Meet Your Board

Jennifer Webb, Co-Founder


  Jennifer Webb’s extraordinary programs combine magic, psychology, NLP, Emotional Intelligence, and other disciplines to reach people instantly with messages of inspiration and content. Her most popular programs are designed to propel thinking from challenges and frustration to “can do” and “possibilities.” Her core message: Our attitudes and expectations create our realities and impact everyone around us, and we have the power to change how we think if it isn’t getting us the results we want. Motivational speaker, corporate consultant and NLP coach, Jennifer has authored four books on human potential, has her graduate degree in psychology and is proudest of her non-profit, Shakespeare Animal Fund, a 501(c)(3) whose sole purpose is to help elderly, disabled and others pay emergency veterinary bills when their animals are suffering, and they haven’t the funds.  Click to watch her in action. 

Laurel Brown, Co-Founder


Laurel Brown is a co-founder and Chief Treasure Finder of Where Women Connect. Always brimming with curiosity and creativity Laurel seeks (and usually finds) the precious gems hidden inside each of us, just waiting to come out and to be shared with others.

Laurel’s passion for people and her, imagination and creative spirit help her to create and deliver training programs, presentations, and give her the ability to form meaningful connections and collaborative relationships, both personally and professionally.

You will find Laurel spending her free-time with her family and doing anything that involves nature or being outside, she is a true nature enthusiast, finding great joy and treasures in the beauties of the great outdoors. 

Destiny Knopf, Board Member


Destiny has over 15 years of healthcare experience and a passion for nursing that stems from childhood.

Destiny has a wide variety of nursing experience ranging from hospice/homecare, Alzheimer nursing care, nursing care throughout Florida prisons and facilitating care for plasma donors.

Prior to accepting her position with UF Health Douglas Williams Executive Health Program in February 2015, Destiny supervised nursing care and training at the local Gainesville plasma donation center for over 4 years. She now works closely with Executive Health clients, providing compassionate and proficient nursing care. She acts as a patient liaison – coordinating individualized patient care, enhancing each clinical experience and providing educational and emotional support. 

Destiny received her ACLS in 2015 and is currently working towards completing courses to achieve her RN license.

Sharon Ryan, Board Member


  Sharon Ryan is an award-winning communicator, educator, strategist and consultant whose curiosity about faraway places and cultures has taken her on a 20-year journey living and working in seven countries on three continents. Ryan has led teams and worked in science communications and education for organizations such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. These days, Sharon is on a mission to help women in STEM and sustainability reach their highest potential as leaders through learning experiences that help ignite their creativity, telegraph their confidence, hone their brand, and build their networks.   

Jamie Shurm , Board Member