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Ellen Brown
Dr. Ellen Brown relocated to Nevada from West Michigan in 2002. Las Vegas was the site of her second full-service Day Spa operation.

Dr. Brown is a first generation business owner who has pledged to always lend a hand to individuals starting or operating a business. She has five business startups on her list ranging from consulting to full service day spas to online retail. However, Ellen began her career following college graduation in the corporate arena where she held management positions in Public Relations and Marketing for Lear Siegler Aerospace Division and Training and Development for Spartan Stores. Ellen also served as Associate Professor and Dean at Davenport University, a reputable business institution located in the Midwest.

Dr. Brown holds bachelor and master degrees from Grand Valley State University in Public Relations and Communications; a post graduate certification in Administrative Management from Cornell University and a doctorate in Christian Business from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.

Maintaining a longstanding Commitment to serving the community, she has received many awards and acknowledgments including the Giants award for community service in Grand Rapids Michigan and Joseph Dudley Business Award in Chicago. In Las Vegas Dr. Brown received the Community Leadership Service Award from the Women's Council of Nevada Association of Real Estate Brokers.

In 2011, Ellen became a Certified Business Mentor for SCORE, a resource partner with the Small Business Association where she counsels emerging entrepreneurs in startup and marketing.