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"I draw strength from my ancestors, people who were brave enough, strong enough, and wise enough to survive. We're still here and NOW is the best time to make a better future together."
- D.B.

Hello

I'm extremely honored to play a part in the creation and growth of so many dynamic and exciting careers, businesses and programs.

Over the years I've learned all things are possible. And in the midst of a global pandemic I learned that I'm possible, too.

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My Story

I'm (she/her) a business consultant dedicated to the economic equity and empowerment of Afro-Americans, period.

Although I do a few other things to ensure that this is possible, because sometimes being a woman and being Black

can make things seem impossible. 

 

Since 2010 I've strategized and developed plans for start-ups and growing enterprises. As the conversation surrounding

the racial wealth gap reaches a fever pitch throughout the US, I've shifted my focus to provide direct support to

Black-owned enterprises seeking resources and capital.

Now I'm the Founding CEO of IMPOSSIBLE Consulting where we prioritize Black founders and entrepreneurs for

business development and fund raising assistance. I'm also the VP of my husband and my latest venture the

National Assoc. of Black Entrepreneurs (NABE). Our collective experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors

helped us hone our vision for an entity that could intersect community, economy, and policy on behalf of black contractors

and tradesmen.

 

I've worked with notable institutions as well as dynamic small businesses throughout the Puget Sound area. Advocacy is

always at the heart of my efforts and has long been sustained through various community partnerships and projects. My

portfolio consists of 96% Black-owned businesses, which I've paired with larger private/public entities to ensure that

each client is connected to, and supported by, a robust economy. Some of my most notable collaborations include Craft3,

the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber, and the Tacoma Housing Authority.

Drea currently serves on the Board of the Pleneurethics Society to empower students seeking higher education.

She is also an American Leadership Forum Fellow, Class 28. She has served on the Board of Directors for

Y.W.C.A. Pierce County, Tabor 100, Network of Women, and Good Shepherd Youth Outreach. In 2018

South Sound Magazine named Drea one of Puget Sound’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders. She has spoken at

Seattle Central College, the University of Washington, and at various business panels and community events throughout

the area.

 

And in saving the best for last I declare that I'm the proud wife of Jessie Baines, Metro Parks Commissioner and the CEO

of HULK Construction. I'm also the awe-struck mother of a world changer, little Jessie. Outside of work I enjoy spending

time with loved ones, learning new things-- anything really, being outdoors, and being adventurous with our kid.

Contact

We're always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

253-765-5995