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Kroghie, with Maggie, after a successful duck hunt at Lake Mattamuskeet, N.C. in 2004.
Denise Altman has spent the past 25 years observing how companies manage and utilize their employees. Her observations have made her a valued consultant to businesses large and small.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kroghie Andresen has enjoyed hunting
and the outdoors since his early teens in eastern North Carolina. His waterfowl hunting experiences began when he shot two lesser scaup from a stake blind in the mouth of Bath Creek at the age of fifteen. Since then his passion for hunting has grown and flourished. Kroghie worked as a banker for First
Union National Bank, now Wachovia, for thirty three years before retiring in 2004. Tough his work had no connection with hunting, he continued to pursue his hobby during spare time away from work. While living in Raleigh in 1979, his wife Ross, bought him his first decoy to decorate their new den. Tis started a collection that has grown into over 1,100 North Carolina decoys. An early decision to limit his collection to Back Bay, Virginia, and North Carolina decoys led to a very specialized collection. Kroghie always tried to document the history and provenance of his decoys. Te lack of information on many North Carolina decoys led him to research many previously unidentified carvers as well as those that are well known. Tis research and thirty years of collecting decoys have culminated with this book. Kroghie received a B.S. degree in Civil
Engineering from Te Citadel in 1966 and an MBA from East Carolina University in 1971. He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, N.C. Tey have two grown children, Clark and Hailey.
Stacey Simms is the award-winning co-host of Charlotte’s Morning News with Al Gardner and Stacey Simms and Health Headlines: The Show, both heard on NewsTalk 1110 WBT. Stacey started her broadcasting career as a TV news anchor and reporter, first in upstate New York, then in Charlotte at CBS affiliate WBTV. She’s a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Stacey lives in Davidson, NC with her family. She tries not to set off the smoke detectors too often.
She is the President of Altman Initiative Group, Inc., a behavioral and strategic consulting firm near Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to working with individual companies, she is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide on the subjects of communication, leadership, hiring, employee development and retention. Her practical information and humorous insights get rave reviews from her audiences.
She is the author of two compact discs on behavioral communication entitled “Help, these people are driving me crazy!” and “Help, my husband is driving me crazy!” She has also written a variety of articles that have been published in newspapers, magazines and newsletters around the country.
Denise holds a Masters in Business
Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst. Learn more about Denise Altman and her work at www.altmaninitiative.com
“If you love to eat, but fear the kitchen, follow Stacey Simms to the stove. Imagine delicious – even dazzling – meals made by you – yes, you! Plus, the fire department has had to visit Stacey’s kitchen, which is bound to make you feel so much better about your own culinary skills. A fun, helpful, and yummy read!
Sheri Lynch Bob & Sheri co-host and best-selling author of “Hello, My Name is Mommy”
“Having worked with her on the anchor desk, I always knew Stacey could deliver the news. Now she’s delivered a wonderful book of recipes. This book will not only make your stomach happy; it’ll help your heart, since all the profits go to help the millions of kids with juvenile diabetes.”
Jeff Glor The Early Show National Correspondent, CBS News
“This is the first cookbook I’ve seen in all my years of reading them like novels (and writing a few myself) that is for everybody, Stacey delivers a delightful, entertaining, and useful repertoire of recipes in the same wonderful manner she gives us ‘news we can use’ each morning.”
Barbara McKay Media Personality
Patrick McFeeley JDRF International Board Member
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I Can’t Cook,
“Stacey has been a long time advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. When her two year old son was diagnosed, she immediately went from advocate to fully committed volunteer. She is not willing to accept that her son and millions of others may have to live the rest of their lives with diabetes. Thank you, Stacey for all that you do to help find a cure and improve the lives of so many.”
and what companies can do about it
by Denise Altman, MBA, CPA, CPBA Forward by
Carolina Panthers Coach John Fox
But I Know Someone Who Can
This isn’t your typical cookbook.
I Can’t Cook, But I Know Someone Who Can is a collection of essays, recipes and culinary tips. It’s a tell-all collaboration between twenty-five of Charlotte’s greatest chefs and one of our city’s worst cooks.
Stacey Simms, co-host of Charlotte’s Morning News on NewsTalk 1110 WBT, discloses the dark side of her own kitchen: the roasted but still half- frozen holiday turkey, the emergency visit from the local fire department, and the just-cooked soup poured down the drain. Her stories are as honest as they are humorous. But Stacey isn’t ready to hang up her oven mitts just yet.
She has somehow convinced the best restaurants in town to share their favorite recipes for this book. Many of the featured chefs have generously offered practical advice, along with their recipes, to help both serious foodies and hopeless home cooks like Stacey.
Recipes range from Albóndigas, Bruschetta, and Cucumber Soup … to White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Yam Soufflé, and New Zealand Lamb. Some of the recipes are easy, others more complicated, but all of them yield delicious results.
This book also has another purpose—to raise awareness and funds to help in the fight against type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Stacey’s son has type 1, and by purchasing this book you are helping to support the work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Charlotte.
Good food, good stories, good cause. Bon Appétit!
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