Cooper Creative Group works with an advisory board of established professionals who have careers in related businesses. Each advisor brings special skills, contacts, and focus to the Cooper Creative Group mission, and in turn, our Clients.
Patrice Coleman-Boatwright is a former higher education administrator, retiring from decades of executive leadership at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in January 2011. There, she served as Associate Vice President, Community Relations and Special Campus Events, managing conference and meeting services, local community affairs, and large-scale events such as the Ewing Township Community Fest. During her time at TCNJ, she also served on the president’s Cabinet, and held multiple other positions, including Assistant Dean/College Disciplinary Officer, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Human Relations Department.
Pat presently serves as an independent educational and small business consultant. Pat is also an acknowledged public speaker, trainer, and consultant in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, and multicultural relations. A native New Yorker, Pat received her B.A in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Hartford, and her M.S. in Student Personnel from Central Connecticut State University.
For nearly three decades, Pat has been active in the Association of College Unions International and has held numerous leadership positions with ACUI, from Chairperson of several events to sitting on the Student Development Advisory Team. Pat also is author/co-author of several ground-breaking articles.
Pat is dedicated to the community as well, and has worked with: the Princeton Day School Board of Trustees; the YWCA of Trenton Board of Directors; the Trenton Public Education Foundation (Founding Member) Board of Directors; and the HomeFront, Inc. Board of Directors. She lives with her family in Trenton, NJ, and brings to CCG her diverse experience with non-profits, government, and education.
Sarah Dunton lives in Washington, D.C., where she works in the video department of The Washington Post. She does a little bit of everything there, from helping produce and publish wire and staff videos to working with social media and occasionally running graphics and cameras for the weekly sports show.
Prior her tenure at the Post, Sarah worked at The Examiner, another well-known paper in Washington. There, she served as Assistant to the Editor. Before that, she spent a year in Boston working in legal recruiting.
Sarah received her B.A. in American Studies (comprised of courses in American painting, film, literature, religion and history) from Mount Holyoke College in 2008, and also studied journalism in London as part of a New York University program in 2007.
Sarah is eager to start devoting more of her time to a new project: finding a wider audience for a full-length version of a sports documentary series the Post produced last year.
Master craftsman and jewelry designer Robin Hepburn established Orion Jewelry Studio in 1986 in the lush, tropical Tillett Gardens of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Three hurricanes and ten years later, she relocated her studio to the town where she was born: Pennington, New Jersey.
Robin’s passion for nature cultivated during her ten years living in the Caribbean is found throughout her work. In addition, Robin credits the art, architecture, and jewelry of Egypt, North West Africa, Greece, and Mycenae as inspiration for her designs.
Today, her jewelry designs still evoke the playful spirit and simple serenity of the islands she loves. Sculptural forms and rare gemstones fuse to create hallmark pieces that are at once elegant and exotic. Robin’s one-of-a-kind pieces incorporate precious, semi-precious, and museum quality gem stones with high karat gold and sterling silver. Designed and handcrafted exclusively by Robin herself, all Orion Jewelry conforms to the highest quality standards. In keeping with her lifelong dedication to fair trade practices and protecting the future, all Orion jewelry is made using 100% recycled and refined metals and ethically-sourced gemstones.
Beverly Mills is the Director of the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), a state-mandated board. WIB develops and maintains policy to ensure that Mercer County has a skilled workforce, using Federal funding for skills training and educational programs.
Beverly’s template for skills education is used throughout NJ for symposiums that expose high school students to careers and growth sectors, and the skills students need for those careers. She has also been involved with developing seminars to learn and share best practices for building literacy skills.
Prior to becoming Director of WIB, Beverly was an owner and partner of an award-winning event planning and catering business.
Beverly has served on a number of Boards of Directors, where she brings her years of experience, savvy business judgment, and broad knowledge of NJ business to her service. She provides those same skills to CCG, especially a keen understanding how small businesses operate, event planning options, and a broad reach of local contacts.