Coleen has had an extensive career starting and managing varied businesses.

A graduate of Georgia State University, Coleen began her career in municipal finance at Merrill Lynch in New York. From there she moved to San Francisco and started a small business converting hand accounting systems to the computer. She then worked for one of the partners at Montgomery Medical Ventures as a “startup” specialist that involved everything from incorporating, setting up accounting and office procedures, purchasing furniture, computers and supplies, hiring, training and managing all personnel.

In 1988, Coleen became Director of Operations for a Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Firm and in 1993, Coleen became a co-founder and the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a database tools company in San Francisco. She remained with Embarcadero through its IPO, retired in the fall of 2000 and moved to Granite Bay in 2001.

In late 2007, Coleen opened Nevaeh, Inc., a large boutique, spa & salon in a brand new center, the Granite Bay Pavilions. After 8 years, she, along with several of her staff, moved to the Renaissance Creek shopping center and opened Nevaeh Salon, LLC.