Our Trainer

Tanzee Jones previously served as an SBA Business Opportunity Specialist to 8(a) small business participants to increase contracting opportunities and provide business development  Ms. Jones is a subject matter expert on SBA policies and procedures, federal acquisition regulations, and the code of federal regulations,M

In Ms. Jones former role at SBA, she has worked closely with small business concerns, federal agencies, and team members, in providing current and up to date information on the 8(a), HUBZone, and 8(a) Mentor Prote?ge? Program, All Small Mentor Prote?ge? Program, Surplus Property, Joint Venture, Subcontracting, Non-Manufacture Rules, 7(j) and the Emerging Leaders Program, resulting in an increase participation in SBA programs.

Ms. Jones reviewed, analyzed, researched, summarized, evaluated, and prepared recommendations for Business Plans, Annual Reviews, Financial Statements, Remedial Action Plans, Joint Ventures, and 8(a)Mentor Prote?ge?/All Small Mentor Prote?ge? Agreements. Additionally, she served as SBA spokesperson when participating in conferences with Commanding resume Officers/Heads of Procuring Activities, Contracting Officers, Small Business Specialists, and Procurement Center, Representatives. Provide training, counseling, and technical assistance to firms qualifying under SBA programs. Counsel representatives of small business concerns, advising them on how to sell their products and services to the Federal Government, State Government, Local Government, large Businesses, and other small. 


Mr. Lloyd Farmer has over thirty- six years of experience in the management and operations of both large and small organizations. He has provided technical support for projects for the Federal government, municipal governments, and several commercial organizations.  Many of these agencies included DOD, GSA, IRS, USAID, to name just a few. He has performed business development, sales, and marketing and managed consultants on domestic and international projects.

Mr. Farmer is currently responsible for client services and delivery for Starry Associates and their subsidiaries and all merger and acquisition activities.  This includes the direct day-to-day management of the Defense Group. As part of his duties, Mr. Farmer prepares budget estimates, status reports, solves contractual issues, provides staffing and resource allocation, conducts meetings with clients to ensure client satisfaction, recruits new staff, and performs various marketing activities.

Additionally, Mr. Farmer leads all merger and acquisition activities, this includes, provide advice on mergers, leading due diligence, acquisition target identification, supporting debt and equity financing, and leading transition activities.



Mr. John Hinkson has more than 30 years of consulting experience in the IT services industry. Specifically with Federal agencies such as DOD, GSA, IRS, USAID. Mr. Hinkson’s executive experience includes strategic planning, growth strategy, business development, senior program management, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also spearheaded the design, development, training, testing, implementation, and operations support of large, complex, integrated systems including accounting, travel, procurement, human resources and other administrative systems in both Agile, Hybrid, and traditional SDLC environments.  He has overseen all aspects of the system development life cycle.

Mr. Hinkson is a certified project manager who has managed cross-functional teams that range from developers to customer support specialists. He has directed and managed the business operations of multiple federal consulting and support contracts, including cost and deliverable responsibilities. Mr. Hinkson also provides business development and project direction on key client accounts and subject matter expertise in the areas of client relationships, mergers and acquisitions, issue resolution, subcontract relationships, contractual relationships, and human resources.

Mr. Hinkson has also performed testing, programming, configuration management, training, requirement analysis, system design, technical troubleshooting, training, implementation support services, and project management.  Additionally, Mr. Hinkson has developed strategic plans, evaluations of technical hardware and software, system methodology documents, test plans, configuration management plans, computer capacity analysis, cost estimates, project plans, cost-benefit analysis documents, and implementation plans.



Ms. Dana Mason is a Successful certified project management professional at the Kataly Foundation with a compelling blend of operational, analytical, and leadership expertise to maximize the long-term value of strategic, high-impact business initiatives. She is a respected relationship-builder with a proven ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of functional areas across multiple geographies. She is currently responsible for managing operational projects that develop, document, and improve the organization’s internal structures and systems so they align with the overall mission and goals. Documents and streamlines operations processes recommend improvements for all of the Foundation’s systems and processes. She has managed finance and operations teams workflow and deadlines in designated project management systems.

In past years Ms. Mason owned and managed Wildon Solutions, LLC, which successfully won more than 20 million in Federal contracts. Primarily winning contracts with DHHS. As Wildon CEO, Ms. Mason was responsible for managing operational projects that develop, document, and improve the organization’s internal structures and systems so they align with the overall mission and goals.

Ms. Mason has coordinated strategic sourcing teams focused on the selection, rating, management, impact spending, and relationship with suppliers. She developed and maintained strong relationships across the client’s community, collaborate, and builds strong relationships with critical partners. Leads large and complex cross-functional sourcing projects that span across business domains. Drives and runs key strategies and manages deliverables and milestones.

She has managed RFP/RFI development, proposal review and vendor selection, supplier relationships, contract management, and supplier relationship management. Prepares and presents executive-level presentations and communications


Ms. Dawn Tucker is a senior-level acquisition, budget, and financial management professional with over 25 years of experience across the Federal government and in the private sector with a major Defense subcontractor where she has provided comprehensive acquisition support and innovative consulting solutions.

In these roles, she has worked with senior-level executive staff providing top-notch customer service, advice, and assistance.  She is skilled in employing market research techniques such as Industry Days, requests for information, market and internal employee surveys, and pre-solicitation and solicitation conferences. She possesses extensive expertise in acquisition tasks such as: defining and documenting requirements, source selection, planning acquisitions, developing independent cost estimates, soliciting offers and quotes, performing cost and price analyses, executing and administering contracts, and closing out contracts.



Ms. Byrd-Clark has more than 30 years of project management experience and more than 35 years of computer programming experience, specializing in statistical programming to support research in public health. She has extensive experience providing technical support to health care researchers using the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) survey files, other large national health care survey files, and large medical claims databases. She currently serves as the project director for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Epidemiology Coordinating Committee Support Services contract; and has served as the project manager for NIDDK projects to support “The Special Report on the Burden of Digestive Diseases,” and “Diabetes in America, 3rd Edition”.  She has also served as the project director on a project with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry (LEDB); and a project with Nestle Nutrition. She has contributed to and/or co-authored several publications in the disease areas of interest to NIDDK; the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH); and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).