I am Captain Beth M. Anderson, a boater and water enthusiast since birth, in 2002 I was invited to go sailing and accepting that offer changed everything. As Captain Dave would tell you, “10 minutes after taking the helm I knew she was hooked.” I sailed with David for 3 years and started and ran The Breakwater Art Gallery and Wine Bar across from the Harbor View while running the back end of his sailing business.
From 2005 to 2008 I sailed a friend’s boat that was smaller and lighter and had a tiller, giving me more experience. In late September 2008 I bought my boat, Rudder Chaos. In 2014, after taking people sailing through various MeetUp groups, I went ahead and got my OUPV through the Coast Guard which licenses me to take people out on the water for pay, and WIMNSail was born. My favorite place is on the water and my joy comes from sharing sailing with anyone who shows any interest!
In the rest of my life, I am an entrepreneur, owner of Plum Creek Consulting (my website business), founder of Women of Words (my book business), and an internationally recognized expert in word-of-mouth referral networking.
I am an active participant in several on-line networking communities, and credit much of my success to the lessons learned by my participation in the world’s largest organization of weekly face-to-face meetings, BNI, Business Network Int’l. I am now a proud member of Polka Dot Powerhouse in Eau Claire, MN. Rock the Dot!
A website designer and developer by trade, I have my fingers in a number of different things at all times. Always passionate about the latest adventure, I love learning new things, meeting new people, and tackling new challenges.