I was born Sheree Hanson and started life in Michigan before moving with my parents first to Upstate New York, then Connecticut and the Greater NYC area. I have over 30 years of diversified business experience from being a manager on Wall Street, a Realtor, an Insurance Specialist, Interior Designer and Artist to being a Professional Driver and Firefighter. I am also technically trained in Web Design with advanced computer, written and verbal skills and started my own web design, graphic design and internet consulting company in 2004 called BrassWind Designs with its sister company SailAway hosting offering domains and web hosting as a reseller of Go Daddy’s services. I am currently part owner of several small business in Indian River: BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC, Arts and Adventure Paddlesports Store along with my husband Richard Lincoln who is a retired food scientist. I also manage our art gallery and gift shop, the BrassWind Gallery and BrassWind Designs.
My varied interests and love for life have provided me with vast opportunities to build and maintain relationships with people. My keen mind, creative spirit, self-motivation and ability to manage crisis are goal driven and proven assets. My clients know that I do extensive research on new projects in addition to utilizing the knowledge I have gleaned over the years in various occupations. I pride my self on being more than good at whatever I do and have had to work at a variety of professions out of geographic necessity; not because I could not make up my mind.
I believe my successes are born from my ability to persevere and to reinvent myself. When I was in my teens and was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said “I want to be a fireman.” And people would look at me and say , “What do you really want to be, you can’t be that!”. Women did not become firefighters until about 1985. During the year after the September 11 tragedy I decided the age of 43 was not too old to full fill my child hood dream. I earned my Firefighter I Certification and served on White Cloud Area Fire Rescue for four years until a non-firefighting injury forced me to retire. I embraced that brotherhood of service to community and still feel a deep connection with it.
My husband and and I have a vested interest in our waterway community of Indian River. We bought an property and made extensive improvements to a building that was just an eye-sore, had water running in through the damaged roof and broken pipes and had been vacant for three years. Our hard work combined with my marketing skills continues to bring new people into the community to visit and vacation in Northern Michigan. My web design and development skills serves us well along with the many business clients I serve by designing, maintaining and optimizing their websites. I currently serve on several local boards including an Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce and DDA.
Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur | Co-Owner of BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC, BrassWind BoatWorks and BrassWind Gallery.
For details about BrassWind Landing please visit our website at www.artsandadventure.com
Web & Graphic Designer | Owner of BrassWind Designs
Defining your space on the Web. Creative web and graphic design using software and dynamic HTML code (DHTML), CSS, Video, XML/RSS, digital photography, content writing, search engine optimization (SEO) and more.
Reseller for domains, hosting, website builders, html and WordPress websites and other online services through my website www.sailawayhosting.com where I resell Go Daddy’s hosting services and domain registration including their great 24 hour support services.
Complete design and marketing for corporate identity including collateral materials such as brochures, postcards, business cards, logos, and newsletters.
10/2004 – Present
Real Estate Sales of commercial and residential land and properties.
Licensed Realtor 1997 – 2008
08/2006 – 10/2008 Lawrence P Hanson, P.C. & L.P. Hanson Broker
10/2001 – 08/2006 Kroepel & Associates Inc.
11/2004 – 4/2005 Amerigas Propane
Bulk driver responsible for propane delivery – seasonal position
12/2003 – 5/1/2004 Express-1 Expediting
Class A CDL delivered expedited hot shot freight over the road.
07/2003 – 11/2003 Cintas, The Uniform People
Sales & Service Representative. Customer service , sales and delivery of uniforms and related products.
6/2000 – 2/2003 State Farm Insurance Agency
Staff Service Specialist
Provided customer service and account maintenance; troubleshooting.
Licensed to sell property and casualty insurance; market life and health.
10/1988 – 10/1999 Ivory Haven Farms
Marketing Director & Farm Manager
Responsible for presentation & development of educational programs.
Website creation, marketing, event planning and manage internships.
Daily care and husbandry for 2 African elephants.
3/1986 – 10/1998 Standale Furniture & Carpet
Interior Design Consultant
Complete home design, decorating and sales, liaison to builders..
3/1983 – 10/1985 Oppenheimer and Company
New Accounts Manager, Branch Liaison
Managed New Accounts for multi-million dollar commodity firm.
Commodity Law & Compliance Specialist
Executive Assistant to Vice President of Commodity Operations
3 years previous to Oppenheimer at Shearson American Express as Commodity Clerk maintaining trade statistics and positions for 8 Commodity Brokers.
11/2004 – 6/2005 Baker College Online
Graduate Summa Cum Laude – Certificate in Web Design
9/1978 – 5/1978 State University of New York
Business & Writing
Business Management, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, History, Creative Writing, Literature, Painting.
6/1976 – 6/1977 New York School Of Interior Design
Interior Design & Decorating
First year of Design program, visual concepts, drawing, drafting…
9/1974 – 1/1976 Greenwich High School
Majors included Art, Architecture and English. Member of National Art Honor Society and Track Team, creative work on school publications.
Licenses & Certifications
2016 PaddleFit Pro Certification
2015 PaddleFit Certification Level 2 – Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor and Coach
2015 Updated CPR Certification
2003 Firefighter I, MI
2001 Property and Casualty License, MI
1997 Real Estate License, MI
1995 S.T.A.R.S. Elephant Handling Certification
1985 Emergency Medical Technician, NY
1985 N.Y. Institute of Finance, Commodity Law
1983 Commodity Futures Registration Training
1982 Certified Nurses Aide, CT
1979 Real Estate License, CT
Volunteer and Community Involvement – Current
Indian River Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Mackinaw City Arts Council Board Secretary
Indian River Downtown Development Authority
Earth Week Plus Committee