Tracy Hudak is a business owner and consultant, a non-profit leader, a specialist on the creative economy and an artist. Through her firm, Biz Designs, she has been offering finance management, operations systems design and marketing services to small businesses and non-profits for over twenty years. She has founded and/or held leadership positions for several nonprofits and serves on the faculty of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Through her organization, CreativityWorks, she provides research, writing and public speaking on the creative economy and serves as a strategic consultant connecting the creative sector to local needs and priorities. She is the Creative Economy Fellow for the international research group, CultureLab and serves on the faculty of the Center for Cultural Innovation. And she is an actor writer and director. She resides in Oak View with her husband John and daughter Ruby.