Anastasia comes to the SBTDC with over 20 years of experience in marketing, and entrepreneurial education. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and began her career at WQED, Pittsburgh Public Television, then at Hawthorne Direct (formerly Hawthorne Communications) in Iowa. However, for most of her career she was employed at The Professional Education Institute (formerly American Marketing Systems and AMS Direct) in their suburban Chicago location. Anastasia worked behind-the-scenes in the planning, execution and compliance of numerous television marketing campaigns, including Carleton Sheets, Robert Kiyosaki and Jack Canfield. As the industry changed and the company acquired the coaching division of Franklin Covey, she continued to provide support to their personal coaching programs and e-learning initiatives. Anastasia has also dabbled in a few personal small business ventures including real estate and sales distribution with varying degrees of success. She finds it inspiring and rewarding to use her past expertise to help others achieve their success.