ve directed a TV movie and more than 150 commercials for clients like Coca-Cola, MTV, Honda, Playstation, Procter & Gamble, Volkswagen, Vodafone and many others. Some of my ads have been featured on Shots Magazine or shortlisted at the Cannes Advertising Film Festival. In 2014, I wrote, directed and produced my first short film, THE MOTHER, starring Mary Testa, Boris McGiver, Michele Hicks and Sylvia Kauders.

Colleen Newvine

I am a reporter turned MBA with a decade of public relations and marketing experience. I combine my passion for story telling with strategic communications perspective and a geeky fascination with the latest tools for reaching audiences. My eclectic background means I speak both editorial and business, left brain and right brain, qualitative and quantitative. I feel comfortable with a reporter's notebook in my hand and an Excel pivot table on my screen. I launched one of AP's most successful Twitter accounts, @APStylebook, which now has about 200,000 followers, and I'm knowledgeable about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest and probably a few I'm forgetting. My personal blog, Newvine Growing, focuses on living life better, with an emphasis on creativity, career and food and drink. I love to profile people who have taken risks to better align their personal and professional lives with their goals and ideals.

Ryan Rivard

Filmmaker, producer, editor originally from the Live Free or Die state. I'm the Associate Producer at Reel Works Productions, a production company that pairs youth filmmakers with professionals to create media for clients. We've produced projects for Hasbro, American Express, and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and original media including a feature film and two seasons of Reel Works TV show that airs on NYClife.  Aside from Reel Works, I work on my own personal films. My recent short film OkStupid comedically tackles the world of online dating. The project was funded on Indiegogo and premiered at the 2015 Coney Island Film Festival. I'm currently directing Working Title, a web series produced by Second Star NYC. The series follows a delinquent production team that is fired by a sadistic director of an indie film. Determined to prove themselves and out for revenge, they band together to create their own movie to compete in the Working Title Film Festival. I hold a B.A. in Radio/TV/Film from Marist College. I'm a member of Brooklyn Creative League. Even though I live in Queens. 

Christon Harris

As a New York City native, I’ve spent the last decade personally and professionally endeavoring to bolster and enrich the lives of young, disadvantaged people of color in urban areas. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching students, mentoring young men of color, and managing youth development programs across New York. Currently, I work as an implementation manager for Generation Schools Network, an organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness of schools by helping them to reorganizing resources like time, talent, and technology to provide a better framework for teaching and learning. I am also a writer and avid basketball fan (playing and watching)! 

Robin Edwards

Robin Deutsch Edwards is an operations-minded communications strategist dedicated to helping clients develop appropriate communications programs, materials and the internal capacity to support organizational growth and success. In 2012, Robin launched High Mileage Communications, to support the communications needs of early-stage nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs and small, mission-driven businesses. Before launching High Mileage Communications, Robin was a Vice President in Edelman’s Business + Social Purpose practice where she led a portfolio of global, corporate accounts. She helped pilot the agency’s nonprofit offerings and contributed to issue-driven thought leadership efforts including a 2009 white paper “Why Water?” which examined water scarcity issues and the implications for business. She also served as the operations manager for Edelman's New York Corporate & Public Affairs practice, the agency’s largest practice, and was responsible for staffing and professional development for the practice’s 175 employees and more than 200 clients. 

Rod Morrison

Clients rely on us to handle staging their meetings, design their presentations, and coach their speakers. Rod Morrison Marketing combines fresh thinking, sound strategy, and sophisticated production techniques to help you deliver your message, enhance your relationships, and win new business.

Areas of specialty:

  • Annual Meetings and Events
  • Pitches and Presentations
  • Marketing and Sales Support
  • Creative and Logistical Services:
  • PowerPoint
  • Speaker Coaching
  • Staging and Sets
  • Video
  • iPads for Events
  • Reviews of Annual Meetings and Presentations
  • Production Management


  • Private Equity Firms
  • Portfolio Companies
  • Public Companies
  • PR/IR and Ad Agencies

Hosanna Fox

I am an independent consultant based in Brooklyn, New York with a background in humanitarian assistance. I work with organisations in both the public and private sector, primarily on projects relating to humanitarian access and negotiations. I can also assist with advocacy strategies and implementation, strategic communications and external representation. I have an academic background in International Affairs and Human Rights Law and have worked in Africa for the last five years and in the NGO sector for over twenty


PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher, designer and writer. She teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country and her popular classes can also be found online and on DVD at Interweave, Annie’s and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013! Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom.” Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.


Dave Pappas is the owner and creative director of Dave Pappas Creative Studio, which provides strategic planning and production for digital and print-based marketing solutions. The studio’s core focus is organizing and managing teams of UX/UI designers, content producers and developers to build responsive, cms-driven websites for a diverse range of commercial and non-profit clients. Dave is exactly 5,743 pixels tall, can ride a unicycle when prompted and enjoys searching for stock images of people walking hand-in-hand along a park or beach resort then guessing where they are now.


GreenMax Capital Advisors is a leading global investment advisor on sustainable energy. We support many of the most recognized private companies in the green space to execute their clean energy investment strategies and help International Financial Institutions plan and launch market-transforming sustainable energy finance initiatives. With 8 offices on four continents, we are delighted to call BCL our NYC home.