In Fall 2009, Nancy retired from Santa Fe Community College with 17 years of service. She spent the first nine years as writer/editor for the school’s publications and served the final eight years as SFCC’s grants officer, involved in the acquisition of more than $11 million in funding for the college plus another $8 million for the GEAR UP program in middle schools statewide. As grants officer, Nancy gained experience with several submission systems, including Grants.gov, Fastlane (National Science Foundation) and E-grants (US Dept. of Education). Now, as an independent contractor, Nancy’s professional experience is providing another dimension to the Flying Pigs Creative team. Drawing on more than 25 years as a technical editor, Nancy helps present an organization’s story in a way that’s meaningful and memorable to grant funders. Even complicated plans gain clarity with her assistance. Her favorite moment is when a client reads her final draft and says, “Yes! That’s what I was trying to say!”
Bob Glidewell, Vice-President and Chief Advisor
Bob Glidewell, is a grant writer for the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri. He works closely with the Associate Dean for Graduate Research and Studies, college faculty, the Missouri Training Institute, and the Missouri Innovation Center to research possible program sponsors and to develop successful grant proposals. This includes interdisciplinary partnerships with other schools and colleges within the MU campus, especially in projects that seek Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding from federal and state agencies. At the invitation of the National Science Foundation, he has served multiple times on the NSF SBIR/STTR Phase l & ll grant review panels as both a general and commercial reviewer.
Bob began his grant writing career in 1996 and has assisted various non-profit and commercial organizations in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. His previous publications include newspaper, magazine, and journal articles as well as training manuals for both corporate and government clients. He serves as the co-editor for Dreamcatcher Books, a small book publishing firm in New Mexico and is a member of its board. Bob has a BA in political science from Southwest Oklahoma State University and a BA in English-creative writing non-fiction, with a double minor in both environmental studies and natural resources from the University of Missouri-Columbia.