Meet Cohort Nine of the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program

JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program is a 12-week business accelerator designed to help individuals overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the program, these entrepreneurs will work together, alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team, to tackle key business issues with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

The program will culminate in a demo day-style competition on Wednesday, December 14 at The Summit, where program participants will pitch their business to a live audience and panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000, and all other participants will receive $2,500 to help grow their businesses.

Get to know each participant and their businesses below.


Krista McCullough
Anchored In Hope

Anchored In Hope Counseling is an outpatient mental health practice that uses a holistic, integrative approach to mental health focusing on the mind, body and spirit.


Chris Harris
Black Frog Brewery

Black Frog Brewery is a Nano brewery that started off in owner Chris Harris’ garage and has evolved into a fully functional taproom in Holland, Ohio, producing roughly 3,000 gallons of beer annually.


Halina Schriefer
Ordinary Pioneer Yoga and Healing

Ordinary Pioneer Yoga and Healing offers affordable, accessible and inclusive yoga and meditation classes, energy healing, massages and spiritual guidance through flexible costs and scheduling in a safe, comfortable setting.


Brian Wholehan
EZ Shade

EZ Shade is a simple and inexpensive solution to covering exposed light bulbs around your home. This clip-on ceiling light shade hides exposed light bulbs instantly, with an installation time of five seconds.


Tisha Lee
aMAYSing Kids

aMAYSing Kids works to improve reading literacy and communication skills for children in marginalized communities by leveraging the medium of broadcast journalism to teach invaluable skills in communication, reading and writing.